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Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Nike Air Max Zero QS History
The Nike Air Max Zero QS is a release close to three decades in the making and conceptualized from a design prototype of the Air Max 1 by veteran Nike designer Tinker Hatfield. The original Air Max Zero is correctly labeled as the inspiration behind the extremely popuar Air Max series that has sold millions of pairs around the world to date.
According to Hatfield, while the Air Max Zero design cannot be produced at that time, some three decades ago, he sketched them anyway because the design was futuristic and deemed advanced. Now some 30 years later, with the advancement of shoemaking technology, it was already a given that it is easier for Nike to produce the shoes.
The Nike Air Max Zero was a revolutionary design which really highlighted, quite literally, the Nike Air Cushioning technology. Hatfield was inspired by the rather peculiar inside-out design of the Centre Pompidou in Paris that eventually convinced him to design the shoe with the air buble cushion completely visible outside.
Two years before the 30th anniversary of the inaugural unveiling of the Air Max 1, Nike’s design team decided to bring up something that has been idly sitting in the archives for more than 3 decades. In March 26, 2015, the Nike Air Max Zero QS was launched. It was a fitting precursor to the big event as it was originally the prototype of the iconic Air Max 1.
Designer Graeme McMillan led the team that made into reality this initial sketch of the Air Max with a rift blue and white colorway. The yellow colorway from Hatfield’s original sketch was later released on January 21, 2016.
As part of the Air Max’s 30th year anniversary, coinciding with the March 26 Nike Air Max Day, Hatfield’s original sketch of the Air Max finally came to fruition with its additional yellow colorway and other popular colorways now available to the public.
Nike Air Max Zero QS Style
The premium look and modern treatment for the Nike Air Max Zero QS are well praised by the sneaker community. Among its details that really hooked sneaker fans into the Air Max Zero are the fine details that include the ultra-sole and visible air bubble at the shoe’s outsole. The textile with no-sew overlays for breathability and support while the sock-like in-step gives the shoe the needed wrap-around fitting.
All these shoe elements helped address breathability and comfort issues compared to previous Air Max designs. The shoe’s original colorway that was released in 2015 is the white and rift blue colorway. The Nike Air Max Zero QS was followed by the original yellow colorway from Tinker Hatfield’s sketch design and released in January 2016.
Nike Air Max shoes have been a hit not only for athletes but also for sneaker collectors, celebrities and just about everyone who wants to experience lightweight air cushioning technology.
Fit & Sizing
The Nike Air Max Zero QS runs true to size with almost perfect fitting. The shoe is available for men’s, women’s and big kids’ sizes. The men’s sizes range from US size 6 to 13 while the women’s sizes range from US size 5 to 11.5. Available shoe width is for medium size D for Men and B for the women.
The Nike Air Max Zero QS comes in leather, synthetic leather or textile upper with a foam midsole and a visible Air Max cushioning and a foam rubber outsole for maximum lightweight comfort. A Waffle-inspired outsole with rubber segments also provides durability and traction for every step using the shoe.
- A yellow colorway patterned after Tinker Hatfield’s original sketch was released in January 2016.
- New designs and colorways of the Nike Air Max Zero are released to coincide with the March 20 Nike Air Max Day every year. Among the popular and limited edition colorways released include Air Max Zero Tokyo, Air Max Zero Bred, Air Max Zero Pigeon, Air Max Zero Ultramarine, Air Max Zero Binary Blue, Air Max Zero Oreo, Air Max Zero Metallic Silver, and Air Max Zero Oatmeal.
- A Phylon midsole makes the Air Max Zero QS extremely lightweight and comfortable.
- The shoe is completed with a pair of cushioned sockliners and a set of tonal flat laces.
- A Waffle-inspired outsole with rubber segments is provided for traction and durability.