Who should buy the Nike Air Trainer 180

The Air Trainer 180 utilizes Nike's Max Air technology in the heel section for superior shock absorption. If it is a solid option if:

  • You aim for a shoe effective for sprinting, jumping, lifting and other types of exercises.
  • You are after a do-it-all training shoe yet reasonably priced.

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Outsole for intensified flexibility

The outsole unit of the Nike Air Trainer 180 makes use of deep grooves to provide intensified flexibility. This offers a natural bending of the foot and, thus, helps to improve the efficiency of rhythmic workouts.The rubber tread pattern is placed on the outsole to reinforce the grip and overall durability of the shoe. The pivot point on the ball of the foot aids fast and easy twists and turns, allowing for 360 degrees of movement.

Nike Air Trainer 180 Outsole

Shock-absorbent heel section

The shoe’s cushioning and shock absorption capabilities rely mostly on the Max Air unit in the heel section. It is a tough yet flexible vacuum with pressurized air inside. It’s designed for maximized impact protection during repetitive landings. It is also lightweight. The Air Trainer 180 also employs a full-length foam compound. It’s designed to be responsive and flexible to accommodate the natural bending of the foot throughout the workout session. A similar midsole construction with a transparent Air Max Unit can be found on several more Nike workout trainers. One of the highly-rated ones if the Air Max Full Ride TR 1.5.

Nike Air Trainer 180 Heel

Breathable upper

The foot is ensured to get breathable support and a snug fit via the synthetic and textile construction of the upper.

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Snug lace system

The robust Flywire cables, which are integrated with the laces, also contribute to the locked-down fit of the shoe.

Nike Air Trainer 180 Lace System2

Cushioned collar

The padded collar gives a bit of cushioning to the upper areas of the foot. It also prevents accidental shoe removals.

Nike Air Trainer 180 Collar2

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.8oz
Drop: Men 12mm
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Features: High drop
Collection: Nike Air
BRAND Brand: Nike

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.