Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $125
  • Weight
    Men: 13.8oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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The Air Trainer 180 is a do-it-all training shoe from Nike which aims to be an effective option for sprinting, jumping, lifting and other types of exercises. As its name indicates, the shoe utilizes the Nike’s Max Air technology in the heel section for superior shock absorption.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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