DiscontinuedUpdate: Nike Air Zoom Structure 22
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / 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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WeightMen: 10.1ozWomen: 9.2oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 9mmWomen: 9mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 27mmWomen: 27mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: Narrow, Normal, X-WideWomen: Normal
Release dateOct 2015
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84 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews
I absolutely feel confident in recommending these shoes to all runners looking for a cushioned, high-mileage daily trainer with a lot of “understated” support.
A size 9 men’s shoe weighs around 287g. The shoe is true to its size and is available in regular, narrow, wide, and extra-wide fitting.
Advanced knitting techniques allow them to create zones of support and areas of flexibility and breathability in one layer of fabric, refining the fit and hold without adding weight.
Overall, the shoe offers snug fit and is highly comfortable.
Our advice is – stay clear of the stability impostor that the Structure 19 is – if you’re planning to do any running in them.
Since the seamless mesh is flexible, these more substantial ties were added to hold the foot securely and add and extra feeling of stability that is fairly efficient.
- The Flymesh upper makes sure that the shoe is able to provide a well-ventilated running experience for runners who want to keep their feet cool and dry at all times. The 19th version of the Nike Air Zoom Structure also has more designs and color options for those who want to choose from a variety of appealing upper designs.
- The mid-sole makes use of a triple-density foam, which delivers responsible underfoot support, comfortable cushioning and pronation control. Every foot strike is now smoother and more supportive because of the firm and resilient foam.
- The Flywire cables make a return to this running shoe model and they’re joined by an additional mid-foot wrapping mechanism in the form of a length of fabric or lace. They help the Flywires to fully secure the mid-foot, thus making the fit more exact and customizable.
- The Waffle outsole ensures that it is able to provide durable protection from wear and tear, as well as traction against multiple surfaces. Deep flex grooves encourage natural flexibility for people to move more naturally through the gait cycle.
The Nike Air Zoom Structure 19 has a regular running shoe length. It is available in different sizes that correspond to the regular choices of runners. It has a wide heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections. It can accommodate those with wider feet, though runners with narrow foot-dimensions might feel it to be a bit loose around the lateral and medial edges.
The outsole unit makes use of a durable rubber that’s spread across the entire length of the shoe. It is able to deliver protection against wear and abrasion, making sure that the rest of the sole unit is safe from damage while running on the roads.
The Waffle design distributes the weight of the foot and the pressure evenly, making the wearing experience more balanced overall. Non-prominent gripping lugs are able to hold onto the asphalt and soft ground well. Flex grooves allow the foot to flex more naturally as it goes through the running cycle.
Phylon and Cushlon foams are combined together using heat. It makes a dual density foam that delivers a soft and well-cushioned ride, as well as a durable foundation that doesn’t easily break down. Since it also used in the Structure 22, the latest version delivers the same underfoot feel as the Structure 19.
A much firmer third foam goes from the heel to the medial mid-foot area. It essentially helps to cradle the arch, making sure that it doesn’t roll inwards and risk getting the foot or leg injured. It stabilizes the foot to assume a more neutral stance.
The Flymesh upper fabric ensures that air is constantly being introduced to the interior of the shoe. It’s a soft, responsive and supportive fabric that wraps around the foot well without making it feel too snug or warm.
A full mesh inner sleeve provides a sock-like fit. It doesn’t have any stitching or any seams, that’s why it’s capable of accommodating runners that prefer sockless running. The sleeve is also breathable, so it doesn’t retain moisture or let the foot break out a sweat.
The Flywire cables are integrated in the mid-foot area of the Nike Air Zoom Structure 19. Three of these wires are used in this shoe and they can be visibly seen through the upper fabric. A length of woven fabric is also included as part of the mid-foot securing mechanism. Two of these yarns are placed right next to the Flywire. They’re connected to the shoelaces, thus making the fit more customizable.