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  • Terrain
    Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    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.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use
    Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 10.1oz
    Women: 9.2oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 9mm
    Women: 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 height
    Heel height
    Men: 27mm
    Women: 27mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Oct 2015
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Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Many runners used the word ‘comfortable’ to describe their experiences while wearing the 19th version of the Nike Air Zoom Structure.
  • Many runners used the word ‘comfortable’ to describe their experiences while wearing the 19th version of the Nike Air Zoom Structure.
  • A consumer with a stress fracture in the Achilles region was able to run without discomfort or pain while wearing this shoe.
  • The mid-sole unit was responsive, and users noted that it delivered smooth transitions through the gait cycle.
  • The overall durability was commended by a lot of runners; they were able to use it frequently and the materials didn’t break down on them.
  • The traction capability of the outsole was lauded by those who have tried it.
  • The traction capability of the outsole was lauded by those who have tried it.
  • It came in a variety of widths, which satisfied consumers who had wide or narrow foot-dimensions.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The medial support unit of this shoe caused some pressure on the lateral side of a runner’s foot, resulting in some discomfort.
  • It felt heavy, according to some displeased testers.
  • A runner noted that the wider version only felt more accommodating in the forefoot area; the mid-foot and rear sections still felt tight for them.

Bottom line

The 19th version of the Nike Air Zoom Structure was able to deliver quality service to a lot of runners who have over-pronated foot motion. They felt the mid-foot support unit as it prevented their feet from rolling inwards during each step. The general presentation, construction and efficacy of this model received high praise, as well. A few users weren’t very impressed with it; nonetheless, this road shoe had become quite popular for many.

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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

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Updates to Nike Air Zoom Structure 19

  • 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.

Nike Air Zoom Structure 19 size and fit

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.


Outsole

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.


Midsole

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.

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.


Upper

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.