Nike Air Zoom Structure 23: A completely new experience

The new Nike Structure features major updates in its upper, midsole, and outsole. Its predecessor delivered a stiff, firm, and stable running experience but Structure 23 offers a different feel - a softer and smoother ride. The new plush cushioning also makes this running shoe suitable for all-day wear.

Nike Structure 23 vs 22: Updated from top to bottom

  • Perforated upper - Replacing the engineered mesh are synthetic and textile materials that come with plenty of perforations in the forefoot and midfoot area.  are meant They deliver an airy coverage without compromising upper support.
  • Soft cushioning- Nike continues to utilize the Zoom Air unit in the forefoot section for responsiveness but it uses a new midsole foam that delivers a soft underfoot feel. Nike didn't specify the name of the foam but it shows a "CMP 010" marking on the midsole. 
  • Redesigned outsole - Utilizing a combination of blown and carbon rubber materials, this Nike shoe features a completely new outsole design meant to deliver durability and grip without sacrificing flexibility. 


How Nike Air Zoom Structure 23 ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 38% road running shoes
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Top 39% Nike running shoes
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Top 48% stability running shoes
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