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WeightMen: 9.7ozWomen: 8.8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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: 24mmWomen: 24mm
Forefoot heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateApr 2017
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92 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews
The Kiger 4 is a fantastic trail shoe. Agile, decently cushioned with a supportive yet comfortable upper it is fun and fast, protective, confidence inspiring and light at 9.5 oz or so. I only wish it was able to handle some road miles with less awkwardness.
The Terra Kiger continues to have a great, go-fast, cushioning-to-weight ratio that makes it a joy to run in.
Updates to Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4
- The upper of the Terra Kiger 4 features a lot of updates. The shoe has a new and improved Flymesh upper that continues to deliver breathable coverage and lightweight support.
- The shoe also has a new soft and generous toe bumper, replacing the TPU-made add-on that’s found in its predecessor. It has a thin inner layer that offers a softer feel and it keeps the foot well-protected.
- Instead of a traditional tongue construction, the 4th version of the Terra Kiger features gusseted tongue design. It stays in place and holds the foot securely.
- It also comes with an improved Dynamic Fit technology with inner-sleeve construction for a more sock-like fit. The Flywire cables at the top of the shoe were reduced but it still holds the foot comfortably and securely.
- Lastly, as part of the improved upper construction, the lace system of the shoe is also upgraded with a new lace loop design.
Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4 size and fit
The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4 has a standard running shoe length and is available in a medium width for the men and women’s version. It has a medium fit from the heel to the forefoot area, providing a comfortable fit to runners with medium foot measurements.
Just like its predecessor, the 4th version of the Terra Kiger utilizes the Dual Density Outsole that offers protection in high-wear areas and reliable traction on both dry and wet surfaces.
The waffle-patterned outsole configuration is strategically designed to provide multi-surface traction and added durability.
For an enhanced cushioning, the midsole of the shoe uses the full-length Phylon foam. It offers lightweight and resilient cushioning.
The shoe also features the notable Zoom Air unit that consists of pressurized air pockets. It is strategically placed in the heel and forefoot areas for more responsive cushioning.
The Terra Kiger 4 utilizes an enhanced Flymesh upper material with a seamless construction. It remains thin, airy, and light to provide a breathable coverage and lightweight support.
The upper also features the upgraded Dynamic Fit system that is designed for mid-foot support and secure lockdown. Along with the upgrade is the presence of fewer Flywire cables and an inner sleeve construction that aims to deliver a more comfortable and sock-like fit.
The shoe also comes with the signature lacing system that’s prominent in many Nike shoes. A new set of lace-loops is supported by the Flywire cables to provide a better foot lockdown.
A new gusseted tongue is stitched to the medial side of the upper to prevent it from sliding and to provide an improved fit.