Facts

  • 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

    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

    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
    $125
  • Weight
    Men: 9.7oz
    Women: 8.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 4mm
    Women: 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 height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Apr 2017
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Summary

We spent 8.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The majority of the runners mentioned that the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4 is very comfortable.
  • The fit was just right for some runners who have tried the shoe.
  • Several users admired the wider toe-box, which allowed their toes to move comfortably.
  • The Terra Kiger 4 is a versatile shoe; not only did a few people use it for trail running, but also in the gym and as a casual shoe.
  • The shoe provided enough amount of foot protection while running on the trail, said a few users.
  • According to some comments, this running shoe offered great traction on varied surfaces.
  • The mid-sole felt a lot softer compared to the previous version, based on a few comments.
  • Most of the users mentioned that the Terra Kiger’s 4th iteration had reliable durability.

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to some users, it ran half-a-size smaller than their usual running shoe size.
  • A few were disappointed with the lace-loops that blew out easily after a few days of use.

Bottom line

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4 is a neutral trail running shoe that offers a combination of reliable traction, durability, and comfort. Generally, many users were impressed by the updates of this version. With all the technologies incorporated into the shoe, there is no doubt that the shoe is able to offer value for money.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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92 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 98 / 100 | Road Trail Run

    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.

  • 85 / 100 | iRunFar

    The Terra Kiger continues to have a great, go-fast, cushioning-to-weight ratio that makes it a joy to run in.

  • First look / Unboxing | Running Warehouse

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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.

Outsole

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.

Midsole

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.

Upper

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.