Who should  buy the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 

You will love the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5  if:

  • You want a stylish and reliable shoe to partner with your off-trail adventures
  • You want a lightweight, durable shoe that is designed for neutral pronators

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 swoosh

Updates to the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5

  • The shoe has a new seamless upper coverage that aims to deliver a smooth in-shoe feel without compromising breathability and durability.
  • The Nike React foam replaces the full-length Phylon foam. This is to deliver a responsive and energized running experience.
  • A durable rock plate has also been used in the Nike Terra Kiger 5. It is placed in between the midsole and outsole to provide underfoot protection on rough running surfaces.
  • A sticky rubber pod is also placed in the midfoot for added traction. This rubber pod also delivers added durability to the outer sole.

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Get sturdy grips with the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 outsole

In the outsole of the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 is the high-abrasion rubber that is placed in the forefoot to the heel area. This rubber compound offers sturdiness and grip on varied trail running conditions.

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 fullout

The presence of the multi-directional lugs delivers impressive traction on both wet and dry surfaces. The lugs won’t disappoint on uphill and downhill runs.

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Aside from the fresher look of the outsole, the shoe also uses a sticky rubber pod which is strategically placed in the midfoot area. This material adds grip, especially on wet surfaces.

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 midout

Experience high-energy returns with the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5

The Phylon foam has been replaced by the well-known Nike React foam. This midsole material offers a soft and long-lasting cushioning. It aims to give responsiveness and high-energy return throughout the gait. The React foam is also lightweight and efficiently absorbs shock during impact.

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Along with the React foam is the notable Nike Zoom Air unit that is strategically placed in the heel section. The Zoom Air is composed of pressurized air pockets that further enhances underfoot cushioning without compromising flexibility and comfort.

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A new addition to the midsole is the segmented rock plate. It offers added foot protection against sharp rocks and pointed trail debris. The rock plate does not affect flexibility and ground contact.

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Secured and breathable in-foot experience with the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 upper

In the upper of the Nike Terra Kiger 5 is the new perforated mesh material in a seamless construction. This upper material gives the foot a breathable and flexible wrap. It is also designed to survive the harsh nature of the trail.

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 mesh

Along with the mesh are the skin overlays which are designed to deliver a comfortable and durable on-foot experience.

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 overlays

The lacing system of this Nike trail shoe is designed to give runners a snugger fit in the midfoot area. It also efficiently secures the foot while running.

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 lacing

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The shoe also features the Dynamic Fit system which is meant to provide a comfortable and secure fit in the midfoot.

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 fit

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 7
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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