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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 10.3ozWomen: 8.8oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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: 28mmWomen: 28mm
Forefoot heightMen: 20mmWomen: 20mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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This is great to give you some waterproof protection whether you are going for a hike, walking the dog, or going for a trail run
Updates to Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 3 GTX
- Nike took a drastic step in the alterations of the Wildhorse 3 GTX. What is very dramatic in the change are in the shoe design and structure. What was once a 4mm offset is now a solid 8mm with the increase more profoundly felt in the added 6mm in the heel. This gives the shoe added cushioning and protection on the trail while it distinguishes itself from the lightweight and lower drop options in Nike’s vast array of trail shoes.
- Past issues about the upper’s durability gets a superb answer in the new double-layer mesh that is guaranteed to hold up very well on rugged trail without suffocating the foot. Adding support and durability is a new substantial overlay covering some parts of the midfoot to the forefoot.
- The interior of the shoe gets an upgrade as well as it is very soft and plush that will make sockless running on trails a dream. Putting more structure in the heel counter also eliminates past complaints of a heel that moves from time to time, especially when going downhill.
- Traction gets a boost by virtue of larger and more sizeable lugs. The perimeter lugs are also more aggressive for quick turns and change of directions. Altogether, the traction and durability of the shoe are adequately enhanced.
Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 3 GTX size and fit
Except for a slightly wider toe box and a tad more volume in the forefoot, the waterproof version of the Nike Wildhorse 3 remains the same as the past models. The added space will translate to increased room to accommodate runners with slightly wider feet while those with medium widths will find it naturally luxurious. Available widths offered by Nike are the standard D for the men’s and B for the women’s. Sizing is average with the following options: 7 to 13 for the men’s and 5 to 11 for the women’s.
A Rubber Waffle outsole featuring very sticky rubber in the central area with large and moderately aggressive lugs in the perimeter deliver incredible grip on technical and moderately difficult trail. A rounded heel portion makes landing more natural with better initial ground contact. Sitting between the outsole and the midsole is a rock plate in the forefoot. This serves as an ideal buffer from the harsh trail without truly eliminating sufficient ground feel and flexibility.
The midsole accommodates two of Nikes premium cushioning and shock-absorbing technologies in the Phylon and Cushlon foams. These are made of lightweight and resilient material for long-lasting performance.
Rounding up the midsole feature is the Nike Air Zoom unit in the heel. This is one of Nike’s most iconic technologies that have been improved through the years. It is superb in absorbing impact forces. This midsole technology is also present in the Pegasus 35, Structure 22, and other Nike trail running shoes.
The Gore-Tex all weather membrane enables runners to enjoy their runs in dry and cool comfort. A mesh upper keeps the foot well-ventilated and adapts well to the runner’s movements. The Dynamic Fit blends the laces and overlays together for a foot hugging fit and security.