Updates to Nike Air Max Advantage

  • Runners who are no strangers to the Nike Air Max series may find the Air Max Advantage as a capable shoe for road running and gym workouts. This shoe is created for runners who have a medium-to-high arch or a neutral gait.
  • It has a textile upper with synthetic overlays that bring breathable support as air is allowed to circulate freely, thus keeping the foot dry while being active.
  • The Max Air system for the midsole is designed to give a dynamic and secure feel while providing comfort and responsiveness.

Size and fit

The Nike Air Max Advantage comes in a standard running shoe length and with a structure that’s designed to suit wearers with a low to medium-volume foot. Width profiles are available in medium for both the men’s and women’s versions.

Outsole

The outsole is made of soft rubber that ensures just the right amount of traction no matter the road condition.

With minimal flex grooves that run across all directions, the outsole allows for smoother transitions from heel strike to toe-off. The flex grooves are not too profound; the shoe is intended to work on pavements and not on technical trails.

The heel area of this Nike road running shoe has a reinforced piece of rubber that lends durability, as well as the responsiveness, that’s needed for an efficient gait cycle.

Midsole

The midsole features Max Air technology in a full-length foam unit that has shock-absorbing properties, offering long-lasting comfort for long-distance runs. The Max Air cushioning has less midsole material and more airbags, therefore resulting in a maximum impact protection during repetitive foot landings.

With Max Air, the shoe has a lighter weight compared to conventional running shoes, but not at the expense of energy return. Its shock-absorbing characteristic protects the body from impact and lessens the chance of fatigue and injury.

Upper

This shoe has an open mesh upper that promotes an optimum level of ventilation, thus maintaining a dry and airy environment inside the shoe.

The internal lining makes use of a light cloth to boost a comfortable in-shoe sensation.

There are minimal-constructed synthetic overlays located at the toe and heel area to encourage just the right amount of support and protection against irritation and injury.

The tongue and collar are both adequately padded as they intend to wrap around the ankle securely while providing a plush feel.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 312g / Women 227g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Collection: Nike Air, Nike Air Max
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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