Updates to Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield

  • The Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield aims to deliver the same ride quality, but the upper and the outsole sections were modified to improve the shoe’s fit, comfort, and traction. The water-repellent upper has also been applied to keep the fit dry throughout the run. To prevent the water from entering the shoe, the seams were also sealed.
  • The mesh material of the old Nike Structure Shield has been replaced by a woven upper. This new element gives the foot lightweight and durable foot coverage.
  • Another new feature of the Nike Structure 22 Shield is the toggle lacing system. This easily adjustable lacing is designed to give runners convenience in cold and wet weather.
  • The placement of the reflective elements has been modified as well to increase visibility on dark routes.

Size and fit

This reliable stability shoe from Nike is available in standard sizing. It gives a snug and secure fit from the heel to the forefoot. The woven upper conforms to the shape of the foot and it provides a comfortable wrap for long hours.

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield is available in a medium width for both the men’s and women’s versions.


The water-repellent version of the Nike Structure 22 makes use of the Storm-Tread wet traction rubber. It aims to provide a reliable grip on slippery, wet, and snowy roads. It also gives durability to the outer sole of the shoe.

The Deep Anatomical Flex Grooves were specifically designed for flexibility and mobility. It promotes a smoother ride through the gait cycle.


Designed to minimize overpronation, the shoe delivers a great combination of responsiveness and cushioning. The Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield has ample cushioning from the forefoot to the heel section. In the midsole is the Dynamic Support technology which is a combination of dual-density Phylon and Cushlon foams. The functions of the Dynamic Support midsole is to give runners a softer underfoot cushioning. It also aims to deliver a good blend of support and a smooth transition.


In the upper of the Nike Structure 22 Shield is a water-repellent woven material. It keeps the foot dry on wet running conditions without compromising breathability and comfort. The woven upper material is lightweight and durable.

Along with the water-repellent material is the sealed seams. It prevents water from entering the shoe even on rainy days.

This road running shoe also features a toggle lacing system that is easy to adjust. It gives runners convenience, especially on cold and wet running conditions.

For increased visibility on dark routes, reflective elements are added to the upper of the Nike Air Zoom Structure 22 Shield.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: 269g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Stability
Base model: Nike Air Zoom Structure 22
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 28mm

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