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- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately 2.43" from arch
- Woven Mesh Upper - Provides optimum ventilation, allowing air to fully permeate the shoe's interior.
- Flywire Cables - Deliver a secure, stable and adaptive midfoot fit.
- Thin Mesh Panels - Distributed throughout the midfoot to increase airflow and comfort.
- No-sew Overlays - Provide support and durability without adding undue weight.
- Traditional Tongue Construction - Alleviates lacing pressure that can be exerted across the top of the foot.
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Barefoot running's principle aim is to encourage people to adopt a more natural running style that obeys the body's evolutionary development. The human foot is engineered to strike closer to the midfoot than most cushioned running shoes allow, as such, barefoot running strips the superfluities away and retains only what is necessary to protect the foot from abrasive terrain. A more natural gait cycle conditions tendons, ligaments and muscles, whilst developing stronger, healthier feet and an improved posture. Upper A robust, though lightweight, woven mesh upper provides optimum ventilation, allowing air to fully permeate the shoe's interior, whilst Flywire cables deliver a secure, stable and adaptive midfoot fit. A series of thin mesh panels distributed throughout the midfoot increase airflow, no-sew overlays provide support and durability without adding undue weight and a traditional tongue construction alleviates lacing pressure that can be exerted across the top of the foot. Midsole The low-profile, Phylite midsole's robust construction allows it to also serve as the shoe's outsole, reducing the number of parts, potential fail points and weight. In a departure from previous iterations, flex grooves now adopt a hexagonal shape, thereby increasing the number of flex points to six, setting a precedent in natural motion. A minimal, moulded sockliner mimics the curvature of the foot for additional support whilst an 8mm heel-to-toe drop provides an ideal compromise between providing sufficient cushioning and accommodating a natural gait style. Outsole Areas surrounding the toe are generally more susceptible to wear, as such they have been reinforced with segments of solid rubber that enhance traction and durability. A series of waffle cut pistons work in concert with the Phylite midsole by absorbing impact and then returning to their original shape for added responsiveness. The heel has been rounded, adopting an anatomically beneficial shape that rolls with the ground
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B004BUZF9G
- Item model number: 642199-102
- Date first available at Amazon.com: December 8, 2006
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The only plus is the shoe colors are cute and the shoe looks the same in person as it does in the photo.
I am returning these shoes and ordering the newer model to see if it is a better fit.
While some sprinters choose to wear spiked shoes, my daughter feels more comfortable running without spikes. These shoes are very flexible and comfortable. She highly recommends them.
I noticed that these shoes come in several color combinations but there is a wide price difference between colors of the same shoe. Sometimes this price difference is as much as 50%. I don't understand why putting a purple Nike swoosh on the shoe should add so much to the cost. I ordered the Pink shoe with black swoosh. Everybody is happy and we saved a lot of money.
I have to say something about the seller that I got these shoes from, "The Run Store." When my shoes were expected USPS wouldn't ship to my address. I have never had any other issues in the past with my Amazon deliveries before, however USPS decided upon themselves to ship them back to the seller for reasons I still don't know. I contacted the Run Store and they immediately responded, stating they were sorry for the issue and 2 day shipped to my work address to avoid another issue. They were so good on communication, and service, I will by from this seller again and again. They obtain a fair price and they treat their customers well.
In the past I had always run with a clunkier chunkier running shoe, and I absolutely LOVE how minimal these Nikes are in contrast. I could barely feel them, yet also felt very supported. I have narrow long feet with a high arch. They felt nice and snug under the ankle bones, roomy (but not too roomy) in the toe-box for your toes to spread as you run, and well supported in the arch.
They also look cool enough to wear day to day so that's another plus.