These ultralight runners fit like track spikes and perform like trail shoes. GORE-TEX liners are good for rainy-day running. The iconic Nike waffle soles have tapered lugs for powering hills with total control. Flex grooves keep your stride smooth and efficient.
- Uppers are synthetic mesh with a seam-sealed GORE-TEX membrane to keep water out while letting your feet breathe.
- Mesh inner sleeve wraps your foot for comfortable no-slip fit.
- Reflective elements remain visible in low-light conditions.
- Midsoles have moulded sockliners to enhance support underfoot.
- Compression moulded dual-density foam cushions and delivers great forefoot snap and a responsive ride.
- Outsoles have a rugged, waffle tread for traction on varied surfaces, and tapered lugs for running hills efficiently.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.