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  • NikeNike£159.95Buy
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Our verdict

Shoes cannot and should not get any more cushioned than this - there is not a more cushioned shoe on the market - The End

  • Positive
  • Crazy plush midsole
  • Trampoline and marshmallow feeling all rolled into one
  • Plush upper is soft and comfortable
  • Negative
  • Expensive
  • Way to soft for anything fairly quick
  • What we thought
  • Technical info
  • Runner reviews (0)

First impressions

Blimey, its unique for sure. The ZoomX midsole is the biggest, softest shoe in the Nike range, with ONLY pure Zoom X in the midsole and no plates etc to soften the feel to the max. If you want a shoe that soaks up mile after mile with incredible ease, and removes the idea for sore feet from the conservation. It does this cushioning well, but its not versatile enough for multiple paces, so you will need another shoe in the rotation to meet speedwork needs etc. 

Midsole

100% Zoom X midsole with huge stack under the heel and forefoot offers THE softest ride on the market. The flare in the heel and the forefoot is designed to create an element of stability through a wider base of support to offset the instability of the foam. Overall, runs smooth from heel to toe, with a nice toe spring to help the transition. 

Upper

Great collar, and very plush feeling tongue gives a pure lux feel and the mesh is durable to the extent that it is a little warm in hotter weather. The fit is relatively narrow considering the midsole is so broad but there is enough adjustability for most people - but it is an odd combination considering the shoe is very much aimed at the newer runner seeking a max protection shoe. 

Sole

Tiny lugs cover the whole outsole which are grippy and versatile and the rubber coverage is over the whole outsole so the durability is great and it works great in dry and wet conditions. 

Conclusion

Big is better in this case. An incredibly cushioned training shoe designed to completely soak up the impacts of daily training, which is does with impecible ease. Soft, springy and incredibly durable for all runners wanting a shoe for easy days and long runs. There are issues for anyone wanting to pick up the pace as its just too soft underfoot, but this isnt designed for that type of training. This is THE most cushioned shoe on the market - if you want pillows for your feet, go buy a pair now! 

Technical info

  • Flyknit Upper - Provides ventilated, stretchy and supportive comfort.
  • Heel Panel - Ensures structure and support.
  • Cushioned Collar - Reduces the risks of chafing and irritation.
  • Lacing System - Locks down the midfoot.
  • ZoomX Midsole - Manufactured from Pebax, it's Nike's lightest, most responsive foam yet; it helps to decrease energy loss and increase sta
  • Rocker Shape - Provides more support through the gait cycle.
  • Exaggerated Forefooot - Creates a more stable ride.
  • Durable Rubber Outsole - Increases traction and durability in high-wear areas.
  • Waffle Design - Provides traction where you need it the most.
  • Reflective Detailing - Visibility during low light conditions.

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