How good is Nike Air Max technology?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by kimguroo, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. kimguroo

    kimguroo Hall of Fame

    Aug 23, 2008
    this is the first time Nike Air Max failed T_T
    the shoes won't support anymore.
    Now I am wondering how good is nike air max technology.....
    I liked the technology because the air makes light weight (less material) and might offer decent cushions.
    Seems like EVA form or gel might have more durable than Air max :confused:
  2. WhiteStripes

    WhiteStripes Rookie

    Apr 14, 2004
    I've had a few Air Max units pop on me after a period of use. It's not that uncommon, and I believe Nike will replace defective Air Max units up to a certain period of time if they've popped. Given my reconstructed ACL, I generally prefer the Nike Air Max line of shoes because of the greater cushioning. Outside of that, I prefer the Gel cushioning in Asics shoes, particularly the Gel Res line.
  3. Gasolina

    Gasolina Professional

    Feb 1, 2010
    2 things about air max.

    1. The air max is actually very firm and is usually coupled with a softer midsole (like cushlon). This usually results in a higher ride than most shoes.

    2. The bubble itself, along with the midsole, doesn't flex good. That's why the air max for tennis is usually on the heel only.

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