Tried on the Nike Breathe Cage

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by JRstriker12, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. JRstriker12

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    Mar 31, 2006
    I had worn down my old Breathe 3's so I decided to pick up a new pair. I found that the shop also had Cages in store so I tried them on.

    Here's my short reaction:

    -Weight a bit less than the Breathe 3's
    -Cage/mesh upper seems to provide a bit more breathability than Breathe 3's
    -Has "stabilizers" on the outsole similar to vapors
    -Uni-tongue similar to earlier Breathe Free shoes
    -Good tread for hard courts and clay.

    -Smaller toe box - noticed this before even lacing up. Was the main reason I stuck with my Breathe 3's.
    - Prefer Breathe 3's speed lacing system
    -Not a big fan of the aqua color accents

    Cages are good shoes if you like the tighter fit around the toe box. I would have bought them except for this one problem. It’s probably just my foot, but I noticed the pressure on the top of my big toe immediately, even before I laced up. I ended up going back to the Breathe 3's.

    I did like the lighter feel and I think they make a better summer shoe than the Breathe 3's since the uppper seems to let in more air.

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