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Nike Athletic Running Shoes

28 May

What is the best way to stay in shape with the new, warmer weather? Start running. Running can be painful, but pair of Nikes can ease your pain.

Nike is known for its extensive line of sneakers. They can be casual or athletic. Mostly known for its athletic shoes, Nike has dominated the sneaker world specializing in making basketball, volleyball, and especially running sneakers. You can pick your favorite running shoe based on what kind of stride is desirable to you.

Barefoot Stride

A barefoot stride makes you feel as if you are running with no shoes on. This shoe is typically lightweight which allows you to pick up a quicker pace and gives you a more natural stride. “Barefoot” running can reduce injuries, which is another plus to the barefoot shoe. Nike has its own category of sneakers that are best for the barefoot stride. On the bottom of the shoe are flex grooves which makes the shoe more flexible as you run. This reduces the amount of space between your foot and the actual lining of the shoe. The Nike Free Run 3+ does exactly this. This sneaker comes in a variety of colors which helps you look stylish while getting a workout. Based on customer reviews, a majority of people would recommend this shoe saying that it is the most comfortable Nike Free Run shoe in the collection.

Stable Stride

A perfect running sneaker for this type of stride, make sure the shoe has a lot of cushioning. You should buy these shoes if you don’t have severe pronation or supination. Nike shoes are made in a Flywire design which allows the sneaker to be lightweight. There are also Nylon fibers that help keep your foot in place. NIKE ZOOM STRUCTURE TRIAX+ 15 includes tons of lightweight cushioning and flex grooves that helps you get a better, stable ride during your run.

Neutral Stride

If you have a medium or high arch, then it would be best if you choose a neutral ride running shoe. This won’t change your stride while running. Make sure that the shoe has a soft midsole and allows arch support. NIKE ZOOM ELITE+ 5 uses Nike Zoom technology which allows the shoe to be more lightweight and durable. This is due to its thin cushioning, however it does absorb impact – making for a better run. Nike also include a hyperfuse material which allows the sneaker to breathe more easily. The sockliner interior allows a custom fit for the shoe.

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