Friday, January 20, 2006

Like walking on air. No, really.

The Nike Air Max 360 makes its introduction tonight at midnight. This is one dope ass shoe.



Nike has done away with foam entirely in this shoe - the entire sole is air. This is a lot more than a gimmick - and a cool ass looking shoe - it's the foam that breaks down over time and distance, and is the reason why runners should only drive their tires 350 miles or so. Which is always a little sad for me, because depending on the time of season shoes might only last a few months, and they might still look really great - but inside, if the foam is starting to break down as it inevitably does after about 300 miles - running on them puts a runner at risk for pronation issues and injury issues with a lack of shock absorbtion.

The 360, being entirely air, doesn't break down like foam does. The price tag on the shoes is steep - about $160 - but if you consider that, since they don't break down, they might last twice as long as a normal pair of running shoes...then they might actually be cheaper in the long run than buying two pairs in the same amount of time.

Anyway, we'll see what the reviews are when they're in. Maybe when my new Moto's are out of juice I'll check them out - should be late spring by then. Hopefully they're a solid shoe that gets a solid response from the running community, because presently I am coveting them.

4 comments:

Abby said...

I'm still keeping up with your posts and I find them fascinating. Seriously. Although I sometimes want to find some motion to do like when you think I'm talking about something nerdy and you push imaginary glasses up on your nose and then type on an imaginary keyboard. So I think that motion will be pushing glasses up (because we both wear glasses) then swinging my arms furiously as if I'm running at an incredible rate. Keep up the good work! I am proud of you for all the improvements you have already made this season.

xt4 said...

*pushes glass up on nose* can't talk...prescribing drugs...

;)

Todd said...

OH SNAP!

RunIrisRun said...

Seriously $160 for a pair of shoes???