Nike is a brand that is known to walk the line between high performance and lifestyle. The Air Max line is no exception to this rule. This shoe will provide you with moderate mileage capabilities, high marks for comfort, and an overall look that reviewers love.
This is a pricey shoe, make no mistakes about that, but Nike is a trusted brand, and this is a quality shoe for the neutral runner. It can do double duty as a stylish everyday wear shoe and as a running shoe that is dependable enough to take on your daily jogs.
The shoe offers added features to make this a comfortable fit. Runners enjoyed the seamless construction of the upper that reduces friction and keep the foot secure. Another addition is the plush inner sleeve for a bootie-like feel. If comfort and style are at the top of your running shoe priority list, this might just be your new running buddy.
This shoe received decent marks for durability, but many commented that for the price, they wished it was more durable overall. The outsole of a shoe provides a high percentage of a shoe's overall durability. In general, the outsole material is a durable rubber. In this model, the outsole is a translucent rubber material, rather than a more durable rubber, like carbon rubber. In general, a less durable rubber outsole isn't a deal breaker for runners, but with the price being so high, many runners expected a more rugged material. The underfoot consists of a Waffle design that is mostly flat but does contain a few small nubs. These nubs are not enough to add adequate traction, and this is one area where the Air Max 2015 falls short. The underfoot does contain deep flex grooves and this gives the shoe good flexibility.
Another big update to the upper of this shoe is the addition of the Flywire cables. Not only does these add a unique criss-cross aesthetic to the outside of the shoe, they also serve a purpose. These cables are used to improve midfoot fit. They connect to the laces to the midsole, creating a snug, but not suffocating feel.
So overall, great women's and men's shoes for standing all day, good for gym and trail.
- Cushlon foam in the midsole
- Nike logos on both sides have reflective lining