Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3

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Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3Review Facts

Nike is one of the most popular brands of running shoes out there. They’ve been in the game for a while and they produce quality shoes that look good and are made to perform. The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 fits right in with other high-quality Nike brand shoes. The shoe looks sleek and modern. Is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Keep reading to find out.

Pros
  • Heel is low to the ground
  • Great traction
  • Great breathability and support
  • Fits like a glove
  • Drains water quite well
Cons
  • Does not grip well on wet terrain
  • Durability
  • Price
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 provides a first layer of shock protection and cushion. One major issue pointed out by reviewers, is that the outsole begins to shoe signs of wear when worn for more than 100 miles. For someone that's not looking to run high mileage, this kind of short lifespan doesn't seem that big a deal. But for those training for marathons and other long distance events races may find the poor durability of a shoe to be a major factor when deciding whether to make a purchase. Reviewers were displeased when the outsole began peeling off so soon.




Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 features Air Zoom technology. The midsole materials are meant to soften impact and provide energy return with each footfall. Each step is meant to feel natural and unencumbered.

Upper
Upper

Upper

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kieger 3 features a breathable mesh upper. The shoe's Dynamic Fit technology ensures the wearer feels comfortable and secure in the shoe.

Weight
Weight

Weight

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 weighs in at about 9.7 ounces. It's a fairly light shoe but not the lightest that you can buy. Lighter shoes do tend to be pricier so a little extra weight, at a reasonable price, is acceptable with this shoe.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3's upper features a breathable mesh that's so lightweight you won't even feel like your foot is enclosed.

Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

It's important that the running shoe you choose is comfortable. The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kieger 3 definitely meets this criteria. The Dynamic Fit technology ensures that wearers are snug and secure inside the shoe.

Style
Style

Style

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 is a nice looking shoe. The shoe comes in several different colors but many reviewers preferred the sleek black color option over hues.

Durability
Durability

Durability

It's a given that running shoes don't last forever. Especially, when you're training hard and putting a lot of mileage on them. Unfortunately, the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 has a shorter lifespan than most shoes. The Zoom Terra Kiger 3 is a lot less durable than one might expect. The outsole is prone to peeling and many reviewers were unhappy with this aspect of the shoe.
Protection
Protection

Protection

We wear shoes on our feet, in part, to protect them. The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 does a good job at keeping your precious feet safe from the elements, and debris. The shoe features High-Abrasion TPU in the forefoot to protect your little toes from harm. In the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 you're well protected from impact, too.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 rides very smoothly. The shoe can handle quick movements just as well as it can handle a gentle walk.
Support
Support

Support

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 features a sock liner that provides additional support. In addition, the Flymesh upper ensures the wearer is secure. The Dynamic Fit technology adds another layer of support for the wearer.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 is well equipped to take on a variety of surfaces. It's probably best to avoid rocky terrain, though. The material in the heel area is thin and won't provide enough protection on very technical trails.
Price
Price

Price

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3's price varies depending on where you choose to buy the shoe. It usually retails under $150. Even at a midrange price, due to the durability concerns, it may be a little overpriced.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3's Dynamic Fit technology has a lot of do with the shoe's flexibility. The shoe fits like a glove thanks to the stretchy upper material. Thanks to the comfortably fitting upper, the shoe is unobtrusive and most will feel like they're not even wearing the Zoom Terra Kiger 3.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 performs well in terms of stability. You can run fast in the Zoom Terra Kiger 3 and still feel stable. Features included in the shoe provide a stable base for wearers, from the outsole to the upper.

Drop
Drop

Drop

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 has a 4mm heel to toe drop. The drop is the same for both the men's and women's versions.

Key Features of the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3
Key Features of the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3

Key Features of the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3

• 4mm drop means the shoe provides great ground feel
• The lugs underfoot provide good traction
• The outsole is sticky enough to provide traction in dry and wet conditions
• The Flymesh upper is lightweight and breathable
• The Dynamic Fit technology in the upper ensures a snug and secure fit
• The midsole contains Zoom Air cushioning and provides excellent energy-return
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3's features outweigh the drawbacks of the shoe. The shoe is true to size and fits comfortably. The fact that it's tough enough to hit the trailswith is another bonus. The shoe is versatile and protects the wearer from the impact of each footfall. It's also fairly lightweight. All these positive aspects outweigh the biggest drawback of the shoe's short lifespan.
Overall, the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 is a solid option.