Nike Off-Road

Posted by TheRunningShoeReview on September 20, 2013

Aside from the Pegasus TR, and a couple of other trail versions of road shoes, Nike have been missing some dedicated trail shoes for a while now.  So they have now released 3 different shoes, each with their own benefits, and each are out and out off-roaders.

Nike Zoom Terra Kiger

NikeZoomTerraKiger_M_profile_large.jpegThe Nike Zoom Terra Kiger is the first of the three, and is comprised of a Phylon and Cushlon midsole with Zoom Air units in the heel.  Add to this a rounded heel for a smooth ride, and an anatomically designed outsole to offer maximum traction, this is the hybrid shoe of the bunch.  Using a lightweight engineered mesh and flywire upper, you'll get the comfort of a road shoe, with the grip of an off-roader. 

Nike Zoom Terra Wildhorse

NikeZoomTerraWildhorse_M_lateral_large.jpegThe Nike Zoom Terra Wildhorse is essentially the take down of the Terra Kiger.  It offers the same midsole layout of Phylon and Cushlon, with Zoom Air units in the heel, and a rounded heel for a smooth landing.  The outsole is slightly different, however offers similar grip, maintaining a grippy waffle layout.  The upper is the main change.  Using a less engineered mesh, and sightly more stitches, it still offers excellent comfort, but at a knock down price.  There is also a bootie lining to maintain this level of comfort.

Nike Free Hyperfeel Run Trail

Fa13_RN_M_616254_400_profile_15880_large.jpegThe Nike Free Hyperfeel Run Trail is essentially a trail version of the fantastic new Nike Free Hyperfeel (click here for more information).  It is however, a trail shoe in its own right, as opposed to being a trail version of a road shoe.  It offers a sock like feel in the upper and a very flexible responsive outsole/midsole combination. The cushioning comes from a Lunarlon drop-in midsole foam, and the grip comes from a waffle outsole.  The clever part is the pressure mapped outsole.  It has denser, harder lugs where the foot places the most pressure, in order to maximise durability and grip, whilst saving on weight.  The upper is made of Flyknit, which is Nike most minimal, lightest material, and offers a truly sock like fit.

The Nike Zoom Terra Kiger, and Nike Zoom Terra Wildhorse are out now, and can be purchased below.  The Nike Free Hyperfeel Trail is due for release in the next few months.

The Nike Zoom Terra Kiger has an RRP of £110, and the Nike Zoom Terra Wildhorse has an RRP of £90

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