Nike Technical

Synonymous with ‘Air’ cushioning since the late 70’s Nike established through research that athletes used less energy when running in Nike Air shoes compared to other conventional running shoes.

What is Nike Air?

Nike Air technology consists of pressurized air inside a tough yet flexible bag and provides more flexibility and spring without compromising structure. The Air Sole units maintain their given form with elasticity, lower impact and keep the shoe snug and lightweight.


Speed. Responsiveness. Control. You'll experience them all with Nike Zoom, an innovative and explosive cushioning system designed for speed and agility. The technology uses pressurised air and tightly stretched fibres to absorb impact and then snap back for fast movement and reduced stress on muscles, joints and tendons. Latest iterations of Nike running shoes incorporate this Air Zoom along the length of the midsole for even greater cushioning.

WHAT IS NIKE ZOOMX? : Magically Energetic Foam

Our lightweight Nike ZoomX foam cushioning uses cutting-edge engineering to give you the greatest possible energy return, turning the impact of your step into energy for your next stride. Nike ZoomX is lighter, softer and more responsive than any Nike foam, designed to maximize speed by delivering greater energy return. ZoomX was derived from a foam traditionally used in aerospace innovation, applied for the first time in performance footwear. With the Highest Energy Return, the Nike ZoomX midsole delivers 85% energy return, the greatest of any Nike foam, to give you a propulsive feeling as you move forward.

NIKE CARBON X: A Built-In Secret Weapon

A full-length carbon-fibre plate underfoot provides a propulsive sensation to help you push the pace even further.


Take your training runs to the next level, with the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37. With unbelievable React cushioning, and a new forefoot Air unit tuned specifically to a woman's foot, they're like a caffeine boost for your legs. 


Nike React foam cushioning. The foam provides a sensation that is as soft and springy as it is squishy and stable — a balance not previously seen in Nike shoes.


Simply put, pronation is the body's built-in means of absorbing impact.

When you walk or run, your foot naturally rolls slightly inward to lessen the impact that pounding the pavement has on your body. That natural movement is called pronation. When the foot rolls too far inwards, it's called over-pronation. Over-pronation doesn't allow the body to optimally distribute impact, which can increase the chance of injuries—especially stress-related injuries. But wearing the right shoes might help. Over-pronation is common in runners with flat feet, while supination is more common in runners with high arches.

Nike Air Zoom Structure 23, provides a firmer midsole on the arch side of the foot, and a lighter, softer foam on the outside—all to maximise shock absorption, help minimise the effects of over-pronation and help keep you moving comfortably. The ‘crash pad’ placement at the heel helps to provide extra cushioning for better ‘heel to toe’ transitions.

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