Each year we find ourselves hoping and praying that the newer version of the shoe we love wasn’t ruined by some “revolutionary” idea that changes the feel altogether. The Nike Structure 18 review was a slam dunk- err, PR, if we are sticking to running terms. The 18th edition of this shoe was a terrific improvement on the prior technologies, and this year’s model follows suit.
Since the development of Nike’s FlyKnit, they have been involving a similar seamless construction to the uppers of their performance shoes. With the reduced stitching we can expect the shoe to be more of an adaptive fit on the foot as well as not have irritation spots. Sometimes individuals with bunions have quite a bit of discomfort on the area of extra bone, but with this stitch-free upper there is nothing in place to rub against your foot other than soft mesh.
As the name suggests, the Zoom Structure is terrifically well supported, which was not always the case in this shoe’s history. When Nike originally began incorporating their Dynamic Support technology in the 16th and 17th versions, the pronation control seemed to lack slightly. Fortunately the Structure 18, and now the 19, have a much more reinforced medial post. This advancement brings this shoe back into the higher support category best for someone with moderate to serious overpronation, or very excessive motion of the arch.
It is rare that a person spends time and does research when purchasing running socks. We all do so waterproof socks for running shoes and clothes, but socks are not usually on the list. Why is that so? Especially when they could make our running so comfortable or create a nasty blister that will make us pause for a few days.
The fact is, choosing the best running socks matters a lot! It could make you enjoy your morning run, or come back from it literary with cold feet. While running, moisture, friction, and heat are the main enemies that are causing us troubles and making our running even more difficult. However, once you have chosen the perfect pair of running socks for you will feel the support and you will never get back to any other socks, ever again.
With that said, there are plenty of choices on the market today. There are also numerous features that manufacturers are promoting, and choosing the right pair would take you some time. For this reason, we have prepared a guide relying on data from our friends over at Runnerclick, with the ultimate goal of helping you choose the best option that will make you enjoy your running!