This model may still be available on clearance. But we've reviewed a newer version since we published this.
The Air Max Triax was one of Nikes most popular shoes and although the Max Moto isnt a direct replacement, it is a descendant. Like the Max Triax, the Moto has a huge rearfoot air unit and the interlocking Phylon/polyurethane midsole that was so popular. The difference is that, for the first time, Nike is using a dual-density polyurethane rearfoot. The result? A stable and durable rearfoot with a very flexible soft forefoot.
Its a quicker, more responsive shoe than the Max Triax, and certainly more stable. But our weartesters reactions were mixed. Most felt the Moto fitted well, especially in the rearfoot, and had a smooth, soft ride, but some of the weartesters didnt feel it was stable enough. Its also a shoe thats likely to be best for heel-strikers, who place a disproportionate amount of pressure on the rear of their shoes more balanced runners might find that, while the rearfoot is exceptionally durable, the forefoot ages more normally.
If youre one of the many runners who have liked either the Max Triax, the International Triax
or the original Pegasus (all of which were very similar), you should probably consider the Max Moto.
Try it if you liked
Nike Air Max Triax/Air International Triax (£70); Asics GT-2070 (£75)
; New Balance 854 (£70)