Nike Air Phassad £55

Posted: 29 November 2002

Weight 364g
Evaluation This winter, Nike has introduced a raft of new shoes designed for running in inclement weather and on the trails. From its All Conditions Gear range comes the Phassad. It's a competitively-priced shoe that will appeal to people who want to be noticed. Get beyond its outlandish looks - the toe box is covered with thick, water-repellent rubber and the laces are underneath a bright yellow flap - and it isn't a bad entry-level off-roader. But the Phassad's strongest feature is its outsole. For a couple of years, Nike's trail outsoles relied on G-Tek, a flat, sticky rubber that didn't work well off-road. That's been replaced by big, knobby lugs that provide plenty of grip, even in deep mud. Unfortunately, the Phassad's deep (for a trail shoe) midsole means that it will not suit those who need added stability, but it does provide a cushioned ride.
In short The looks detract slightly from a competent, grippy and nicely priced off-road performer.
Try it on if you liked Nike Air Terra Tupu (£60); Asics Gel Escape (£55)

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Hi! im looking for a good waterproof trainer and the phassad seems to fit into that genre. i was wondering if there is any one out there with a pair of Phassads or if any one knows, and thoroughly recommends another water resistant/proof trainer???


Chris Macdonald
Posted: 28/12/2002 at 15:11

dunno -I like the look of the phassads - have seen them in the flesh in large Allsports - if you dont like the bright yellow i have also see blacl/grey version in Foot Locker - both trafford Centre manchester

Phassad has a very vinyl-y look to it and a protective flap over the laces and the tread is deep and chunky - def an off roader

most people rate the Nike Stormy pegs as a winter off roader ' toasty' being on e description

phassads look both water repellent and possibly water - proof in that if you dont submerge them - they look like they might stay dry

think it may be a matter of personal taste - Phassads - funky - Stormy pegs more trad

and price £55 v £65 rrp
let me know - im seriously considering one or the other!
Posted: 28/12/2002 at 15:29


chrmbo money to be spent?

Phassads or not?

Anyone got them or shall i wait till they are last seasons clearout bargain!
Posted: 01/01/2003 at 10:32

I have been unable to track down a pair of Phassads. I live in Northants! I know it's not the centre of the world, but surely someone stocks them locally.
Posted: 05/03/2003 at 15:06

I was flicking through a Debanhams catalogue last night and I noticed that they stock the Phassad if that's any help.


Posted: 05/03/2003 at 15:30

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