Nike Air Sock Flame £69.99


Posted: 17 June 2000

Weight 220g
Evaluation The Sock Flame is so cushioned and – relatively – stable that it could just about pass for a performance trainer. That’s because it uses a one-piece midsole/outsole unit that eliminates the need for heavy outsole rubber. The result: the comfort and support of a heavier shoe; the weight – though not quite the responsive, close-to-the-ground feel – of a short- distance racer. It’s a neat fast training shoe for efficient runners, or first-time racer or even marathon shoe for others. With a big medial post and plastic midfoot shank to reduce twisting, it’s almost certainly the most stable shoe for its weight. In fact, it could be too stable for some: it’s so built-up on the medial side that you should check it feels natural under your foot before you buy. One thing you will love is the super-comfortable one-piece upper that gives the Sock Flame its name.

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