Nike Air Streak Vapor £59.99


Posted: 17 June 2000

Weight 164g
Evaluation Because a shoe’s rubber outsole is its heaviest part, companies can save a lot of weight by getting rid of it and using a midsole material that’s more abrasion-resistant than normal. Reebok did this first with its 3D Ultralyte racer/trainers, and then a short-lived 180g racing shoe.
Adidas came up with the outrageously-light mesh-soled 131g Mangostin in summer, and now Nike has produced something in between. Still crazy-light by any normal runner’s standards, the Air Streak Vapor has thicker cushioning (but less stability because of it) than the Mangostin. It also has a firmer strip of midsole material for better traction and durability than the mesh-soled Mangostin. The reality is that most runners wouldn’t be able to go near either shoe for fear of injury. However (and we probably shouldn’t tell you this), neither shoe is actually as badly cushioned as you’d expect – our most biomechanically efficient and resilient tester has comfortably run above 10K in them.

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Hi

Has anyone used these before, what are they like to use.

Thanks
Posted: 27/10/2002 at 18:18

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