Evaluation The last version of the Air Structure Triax struck a perfect balance between cushioning and stability and between protection and responsiveness. In other words, it was an ideal high-mileage shoe for a wide variety of runners.
The good news is that the changes to the update are minor. The new version features a lighter upper with more forefoot room, and a better centre-of-pressure design in the rearfoot. A deeper rearfoot groove produces a smoother heel strike, too. Otherwise, the rear- and forefoot Air units are the same, as are the key ingredients of a two-thirds-length medial post, a midfoot shank and a small external medial stability wedge.
Our wear-testers found the ride of the new Structure Triax to be as stable as usual, but the midsole is slightly softer (thanks to the centre-of-pressure design). The roomier forefoot is the main change.
In short The Air Structure Triax isnt just one of Nikes best shoes; its one of the best on the market. If you want a protective, comfortable shoe with enough stability for neutral runners to moderate overpronators, it should be on your shortlist.
Try it if you liked Nike Air Structure Triax (£70); Asics GT-2060 (£70); Saucony GRID Web (£70)