Evalauation The Shox TL is the shoe Nike boffins have been working towards for nearly two decades – the shoe with a foamless midsole. It’s the first Nike not to have any conventional midsole foam (or Nike Air), just 16 columns throughout rear- and forefoot, sandwiched between two plates.
The Shox formula has changed from a high-grade plastic (similar to that used in car bumpers) to a polyurethane-based material, but it’s still extremely durable. And with full-length Shox cushioning, this version has a smoother, more forgiving ride than the previous Shox models, which had a standard foam midsole in the forefoot.
Weartesters liked the Shox TL’s improved fit, but some still feel it lacks overall stability. Heavier weartesters did best in them because the bulk of the shoe didn’t affect them. Since it’s so heavy, the Shox is best suited for bigger runners who want great midsole durability and don’t need added stability features.
In Short The reason to consider a Shox shoe is obvious: the midso le simply will not compress and wear out as quickly as other shoes.
Try it on if you liked Nike Shox D (£120); Nike Air Max (£120); Adidas A3 (£100)