Evaluation With a great shoe, each revamp is awaited with baited breath. Can the latest version possibly be as good as the last? The good news for the many Structure Triax lovers is that the new version definitely is.
The new Structure Triax doesn’t look hugely different, and it isn’t. The most notable changes are deeper grooves in the midsole foam at the rearfoot. This adds to the cushioning – the shoe absorbs impact more effectively on heel strike – and aids stability by slowing pronation.
Grip is improved by a row of ‘sticky’ outsole lugs down the middle of the forefoot. The upper feels more roomy in the midfoot than in the previous model. This is because the midfoot support saddle has moved back a little, and a new mesh also means it’s more breathable.
The guts of the shoe – the medial Footbridge and dual-density midsole and rear-
and forefoot Air units – remain the same, and that leads to a cushioned, stable ride. One minor note: the flat profile of the outsole means that the ride isn’t quite as smooth as other shoes in this category.
In short If you’re a neutral to moderate overpronator looking for a shoe that gives you a plush, stable ride, then you’ll have few complaints.
Try it on if you liked Nike Air Structure Triax; Asics GT-2080; Saucony GRID Omni