Nike Air Zoom Structure is another running shoe with a long history behind it. It has gone through some radical changes in its 21st incarnation. Even compared to the Nike Air Zoom Structure 20, the newest model features some observable differences. It’s lighter and stronger than its predecessor, providing the stability and the support that secured this model a spot among the best Nike running shoes. Made out of the soft and lightweight Flymesh material, this model will keep your feet cool while the responsive Nike Air Zoom Structure cushioning in the forefoot will give you an even snappier, springier feeling under your feet.
Price-wise, when we compare the latest model to previous versions, like the Nike Air Zoom Structure 19 and the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18, they’re pretty similar. Still, there is also the option to use a Nike promo code to buy them at a lower price. Furthermore, many earlier issues have been corrected, so there is no need to opt for an older model if you don’t feel like splurging. We’d also like to note that the newest edition has the coolest look and color options. Nike Air Zoom Structure women’s running shoes are available in a wider array of colors, but our favorite is the Cool Grey/Anthracite/Volt/White design, which is a Nike Air Zoom Structure men’s color.
We’ll continue our Nike Air Zoom Structure review by addressing some previous issues that were resolved with this version. First of all, it secures the foot a lot better than its predecessors. Nike Air Zoom Structure 21 wide and even extra-wide sizes are now available, to accommodate even the widest feet. Also, the toe box finally offers sufficient space, and there are air pockets in the forefoot, which help propel you forward in high tempo runs.
No Nike Air Zoom Structure review is complete without mentioning some of the areas that need improvement. Some runners said that their heel still isn’t fully supported and stabilized.
Our Nike Air Zoom Structure pair felt quite stiff out of the box and needed breaking in. During the entire test, we felt that the angle of this model placed too much pressure on the ball of the foot. And if we’re extra picky, the insole wasn’t as comfortable as we expected.
There’s no denying that the 2017 Nike Air Zoom Structure is by far the most refined version of the model. It’s a solid and affordable running shoe, available at many online retailers. For instance, you could redeem a Backcountry coupon to buy it at a reduced price. This model will surely fulfill or even exceed the expectations of an average runner, and we do recommend it to a very wide and diverse range of people.