Why is it hot: You are walking on a full line of polyurethane shocks. Cool kids will take note.
- Winner of our 2003 Editor’s Choice Award
- Long-lasting midsole and soft-looking Shox
- Dunk on your running club like you’re Vince Carter
Price: $ 170
Type: Occasional race
Available: March 21st
Nike’s Shox Total is making a big comeback: Initially available to the general public in 2000, the first Shox designs planted high-quality plastic columns inside the midsole for shock absorption and feedback. energy, giving the impression of running on flexible mechanical springs.
Now Nike is re-issuing the Shox Total, a 2003 running shoe with 11 Shox columns spanning the length of the midsole, intended to absorb heel strike and add more power to a runner’s stride. It’s a concept that was originally inspired by indoor track sprinters and their bouncing appearance on the track surface, but has rebounded into more popularity on the basketball court than on runners’ feet. , in part thanks to a marketing campaign starring NBA dunk-master Vince Carter.
The runner’s world awarded the Shox Total our Editors’ Choice award in 2003 for its durability and smooth ride, although we noted that its weight made it ideal for heavier runners. And while we wouldn’t recommend the Shox Total as a performance trainer in 2019, the durability of these polyurethane columns means the reboot should last for years of gym wear and ball field flexing.
The shoe will be available in three colors – bright orange, red and black – with a mesh upper and plastic overlays, as well as an embroidered swoosh. Reflective details cover the heel and highlight the toe. Look for the revamped Total Shox in stores and online on March 21.
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