UPDATE!!We have now reviewed the Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 15.
|Full Name: Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 14|
|Weight: 11.3 oz. (320 gr.)|
|Suggested Price: 100 $|
|Recommended For: Moderate to sever overpronators, runners with flat feet|
Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 14 General Info:
A new version for Nike’s workhorse stability running shoe. The Zoom Structure Triax+ 14 sports the same midsole and outsole of the previous version. This means a stable but very cushioned ride thanks to the full length Zoom Air and a fit that adapts to many shapes of foot. The changes are in the upper, with the addition of details such as Flywire.
Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 14 Sole Unit:
As mentioned earlier, the sole unit of the Structure Triax+ 14 is a carry over from the 13. Let’s start with the main stability feature: the medial post. The medial post, or the injection of a harder piece of foam in the midsole, is a standard solution in Stability shoes and the one in the Structure Triax extends from the heel to the end of the arch, providing that extra support that prevents the arch to collapse too much during the impact with the ground.
Also present is the plastic shank that wraps around the outsole right under the arch, providing a lightweight but effective element of stability against torsional flex: in other words, the plastic shank helps ensuring that the back and front of the foot don’t twist unnaturally during the gait.
What many appreciate about the Triax (both the 13 and the 14) is the great cushioning that derives from the full-lenght Zoom Air unit. For a stability shoe, the impact is very well protected without being too bouncy. This is no minimal shoe: the heel is quite high and the whole sole unit quite thick.
The flex grooves are quite deep and form a “cuboid” structure that allows some degree of freedom in the running gait and can adapt to both the heel strikers and the midfoot strikers, who I believe will appreciate the good force return on toe off.
Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 14 Upper:
The changes with the Structure Triax 13 are all in the upper and they’re all very welcome introductions. At a first look youcan recognize the Nike Flywire system: extremely lightweight but strong wires that lock the foot inside the shoe. The Flywire system started showing up on Nikes’ higher end shoes a couple of years ago and we are glad to see them expanding to the rest of the line.
The second news is the bootie construction of the upper, where a sock-like seamless upper comfortably hugs the foot. Mesh and overlays look smoother than the previous versions.
Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 14 Opinion:
We confirm our opinion of the Structure Triax 13: this is a great high-mileage shoe for an over pronator. Not extremely ligthweight but stable and reliable without being too rigid or heavy offers great comfort thanks to the great cushioning. The updates to the upper are nice and actually benefit the fit. I am a tall, heavy runner with very flat feet and use the Triax for my long runs and truly enjoy them.
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