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Kizik Athens Review

The Kizik Athens is likely a shoe from a brand you’ve never even heard of, yet much more famous brands like Nike use their technology. This shoe and review remind us that we, sneakerheads, are such a niche market and we’re not necessarily the target market for most of shoe brands. The average/general consumer also needs shoes, and convenient ones at that. The Athens offers that convenience and much more.

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Check out Chris’s thoughts on the Athens in the video and article.

What’s in the video?

In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in depth information you need. He supplies expert level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:

  • Nike Go and Glide Flyease technology
  • A convenient shoe for everyone
  • Subtle design and colors
  • Mostly foam outsole with rubber pods
  • HandsFree Labs technology
  • Rabbit Foam midsole with bounce
  • Wide and standard options
  • Informative shoe trees
  • Nike Glide Flyease struggles
  • Perfect insole
  • Basic textile/knit upper
  • Other options with different materials
  • Very simple to use
  • Sizing recommendations

As an added bonus, our friend Ryan gives his insight on these and the other comparable models from Nike and Jordan Brand.

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Watch the full video by pressing play above or by clicking here to watch on YouTube.

How to Buy the Kizik Athens

  • Colorway: Sunrise
  • Release Date: 2021
  • Style Code: N/A
  • Retail Price: $119

The Kizik Athens is available now for $119 at Kizik.

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  1. Not a very good review. The alleged “comfort” from a very thin insole doesn’t impress me. You would destroy this in short order. The upper toe textile will not last long either. There is much more to a shoe then the “on and off” issue. You need it to last, be well built (especially at this price) and protect your feet adequately. This isn’t a user review, it’s a propaganda video. We’ve all seen them, it’s the non-stop garbage being used to sell products.

    1. We didn’t receive any compensation from Kizik for this review. We don’t make recommendations about buying, instead presenting all the information and tech of the shoe. Feet are different between people and we all have our various footwear preferences.

      As you can see from our site and channel, we’ve reviewed shoes for over 10 years now. In the video, Chris discusses both the pros and cons of the Kizik Athens. He’s straightforward about the midsole foam not being super soft. But a super soft midsole is not equal to comfort for everyone. We recommend listening to ALL the information stated during the review and then making your own buying decision based on how you like a shoe to feel.

    2. For those like me, “the ‘on and off’ issue” is very important. My Cerebral Palsy makes it really hard for me to put on most shoes.

      As for the build quality, I still have and wear the same pair Kizik/WearTesters sent me around 18 months ago. The knit upper has held up well.

      And just to reiterate what Drew said, Kizik didn’t pay me for a good review. Kizik did send my pair for free, in order to review. The brand had zero influence on what I said in the video, nor did I send my clips to Kizik to review.

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