We’ve seen a huge shift in cushioning within the past few years as Nike – as well as other brands – have made the switch from their traditional Air based cushion to foam based cushion. While they still plan on using foams such as Lunarlon, Zoom Air fanatics will be pleased that they’ll have an entire lineup of runners fully equipped with their favorite tensile air based cushion system. Each Zoom Air shoe includes design elements mastered and tuned for specific runner needs: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31: A neutral running shoe for training day in and day out, the new Pegasus feels faster and more responsive than any model in its impressive 31-year heritage. The latest Pegasus retains key features loved by loyal Pegasus runners – heel Zoom Air for a cushioned ride, a breathable upper and excellent fit – and introduces enhancements like a contoured last for streamlined fit, dropped offset (10 millimeters) for a more natural stance and an engineered midfoot saddle for targeted structure and support. Nike Air Zoom Structure 18: A stability running shoe for everyday training, the new Structure feels faster, looks great and is built to slow down the rate of pronation. The Structure delivers a smooth transition through the combination of upper stability features such as Dynamic Fit technology working together with the outsole, which includes a lateral crash rail and a Dynamic Support stability system made up of foam with three different levels of density. Together this stabilizes the foot onto the platform and slows down the speed that the foot is starting to roll in. The new contoured last provides added toe spring and combines with Zoom Air cushioning to give the snappy, quick-off-the ground feel. Nike Air Zoom Elite 7: The lightest of the Zoom training family, featured on a neutral platform, the Nike Air Zoom Elite 7 is designed for tempo runs and athletes who want to stay fast and light on their feet in training or competition. Forefoot Zoom Air gives runners a snappy response off the road. The new edition’s lowered offset (eight millimeters) puts runners closer to the ground for more control, and a sleek upper combines Nike Flywire technology, no-sew overlays and lightweight mesh for a supportive, breathable fit. Nike Air Zoom Streak 5: More athletes win marathons in the Zoom Streak than any other Nike shoe. The racing flat is built for speed over the miles, with a lightweight, mesh upper and a midsole system of Zoom Air and Phylon for zippy forefoot snap. Nike Flywire technology wraps the midfoot for excellent fit and a seamless toe construction helps eliminate any irritation as the finish line nears. The Nike Air Zoom Streak 5 and Air Zoom Pegasus 31 are available now at nike.com. The Air Zoom Elite 7 will be available in August and the Air Zoom Structure 18, in October. For more information on Zoom Air, visit nike.com.
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