Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 Review
Nike's latest trial running shoe, Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3.
Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 is not your regular running shoe from Nike. Nike designed Air Max 2015, Air Zoom Odyssey and Air Zoom Pegasus 32 for road running while Nike designed the Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 for trails. Trial running is not as simple as road running. With a lot of technical foot movement, this is a challenge. It may not even be everyone’s cup of tea. Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 should help your feet adapt to the terrain much better thereby, presenting better control on various surfaces.
Heel height: 24mm
Toe height: 20mm
Heel-to-toe drop: 4mm
This light trail running shoe should help you glide through all technical trials with tremendous ease. A size 9 men’s shoe weighs 256g. Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 is available in three exciting colorways. This performance shoe is ideal for running on various trials.
Flymesh upper offers lightweight breathability. The best part is that this material does not trap water during trails (Amazing stuff from Nike). With its seamless support, expect an adaptive fit. Strategically placed Dynamic Flywire cables offer much-required support and at the same time, reduce the weight of the shoe to a great extent. Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 should offer an irritation free environment, thanks to the seamless Upper construction. For added comfort, Nike introduced EVA sock-liner along the curvature or heel and arch. Asymmetrical tongue provides a secure fit. The upper is very comfortable.
Just like Nike Air Zoom Elite 8, Zoom Air cushioning system in the heel and the forefoot area offer unparalleled responsive cushioning. Phylon foam covers the midsole area, which offer ultimate resiliency. Expect a much-improved gait cycle with Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3. Gender specific, decoupled Crash pad in the heel area reduces the impact shock. This also corrects mild over pronation. To protect your foot from debris, Nike introduced highly abrasive TPU bars in the toe box and heel area.
The forefoot area houses Environmentally Preferred Rubber, which provides supreme multi-surface traction. Waffle pattern on the outsole offers good traction in both wet and dry conditions. Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 outsole is highly durable. Sticky rubber on the outsole should grab the ground like glue during wet weather conditions. Multi-directional Lugs on the outsole should offer tremendous traction on trails. 4mm heel-to-toe drop should offer better ground feel.
Seamless upper construction, high traction levels on wet and dry surfaces make this shoe an ideal choice for trail running. When compared with the competition, these trail running shoes are slightly expensive.
Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 3 running shoes retail at 9,995INR. They are available a select online retailers along with all Nike retail showrooms.
Bottom-line: A trial running shoe for everyone.