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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Nike Air Zoom Structure 19: Stability at Unshakeably High Speed

Last Nov 28, I got invited to test the Nike Air Zoom Structure 19 on the track oval of the University of Makati.  The event was graced by fellow running bloggers.  Nike Philippines Country Marketing Manager, Mr. Patrick Reyes and Field Marketing Executive Ms. Ally Lim welcomed us, while EKIN* Mr. Andro Torres explained to us the features of the shoe.

*EKIN is NIKE spelled backwards.  Andro sure knows EVERYTHING about NIKE! 
To fully understand and experience the features of the Nike Air Zoom Structure 19, Nike+ Run coaches Ico Ejercito and Ian Banzon led us to a track interval training.

Nike+ Run Coaches Ico Ejercito and Ian Banzon
In general, stability shoes are considered "heavy" given the materials added to provide cushioning and support the arches of the midsole to address overpronation.  But with the Nike Air Zoom Structure 19, the "heavy" feeling was eliminated, thanks to the triple-density Dynamic Support system, the Flywire cables in the midfoot, and Flymesh upper.

My present weight (210 lbs) further helped me evaluate the responsiveness of the shoe.  It was consistent in providing me the needed stability whenever we go fast, and more importantly as we go the distance.

I am used to neutral shoes, but with the Nike Air Zoom Structure 19, I feel more confident in covering longer distances at any weather condition.

 Sharing to you the material below about the Nike Air Zoom Structure 19.

***Press Release***

At Nike, innovation is the name of the game. Since its early days, Bill Bowerman, a veteran track and field coach himself, worked towards creating the world’s best shoe, apparel, services, and experience for every athlete.

Nike accelerates innovation in running footwear through the new Air Zoom Structure 19—a stability shoe loaded with dynamic support and Nike’s Zoom Air technology to help athletes speed through the lined-up races this season.

The Nike Air Zoom Structure has long been known for its reliable support and responsiveness that keep runners going long and fast. This iteration builds on that tradition with updated, thicker Flywire cables in the midfoot for enhanced lockdown, as well as additional yarn in the Flymesh upper for greater structural support without limiting breathability.

Comfortable support meets increased stability with the triple-density Dynamic Support system that supports the foot as it transitions through footstrike, providing stability when it is needed. The Zoom Structure 19 delivers increased stability with highly responsive cushioning with the Nike Zoom Air forefoot unit for a quick, crisp toe-off.

The difference between the greatest runners and those in their wake is measured in fractions of a second. When dreams are realized in milliseconds, the Zoom Air—Nike’s fastest, most responsive cushioning platform—can change how fast an athlete feels in an instant.

Elite athletes like Mo Farah, Galen Rupp, and locally, Coach Rio Dela Cruz have more in common than their unbelievable speed and unwavering work ethic—when it comes to lacing up, they reach for Nike Zoom Air. The Nike team works closely with the world’s fastest athletes to meet the needs of runners, whether under the global spotlight or everyday runners chasing their personal bests.

Locally, more and more Filipinos are getting into fitness, particularly running. “As race season kicks in, Nike motivates and enables runners to run faster, farther, and further through the new Air Zoom Structure 19. It delivers a fast, snappy, responsive ride that runners don’t fail to notice,” says Country Marketing Manager Patrick Reyes.

Filipinos can run with Nike’s global community of runners through the Nike+ Running App, which acts as a personal running coach, running buddy, and cheering section all in one. It delivers training programs, real-time audio feedback and tools to track and celebrate progress.

Since its inception in 2006, Nike+ Running has helped millions of athletes track, measure and share their runs, encouraging them to run smarter and run more. The Nike+ Running App is free and downloadable via the iTunes App Store and Google Play.


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