December 1, 2015

Nike Air Zoom Structure 19: Stability At Unshakeably High Speed

Before the Nike Air Zoom Structure 19, my first interaction with Nike Running was when I was invited in the launch of the Nike LunarGlide+ sometime in June 2009. During that time, running races are on the rise in the Philippine soil. Together with blogger friends, we were given a pair of the LunarGlide+ for review. This lightweight trainer became my companion for months during my training. Being hooked with the Nike technology, I bought another pair of the LunarGlide+, which helped me to successfully cross the finish line of the BDM 102 Ultramarathon race. Then came the Nike Air Pegasus 29, a dynamic trainer and a race-able speedster too. Certainly not the last, the Nike FlyknitLunar+1, for fast-paced performance in every stitch and every stride, followed.  

See my reviews here and here.

Last weekend I was invited again by Nike Running and their promotional marketing to test run their new Nike Air Zoom Structure. We were treated to an interval training together with the Dela Salle Track Team at the University of Makati Track Oval. Now on it's 19th version, they involved a similar seamless construction to the uppers of their performance shoes like those of Nike’s FlyKnits that helped to be more adaptive on the foot. The shoe was well supported, responsive, stable and fast. Ideal for everyday and weekend long run training, to races from 10km to marathon distances. I would like to have them on my shoe cabinet, but I am more on the neutral variants. But given the feel of the Air Zoom Structure, they can be a big help for my track intervals and speed sessions.

Read on from the Nike presser below. 

Nike Air Zoom Structure 19: Stability At Unshakeably High Speed
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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