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The Nike Air Zoom Structure 19: An updated classic

The Nike Zoom Structure 19 is one of Nike's newest shoes for 2016 designed for runners looking for stability.

Nike Zoom Structure 19

Nike Air Zoom Structure 19

Quick facts:

$155 to $165, Men’s (size 9) 317.5 g (11.2 oz.); Women’s (size 5.5) 255 g (9 oz.),
Drop ratio: 9-10 mm

In a game of word association, it wouldn’t be surprising to hear “pegasus” in reference to Nike running, now in its 32nd year of production.

Nike’s top running shoe for overpronators, however, also deserves some love. The Nike Air Zoom Structure 19 is as slick as ever. Nike’s Zoom technology — put simply is lightweight with durable cushioning — is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the 2016 model reflects the brand getting behind this year’s push.

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Fully customizable on NIKEiD, the Zoom Structure 19 features Nike’s Flywire, Flymesh and Zoom technology. Select colourways of the Structure 19 are currently on sale via Nike Canada for as low as $84.99, with the regular retail price ranging from $155 to $165 depending on the colour (NIKEiD models retail for $215).

The Zoom Structure 19 also features Nike’s Flywire technology, strategically placed filaments that reduce weight, keeping a runner’s foot in place with a snug fit and a minimalistic upper.

Nike Zoom Structure 19

The laces also weave through the upper portion of the Flywire, giving additional support in the medial area of the shoe — appropriate for a stability-classified running shoe. With Flymesh material on the upper, the shoe has a double-layered appearance in its multi-match colourway scheme.

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Nike Zoom Structure 19

On the inner-edge of the shoe, the Zoom Structure 19 features triple-density Dynamic Support system providing additional support from foot strike to takeoff. That’s understandable since the inner part of the shoe gets worn down first amongst runners who overpronate.

Nike Zoom Structure 19

An added bonus is that the Zoom Structure 19 is sleek enough to double as an everyday casual shoe — a great alternative to flat-soled shoes — especially if you are in the midst of a battle with shin splints.

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With a durable waffle plate, this shoe is sure to be a long-term investment lasting anywhere from 700 kilometres and upwards to 850 kilometres on a single pair.