Nike Air Max Torch 4
When trying on running shoes we often look at the general comfort of the shoe rather than we do other crucial areas. There are areas such as the upper and the midsole that we may not consider when looking at running shoes. The heel of a running shoe is an area that should also be considered due to the heels vitalness. The heel of a running shoe holds, as it suggests, the heel. The heel of a running shoe should cup the heel of the foot without causing too much pressure on one specific area. The heel area of the shoe includes both the bottom of the foot as well as the Achilles area of the foot. Those with Achilles heel issues specifically should consider the functionality of the heel because if the heel area is too tight or too high on the heel it could cause considerable pain for the runner. The heel forms the bottom of the foot up to the top of the Achilles. The base of the heel should also offer cushioning that not only offers comfort but also helps with impact reduction. Depending on the type of run the participant is doing the heel may be the first point of contact with the ground and would, therefore, need to offer a higher level of impact reduction than a runner whose activity causes more impact on the ball of the foot. Impact reduction in the area that touches the ground first is important because this is going to determine the runner’s ability to go further for longer comfortably and it will also help with long-term damage typically associated with running (hip replacement and knee surgery due to wear and tear). The heel of the running shoe is a critical area to consider when looking at running shoes for these reasons.
This article focuses on the Nike Air Max Torch 4. Nike Air is a special line of running shoes that offer air rather than solid materials (like gel and foam) as cushioning in the heel. Nike Air is a highly debated type of running technology due to its high levels of impact reduction and energy return but also its reliability and seemingly lack of durability and longevity. There are those who are highly supportive of the technology and those who are highly against, there seems to be very little middle ground. We looked at consumer reviews of this product in order to determine the products pros and cons. We looked at materials used in order to determine the breathability and functionality of the product. We also looked at the products construction in order to determine its durability and its reliability. This is our comprehensive review of the Nike Air Max Torch 4. We hope that this article serves you in your next running shoe purchase.
- This shoe can be worn on numerous surfaces and terrains
- This shoe is regularly reviewed as being very comfortable
- This shoe is quite reasonably priced
- This shoe offers a high level of impact reduction
- This product isn't attractive in design
- This product isn't versatile in that it can't really be worn outside of during physical activity
- This product isn't great for long runs