Nike Shox R4 Earns a Solid 5 Stars

The Nike Shox R4 is engineered for the distance runner who yearns for a resilient yet lightweight shoe. The upper is made of engineered mesh to provide support where needed and breathability where it counts. The most noticable, but not necessarily notable, feature of the shoe is the shok cushioning. Nike boasts that Shok cushioning is engineered for the long run with a Zoom Air unit that delivers its own responsive cushioning during propulsion.

NikeFreak doats on the NikeShox R4:

I have run in this shoe for quite a while now and it is so durable. The columns have been mechanically tested for at least 2000 miles. I haven’t run that much in these, due to my other comfortable shoe, the Shox TL, but it has been quite durable in about 500-600 miles, I am guessing. Plus, the beauty of this shoe is awesome. I personally think that it is one of the best-designed running shoes ever. I love the Alpha Project dots in clear plastic at the heel of the shoe, the five dots by the forefoot mesh, the clean, sophisticated lines of the upper. It is just wonderfully constructed and has the performance to match.

This is a shoe for neutral runners who seek maximum responsive cushioning. If you have arch problems or are big for your size, this is probably not it.

The Nike Shox R4 retails for about $150.

April 24, 2006. Nike, Sneakers.