Working closely with elite athletes such as 10,000m Olympic silver medallist Galen Rupp and 3,000m world junior champion Mary Cain for insights, the revolutionary Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 raises the bar for a running shoe that delivers both speed and stability.
For over the last 2-plus decades, Nike designers have debunked the notion that stable means slow. They have constantly pushed to make the Nike Structure shoe lighter, smoother and more responsive without sacrificing any of its vaunted stability features.
Uncompromising Stability with a Snappy, Responsive Ride
Rupp, who runs nearly 120 miles (193km) per week in the Nike Structure, said the Structure 18 gives him a more stable ride and feels faster all the way through his runs. He adds,
“The Nike Structure is the only shoe I’ve trained in since I started running, so it feels special to me to have input in the design of the new one. I love the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 because it hugs my foot in the right places, providing the support I need to go the distance. I was really surprised when I picked them up and felt how light they were. It’s like Nike found a way to magically shave a few ounces off, and because of that, I feel like I can run faster in them.”
The Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 delivers uncompromising stability through the combination of an upper featuring Asymmetrical Dynamic Flywire and a triple-density Dynamic Support system in the midsole. The new contoured last – created to provide a better fit and more responsive ride – combined with Nike Zoom Air cushioning, provides added toe springs for the snappy, quick-off-the-ground feel athletes expect from Nike Zoom Air.
Dynamic Support and Engineered Mesh
Designed to provide runners with support and cushioning, the innovative Dynamic Support system uses opposing wedges of foam with different densities to help slow the rate of pronation. Designers enhanced the support in the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 by adding a third, high-density foam to the existing system. When needed, the 3-density Dynamic Support system kicks in to help provide added support and enhance the smooth transition upon foot stroke.
The design also features a Nike Engineered Mesh upper with Asymmetrical Nike Flywire cables that wrap the foot and provide support without the bulkiness of previous models, letting the foot move naturally. Nike Engineered Mesh also improves comfort and breathability. Nike Engineered Mesh enables designers to precision-engineer ventilation and lightweight support where needed most, improving comfort and breathability.
Designed to be a Revolution in Speed
Whether racing or training, athletes repeatedly ask for Zoom Air because they love that fast, snappy, responsive ride and the energy return they get from it.
Nike’s Zoom Air technology is the fastest, most responsive Nike Air cushioning, making it the cushioning of choice for many elite and everyday athletes. Highly responsive Nike Zoom Air cushioning in the forefoot combined with the added toe spring of the new Zoom last provides the Structure 18 with a responsive snap and fast transition.
Where to Buy?
The Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 will be released across all Nike stores in Singapore from mid-October at S$199.