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Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 7 Review
Nike meticulously chiseled midsole curves, lasered edges, perforated mesh and welded no-sew seams as they revamped the Terra Kiger, raising the shoe to its highest form. From the great fit to the improved traction and cushioned, low-profile responsiveness, the shoe shines when running fast on singletrack, where its nimble qualities come out and play.
The most notable difference between the Terra Kiger version 6 and 7 is that Nike tweaked the outsole, providing fuller coverage and a better lug pattern, to make much-needed traction and durability improvements. But, once on the run, the more noteworthy upgrade comes from the proprioceptive feedback in the forefoot, which was improved by moving the Zoom Air Unit to the toes where it provides a soft and responsive ride at the point of greatest foot force when attacking the trail. Complementing this move, the segmented rock plate was redesigned to cover more of the rear of the shoe, helping to protect hard heel landings. The upper fit was also altered to better hold low-volume feet.
This Is the Shoe for You If …
You are an aggressive trail runner, letting it go without holding back on a variety of off-road surfaces. This version of the Terra Kiger revs its engine and tilts more forward so that it is better able to pounce on rather than react to trail features. The responsive underfoot feel is complemented by low-profile cushioning, making for a balanced approach that encourages confidence — which, in turn, begets speed and fun!