Nike Zoom Terra Kiger $125
The Kiger is a departure for Nike trail shoes, but also a sort of homecoming, as it borrows from the heritage of
The shoe is light but also protective, critical ingredients in a Performance Trail shoe. The upper uses engineered mesh: closed mesh in much of the shoe with open venting in the front and sides of the vamp. Welded overlays add a touch of support and an internal web of Flywire strands secure the foot. The midsole is very flexible and has a 4mm drop, lessons provided courtesy of the Free, which make the shoe truly slipper-like. The outersole is an angular collection of toothy lugs that grip well, almost equally on- or off-road, and the rounded heel touches down smoothly—it’s well thought out and very effective. The innovative design, protection, and outstanding traction earned the Zoon Terra Kiger our award for Best Trail Shoe, Year-End 2013.
PERFORMANCE TRAIL New Sizes men 6–13,14,15; women 5–12 Weight 8.9 oz. (men’s 11); 7.4 oz. (women’s 8) Shape semicurved Construction Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board Recommended for medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics