A running shoe without foam? Nothing but air here. That's what the flashy Air Max 360 brings to the table 27 years after Nike first began using air in running shoes. The full-length air cushion and integrated outsole combine to create supple heel-to-toe transitions and a smooth overall ride. Choose this shoe if you need extra padding, not extra zip.Bonus: All else being equal, the absence of a foam midsole means the 360s should last considerably longer than the 400-mile shelf life of traditional road runners.Bummer: Nothing's lighter than air, but these shoes are of average weight. 12 oz; www.nikeair.com
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