Product Type: Nike Hunter Original
Newest Review: ... along the way to great comfort such as the visible Air Max heel cushion. I have never ever seen the point of making this thing visible ... more
Stylish and Comfortable
Nike Air Classic Bw
Member Name: dkm1981
Nike Air Classic Bw
Advantages: Comfortable, stylish, durable, good value for money
I am not a particularly sporty person (I much prefer swimming to running) and so I don't wear trainers so much for active sports as for every day comfort and for as long as I can remember this style of trainer has been my weapon of choice. I have always known them as Nike Air Max but they appear to be called Nike Hunter Original or Nike Air Classic here on dooyoo depending on which part of the site you are looking at them from. The pictures indicate that they are all one and the same though and they are a pretty simple but very comfortable trainer made by Nike nonetheless.
The shoes have lots of different features that help them along the way to great comfort such as the visible Air Max heel cushion. I have never ever seen the point of making this thing visible on a trainer but I will concede that one these it isn't too intrusive and doesn't take anything away from how stylish they look. I am not usually one for gimmicks either, which is why I can say with conviction that this bubble thing is no gimmick because I really do feel that they are so much more comfortable for it. I can walk for hours and hours with these shoes on and I have never yet experienced that burning sensation you sometimes get with less well protected heels. The fairly thick insole and outsole on the trainers also helps with the comfort level. I have fairly normal arches and find that these trainers fit well around my feet. There is a pad in the arch that seems to meld around your foot which is nice and obviously very beneficial for comfort levels.
As I said I have had a few pairs of these over the years and I have found that they have all lasted very well. In fact I would go as far as saying that I have got bored of them before they have got bored of me! They come in literally hundreds of different colours (all with essentially the same pattern though) and I find that I want a new pair a long long time before they get too scruffy to wear. I currently have a pink pair that I have had about a year and wear on a fairly regular basis that still look as good as new. I think that the simplistic style of them means that they are a classic trainer that will never go out of fashion which is good. They also have light soles which means they are suitable for use on sports courts.
The trainers usually cost around the £60 mark but I have seen certain colours available for much less in places like JD Sports. I find that the classic white ones with a simple splash of colour such as blue or pink never tend to drop in price but are always available. I think that although £60 is a lot for a pair of shoes that I don't actually use for sports, they are very good value for money thanks to the fact that they last me so long and look as good as new with it and that they are ridiculously comfortable. Definitely recommended.
Summary: Good value, comfortable trainers