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I really like Nike Air Max shoes for running as over the years I have had a few different pairs of running shoes and I think that these ones offer the best cushioning for feet and the best shock absorption for the joints. There are loads of different Air Max shoes to choose from and some of them can cost hundreds of pounds and while I am sure they are fantastic I don't think there is any need to spend all that and I got a pair of Air Max Compete shoes for just under 50 and I think that they are pretty good for the money and I don't have any complaints with them and think they offer high performance for a reasonable price.
When I bought the shoes there were a few different colours available but I chose a black and blue version as they just stood out on the shelves and I thought the majority black colour would probably be better for me than white or light grey as with outdoor running in the UK you are never guaranteed to have decent weather and there is always puddles and mud to contend with and even more so if you aren't running on pavements and roads and decide to run in the woods or through fields and white trainers are just going to become filthy within minutes of wearing them. The black colour really helps to disguise the dirt and when it is wiped off the dirt doesn't stain them as much as it would with the white ones obviously.
The trainers are an excellent fit and very comfortable. They give my feet room to breathe and they don't pinch my toes or feel tight anywhere but they also aren't loose which is something that is important when running as you don't want to have your shoes coming loose and ruining your flow. They have good padding along the ankle which is important in running shoes as they don't rub and cause blisters and they also offer good support so you won't feel as though you are going to break your ankle if you happen to go over slightly while running.
The air pocket in the trainers is what make these trainers so comfortable and it might sound a bit corny but it is actually like walking on air because they give such good cushioning. This is especially helpful when running because running is really hard on the joints such as the kness which is more pronounced when running on hard surfaces such as concrete.
As well as being excellent for running on hard surfaces these are also really good for running on softer surfaces such as grass and in the woods. The grips on the soles of the trainers are really deep and offer great grip on even slippery surfaces. They really do help keep an even momentum even when running on wet grass or over wet leaves etc.