Under Review: Nike KaijuBy Nick Lipton • Sep 2nd, 2009 • Category: Features, Reviews
Name: Nike Kaiju
Price: $350 US
Specs: Nike Free sole system with zoom air cushioning. One piece TPU backing to prevent wear and tear from binding crunch. Available in four colorways.
Review: Remember last year? Nike came out with boots and everyone freaked out. Well, this year Nike is coming out with new boots, and I’m sure everyone will huff and puff over these ones too. The new Nike Kaiju will join the shelves with the Air Force Zoom as Nike expands the line. These new foot protectors are a sleeker, more tech filled boot than their big brother. They offer crazy comfort, thanks to “zoom air cushioning” for more impact protection, and an ease of use that rivals the industry’s top products. You’ve got to lace them up, but it’s a speedy and dependable lace up. They walk around like shoes. The liners are comfortable, and the boot as a whole has an incredibly slim profile, perfect for those in skinny girl pants I love so much. The Kaiju has two little features though that make it a stand out. It has a great flex, but when it does there is no folding or crumpling of your boot. Nike cut out a slit in the ankle, tied it together with some crazy technology called “flywire” that can’t be broken by lowly humans, and ended up making a boot with great flex and comfort. The Kaiju looks like a giant running shoe in a way, and is definitely more appealing than the previous effort. Overall it’s slick, and works well. If you’re too cool for Nike, you won’t like these boots, but otherwise, they get our thumbs up.
Notable Stuff: Super slim profile, extremely comfortable, walk like shoes, dependable lacing system, on and off quickly, don’t soak through, even in August.
Comfy, neat looking, work well, that’s all you really need to know.
All the products in these reviews were provided by the companies and we’re given to YoBeat after the review. Of course, we broke most of them in the testing process, but what can you do.
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