Designed for trail running, the Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 4 Men's Running Shoe features a protective plate that shields your feet from rough terrain and Flywire cables that wrap the arch of your foot for comfortable support.
Abrasion-resistant uppers will encase each foot in ventilated comfort. Perforations in the fabric increase airflow, creating a better, healthier environment for your feet to thrive in. Textile and mesh are layered to produce a strong fit that's ready for rough adventure. The midfoot fit system combines an asymmetrical, no-sew overlay with Flywire cables to provide lockdown on uneven surfaces. The cables, in two different thicknesses, hug and hold as you tighten the laces, eliminating millimetres of movement with each stride to provide a secure fit that moves with you. Flattened Flywire cables in the top eyestays unite with a minimal heel counter to secure the rearfoot, reducing in-shoe slippage so that you can enjoy smooth, distraction-free strides. Plush foam surrounds the entire ankle to create soft, next-to-skin cushion while a wider forefoot allows room for comfortable toe splay. Protective skin wraps the toes to reinforce the Wildhorse 4's trail-worthy state, defending you against roots, rocks and general hazards. A partial mesh inner bootie cradles the foot in a plush, sock-like feel and enhanced breathability.
Phylon resides in the midsole; the lightweight and responsive construction is formed with EVA foam pellets that are compressed, heat expanded and then cooled in a mould. Resilient and springy, it helps to spare your joints as you strike down onto hard, unforgiving terrain. Nike Zoom Air features under the heel to supply your stride with extra bounce; it combines pressurised air with internal fibres to deliver responsive cushioning that springs back fast, so you can move faster. Zoom Air's advantage is that, as well as providing excellent impact protection, it boasts a super lightweight and low-profile design which lets your feet sit closer to the ground, enhancing proprioception so that you can run more efficiently. Embedded within the forefoot of the midsole platform, a rock plate helps to protect your feet against rocks and stone bruises, letting you run with confidence over awkward terrain.
A dual-compound rubber outsole completes the Wildhorse 4. High-abrasion rubber skirts the perimeter of the rugged waffle traction pattern, providing multi-surface grip and durability in high-wear areas. Sticky rubber makes up the centre to supply slick-surface traction, so you're good to go across sodden ground. Exaggerated lugs mean optimal grip and easy mud shedding, never killing your pace with weight, and they're strategically placed with a sharp, crisp shape to amplify grip in every direction, in every condition. The heel is rounded to roll with the ground, promoting a more natural running motion. For the athletes who crave comfort on the road less travelled, choose the Air Zoom Wildhorse 4.