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Men's Nike Air Max+ 2009

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Men's NIKE® AIR MAX+ 2009 :: You can't find more cushioning thanks to the new, full-length, fully visible Air Sole. Also new: race-inspired mesh upper with revolutionary Flywire construction for lightweight, supple, secure fit. Nike+ ready.* 12.8 ounces

*Nike+ sensor sold separately

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Category Type:

NEUTRAL+ [?]
If you have a high arch, are a high-mileage runner, or want the maximum amount of cushioning, Neutral+ is your shoe style. Enjoy a smooth ride with enhanced cushioning and reduced impact with improved shock absorption. If pronation is not a problem then choose Neutral+ shoes. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • FlyWire construction in the upper: High tensile strength fibers sandwiched between a thin layer of TPU and a dynamic textile form an ultra-light yet ultra-strong composite upper
  • Full-length Max air unit: Provides durable cushioning
  • Innovative forefoot flexibility: Gives a more natural feel while running
  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber outsole: Added durability and traction on a variety of surfaces
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Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe
 
3.9

(based on 26 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cushions impact (6)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Comfortable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small

           

          Feels half size too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          71% 

          (5 reviews)

          Feels half size too big

           

          Feels full size too big

           
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow

           

          Feels true to width

           

          100% 

          (7 reviews)

          Feels too wide

           
        • Arch Type:
        • Average arch (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Gym rat (4), Enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 26 customers

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Ok I am giving these ...

      By runalot

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

      Ok I am giving these shoes one star, but let me also say that I do like the design of this shoe. The problem is that this air max is flawed wear-wise.

      I run 60-70 miles/week and I alternated the maxes with vomero 4+ at around 50/50. At 120mi per pair (max/vomero) one of the max's sole was so badly gone that I was running directly on air-bag and the other was getting micron close. The Vomeros are still like new sole-wise.

      I have noticed a lot of variation in Nike products lately. The designs are extremely good but the product quality is suffering. Not to point fingers but my guess is that their off-shored manufacturers and suppliers are playing fast and loose with the parts and components. Once Nike is no longer closely monitoring the quality assurance they switch to cheaper lower quality parts but charge the same price.

      This same problem occurred with the Vomero line with the 3+ and the early 4+. The air-bag quality was so-bad the shoes bottomed out right out-of-the-box. Earl

      (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      I'm a 145 pound runner ...

      By Phil

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

      I'm a 145 pound runner donig a marathon
      training gig. Sorry but this shoe is not working at all. Way to stiff. Perhaps if I was a 200 pounder they might work.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      6'3", 220 lbs. 20-30 ...

      By Bill H.

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

      6'3", 220 lbs. 20-30 miles per week. For some reason these shoes kill the muscles around my ankles. What's more, my heels are very tender after even a moderate run. They look terrific, but I can't run them. I thought they might "break in," but they didn't. Now I'm past the return window, so these are very expensive shoes for grocery shopping and kicking around the house. Incidentally, I live just south of the 46-degree N latitude. Maybe they perform better in warmer climes. Ah, well...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      900km and going strong........

      By Rowey

      from Melbourne Australia

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • With Orthotics/Inserts

        Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

        7 months , 904km, at least 2-300 left- at a guess.... and I chased up a new pair to break in and rotate..... my favourite shoe.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Westpalmdoc

        from Naples

        About Me Gym Rat

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Endurance Training
          • Gym
          • Pavement
          • Walking

          Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

          Truly amazing shoe. In the past, found Nike to be overpriced, and found Shox to be hard as rocks and not worth the price. These are an entirely different story. Was amazed the first time i put them on; if you're looking for a cushioned ride, look no further. Can not speak for the running aspect as i dont run, but for everything else i do in and out of the gym, have found them to be the softest shoe i've ever owned. Truly can not fathom going back to any other shoe at this point. Fiancee just bought a pair, she loves them too, and she is a runner.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          if you are 15 and want to ...

          By old dog

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

          if you are 15 and want to look cool get these. if you want to run stick with the Bowerman line from Nike. everthing else is all marketing.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          So far, so good (granted ...

          By JK

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

          So far, so good (granted I've only put 40 miles on them). Has Nike finally created the right mix of cushion, stability, and an air bladder that works for serious training? Time will tell, but in the meantime, I can tell you that as a heavy runner (6'3", 240 lbs) who has been thru Saucony Hurricane 9's, Asics Kinsei's, Nike Air Vomero 3's, and Air Max Moto 5's, I've found the Air Max 2009's to be the real deal. Only downside so far has been the lack of air flow in the mesh (as compared to the others above), the flip-side is that this may actually be the 1st running shoe I've owned that looks as good as it feels. Will report back at the 250 mile mark...won't take long, these babies make you wanna run (and if they are still holding up then, my 4 will become a 5).

           
          4.0

          cushy

          By peter j

          from boonies illinois

          About Me Avid Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

            Nice ride on asphalt cushy not real supportivr

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • High Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Air Max+ 2009

            By Ralph

            from San Diego. Ca.

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Fast

            Cons

            • Bad traction onwet cement
            • Poor Traction

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

            Really bad traction on wet cement. The rubber is hard.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Not too Bad

            By 1115

            from TN

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cushions Impact
            • Good Arch Support

            Cons

            • After about 2 hrs
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

            Good shoe but after about 2 hours, it starts to be uncomfortable on the outside edge of my forefoot.
            Has great cushioning and looks good!

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Best. Shoes. Ever.

            By BD2000

            from Columbia, MD

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Fast
            • Good Arch Support
            • Good Traction
            • Great with Jeans
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Endurance Training

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              I got these for the daily treat price of [$]. Well worth the price. 160 is a bit steep, but if you can find them on sale, you won't find a better shoe. Thy provide the perfect amount of support for my bad knees and ankles. I can run 10+ miles easily in these.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              [@]

              By jacker

              from fujian

              About Me Gym Rat

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • Uncomfortable

              Best Uses

              • Gym

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              [...]

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              love em!! great shoes

              By vig

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              love em!! great shoes

               
              5.0

              Been running for over 20 ...

              By jyvdude

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              Been running for over 20 years and by far these are the best shoes I have ever owned. Nike finally got it right!

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              they look great, but have ...

              By dolometh

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              they look great, but have too much cushioning for my taste. i had to get new running shoes, but these are still nice sneakers to kick it in.

               
              5.0

              31 years of running. This ...

              By brad

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              31 years of running. This is a good year for Nike Air Max. 360's were good, but these are better cushioned, seem lighter and more durable as the entire length of the sole is waffle/BRS1000. A little pricey but the insole does not need to be replaced as most shoes do. I will buy another pair before they are gone.

               
              5.0

              Best combination of ...

              By Corey

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              Best combination of cushioning and support that I have found in Nike's. I have previously worn the Experience+ (not enough forefoot cushioning), the Vomero 3's (lots of cushion, but too soft and not enough support), and the Moto 5 (which has been a great shoe).
              I'm 185 pounds and run 3-4 times a week. but only moderate distances. I have high arches and underpronate, and this shoe has been great. In the past, I'd always used insoles, but these seem to feel best without them and straight out of the box.
              There is very good cushioning throughout the whole shoe, but with the air soles instead of foam, they are much more stable and feel much, much more responsive than other neutral shoes out there.
              Another upgrade over past Air Max 360's is that the rubber sole is sturdier throughout the entire bottom where there used to be some thin layers exposed in past shoes that made them prone to puncturing.
              Yes, they don't look like a running shoe, but whether that's a plus or not is up

               
              3.0

              This shoe had very good ...

              By Terry Collom

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              This shoe had very good cushioning; however, I wore the heel out in a very short period of time.

               
              5.0

              I can't disagree more ...

              By Donaldson

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              I can't disagree more with the 1 star review. They are the best Nike running shoes period. Comfortable, light weight, and well made. I'm buying a second pair.

               
              5.0

              I agrred with Donaldson. ...

              By HOW

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              I agrred with Donaldson. the shoe is light giving you a smooth ride for a good pace. Even better than the Vomera 3 which is too soft and lack stability. This has the stability and cusion for a good run. I will be buying a second pair of different color.

               
              5.0

              I normally run in light ...

              By Joe

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              I normally run in light trainers like a Nike Air Skylon TC or Nike Luna. I wanted a shoe with more cushion for long runs. this shoe blend a tremendous amount of cushion along with the feel and responsifness of a lighter shoe. The shoe is not stiff and has performed well on runs up to 10 miles and I have no complaints at the 250 mile mark on these shoes.

               
              5.0

              Best shoe for support and ...

              By Don

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              Best shoe for support and cushioning feels like walking on air great shoe for the many that suffer heels spores or plantars fasicitis

               
              4.0

              This is an improvement ...

              By Roc

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              This is an improvement for Nike over recent shoes. The shoe width is perfect for my feet. The forefoot cushioning is just right. The heel cushioning, however, needs to be firmer, and I'd love to see the heel height increased a bit. I had to return the shoe.

               
              5.0

              This is THE best Nike ...

              By A new chapter for Nike Air.

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              This is THE best Nike running shoe made to date. The new Air Max+ 2009 are a new evolution of shoe. Comfortable and cushioned better than ANY other brand. Hands down, this shoes has made every Nike Air before it horribly outdated. Runners with Knee and joint issues, this is your shoe. This is a significant shoe. If $160.00 is out of your price comfort zone...DONT TRY THESE SHOES ON. Just remember I told you so.

               
              1.0

              I read the "glowing " ...

              By steve

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              I read the "glowing " reviews on this shoe so I decided to buy a pair. When I put them on they felt more like a"dress" shoe than a "running" shoe. VERY uncomfortable,in my opinion. Returned them the very same day.

               
              5.0

              Oh my Goodness!! Oh my ...

              By Julio

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Mens Nike Air Max+ 2009 Running Shoe:

              Oh my Goodness!! Oh my goodness!! Oh my goodness!! These are the greatest running shoes ever invented in the history of the earth!!

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              Sat, January 23,2010:
              I'm a 145 pound runner donig a marathon training gig. Sorry but this shoe is not working at all. Way to stiff. Perhaps if I was a 200 pounder they might work.
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