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Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe

Men's Nike Air Cesium

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Men's NIKE AIR CESIUM :: The men's Nike Air Cesium is a revolutionary running shoe that features unique technologies which challenge the conventional, bulky and rigid motion control construction that many are used to. 10.6 ounces

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  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Slip last
  • Country of Origin: China

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5.0

My favorite shoe ever!!!! ...

By Fly on the Wall

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

My favorite shoe ever!!!! The off-set lacing is GREAT!! With other shoes I have either pain on the top of my foot or the heel slips (no matter how creatively I lace them). I like how they ride low to the ground. For me the unique motion control works well(though I usually wear them with my orthotics). I love their light weight.
I've run multiple marathons in them and I've been getting about 450 miles out of pair. This is as good or better mileage than my Asics or Brooks. I'm about to buy my 6th, 7th, and 8th pairs.
(I'm 140 lbs, have extreme over pronation, and run a 3:08 marathon)

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1.0

I was looking forward to ...

By Doug W

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I was looking forward to this shoe, because I needed a good motion control shoe. I made it about 3 miles before I had to stop and walk home. They felt like a torture device. I never returned a Nike shoe before until now. If you have pronation problems, it's better to see a podiatrist and get a pair of custom made orthotics. The motion control device they built in, combined with the offset lacing system, make for a very uncomfortable shoe that will more likely cause injury than prevent them. Nike needs to go back to the drawing board with this one. Stay with the Nike Air Zoom Elite for motion control.

 
3.0

Comfortable fit and ...

By Ted

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Comfortable fit and lacing system. Good for pronation control too, but is very very stiff. i thought i could get accustomed to the stiffness, but ended up injured after a few weeks

 
4.0

Great training shoe for ...

By hackleo

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Great training shoe for relatively light (155lb) overpronators like myself. I wouldn't recommend for longer runs, though, as they don't offer the greatest cushioning. But for tempo and speed runs, they are light and comfortable. I trained about 150 miles in these prepping for my first marathon. I fininshed (in another shoe), so I give these credit for helping me complete the necessary training. I already have the Cesium 2 for this year's training...

 
3.0

I heard great things ...

By Joseph

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I heard great things about this shoe from friends but am disappointed now that I own them. Pros: lightweight, comfortable, nice looking. Cons: heel are began to wear & depress after 50 miles; do not provide support on long runs. Relegated now to once a week on 4-6 mile runs. Brroks Beast still my shoe of choice!

 
5.0

The first time I slipped ...

By MTStewDog

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

The first time I slipped the Air Cesium on my foot I said, "Somebody finally made a motion control shoe with true arch support!" I've been running for 24 year and I'm a high-mileage runner (50 miles per week) and I weight 160 lbs. This is hands down the best shoe I've ever run in. The Air Cesium feels like it was custom-made for my feet, which, of course, should be the goal in selecting a running shoe. And you cannot beat the light weight.

 
5.0

Very good shoe, great ...

By lazaro

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Very good shoe, great motion control, interesting cushioning. Y tried many others shoes, but these are the best motion control shoe , and is very light.

 
1.0

I am a novice or ...

By Amos

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I am a novice or inxperienced runner who's been running for the past 10 years as a soldier (formation runs, PT Tests, speed work etc.). My fist inpression of the Cesium was that although the lenength fit my foot the rest of the shoe, especailly the toe box felt too wide. I hit a local running trail (cement) and did just over two miles and it was all I could do to finish the run. The arch support felt too tall and seemed to hit me more behing the ball of my foot instead of in the center of my arch. The collar rubbed on my ankle and also caused discomfort. The shoes looked great and I wish I could have found them locally to try on before ordering. IMO they're a 1 out of 5.

 
2.0

I don't know what Nike ...

By Kacz

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I don't know what Nike was thinking when they started selling these shoes as a Motion Control shoe. Weighing 172 lbs. (I'm not the lightest)and running in M/C shoes for almost 25 years, these are by far the worse shoes I have ever bought. These shoes have no lateral support in the mid and forward part of the shoe. The only thing I liked about this ride was the way the lacing is offset and the no tonque feature. Waste of money!

 
4.0

Nice shoe. Nike ...

By MH

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Nice shoe. Nike understands the interplay between a softer lateral heel and a supportive medial side to create a stable ride. Surprise-surprise, works like a charm! Fit is a bit odd - kinda loose, but it works. Shoe is really light. Hope the Cesium only gets better in upcoming versions.

 
5.0

best pair of running ...

By Nate

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

best pair of running shoes i've ever run in. they are great motion control shoes but at the same time very light!

 
4.0

Completely different than ...

By Pro-Nation

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Completely different than any other motion control shoe out there. Lighter, softer, more flexible, and they REALLY stop pronation cold.
I have low arches and pronate a lot - with most shoes, I tend to feel like my feet are rolling inward through my entire stride, even with chunky motion control shoes. With the built-in outward slant to these Nikes, my feet and ankles now hit centered and stay centered.
The only drawback is the upper. Soft and sock-like. They are so soft that you can't really crank down on the laces to customize the fit.

 
5.0

I have to say being a ...

By SkySoldier

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I have to say being a consistent Nike running shoe owner, this pair of shoes is quite honestly the best pair of running shoes I have ever owned. I have flat feet and have worn orthotics but this shoe eliminated the need for those and I have been running in total comfort for the past 10 months. They have held up great in heat and sand of the Middle East and now the trails and roads of Alaska. I run 6 days a week with speed work as well and shoe is versatile enough to even run road races in. Great Job!

 
5.0

It seems a number of ...

By G.O.B.

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

It seems a number of reviewers bought this shoe without doing any research. It weighs 11 oz.; OF COURSE it doesn't have tons of cushioning. This is like buying a Porsche and expressing shock that it's not good for moving boxes or driving your kids to soccer practice.

 
5.0

I am 6'/165lbs, severly ...

By Achilles Tendonitis

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I am 6'/165lbs, severly over pronate and have not been able to train seriously, or pain free, since I tore my achilles about 5 years ago. I usually wear the Asics Kayano (since the Kayano I, if they called it that) but was looking for a better alternative. Enter the Cesium. I was initially a bit skeptical, especially when I was trying them on, but that all went out the window on my first run. The shoes are extremely light and feel like light weight trainers. I have been able to increase my training to 70mi/wk without any pain. I alternate two pairs of Cesiums with 2 pairs of NB 845s. One note is that I found that they are extremely uncomfortable to wear just walking around so I only wear them for running. I never thought that I would say this about a Nike shoe, but they are probably the best shoe I have run in (even better than the Kayano!).

 
5.0

I love them. I'm a ...

By C.J. Moeller

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I love them. I'm a moderate pronater, and after some achilles tendon issues, a physical therapist wanted me to wear an orthodic. The orthodic was stiff and uncomfortable. The Cesium accomplishes the same thing, has a soft and stable ride. The only downside for me is the price. It's very novel concept to tilt the show to the outside, but it works great for me.

 
5.0

Finally an answer to my ...

By Paul C

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Finally an answer to my flat feet. I tried every brand of motion control such as saucony, NB, & brooks and I just felt like I was never going to get better at running. I was getting by with a set of Nike Air Triax Structure with added insoles until the Air Cesium came along. I have developed a more consistent stride and pace, my feet no longer drag, my peers noticed that I have a better running form and the best is that there is no more pain, during or after running. I have been using for 1 month now and put about 50 miles on them. They do feel awkward when you first try them on, but after the first run I was convinced I finally found a shoe that works. It doesn't seem like there is a lot of cushioning, but it hasn't been a major factor to me, especially since I knocked off 3 min off my 3 mi. run. I sincerely hope that Nike continues to make this product. If you have flat feet and you are curious, this shoe is worth trying out.

 
5.0

Cesium is a miracle. I ...

By Diganta Borgohain

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Cesium is a miracle. I have had IT band problem ever since I started running (about 4 years ago). I tried numerous ASICS shoes. I tried motion control and stability. With and without orthotics. NOTHING WORKED. I almost started believing that my legs are not meant for running and there is no right shoe for me. Then I heard about NIKE Cesium. Some runners claimed that their IT band problem didn't bother them even without orthotics. It was too good to be true for me. I thought even if it was half true it would be good for me. IT WORKED. Earlier, when I start running, even after a gap of 1 to 2 weeks, first run (3-4 miles) has always been painful. The pain decreases in the subsequent runs after doing lots and lots of stretching. I had to increase my mileage gradually to not get the pain again.
This season I ran after 6 months, without orthotics (I lost them on a plane). Not even a trace of pain. I had usual soreness in the muscles (quads and calves) but no knee pain.

 
5.0

Very different feel from ...

By John S.

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Very different feel from traditional shoes. Built-in wedge actually tilts your feet toward the outsides of the shoe. Very effective, but you'll either love 'em or hate 'em. They almost feel like a racing flat. I'm 5'10" and 175 and have several hundred miles on them. Good durability. Great if you have late-in-the-gait overpronation issues. Solved my achilles tendon problems. Must size up at least one full size. Will buy again.

 
4.0

Although it has an ...

By Jin

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Although it has an awkward ride and feels clunky at times, you can't beat the flexibility and weight in a MOTION CONTROL shoe. More companies should make shoes like this.

 
4.0

Interesting shoe. Had to ...

By audio_man01

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Interesting shoe. Had to return 1st pair so YES, buy one size up. Easily the best general purpose running shoe that I have ever purchased in 30+ years. Great motion control AND light weight. 1st time that you slip these on, you'll wonder how they can work. They do! Light weight, responsive and comfortable. No sore knees, shins, etc. 4 stars because they are just a bit too wide (no width options from Nike) and as been pointed out, lacing does not allow for a snugger lacing. Forget about walking in these shoes - clearly these guys were made for running ... only!

 
5.0

great shoe really stopped ...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

great shoe really stopped my overpronation butvery disapointed nike arnt makeing this great shoe anymore

 
1.0

I ran the cesium in US ...

By Lukas

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I ran the cesium in US 12,5 - usually I have this size. But the shoe was so width that I bought US 12. But even in US 12 the shoe ist so large that I have to use a special trick to fix 'em on my feet. Very bad. I cannot understand why Nike is using those kind of tying lacings. Normally the cesium would be a gread shoe for my feet.

 
4.0

These shoes feel weird ...

By Joe

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

These shoes feel weird but work wonderfully. A severe overpronator with bad knees, I typically can't get more than 150-200 miles out of a pair of shoes before the insole breaks down enough to give me knee pain. I've gotten 250 miles out of each of my first two pair of Cesiums, and am ordering my third - in the blue/grey. These are also the ugliest shoes on the market! The cushioning seems lacking at first, but I rotated my last pair with NB 1010s, and the Nikes were far less jarring on the knees.

 
1.0

Worst pair of running ...

By Leon

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Worst pair of running shoes I've had (flat feet, 5'10", 180lb). Looks great, light, but poor lacing system, little cushioning. Going back to Asics Gel Evolution!

 
3.0

I love Nike shoes but ...

By Greg

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I love Nike shoes but this pair isn't the best. There is no cushioning at all and the soles begin to wear away immediately. I was almost better off running in just my socks.

 
3.0

Very good until the ...

By Air Cesium

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

Very good until the effects of the technology starts wearing out, which is 2 weeks later. I run 25-30 miles per week, 5'5 165 lbs. Started getting flat wfter the 2 weeks.

 
5.0

I run 70 miles weekly, ...

By Andreas Daiber

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I run 70 miles weekly, have flat feet and weigh 160 lb's. The Air Cesium is an awesome shoe for me because it's supportive, light, has good heel and forefoot cushioning and is durable. My second pair is on order. The lacing system doesn't allow for much tension. The tongue and heel are weird. Your foot rides loose inside. And, amazingly the shoe works great. The age old Brooks Chariot and more recently extinct Adidas Cairo had similar characteristics for my style of running. I did an Air Cesium and Brooks Adrenaline GTS 6 (with orthotics) rotation and will rotate my next pair of Air Cesiums with Brooks Addiction 7's. If you have my build, my nearly flat feet and my mileage habit you should get the Air Cesium's. You'll be delighted. If you think I'm wrong, I'm eager to receive your suggestions.

 
4.0

I haven't run in them ...

By Mark

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I haven't run in them very much yet...just a few days but I like the feel so far. It feels like I am getting the support of my orthotic but it is much lighter. The feel is not as responsive as you would think with the lightness...I think this is due to the lacing system and the large toe box. I appreciate the room (I have a wide foot) but the tallness (for lack of better word) of the toe box is a bit much. The foot feels "loose" in there...not bad...but will take some getting used to. Does anyone know...what is the reasoning behind the lacing? I love the deep heel cup...no slippage. Also, does anyone know the reasoning behind not having a sole insert? I will try them for another week or two and if they continue to feel good I'll get a second pair.

 
5.0

I just tentatively bought ...

By Dino

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Cesium Running Shoe:

I just tentatively bought these shoes..I have been wearing Mizuno's exclusively for ten years...I usually need a performance stability shoe to go with my full foot soft orthotic which I have had to wear for 20 years...don't be afraid to give these a try..they are phenomenal...light weight, supportive, and cushioned sublimely...I will be ordering a couple back up shoes immediately...

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1.    Ted rated this product 3 stars
Wed, August 13,2008:
Comfortable fit and lacing system. Good for pronation control too, but is very very stiff. i thought i could get accustomed to the stiffness, but ended up injured after a few weeks
2.    MTStewDog rated this product 5 stars
Fri, February 15,2008:
The first time I slipped the Air Cesium on my foot I said, "Somebody finally made a motion control shoe with true arch support!" I've been running for 24 year and I'm a high-mileage runner (50 miles per week) and I weight 160 lbs. This is hands down the best shoe I've ever run in. The Air Cesium feels like it was custom-made for my feet, which, of course, should be the goal in selecting a running shoe. And you cannot beat the light weight.
3.    hackleo rated this product 4 stars
Fri, February 01,2008:
Great training shoe for relatively light (155lb) overpronators like myself. I wouldn't recommend for longer runs, though, as they don't offer the greatest cushioning. But for tempo and speed runs, they are light and comfortable. I trained about 150 miles in these prepping for my first marathon. I fininshed (in another shoe), so I give these credit for helping me complete the necessary training. I already have the Cesium 2 for this year's training...
4.    Fly on the Wall rated this product 5 stars
Wed, December 05,2007:
My favorite shoe ever!!!! The off-set lacing is GREAT!! With other shoes I have either pain on the top of my foot or the heel slips (no matter how creatively I lace them). I like how they ride low to the ground. For me the unique motion control works well(though I usually wear them with my orthotics). I love their light weight. I've run multiple marathons in them and I've been getting about 450 miles out of pair. This is as good or better mileage than my Asics or Brooks. I'm about to buy my 6th, 7th, and 8th pairs. (I'm 140 lbs, have extreme over pronation, and run a 3:08 marathon)
5.    Kacz rated this product 2 stars
Mon, November 26,2007:
I don't know what Nike was thinking when they started selling these shoes as a Motion Control shoe. Weighing 172 lbs. (I'm not the lightest)and running in M/C shoes for almost 25 years, these are by far the worse shoes I have ever bought. These shoes have no lateral support in the mid and forward part of the shoe. The only thing I liked about this ride was the way the lacing is offset and the no tonque feature. Waste of money!
6.    Amos rated this product 1 star
Wed, November 14,2007:
I am a novice or inxperienced runner who's been running for the past 10 years as a soldier (formation runs, PT Tests, speed work etc.). My fist inpression of the Cesium was that although the lenength fit my foot the rest of the shoe, especailly the toe box felt too wide. I hit a local running trail (cement) and did just over two miles and it was all I could do to finish the run. The arch support felt too tall and seemed to hit me more behing the ball of my foot instead of in the center of my arch. The collar rubbed on my ankle and also caused discomfort. The shoes looked great and I wish I could have found them locally to try on before ordering. IMO they're a 1 out of 5.
7.    Joseph rated this product 3 stars
Sun, September 09,2007:
I heard great things about this shoe from friends but am disappointed now that I own them. Pros: lightweight, comfortable, nice looking. Cons: heel are began to wear & depress after 50 miles; do not provide support on long runs. Relegated now to once a week on 4-6 mile runs. Brroks Beast still my shoe of choice!
8.    lazaro rated this product 5 stars
Fri, August 31,2007:
Very good shoe, great motion control, interesting cushioning. Y tried many others shoes, but these are the best motion control shoe , and is very light.
9.    audio_man01 rated this product 4 stars
Wed, August 22,2007:
Interesting shoe. Had to return 1st pair so YES, buy one size up. Easily the best general purpose running shoe that I have ever purchased in 30+ years. Great motion control AND light weight. 1st time that you slip these on, you'll wonder how they can work. They do! Light weight, responsive and comfortable. No sore knees, shins, etc. 4 stars because they are just a bit too wide (no width options from Nike) and as been pointed out, lacing does not allow for a snugger lacing. Forget about walking in these shoes - clearly these guys were made for running ... only!
10.    MH rated this product 4 stars
Fri, August 10,2007:
Nice shoe. Nike understands the interplay between a softer lateral heel and a supportive medial side to create a stable ride. Surprise-surprise, works like a charm! Fit is a bit odd - kinda loose, but it works. Shoe is really light. Hope the Cesium only gets better in upcoming versions.
11.    SkySoldier rated this product 5 stars
Mon, July 23,2007:
I have to say being a consistent Nike running shoe owner, this pair of shoes is quite honestly the best pair of running shoes I have ever owned. I have flat feet and have worn orthotics but this shoe eliminated the need for those and I have been running in total comfort for the past 10 months. They have held up great in heat and sand of the Middle East and now the trails and roads of Alaska. I run 6 days a week with speed work as well and shoe is versatile enough to even run road races in. Great Job!
12.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Tue, July 10,2007:
great shoe really stopped my overpronation butvery disapointed nike arnt makeing this great shoe anymore
13.    Achilles Tendonitis rated this product 5 stars
Wed, July 04,2007:
I am 6'/165lbs, severly over pronate and have not been able to train seriously, or pain free, since I tore my achilles about 5 years ago. I usually wear the Asics Kayano (since the Kayano I, if they called it that) but was looking for a better alternative. Enter the Cesium. I was initially a bit skeptical, especially when I was trying them on, but that all went out the window on my first run. The shoes are extremely light and feel like light weight trainers. I have been able to increase my training to 70mi/wk without any pain. I alternate two pairs of Cesiums with 2 pairs of NB 845s. One note is that I found that they are extremely uncomfortable to wear just walking around so I only wear them for running. I never thought that I would say this about a Nike shoe, but they are probably the best shoe I have run in (even better than the Kayano!).
14.    John S. rated this product 5 stars
Fri, May 18,2007:
Very different feel from traditional shoes. Built-in wedge actually tilts your feet toward the outsides of the shoe. Very effective, but you'll either love 'em or hate 'em. They almost feel like a racing flat. I'm 5'10" and 175 and have several hundred miles on them. Good durability. Great if you have late-in-the-gait overpronation issues. Solved my achilles tendon problems. Must size up at least one full size. Will buy again.
15.    Nate rated this product 5 stars
Mon, May 14,2007:
best pair of running shoes i've ever run in. they are great motion control shoes but at the same time very light!
16.    Pro-Nation rated this product 4 stars
Mon, May 14,2007:
Completely different than any other motion control shoe out there. Lighter, softer, more flexible, and they REALLY stop pronation cold. I have low arches and pronate a lot - with most shoes, I tend to feel like my feet are rolling inward through my entire stride, even with chunky motion control shoes. With the built-in outward slant to these Nikes, my feet and ankles now hit centered and stay centered. The only drawback is the upper. Soft and sock-like. They are so soft that you can't really crank down on the laces to customize the fit.
17.    C.J. Moeller rated this product 5 stars
Thu, May 10,2007:
I love them. I'm a moderate pronater, and after some achilles tendon issues, a physical therapist wanted me to wear an orthodic. The orthodic was stiff and uncomfortable. The Cesium accomplishes the same thing, has a soft and stable ride. The only downside for me is the price. It's very novel concept to tilt the show to the outside, but it works great for me.
18.    Diganta Borgohain rated this product 5 stars
Mon, May 07,2007:
Cesium is a miracle. I have had IT band problem ever since I started running (about 4 years ago). I tried numerous ASICS shoes. I tried motion control and stability. With and without orthotics. NOTHING WORKED. I almost started believing that my legs are not meant for running and there is no right shoe for me. Then I heard about NIKE Cesium. Some runners claimed that their IT band problem didn't bother them even without orthotics. It was too good to be true for me. I thought even if it was half true it would be good for me. IT WORKED. Earlier, when I start running, even after a gap of 1 to 2 weeks, first run (3-4 miles) has always been painful. The pain decreases in the subsequent runs after doing lots and lots of stretching. I had to increase my mileage gradually to not get the pain again. This season I ran after 6 months, without orthotics (I lost them on a plane). Not even a trace of pain. I had usual soreness in the muscles (quads and calves) but no knee pain.
19.    Doug W rated this product 1 star
Sat, May 05,2007:
I was looking forward to this shoe, because I needed a good motion control shoe. I made it about 3 miles before I had to stop and walk home. They felt like a torture device. I never returned a Nike shoe before until now. If you have pronation problems, it's better to see a podiatrist and get a pair of custom made orthotics. The motion control device they built in, combined with the offset lacing system, make for a very uncomfortable shoe that will more likely cause injury than prevent them. Nike needs to go back to the drawing board with this one. Stay with the Nike Air Zoom Elite for motion control.
20.    G.O.B. rated this product 5 stars
Sat, April 14,2007:
It seems a number of reviewers bought this shoe without doing any research. It weighs 11 oz.; OF COURSE it doesn't have tons of cushioning. This is like buying a Porsche and expressing shock that it's not good for moving boxes or driving your kids to soccer practice.
21.    Jin rated this product 4 stars
Wed, April 11,2007:
Although it has an awkward ride and feels clunky at times, you can't beat the flexibility and weight in a MOTION CONTROL shoe. More companies should make shoes like this.
22.    Jin rated this product 4 stars
Wed, April 11,2007:
Although it has an awkward ride and feels clunky at times, you can't beat the flexibility and weight in a MOTION CONTROL shoe. More companies should make shoes like this.
23.    Paul C rated this product 5 stars
Thu, March 29,2007:
Finally an answer to my flat feet. I tried every brand of motion control such as saucony, NB, & brooks and I just felt like I was never going to get better at running. I was getting by with a set of Nike Air Triax Structure with added insoles until the Air Cesium came along. I have developed a more consistent stride and pace, my feet no longer drag, my peers noticed that I have a better running form and the best is that there is no more pain, during or after running. I have been using for 1 month now and put about 50 miles on them. They do feel awkward when you first try them on, but after the first run I was convinced I finally found a shoe that works. It doesn't seem like there is a lot of cushioning, but it hasn't been a major factor to me, especially since I knocked off 3 min off my 3 mi. run. I sincerely hope that Nike continues to make this product. If you have flat feet and you are curious, this shoe is worth trying out.
24.    Leon rated this product 1 star
Sun, February 25,2007:
Worst pair of running shoes I've had (flat feet, 5'10", 180lb). Looks great, light, but poor lacing system, little cushioning. Going back to Asics Gel Evolution!
25.    Lukas rated this product 1 star
Sun, February 25,2007:
I ran the cesium in US 12,5 - usually I have this size. But the shoe was so width that I bought US 12. But even in US 12 the shoe ist so large that I have to use a special trick to fix 'em on my feet. Very bad. I cannot understand why Nike is using those kind of tying lacings. Normally the cesium would be a gread shoe for my feet.
26.    Joe rated this product 4 stars
Sat, December 23,2006:
These shoes feel weird but work wonderfully. A severe overpronator with bad knees, I typically can't get more than 150-200 miles out of a pair of shoes before the insole breaks down enough to give me knee pain. I've gotten 250 miles out of each of my first two pair of Cesiums, and am ordering my third - in the blue/grey. These are also the ugliest shoes on the market! The cushioning seems lacking at first, but I rotated my last pair with NB 1010s, and the Nikes were far less jarring on the knees.
27.    Greg rated this product 3 stars
Wed, December 06,2006:
I love Nike shoes but this pair isn't the best. There is no cushioning at all and the soles begin to wear away immediately. I was almost better off running in just my socks.
28.    Air Cesium rated this product 3 stars
Fri, November 10,2006:
Very good until the effects of the technology starts wearing out, which is 2 weeks later. I run 25-30 miles per week, 5'5 165 lbs. Started getting flat wfter the 2 weeks.
29.    ru rated this product 2 stars
Tue, October 24,2006:
These shoes felt unconfortable right out of the box, but I went ahead and gave them a shot anyway. Even at rest, these shoes gave me the feeling that I had inserted a ball in the middle of my foot. Within my first mile, both of my feet became numb from the center of my feet towards my toes. This feeling continued for the next 4 miles. These shoes have very little cushioning and provided a very rough ride. I Did not have any issue with the lacing system and these shoes have more than enough room, almost too much. I will be sending these back.
30.    Devin rated this product 4 stars
Mon, September 25,2006:
Shin splints are gone. My feet are extremely flat. Im 6'0 195lbs. These shoes are great. I would diffinitley give these shoes a ride. I run about 2-3times a week, averaging 3-5 miles a run.
31.    Andreas Daiber rated this product 5 stars
Mon, July 03,2006:
I run 70 miles weekly, have flat feet and weigh 160 lb's. The Air Cesium is an awesome shoe for me because it's supportive, light, has good heel and forefoot cushioning and is durable. My second pair is on order. The lacing system doesn't allow for much tension. The tongue and heel are weird. Your foot rides loose inside. And, amazingly the shoe works great. The age old Brooks Chariot and more recently extinct Adidas Cairo had similar characteristics for my style of running. I did an Air Cesium and Brooks Adrenaline GTS 6 (with orthotics) rotation and will rotate my next pair of Air Cesiums with Brooks Addiction 7's. If you have my build, my nearly flat feet and my mileage habit you should get the Air Cesium's. You'll be delighted. If you think I'm wrong, I'm eager to receive your suggestions.
32.    JGG rated this product 5 stars
Sun, June 25,2006:
At 220 lbs, I rotate these with the NB857 and nike AST 9. Could use more cushioning on medial heel, but that's my only complaint. The shoe is very flexible, smooth, natural riding and lets your foot work the way it's supposed to. Great, innovative shoe. Hopefully nike will continue making it and will resist the urge to replace it with a shox version.
33.    J Mah rated this product 4 stars
Sun, June 04,2006:
the cesium is an overall excellent shoe....i'm 5'9" 135 hardcore runner and i have flexible flat feet...the mizuno inspire were comfortable shoes but i was burning the heels quickly and right now the cesium is holding up good...the only problem that i have with the shoes is that i have narrow feet and the shoes don't come in narrow sizes so i had to get a 1 size down and running down hills hurt...but it does help the overpronation cuz the shoes at an angle so it feels good i hope nike makes narrow sizes cuz then they'll get that 5th star in my book...i like the shoes they're light
34.    Tom rated this product 4 stars
Thu, June 01,2006:
Ok. I just put these on for their first trial run this morning, and I'm already thankful I bought them. Even though, I do agree they could have more cushioning. I'm 6'3", 190, mild over-pronator, so I tried various other shoes over the last couple of years with mixed, but no stellar results. The reason these were totally worth it to me is that they actually corrected my running stance to push my legs out to squarely under my hips (which I'm now trying to mimic in regular walking as well). These were actually painful to run in when I ran the old way (more in a line) until I had a Eureka! moment and pushed my feet out to squarely under my hips, and voila!, no more pain and I'm running correctly with less soreness afterward. Even if these wear down because the cushioning isn't that great, they're worth it to me just so I run correctly. They are a bit strange to get used to, but then again, I probably have to change the way I walk and run for now on.
35.    dan opp rated this product 4 stars
Wed, May 17,2006:
6'0" , 172, flat feet. After a few weeks of indoor and outdoor runs, I'm happy with the shoe. My feet just seem to stay in a better running position, and my calf/achilles/hamstrings are more comfortable during and after runs. They are obviously lightweight and more responsive than other stability shoes (I've used Kayano 10's and 11's, haven't tried the Kayano 12) Though they feel "loose on top" at first, I don't feel my foot slipping around in the shoe. The sole of the foot seems to hug the bottom of the shoe. The sizing is a bit strange, though. I sized up a 1/2 to 12, and got a black toe on one foot. A thinner sock is working for now. I may still move up another 1/2. I wear 11.5 in the Kayano, so 12.5 would be a bit much. I would LOVE to see some sizing consistency among models and witin brands!!!
36.    DVargas rated this product 4 stars
Sat, April 29,2006:
Excellent support for overpronaters. One of my little toes had to get used to these shoes. Only negative is the way the lacing was designed. I don't quite get it. Good shoe overall.
37.    CJ rated this product 5 stars
Fri, April 28,2006:
Todd...I have narrow feet and this shoe is still my all time favorite..i'm stressed Nike won't continue to make it. It takes a few runs to get used to the fit and feel, but if you hang in there the shoe is so worth it.
38.    Steve R rated this product 5 stars
Sat, April 22,2006:
Was a little skeptical at first since it is a new shoe plus the price. First run was unbelievably awesome. I thought my feet had gone to sleep but after flexing the toes, they were quite happy in these Nike shoes. Am 5'4", flat feet, 150 lbs. Other than the unusual lacing pattern and getting use to the feel of these shoes, my legs want to keep going and going. After my second run, the feeling is the same so that is what compelled me to write this review. They are definitely a keeper for me!!! happy running
39.    Fidel rated this product 3 stars
Tue, April 11,2006:
I went ahead and returned these. I give Nike an 'A' for effort but they didn't work for me (6 ft, 180lbs, flat feet, 6 min/pace). I couldn't get used to the lacing. Even with the tight lacing, I was able to take off the shoe. I could live with the 'wedges' but for over $100 I don't think I should. Also, I woke up w/pain in my right hip this morning. I think it's due to how the shoe 'throws' you feet to the side.
40.    Christopher rated this product 5 stars
Mon, April 10,2006:
These shoes are awesome. No more overpronating, no more knee pains. This is the first shoe I have ever owned that actually allows me to run pain free. What a relief.
41.    Jody rated this product 2 stars
Mon, April 03,2006:
Arch support -- yes, Lightweight -- yes, Cushion -- I guess they are better than running barefoot, but then again I've never really done much of that. I put about 40 miles on these shoes before the pain was unbearable. The first few miles, my feet were numb from slapping the ground. I ran significantly faster than normal in these shoes, which I guess is attributed to the weight and the gait control, but the cushion is horrible. After a few runs, I had very sore lower calves, tendons, and then the knees flared up. I typically wear an orthotic and am 6'0, 195lbs. Was hopeful that this shoe would be a good one for me. Unfortunately not. I guess everyone is different.
42.    Chris rated this product 5 stars
Tue, March 28,2006:
Update to my earlier post where I reported that I ran a half marathon with these right out of the box. Now, a few more halfs later I LOVE these Cesiums. Orthotic-like support in a flexible, feather-weight shoe. I've had none of my usual knee tenderness since I switched to the Cesiums from Gel Kayano X and NB1221. I agree with another post -- I wondered if the smaller toebox was going to be an issue. But when I started running in them, all doubts about that were gone. These simply fit better than any other shoe I've ever work, so I don't need the EXTRA room. I can wear thinner socks too because I find I don't need over-the-top cushioning since my foot is being so supported in this shoe. I'm a flat-footed, over-pronating 5'9 160lbs 35 mile/week (on asphalt rodas).
43.    Dino rated this product 5 stars
Fri, March 10,2006:
This is an update of an earlier review...this continues to be one of the best shoes I have ever worn...about a month into running, without orthotics, and loving it. Just came in 3rd in my division in a 5K last week, and had a much quicker recovery than usual. Can anyone explain why this shoe is impossible to find anywhere but RRS? Even nike.cm does not list it..Just ordered two more shoes in case they cease making them. Urge anyone who either wears orthotics, or just wants an excredible shoe, to hurry and buy these before it is too late....
44.    Clint rated this product 5 stars
Tue, February 28,2006:
From the Nike Air Cesium, I get the feeling of freedom and swiftness with the confidence of support without having to add an orthotic for my flat feet. Initially, I was just going to do an easy slow run to get use to the less confining feel these shoes have. It.s far removed from the traditional motion control shoes, which make their presence known on my feet. The Air Cesium readily felt like a part of me, which dared me to just take off on a speed test. Through 3.5 miles, I took the challenge with some good pick-ups on the flats and hills, being securely set going down hill (no foot sliding experienced in these shoes), and strong for a sprint finish. Lightweight and supportive, I found a running shoe true for speed training and racing use. The turnover and transitions are an amazing new revelation. To offer a thorough evaluation, I tested these shoes for a month before posting my rating and comments. I wanted to complete a 12K race for my final decision. The only drawback I
45.    Mark rated this product 4 stars
Thu, February 23,2006:
I haven't run in them very much yet...just a few days but I like the feel so far. It feels like I am getting the support of my orthotic but it is much lighter. The feel is not as responsive as you would think with the lightness...I think this is due to the lacing system and the large toe box. I appreciate the room (I have a wide foot) but the tallness (for lack of better word) of the toe box is a bit much. The foot feels "loose" in there...not bad...but will take some getting used to. Does anyone know...what is the reasoning behind the lacing? I love the deep heel cup...no slippage. Also, does anyone know the reasoning behind not having a sole insert? I will try them for another week or two and if they continue to feel good I'll get a second pair.
46.    Tal rated this product 5 stars
Tue, February 21,2006:
I've got flat feet and these are, by far, the best running shoes I've ever had. Unlike Brooks and Saucony - which are very good shoes - Nike managed to come up with a WINNING combination of support yet very light weight and flexible shoes. I shaved significant time off my 1 and 6 mile best times, and without any pain. I'm putting in an order for an additional pair just in fear Nike would stop making them. You might want to try and order 1/2 size larger than your normal size, they do tend to come in a bit small. I would give it 6 stars if I only could.
47.    Dino rated this product 5 stars
Tue, February 14,2006:
I just tentatively bought these shoes..I have been wearing Mizuno's exclusively for ten years...I usually need a performance stability shoe to go with my full foot soft orthotic which I have had to wear for 20 years...don't be afraid to give these a try..they are phenomenal...light weight, supportive, and cushioned sublimely...I will be ordering a couple back up shoes immediately...
48.    RandM rated this product 5 stars
Mon, February 06,2006:
Nike finally made a true Motion Control shoe. I have been suffering with achilles tendonitis for the last 3.5 years. I have been unable to run pain free with the New Balance 1122 only with orthotics. I switched to the Adidas 1 and loved them except for the weight and the warning to avoid water. The Cesium is the best of them all, no orthotic needed, lightweight, and stable. I recommend them highly.
49.    Chris rated this product 5 stars
Wed, February 01,2006:
I ran just my second-ever half-marathon wearing these right out of the box. They are sized really small (I think you need to go a FULL size up from your street shoe). Even though the toe space is less than I'm used to, the shoe is so supportive and light, I didn't mind having less room in there. I'm a flat-footed over-pronator with medium build, 30-mile/week guy. I found the shoe for me.
50.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
51.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
52.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
53.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
54.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
55.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
56.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
57.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
58.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
59.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
60.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
61.    Matt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
62.    Matt rated this product 3 stars
Mon, January 23,2006:
Love 'Em. Great shoe for flat footers. Wish they were a bit wider though but none the less, still great.
63.    Xavier rated this product 5 stars
Sun, November 20,2005:
This shoe is awesome, outstanding techology. I currently run about 15-20 miles a week, and no complaints in the first week of use.
64.    rgmichel rated this product 5 stars
Wed, November 16,2005:
I normally use a big orthotic, which is stiff, and I have been wearing the Brooks Beasts. This is a HEAVY combination. This new Nike was very interesting to me, due to its light weight. I have run only 3 miles so far, but the support at the instep feels almost like my orthotic, but now I have much less weight on my feet, and more cushioning. I felt quite fleet of foot as a result. I will see how the shoe holds up over the next 300 miles or so, and whether it helps prevents injuries (achilles tendon and knee pain). The only fault I have found is the lack of protection over my big toe. I tend to push my toe through these breathable materials that shoe makers put over the toe area. Hopefully, the next iteration will fix this.
65.    Tom Dooher rated this product 5 stars
Tue, November 08,2005:
The fit is loose, but somehow it works. Do not judge the shoe buy just trying it on. You have to run it in to completely appreciate the ride. The transition from heel to toe is very smooth. I am closer to a neutral runner than a pronator, but at 47 years old I need more support. The lighter weight forces you to run more naturally. Nike is on the right track with this new innovation.
66.    lou rated this product 5 stars
Tue, November 08,2005:
I had heard that the lacing system was going to be inexact before the shoes arrived, and it is inexact. The shoe can not ratchet down onto the foot, like conventionally laced shoes. However, I think this is part of the plan because it all works well together as a package. The heel cup is deep and more secure than any other shoe I have tried. The space in the forefoot is great, and while the shoe fits loosely, it all works wonerfully well together. The pronation control is great and the transition from heel strike to toe-off is amazingly smooth, it felt like my feet were barely touching the ground. It might take some time to get used to the new fit, but all in all, it is an excellent shoe. Well done Nike for creating it.
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