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Mens Nike Shox TL 4 Running Shoe

Men's Nike Shox TL 4

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The frontrunner of Nike Shox is back with even better cushioning and durability than before. A redesigned mesh upper, plush liner and integrated lacing system locks your foot down in comfort. Full-length Shox platform recycles impact into energy and the resilient rubber outsole provides a lightweight, durable ride.

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  • Predecessor Product Type:  SHOX TL 3
  • Shock Absorption: Shox|
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: SLIP
  • Outsole Material: Carbon Rubber|
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic|
  • Country of Origin: China

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1.    Anonymous rated this product 5 stars
Tue, April 21,2009:
favorite pair of shoes ever. very comfortable and lasts a long time. i wore mine for a year and a half and they still look good.
2.    high country rated this product 5 stars
Fri, February 01,2008:
Great shoe for many many miles. 6'2" 215 runner. Looks funky but works and wears great. Don't believe the "shoe falls" apart reviews.
3.    Greg rated this product 5 stars
Thu, January 03,2008:
there was really fast shipping absolutely love the style of the shoe had them fr only a few days and i've had a lot of good comments from my friends the shox r great and help me when i run my 5k's
4.    ys i love nike rated this product 1 star
Tue, December 25,2007:
when I ran just ten feet in these I went down the stairs and he shocks basically exploded off and now i have three broken ribs fractured skull both legs have shattered femurs and i annot move the right pat of my body i am typing this with my lef hand!!!!!!! I will only buy adidas from now on because they are cooler and that is if I can ever run again!!!!
5.    gt rated this product 5 stars
Mon, December 17,2007:
I too have had many pairs of these starting with TL2 and now TL4s and never had a problem. 200lb+ runner, great cushioning.
6.    bigboy rated this product 5 stars
Tue, December 11,2007:
im a big boy so when i run i want a good shoe and this shoe is awsome.
7.    Greg From Illinois rated this product 5 stars
Sat, December 08,2007:
i had bought this shoe not only for the cool looks of it but for how much more i can run without any part of my body hurting. This shoe is one of the best pairs of shoes you can ever possibly by! A MUST BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!
8.    Josh C rated this product 5 stars
Sun, November 25,2007:
I too had a serious leg injury (broke all three major bones right above left ankle Tib/Fib/Post)Tried, New Balance, Adidas, Asics,Reebok.. anything but Nike because of their business practices,.. but I have to admit that the Shox (I've had TL4's and 3's) have never given me one ounce of pain... the others all killed my left leg after very short runs... I will say they don't hold up all that well, 1500 miles max and they start to come apart, but for my purposes it's the only shoe I'll wear.
9.    Ran two marathons in this shoe rated this product 5 stars
Wed, November 21,2007:
I have owned about 5 pairs of these starting with the TL and NEVER HAD A SINGLE SHOCK FALL OFF. I am confident those reviews are another company and would not believe them. All other shoes I have run in from Asic/Saucony/Addidas have all given me shin splints but this shoes has never given me a single problem. Best shoe ever, not sure what I will do to replace it. I have finished two marathons in this shoe. Anyone saying a shock fell off is a lyer. Show me the proof....
10.    Structural Ingetrity a serious issue rated this product 2 stars
Thu, October 25,2007:
I'm 6"1 240, big guy. I bought these for the added shock absorption due to a knee injury. They are very absorbant, BUT.. the single rear quadrant shock came off within 2 weeks of use. This is obviously a serious issue for a shoe that retails at $150! So far I've superglued it back on 4 separte times and have now given up. Would not recommend unless cost is not a factor.
11.    wk rated this product 5 stars
Sun, October 07,2007:
I have put 2500 miles on 4 pairs of these since having my left knee scoped and believe that the shox are a big part of the reason I'm still running. Using the Shox I have not had any of the knee recovery problems I had after having my right knee scoped two years prior. Both knees feel better now, even after milage buildup for two marathons, than they had for the last ten years. I have one pair with 800 miles on them that still feel great to run in and don't have any problems other than the normal expected tread wear.
12.    Pathetic rated this product 1 star
Thu, October 04,2007:
These shoes are indicative of Nike quality recently. I too have had a "shock" come off for no apparent reason. Very poor quality!
13.    Mike rated this product 5 stars
Fri, September 14,2007:
I am heavy runner 280lbs 5'11", started short distance, up to 12 miles a week, down 10 lbs. I HAVE HAD NO ISSUEs with these shoes. No Shin Splints, No knee or hip pain. I do not understand how you light weight runner destroy this shoe and heavy guy like me keep going with no issues.
14.    Average Joe rated this product 1 star
Sat, August 11,2007:
WORST SHOE EVER !!! Falls apart. Maybe all the money for the materials of the shoe went to Tiger Woods. They should be taken off the market, before another person is taken for their $.
15.    Korbgt rated this product 3 stars
Sat, August 11,2007:
I don't have anything negative to say about the quality, I'm 5'10 165lbs, 15mi/wk, I enjoyed it much. Except I've suffered from injury, but unsure if shoe related, basically hurt my calf ligaments, i wasn't stretching enough. It's a bulky shoe and may seem unstable at first but you get good response once running.
16.    long distance runner rated this product 1 star
Thu, July 26,2007:
Falls apart !! Better off running bare foot, at least your feet are reliable. Look elsewere, nike really dropped the bomb. What a SCAM !!!!
17.    runner rated this product 1 star
Thu, July 26,2007:
Worst shoe ever !!!! Nothing else to say
18.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Fri, July 06,2007:
more crap from nike. what a surprise!!! i think its time to leave the game nike and concentrate on golf. nike hasnt made a decent running shoe in over a decade. good riddance shox.
19.    clydesdale rated this product 4 stars
Thu, June 07,2007:
I am 6'4" and weigh #240. Run 12-15 mi/wk. Long History of PLANTAR FASCIITIS. This is the BEST shoe I've had. Comfortable, no pain, Nice quality.
20.    Marathon Man rated this product 1 star
Sat, June 02,2007:
Rear shox comes unglued. Make sure you buy crazy glue at Walmart before you buy these shoes.
21.    Caused me pain rated this product 1 star
Sat, June 02,2007:
These shoes caused me to have PLANTAR FASCIITIS. WORST shoes ever!!!!!!!
22.    nike lover rated this product 1 star
Wed, May 23,2007:
the worst shoe ever invented.. it falls apart when you need it the most.
23.    Freddie C. rated this product 5 stars
Sat, May 19,2007:
An amazing shoe from the #1 sport shoe Co. Ignore all of the running snobs and their pithy reviews. If you are a big guy and hammer your running shoes, these are the absolutely best shoe on the planet.
24.    Long Distance Runner rated this product 1 star
Sat, April 21,2007:
Will never ever buy another Nike product again. You should consider the same. These by far are the WORST running shoes I have ever had.
25.    Disappointed rated this product 1 star
Sat, April 21,2007:
My Rear shock fell off, I had to Crazy Glue my $150 running shoes after 2 weeks.Can I trust it wont happen again on a long run, and leave me stranded? WHAT A SHAME !!!
26.    Rob rated this product 1 star
Thu, March 22,2007:
waste of money, after 20 miles I can feel each of the 'shox' with each step, especially the mid-sole shock, causing a ton of next day foot pain!!! These shoes are for teenagers to wear as a status symbol... not for runners... I've worn Asics for 20 years and am extremly disappointed in Nike. It will be a long while before they get another chance.
27.    Matt rated this product 1 star
Sun, March 04,2007:
These are absolutely terrible running shoes, period. You could spend a third of this amount and still find better running shoes. I ran on a pair of these for about a month before I wised up and purchased a pair of actual "running shoes" - not something that looks good walking around the mall.. After a 3 mile run, my feet felt like I had been running barefooted the entire time. I'll never buy another pair of these.
28.    Kent B rated this product 1 star
Tue, February 27,2007:
What a disappointment. I'm a big runner (200 lbs.), run 18-20 miles a week, and have used Shox TL for years (I normally go through 3-4 pairs a year). This IV edition is the worst. The front cushioning is ok, but everything past that is terrible. The one pair I bought didn't last long. Very dissppointing.
29.    Jeremy rated this product 4 stars
Tue, February 27,2007:
I have logged many many miles in my Shox and am very pleased. I weigh 100Kilo, so I place a lot of strain on the shoes which have performed wonderfully and given me cushion. The only warning I would add is that the size appears to run small, about 1/2 size in my experience of buying two pair. Happy running!
30.    Avid Runner rated this product 1 star
Thu, February 22,2007:
NJ does'nt know what he/she is talking about. Must be a Novice !!! Look at the 3 initial reviews and take it at face value. I suggest NJ try running faster and further and see how their shoe holds up. The shoes FALL APART !!
31.    George rated this product 5 stars
Sat, February 17,2007:
I love the Shox TL series, I have owned 5 pairs, I buy one pair per year. It is the only shoe I can run more then 4 miles in and not kill my knees. I'm a bigger guy and I definitely think the added cushioning of the springs lets me run father then any other shoe I have tried. If you are heavy set and need good shoes for your knees, then I highly recommend these shoes.
32.    NJ rated this product 5 stars
Fri, February 16,2007:
I don't know what these people are thinking, but I totally disagree with them. These shoes are excellent, breathable, comfortable, and long lasting. Now I don't know if these reviews of others are people from other competitive companys or not, but these shoes are great! It sounds like to me, that these other reviewers take hammers to their shoes or somthing, LOL. Worth the money, buy them, you will not regret it!
33.    Bert R rated this product 2 stars
Mon, February 05,2007:
The rear shock fell off long before the shoe wore out!
34.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Thu, January 04,2007:
Falls Apart
35.    Anonymous rated this product 1 star
Sat, December 23,2006:
Save your Money!!!These shoes are inferior!! TERRIBLE!!The rear shox came apart from the base at 40 miles of running.The heel is too tight. Had to buy another shoe for my Marathon, I could not trust that the rest wouldn't fall apart. Waste of $150.
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