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Mens Nike Air Zoom Katana Racer II Racing Shoe

Men's Nike Air Zoom Katana Racer II

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Men's NIKE AIR ZOOM KATANA RACER II :: It could be the phrase "light on your feet" started with this running shoe. The men's Nike Air Zoom Katana Racer is the ultimate in lightweight, performance road racing running shoes. 5K, 10K, all the way up to marathon, this is your shoe. The feather-light performance mesh upper and the reinforced TPU welding gives you support from midfoot to heel without dragging your feet. Every step is cushioned, thanks to a full-length molded Phylon midsole with a responsive heel Zoom Air unit. And the super-light outsole consists of BRS 1000 carbon rubber in the heel and two DSP injected panels of to give you full traction at top speed. 5.9 ounces

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1.    Ryan rated this product 5 stars
Sat, November 07,2009:
this shoe is awesome..i ran with it in high school for 5k and was way better than any waffle nike put out...
2.    Carl rated this product 5 stars
Mon, June 02,2008:
Amazing shoe! The only thing wrong...COST!
3.    Scott Bang rated this product 5 stars
Sun, March 16,2008:
Perfect lightweight running and racing shoe. Fits like a glove and light as a feather. Started tarining in these full time last year and have never looked back. Unfortunately, I can only get about 240 miles out of each pair, so they only last me about a month each. Now, they are nowhere to be found. I'd but 10 pairs right now if I could find them. They are that good.
4.    Paul Lancaster rated this product 4 stars
Fri, August 24,2007:
Nice Fit! Unsure about the distance I would race in in these due to a moderate amount of cushioning. Nice looking. Feel good. When I wear these, if you and I played tag, you'd be it FOREVER!
5.    Joseph rated this product 4 stars
Wed, June 13,2007:
I use these for shorter racing and fast track workouts. Perfect minimal shoe for me
6.    Fidel rated this product 1 star
Sun, February 11,2007:
How about a size 13?
7.    margot sheehan rated this product 5 stars
Fri, February 02,2007:
Maybe 4.6 in rating, I'll give it a 5. I know it is good on the roads and on the track. Wonderful upper. The bottom is easily as good as any Asics racing flat. I don't think they're overpriced, unless you're planning on using them as a racing flat.
8.    Paul rated this product 5 stars
Wed, January 31,2007:
Perfect Shoe. I use it for training and racing. I have about 250 miles on one pair and they are still going strong with extremely little wear. I'm about 175lbs. The only complaint I have is cost. I run in these up to marathon distance.
9.    Anonymous rated this product 4 stars
Fri, January 26,2007:
Good racing flat, but it's seriously lacking in the cuch department, so I wouldn't use it for more than 5k, despite what it says to use it for. However, it works great for track, to be perfectly honest. I've done some great 1500m races and faster workouts in these. The only problem when taking these to the roads is that your knees are going to pay for it. Still a great fit though, very responsive.
10.    Brandon rated this product 3 stars
Tue, December 12,2006:
This is a great shoe in that it is light and comfortable. It loses a star for having the worst tread durability of any shoe in my 27-year career. It loses another for the cost. There is no way Nike should be asking this much for this shoe,especially since it is not designed to last more than a handful of races.
11.    Stephen Robinson rated this product 5 stars
Sat, July 01,2006:
Nike has always made excellent racing shoes. This is amazing!Light, cushioned, great traction! Since 1978 a Nike convert!
12.    June Penaflor rated this product 5 stars
Sun, June 25,2006:
I am rating this shoe for the following personal reason. We all have different biomechanics. I was measured and examined for stability runners shoe type. I relied on the machine that calls for the principle and type of runner I am. I've had some serious injury (Shin splints and ITB -pain outside my knee syndrome) despite 10 to 20 minutes warm up. Well, I am not about to quit from what we all enjoy...running. I am currently 160 LBS and I run 5 days a week, 6 to 10 miles a day for training. I decided to used this shoe because it is a "less shoe". It has some cushioning but its a light weight. My foot works normally and my knee pain and shin splints don't bother me anymore. Its comfortable on my 2E wide feet and I don't feel dragging my foot anymore. After 10 years of running I am convinced to rate this shoe a five star only beause the foot machine that told me how my foot works was wrong. Words of Wisdom: "this shoe will make your gait normally works".
13.    Garett rated this product 5 stars
Fri, May 12,2006:
I think this is an awesome shoe, it has a good feel, very comfortable, and its extremely light. My last 4 pairs of shoes were the Nike Free 5.0 and that was a great lightweight shoe except for the durability isue, and then my friend pointed the katana out to me and i saw the light weight and i had to go for it all in all it Nike did a wonderful job the katana offers good support light weight and has a good performance, but just like the free for a high price these shoes only last around 400 miles but i think its well worth the price
14.    tony rated this product 5 stars
Thu, May 11,2006:
its such a good shoe
15.    hubitron rated this product 4 stars
Sat, April 08,2006:
I would give this one 5 stars, except for the durability issue. For $100 bucks, I was disappointed to find that the nice aggressive treads on the front wore down to the plastic after only 80 miles or so. If this problem is fixed in the next release, I will buy 10 pairs. They are otherwise hands down the best shoe I have run in.
16.    Jim Dolan rated this product 4 stars
Wed, April 05,2006:
I forgot the rating.
17.    ron magierka rated this product 3 stars
Fri, January 27,2006:
This is a great fitting racer. I have wide feet and the Katana Racer fits well. Could be 4 or 5 star shoe but for the high cost!!
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