Nike Air Cinder Cone
Materials: Rubber, canvas, foam lned padding
Use: Approach, crag hopping and general light weight trekking
Break-in Period: Snug fit straight out of the box
Price Paid: £75-00
These shoes may be by Nike, they even look sweet, but in reality they are so badly designed the only place for them is in the trash can, Seriously!
The boots fit well and are supportive, unfortunately they are made from a poor choice of materials including rubber, polyeurthane and foam. The combination of these leads to one thing HEAT, HEAT and more HEAT. I swear that your feet would feel cooler by walking through molten lava. Even on a cool day, the heat build up in these shoes is unbearable.
The weather in England is fairly cool most of the year round. I'd hate to think what would happen to you feet in the Mowaab Desert?
The problem lies in the fact that about 25% of the upper is heavy duty rubber, 15% is canvas and the last 60% is heavily padded plastic.
Although the tongue and the foam have small ventilation holes, these do nothing to actually take the heat out of the shoe.
Unless you are a penguin and have ultra cool feet I would avoid these shoes.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Air Cinder Cone looks quite a bit like a rock climbing shoe but the Vibram sticky rubber outsole features low-profile lugs for added grip and comfort on approaches and near-technical scrambles. Think of it as a hybrid of a climbing shoe blended with a cushioned day hiking boot. Inside the midsole is a thermoplastic shank that extends from the forefoot through the arch for torsional rigidity and superb support. The Air Sole unit in the heel offers a cushioned touch you won't find other climbing shoes. So if you're tired of lugging two pairs of boots during your rock sessions, the Nike ACG Air Cinder Cone is a welcome solution.
- Altrec Outdoors
A cross between climbing shoes and lightweight hikers, these are the shoes the Exum Guides in the Tetons recommend for their guided trips. Split-leather uppers with layered split-leather rands ensure durability. Polyurethane-coated split-leather independent saddles deliver great fit and durability. Modified variable-width lacing system ensures natural flex and superior fit, with full-length lacing to toes for optimal range of fit. Body stitching inhibits stretch, and half gusseted tongues help keep out trail debris. Full-length Phylon midsoles with heel Air-Sole units guarantee a cushioned ride. Thermoplastic shanks extending from forefeet through arches provide torsional rigidity. High-wrapping Vibram® sticky rubber outsoles with low-profile lugs and forefoot perimeter edging zone deliver great traction.