Nike Air Mada
Use: light hiking/scrambling
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $80 ?
Very light and comfortable, but I blew out the side seams on both shoes quickly. In fact, first shoe was after about 1 week of very light day-hiking. Have restitched them and haven't had any problems there since then. Also, soles grip poorly when wet. Not waterproof (even when treated) because of the ventilation holes, but reasonably breathable
I will not buy Nikes again for serious "outdoor" anything until durability is greatly improved.
Materials: Mens' low hiking shoe
Use: all around foot travel
Break-in Period: About 10 to20 days
Price Paid: $65
I love these shoes, my only wish is that Nike would start making them again. If anyone knows if they plan on making them again let this page know because me and my friend at Team Phat Chance (Mt. Biking Team in Franklin, N.H.) would love to know. We all need new ones.
Thanks, Bigie M
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Redesigned with a lighter midsole, grippy rubber outsole and improved fit, the Air Mada 3 remains one of the most affordable lightweight outdoor shoes in the industry. The outsole features a new high traction rubber compound with a new multidirectional lug design that holds well on a wide range of trail surfaces. It has an injected plastic shank in the midfoot that adds torsional rigidity without the extra ounces. Up top you'll find a neoprene heel collar for improved fit and plenty of waterproof Nubuk overlays to keep soggy mud away from your toes. Rugged nylon upper with waterproof Nubuk leather overlay reinforcements Durable rubber toe bumper with molded heel counter and heel wrap along sole Neoprene heel collar enhances overall fit and comfort Lightweight full-length Phylon midsole Injected plastic shank in midfoot for torsional rigidity Fully gusseted tongue to seal out trail debris High traction rubber with multidirectional lug design
- Altrec Outdoors