Nike is an American multinational corporation that designs, develops, manufactures and does international marketing and sales of apparel, footwear, equipment, accessories and services. It is one of the largest athletic shoe and apparel providers all over the world. With its headquarters close to Beaverton, Oregon, the company was established on the 25th of January, 1964 and there is probably no sport that the corporation does not cover. Even though Nike products are revered around the globe and trusted by many sportsmen and women, there are some of these products that just do not live to the expectation. Some of the worst Nike products are:
Nike Air Force 1 CMFT Low – “The Glove”
Nike Air Force 1 CMFT Low popularly known as “The Glove” is a popular product that is known all across the globe. The pair still boasts of a modern look, even though it has been hanging around for more than a decade. When it was launched however, the product was loathed by many, probably due to its weight. While it is liked by many, some still consider it one of the worst Nike products there ever has been.
Nike Airmax model
Another Nike product that can be included in the worst Nike products list is the Nike Airmax model. The product is one of the worst disappointments that have ever come from Nike. The arch area of the shoe has an exaggerated curve that most wearers do not find cool. When it is laid on a flat surface, only about a quarter of the shoe length will get into contact with the surface. You hardly see a flat area on the sole. This makes the shoe somewhat uncomfortable. The curve is also a negative feature from the fact that it considerably compromises the stability of the shoe. It can rock back and forth and also sideways while at the same position.
There is also the LeBron 12, another product from Nike. It is a basket shoe that has a HexZoom unit in the forefoot. For impact protection, the heel also boasts of a Nike Zoom unit. While the shoe has Hyperposite wings that offer additional support, especially when a user is taking a sharp cut, they can also get pretty clunky. As they are clunky, they are not able to support graceful movement or posture, something that is very important for sportspeople.
The Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour, another product of Nike is also some sort of a disappointment. It is a tennis shoe and it is pretty handy in making amazing lateral movements, just what is needed for the game. It also has a zoom cushioning at the heels that work pretty effectively in providing cushioning, especially while landing. However, a shoe is regarded as great only when it can stand the test of time, something that this product fails terribly. Its outsole wears out rather quickly which means that it is not durable.
Lunar Ballistec is Rafael Nadal’s signature boot. The cushioned midsole help in giving you a bounce on your step, making it a great sporting shoe. Their durability is however not guaranteed as they begin to wear out pretty fast.
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