Canadian Running

Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 4

Women’s 224 g (7.9 oz.) Men’s 275 g (9.7 oz.) Drop ratio: 4 mm $170


Along with the more robust Wildhorse, the Kiger works as Nike’s one-two punch on the trails. This shoe, now mature in its design and only making subtle changes from the previous version, is Nike’s lighter, more race-friendly model.

The Flymesh upper doesn’t just look slick, but also performs quite well and can take a significan­t beating. Nike’s Flywire lacing system works well enough in the Kiger, but isn’t quite as snug and specific a fit as Flywire can be in their other models. Regardless, our testers had no complaints about the fit or hold of the shoe on the foot. It’s also got a nice, wide toe box for toe splay, and a comfy sock-like inner lining, which makes the Kiger a really well rounded trail shoe for neutral runners.

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