The Bottom Line
- Ready for Nike + iPod sensor
- Extreme flexibility much like the Nike Free 5.0
- Comfortable flexible upper.
- More cushioning than the Nike Free 5.0
- Does not come in widths
- No motion control
- Gravel gets caught in the tread.
- Extreme flexibility in the sole and upper.
- Nike + iPod ready, with a sensor pocket underneath the sockliner.
- Cushioning with Zoom Air in the heel and forefoot.
Guide Review - Nike Air Zoom Moire - Discontinued
The Nike Moire has a more generous toe box than most Nikes. They fit comfortably, although I still use only a thin sock with them.
The Nike Moire has many grooves in the outsole to allow the foot to flex naturally and roll through a step. Walkers more than runners need a flexible shoe to allow the foot to roll through a step. However, the grooves in the sole also pick up gravel.
The no-sew seamless upper is extremely comfortable. It feels great without socks. There is nothing to rub against your bunions. I struggle to find a shoe that won't bug my bunion, and this shoe left me with no complaints after a 2 hour walk.
The heel is a bit flared, which walkers don't need, but you are able to get a good heel plant with them and roll through the step due to the flexibility. The Zoom Air unit provides cushioning.
These are a comfortable part of my shoe wardrobe, great for walks of up to 2 hours, or wearing around the office, school, or home.