All it took was a running boom—in the United States, this was initiated in the '70s—and as this passion grew, so did the needs in a footwear for athletes; in fact, it evolved and became more diversified. With an understanding of over-pronation (the foot rolling inward upon ground strike), Nike answered the call for a running shoe with greater stability in 1991. They called it the Nike Air Structure. 

Nike Air Structure 1991

Fast forward to today, after earning legions of fans ranging from elite athletes—which includes long-distance champion Galen Rupp who wore iterations of the shoe for the past 16 years—to everyday runners to off-duty athletes, the distinctive silhouette is now in its 20th version and it's the most advanced design to date. 

Nike Air Zoom Structure 20

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 comes in a special anniversary colour way with a dialled upper that aids heel and mid-foot lockdown. Coupled with the forefoot Zoom Air unit, it also features a dual-density foam which prevents over-pronation as well as facilitates smoother transitions. 

Nike Air Zoom Structure 20

The Nike Air Zoom Structure 20 arrives for men and women on September 29 at nike.com.


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