The new Nike Kaiju boots are techy and sleeker in comparison to its previous design.

They offer crazy comfort, thanks to “zoom air cushioning” for more impact protection, and an ease of use that rivals the industry’s top products. You’ve got to lace them up, but it’s a speedy and dependable lace up. They walk around like shoes. The liners are comfortable, and the boot as a whole has an incredibly slim profile. The Kaiju has two little features though that make it a stand out. It has a great flex, but when it does there is no folding or crumpling of your boot. Nike cut out a slit in the ankle, tied it together with some crazy technology called “flywire” that can’t be broken by lowly humans, and ended up making a boot with great flex and comfort. The Kaiju looks like a giant running shoe in a way, and is definitely more appealing than the previous effort. Overall it’s slick, and works well. If you’re too cool for Nike, you won’t like these boots, but otherwise, they get our thumbs up.

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