When the Nike Shox technology first came out in late 2000, I really thought it was going to come and go – even if I really liked the way they looked.
Fortunately for me, the style has stayed around and other people share my taste. I am not a big fan of any other Nike Shox outside of the running shoe, because it kind of looks a little hoakie on basketball shoes.
Here’s a little excerpt frm the Nike Shox wiki:
Nike claims that Shox not only absorb impact from heel strike while running; they also “spring back” and add more power to a runner’s stride. Aside from the boost in speed, the Shox also provides superior shock absorption with high-tech elastic foam.
The newer Shox series is compatible with Nike+ technology. The Nike Shox Saya+ is the most recent Shox with this feature.
The new Nike Shox Q’Vida Hi – Women’s is a new “dance boot” style of Shox.
Actor Hugh Laurie of Fox’s House is said to have 37 pairs of size 12 1/2 Shox that he wears on the show and off set.
Athletes that are notable for wearing shoes with Shox technology include Vince Carter, Jermaine O’Neal, David M. West and Carlos Boozer. Some of Nike’s best selling shoes include Shox, like the Shox NZ and Shox Turbo, which are available in different colors. These shoes can be found for customization on NikeID, Nike’s online shoe customizing site. There are numerous options like different colors and materials for the Shox, along with custom tags.
Interested in grabbing a pair for yourself? Check out the main Nike website here.