Shoe Review – Nike Air Monarch III

Nike Air Monarch III is a great all purpose work out shoe. It doesn’t twist longitudinally (torsional stability) and the outsole is thick and doesn’t flex in the forefoot. Here is an image of a new pair that was brought in to me today.
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The best foot type for this shoe is a narrow, deep foot. Notice how the angle from ankle to toe is a straight line? This is the best profile for a deep foot.

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The outsole above is more rectangular in shape, as opposed to inverted triangle, which usually matches a narrow foot.

The downside to this shoe is it has a soft heel counter (back) which will cause the shoe to wear faster than if it had a firm heel counter.

All in all though, this is a great shoe, especially at a $60 price point, for the narrow, deep foot type.

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