Style Traction

My typical schedule usually involves a very early morning workout plan, so I only use certain shoes for selected occasions—if I am travelling, then I have lightweight trainers that I pack with me, etc.

I recently tested out the new Nike Air Max from JD Sports, a UK based retailer for branded sport goods and performance apparel. I really liked these trainers in the first wear, but there are pros and cons. Although, I am a Nike fan, my usual brand for trainers are Adidas, however I wanted to try out this Air Max style because I have heard a lot about them.

I do have an older pair of Nike trainers that are just really for easy wear or what I call for “fashion sake,” as they look good but aren't specifically for major running support. The Air Max 2014 is definitely for active wearing, and they feel very comfortable with an easy gliding sense about them. I chose neon (white/black/green) colour because it’s far different from any of my other trainers.

Pro benefits: as far as performance, so far two and a half weeks in they are great. The true test was running and biking, which in the past meant that this could make it tough on my shoes. Even wearing these for an extended amount of time of 8+ hours felt nice, so the shoe held up its claim for providing maximum and flexible cushioning support.

The con is that unfortunately if you were looking for a budget-friendly shoe, then perhaps the Nike Flex 2014 would be better, because this particular style is a bit pricey. But, don’t worry; there are other versions of this shoe that may suit your needs.

For my preference, I wish the back part of the soles were slightly smaller, because the shoe makes your foot look much larger than it is in my opinion. But, listen, given the fact that it’s designed to distribute your weight more evenly, and has flex grooves for forefoot suppleness, I reckon it makes complete sense.

The Air Max with the visible heel has been around since 1987, and its silhouette is a classic late-seventies style that has been engineered and much improved every year. I would recommend the Air Max soles in general, especially for a sport enthused or athletic person. 

What is your favourite brand for trainers? Have you tried the Nike Air Max?

The goods: Women’s Nike AirMax 2014-Courtesy of JD Sports. *All opinions expressed in this post are my own. JD Sports ships worldwide. More info on the Air Max here.


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  1. Those look great, Madison. Perfect for working out. I'm a big fan of sneakers. Nike is a fave, along with Adidas:)

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  2. cool

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  3. sartorialsidelines06 October, 2014

    This really reminds me that I need to get back into my workout routine...I've been so lazy about it lately!

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  4. Hi Madison! My fav trainers brand is just Nike, have used many others but never felt as much comfy as with the Nike. Now I want to try these ones, Ive heard about them too and Im curious, though pricey Im sure they are worth. Madison, you are such in a perfect shape!:) Have a lovely week! xo

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  5. The air Max are beautiful and possibly the comfiest trainers around, love them and also tried JD sports, excellent shop ! Kisses

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  6. cool sporty look!

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  7. I have more than one favorite brand for trainers but Nike is one of them. xoxo
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  8. alessia milanese06 October, 2014

    Greal sporty look!

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  9. Glam up your Lifestyle06 October, 2014

    Liebe Madison, da ich viel Sport mache, bevorzuge ich gute SPortkleidung. Meine liebste Marke ist hier auch Nike. Praktische und modische Sportkleidung.

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  10. I admire your discipline for workouts! My favourite workout / running trainers are Asics :)

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  11. This is such a cool work out look. Loving the shoes. I have a pair of Nikes for working out in and I love them.

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  12. francesca r06 October, 2014

    I shoud hit the gym too, I really need it! I love your nike!

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  13. Nike makes the coolest looking styles. I like Adidas and Nike trainers the best!


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  14. Closet Fashionista06 October, 2014

    *sigh* I really need to start working out, all the food I eat is going to catch up to me one day
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  15. I like the Nike trainers, but yeah the back bit just throws me off. You look great. I really need to put my back into more training. :-)
    *Have a blessed week Schwester. Alles Liebe! xoxo*


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  16. Interesting review. I join the others in admiring your training.

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  17. Danke Cla! Haben eine tolle Woche! :)

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  18. You're welcome Mahshid, thanks for your lovely comment. xo

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  19. Great! You can definitely use the packing tip. Enjoy your week.

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  20. Thanks Jenmarie! I really like the colour of the gloss. :)

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  21. Thanks for your comment. :) xx

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  22. I agree, sometimes it can be a mystery with some boxes, but it's also great for some people. x

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  23. Thank you! Glad that you enjoyed the beauty post and travel tip.

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  24. mustwearthat07 October, 2014

    Nike for me for sure. Love Nike running shoes.
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  25. These look great, and light-weight shoes are something I also need to get my hands on one day...

    -Kati
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  26. Unfortunately I don't workout anymore. But last time I went to run on the treadmill, I was wearing Adidas. I have 2 pairs of Nikes for wearing around town and they are super comfy and steady. I really want to buy an Air Max, but they are a bit pricey. Yours are very nice!


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  27. Erika Sorocco07 October, 2014

    How cute are you in your workout gear?! Digging those trainers - such a fab color!!

    xx

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  28. Love Nike! Cool sporty look!

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  29. I am just getting back into working out again. I haven't tried Nike Air Max but they look great and I would love to try them.

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  30. wow ,,, Fab sneakers


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  31. I think is one of the best brands their and there shoes are always so true to their words. Keep up with the training darling. You looking good.


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  32. I love the color of the one's you're wearing Madison. Very unique. I love Nike, but I'm also trying New Balance.
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  33. Sorana Nistor08 October, 2014

    Great workout look!
    xoxo


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  34. As athletic shoes go, these are pretty cute. Of course we all want our feet to look dainty, but I suppose getting the proper support is most important.

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  35. Iwona Zając08 October, 2014

    I like Nike Air Max, they are so comfy!

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  36. Edita Lozovska08 October, 2014

    Yay - love the sporty chic!

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  37. Oh to Be a Muse08 October, 2014

    These shoes are super cute. I really like the detail on the bottom. I was supposed to collab with JD Sports over the summer, but it didn't pan out. Nevertheless, great addition to your workout gear. I'm too tired to get up early to workout, so I do it when I get off work instead.

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  38. I found this post so helpful and informative. I often pop into our local JD Sports store as they have a good range of products. I'm currently wearing New Balance and I have been pleased with them particulalry as they are so lightweight which I like.

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  39. Very very nice and sporty style :)

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  40. Dressed with soul08 October, 2014

    Liebe Madison, Du bist wirklich sehr gut in Form und ich liebe Deinen sportlichen Look! Ich selber habe 4 Paar Nike Air Max, weil sie mir gefallen und ich sie sehr bequem finde. Allerdings finde ich auch, das sie nicht unbedingt preiswert sind und auch Adidas tolle Schuhe im Angebot hat. Ich wünsche Dir noch eine wunderbare, restliche Woche!

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  41. little luxury list09 October, 2014

    You are reminding me to get back to the gym! It's been hard to schedule time with baby in tow. I love the visible heel here - chic and functional!

    xoxo,

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  42. Liebe Cla, Danke! Ja, auch Ich stimme Nike ist praktische und modische Sportkleidung

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  43. Thanks miss b. I'm glad that you found this post helpful. I have had New Balance in the past and love them as well as Nikes.

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  44. :) I agree, they are definitely comfortable. Thanks for your comment.

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  45. :) Good luck with getting back to your workout routine. Thanks!

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  46. Thanks! Yes, it's best that they have proper support, hehe. I'm glad that they are very comfy as well. :)

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  47. Thanks lady! I agree, Nike footwear is pretty amazing, I think I will give more pairs a try again. xx

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  48. NB shoes are great too! I think I have more Adidas though, but both are wonderful. Thanks for reading Kim!

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  49. They are, in my opinion! :-)

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  50. I recommend them, and the other styles that I listed are good options too. Thanks Jessica.

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  51. :) Thanks Stanislava although, a bit pricey Nike does have some other styles that I mentioned too. Adidas are one of my favourites as well!

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  52. Definitely! :) Thanks for reading Kati! Have a nice weekend!
    /Madison

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  53. Ahh, Vielen dank Schwester! Schönes Wochenende!
    Alles Liebe,
    Madison xx

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  54. Thanks! I'm sure it's been very busy for you ... you will get back when you can, it's totally understandable. xx

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  55. Liebe Rena, Danke für Deinen Kommentar süß. Ich liebe auch Adidas und Nike-Schuhe. Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende. "_
    Alles Liebe,
    Madison xx

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  56. This is a very helpful post. I could do with a good pair because I recently took up running again after two years of not really doing any exercise.
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  57. wow!! Madison, ich habe gar nicht gewusst, dass dein Deutsch so gut ist!

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  58. Liebe Madison, I love exercising and enjoy regular workouts at the gym and at home. I used to buy all my trainers from JD when I was living in the UK :)

    At the moment I am using the Nike trainers too but I also love Adidas.

    Have a wonderful weekend <3

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  59. Hi Mahshid, Thanks so much for your lovely comments dear. Ja, weil das ist die Familie meines Vaters aus Bayern und der Schweiz, aber jetzt weiß ich nicht sprechen Deutsch so oft wie ich als Kind getan hat. Ich versuche mein Bestes! haha. :)
    lg,
    Madison xx

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  60. Hiya Mahshid, thanks so much dear. Yes, I also loved JD in the UK when i was there. Adidas has always been my goto brand, but I am also loving Nike so much.
    Happy weekend. xx/Madison

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  61. Hey, you look so nice in your sports attire and good to know that you're an active person :)

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