The Development History of the Nike Shox Shoes

Published: 20th April 2010
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It is known that the technology of the Shox is developed by Nike. The small hollow column of the Shox is making up the midsole of the shoe. The material of the shoes is mostly made of rubber. The formations of the Shox come in various styles, but exactly speaking, they usually come with four circular columns. Generally speaking, the Nike Shox shoes vary in height, and triangular and rectangular Shox that provide better stability that can also be five or six.

According to the research, the Shox Technology was first introduced in late 2000. The Shox Technology is believed to be able to absorb maximum impact when running and provide extra power for the runners by the spring effect of the Shox. The Shox is generally made of rubber and is very durable.

Now, let Kitty take you have a general understanding about the development culture of the Nike Shox shoes.

The first Shox prototype is inspired by an exceptionally springy indoor running track at Harvard. This first Shox prototype was used to find the optimal spring rate, but it clumsy and heavy metal frame did nothing to improve performance.

The third attempt at Shox produced a simpler, more attractive cushioning system utilizing a closed leaf shaped spring, but still disappointed in durability, comfort, and stability.

The next generation of Shox prototype attempted to solve the problem of durability and stability by replacing the closed leaf spring with a hinged carbon fiber shell, creating something that looked like a running fashion shoe on a diving board.

A few years later, and still a decade from launching the Shox shoe line, Nike tests the first shoes that are a recognizable ancestor of the modern Shox.

New, high tech, high durability materials make the leaf spring obsolete and bring about the current form for Nike Shox: four cushioning columns between two resilient plates.

Nike releases the first Shox based shoe, then the Nike claims that the Nike Shox shoes not only absorb impact from heel strike while running; they also "spring back" and add more power to a runner's stride.
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