Part of Nikes famed Alpha Project, the Air Zoom Drive was/is a SICK high performance fly weight training shoe for “the runners demanding every day safety with the ‘less is more innovation’).”  The upper  featured a seamless inner construction, dynamic “power mesh”,  personal fit heel clip and a 95% seamless textile upper.  The midsole featured (at that time) a new center of pressure Zoom Air Unit in the heel, innovative moderator plate, forefoot Zoom Air unit and phylon arch bridge (which acted as a high performance suspension bridge for speed and security). As for the outsole you got BRS 1000 carbon rubber , new forefoot sticky rubber (for enhanced wet road traction, flexibility and great toe off) and all this for 100.0o USD.  They looked great, performed well and outpriced shoes that didn’t even appear to come close to overall value. Today, trying to find a pair will be a full time job and when they do show up its rarely in a very desirable colorway.  Still, like all shoes nothing is ever off limits to getting the retro treatment and if you whine and complain enough like me, then maybe just maybe you’ll see these return one day.  Take a trip back below!


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