fc100311525wrote a review of Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 5 Trail Running Shoe - Men's on April 14, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
Ive been running trail mostly with solomon and merrel, but when i tried the past terra kiger version 4 i did liked them but they were missing in some areas, still was a promising shoe, when i saw that the Terra Kiger 5 was released i had to try them, and oh man ... this is such a different shoe!
For me the key is how to make a shoe that is soft enough but at the same time responsive and also gives you a great ground feeling which i think is key in trail running, shoes like hoka are great at cushioning but you lose ground feeling which end up on certain stability issues on your feet.
Im glad to say that this Nike is the best of both worlds, soft shoes, responsive and they provide great ground feedback, im really glad Nike really did the proper R&D on these shoes, and it shows.
The salomon sense trail 2 for example provide great ground feeling but they get super rough after 20km, still a great shoe, but these Terra Kigers are soft and forviging even after 30km or more. Longest run on them so far is 45KM.
All in all .. i had to write a review, i dont usually write them, but i felt compelled to give Nike some kudos on the R&D behind the Terra Kiger 5.
Oh ... and they have great traction!