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Nike Air Whistler Shoes

3.67/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Optimal Support
  • Breathable
  • Adjustable Fit
  • Increased Traction
  • Secure

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Brad a Weekend Warrior from Wisconsin

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2008

Strengths:    Very Tacky bottoms, very stiff soles, has loop to put your laces in

Weaknesses:    Not totally waterproof, however then they would be hotter.

Bottom Line:   
They work great. Very hard soles, very sticky grip. There are a bunch of tiny holes in the bottoms that the pedal pins just stick into. These are great for uphill riding and even better for downhill. I would definitely recommend these shoes to anyone. I bought two pairs! For $94 I would probably go with some etnies or cheaper skate shoes, but I only paid $22 for two pairs.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $11.00

Purchased At:   Trek Store

Similar Products Used:   nike clipless,

Bike Setup:   2008 crankbrothers mallet 2's and I've also used them with some cheapo platforms

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by John Mavriss a Downhiller from White Plains, NY

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2006

Strengths:    Fairly lightweight. All black color keeps them from looking worn out and matches all my riding duds.

Weaknesses:    The bottoms are already starting to wear out. Small cracks in the sole where the pedals always touch. Oh, and who needs an air sole in the HEEL of a mountain biking shoe? Needs a sturdier toe guard.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these because Nike's reputation in other sports, but I think I pretty much wasted my money on these. At over $100 (including shipping) they're more expensive than my old Intense shoes and don't hold up or work anywhere near as well. I got three seasons out of the Intense shoes, and I still wear them on occasion. I feel ripped off. A pair of $40 Vans work just as good.

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Favorite Trail:   Plattekill!!!

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   Trek.com

Similar Products Used:   Intense shoes, Vans Rowleys, Etnies.

Bike Setup:   Trek Diesel with Boxxer fork.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Paul a Cross Country Rider from Los Alamitos

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2006

Strengths:    comfort, stability, stickyness,

Weaknesses:    color stains brown from dirt

Bottom Line:   
If performance is all you care about then get these. They do look really good if you could keep them clean. The dark black mesh that surrounds the Nike symbol is the only part that stays clean. Suggestion to Nike in case they read this stuff is that they should use the same material as the Keen sandle/shoe. Keen uses a material that always seems to look clean and its waterproof. I use these for cross country and for free ride stuff such as jumps and drops. The Crank Bros pedals seem to work well with the shoe but the bearings froze just after two months of riding them. They have fast customer service though. The rubber on these shoes are extremly sticky and squeaky out of the box. Becarefull when walking in them at first because its easy to catch an edge and stumble. Im not really sure on the wear yet because I only had them for a few weeks but I've been using them every day for several hours at a time so they have already seen alot of miles. The bottom rubber seems to be holding up but a few small areas are starting to break up. I think this wear is typical though. The shoes also have a band at the top for tucking in the laces so use them. I didnt at first and managed to almost rip up part of my laces in the sproket. These shoes run wide and big. I'm a size 12 1/2 wide and there size 46 which is equivalent to a 12 is just right on me with just a bit of extra toe room. I hope this helps. Overall its a almost perfect shoe

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $95.00

Purchased At:   trek.com

Bike Setup:   2006 nomad with the AM XO kit and Crank Bros 50X50X

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