Nike Air Max Thea

5/19/2016



I'm a huge Nike fan for a reason - they deliver the best quality. All my sports bras, tights and sneakers are Nike and my personal style is very, very casual so you'll see me wearing sneakers 90% of the time - meaning that I like to invest in my sneakers as I wear them a lot. I've purchased a pair of Nike Kaishi Run Print sneakers in March last year mostly to be worn at the gym (running, lifting weights etc.) but I wanted them also to be aesthetically pleasing enough to be worn casually. I think I got exactly what I wanted as, even more than a year passed - and they were the only sneakers I've worn almost daily for a year straight, and they still look good and perfom well. Those are particularly great for running.

This year I was contemplating two of my Pinterest crushes - if you follow me at Pinterest and keep up with my Fitness Files board than you know I'm a Roshe Run and Air Max Thea obsessive! I love both styles and after lots of umming and arring at the Buzz Sneaker Station, I finally chose Nike Air Max Thea Light Silver/ Hasta- White (119.95€). It's a matter of taste as it always is, but Thea have the most beautiful aesthetic to me. A fun fact would be that Air Max Thea is made by the same designer (Dylan Raasch) of Nike Roshe One shoes. In Air Max Thea Dylan changed somewhat the sole by removing redundant elements, but left its construction with visible gas bag. Interestingly, Nike Air Max Thea (named after the Greek goddess of light "Thea") was brought to the market by Nike to mark the 25th anniversary of their absolute classics, the '87 Air Max. I was never the biggest fan of the classic Air Max model but Thea has my name written all over!

Light Silver/ Hasta- White is a gorgeous pastel teal, perfect for Spring and Summer - the light teal body of the shoe is broken up by sheer elasticalted panels along the toe tip part which feeds into the strong white sole and on both sides of laces. Nike symbol and laces are darker teal, as well as some minor details (under the toes and at the back of the heels). Color is absolute perfection - nothing too flashy but still effective and different yet subtle and almost "creamy". It sports a minimalist mesh textile upper while on the back is a perforated heel.  The bottom is a white Phylon (made of EVA Foam Pellets) midsole with an Air Max sole unit.

There are certain things to take into consideration if you wish to purchase Nike Air Max Thea. For one, definitely go up a half size or 1!  These do run a bit small and tight - going a size up is particularly important if you have a wider foot. Mine are and I am usually between size 5.5 and size 6 so Nike Air Max Thea in 6.5 is perfect for me. Going a size up, you'll have them more loose on the toe area avoiding crushing your toes while you run. It will also avoid rubbing at the sides, at the back heel/ankle and I'd also recommend relacing them - the way they are originally laced makes them appear tighter than they are. I am very happy with how they perform! My feet are extremely sensitive and I get blisters quickly, even from new running shoes. No blisters, no material rubbing onto my heels and no big toe problems.

I like to wear them with thinnish small socks and my feet don't get sweaty - big bonus! I particularly appreciate how stable they are - I love doing weight training with them on as my feet don't wobble around while handling weights. Air Max Thea is much better for weights and the gym in general than my Nike Kaishi Run but the Kaishi Run is still better for running as they are completely made of soft fabric. Thea, however, is a much more attractive model and better suited for lifestyle/street style. What is your favorite sports brand and I am curious which is your top sneakers pick? I would also like to know if you're a daily sneaker wearer (such as myself) or you only occasionally wear them?

  • Veliki sam Nike fan - kvalitet je ono cemu se iznova vracam. Svi moji sportski topovi/grudnjaci, helanke i tene su od ovog brenda a i moj stil oblacenja privatno je jako casual tj. opusten tako da cete me 90% vremena vidjeti kako nosim tene. Zato mi je jako bitno da su kvalitetne posto ih nosim skoro pa svaki dan, i pored odlaska u teretanu. Prosle godine sam u martu kupila par Nike Kaishi Run Print tena. Njihova prvenstvena namjena je bila za fizicku aktivnost (trcanje, trening sa tegovima i sl.) ali sam zeljela da mi budu i dovoljno lijepe kako bih ih mogla nositi svaki dan uz ostatak svoje odjece. Mislim da sam od njih dobila upravo ono sto sam zeljela i prezadovoljna sam jer, iako sam ih nosila gotovo svaki dan, one i dalje odlicno izgledaju i super me sluze. Ono gdje briljira Kaishi Run model je definitivno trcanje.
  • Ove godine sam se opasno dvoumila izmedju dva Nike modela u koje sam zaljubljena i ako me pratite preko Pinteresta, konkretno moj Fitness Files board, onda znate koliko sam opsjednuta Nike Roshe Run i Air Max thea tenama! Nakon beskonacnog premisljanja i isprobavanja u odlicno opremljenoj Buzz Sneaker Station radnji u BBI Centru (Sarajevo), napokon sam se odlucila za Nike Air Max Thea Light Silver/ Hasta- White (255KM) model. Kao i uvijek, sve je stvar ukusa ali meni Thea tene prekrasno izgledaju. Interesantan podatak je da je Thea tene napravio isti dizajner (Dylan Raasch) Nike Roshe One modela. Dylan je kod Air Max Thea tena malo izmjenio djon tako sto su pojedini elementi uklonjeni ali je vidljivi zracni jastucic ostavljen. Interesantno, Nike je napravio Air Max Thea tene (koje su dobile ime po Teji, grckoj bozici svjletlosti) kako bi obiljezili 25 godisnjicu klasicnog Air Max modela. Licno nisam veliki fan originalnih Air Max tena ali Thea je bas po mom ukusu!
  • Light Silver/ Hasta- White (klik ovdje) je moderna pastelna tirkiz boja idealna za nastupajuce proljece i ljeto - njezno tirkizno/teal "tijelo"  je dopunjeno prozirnim, elasticnim panelima uz vrh prstiju koji uranjaju u cvrsti bijeli djon te su sa obje strane pertli. Nike simbol i pertle su malo tamnije nijanse, kao i par sitnih detalja (ispod prstiju i pozadi uz petu). Nijansa mi se tako svidja, kao da su tene "kremaste" - nije upadna ali je efektna i drugacija je, privlaci poglede. Gornji dio tene je napravljen vecinom od supljikavog materijala a na peti su postavljene sitne rupice - cijeli dizajn dopusta da stopalo "dise". Djon je bijeli a srediste je of pilona (pjenastih kuglica) zajedno sa Air Max zracnim jastucicem. 
  • Ako zelite kupiti ove tene, onda imam par savjeta tj. sitnica na koje bi trebale obratiti paznju. Uzmite ih za pola velicine ili velicinu vece! Pomalo su malen i uzak model - od velike pomoci ce biti ako ih kupite velicinu vece nego ih inace nosite, pogotovo ako vam je stopalo siroko. Moja su stopala siroka i inace velicina koju nosim je izmedju 36 i 37 a Nike Air Max Thea sam uzela u velicini 37.5 i super su. Dobila sam taman prostora kod prstiju i kada trcim, prsti ne udaraju u vrh tene a materijal se ne trlja sa strana stopala niti uz petu/clanak. Takodjer preporucujem da im vi pertle razvezete i ponovo svezete po svom jer nacin na koji su originalno svezane cini tene da se doimaju uzim nego sto jesu. Sto se tice performansi, prezadovoljna sam! Moja stopala su hipersenzibilna i zuljeve dobijem od sve obuce, cak i od novih tena za trcanje. Zuljeve sam ovog puta izbjegla, ponajvise zbog odluke da odaberem vecu velicinu. 
  • Ove tene volim nositi preko tankih plitkih pamucnih carapa i stopala mi se uopste ne znoje - zato znam da cu ih stalno nositi tokom narednih mjeseci. Ono cime sam posebno impresionirana jeste njihova stabilnost - savrsene su za trening sa tegovima jer mi se stopala u njima ne njisu, ne mrdaju i ostaju cvrsto na jednom mjestu dok radim sa tezinama. Air Max Thea su idealne za teretanu u odnosu na moj prethodni Kaishi Run model ali je Kaishi Run za nijansu bolji za trcanje, posto su u potpunosti napravljene od mekanog materijala. Thea je ipak mnogo atraktivniji model i sa ponosom ga nosim u sklopu street style odjevnih kombinacija. Koji sportski brend je vama omiljeni i imate li preferirani model tena? Zanima me i koliko cesto nosite tene - da li ste u njima stalno, poput mene, ili ih samo povremeno nosite?




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