Womens Nike Shox FSM
The Nike Shox made quite an impact on it’s retro in 2019 and still continued in 2020. While the impact is purely on style, lets not forget it’s commitment to performance when it was first developed. This is the Nike Shox FSM from 2003 and was intended to make a bold statement by adding it to the Bowerman series, the collection that was aimed at serious runners. The biggest challenge Nike had to bring it up to “Bowerman” standards, was to make sure the support and stability was better than previous Shox, including the R4! So to do this, they added a second-density EVA to the midsole just above the Shox unit, then they actually made the Shox columns on the medial side, shorter, thicker and firmer than the lateral side. This was to slow down pronation. Then to round it up, they added extra stability, using a stiffer plastic plate as the Shox heel plate. The name FSM stands for “Foot Strike Manamgement”. Runners of the time claimed that this shoe was by far the best Shox running shoe that Nike had ever produced.