Nike Men's Air Alvord 10 Trail Running Shoe
Another victim of the cost-cutting disease.
I was initially excited to find these on line at Dicks because the pair I have been wearing for the past 3 months are THE most comfortable sneakers I ever bought (in my 66 years). Sadly, I'll be returning the pair I just bought from Dicks because the Nike people seem to have changed the construction and made the shoe smaller with a smaller toe box and an inconsistent last (left one lumpy and upturned at the toes). Pity, I would have just kept buying them as long as they were produced, but not after seeing what the company did in re-sizing and (presumably) thereby saving a few cents each on them.
May 29, 2013
A great comfortable fit. Provides adequate support for long periods of standing. Grip is useful for indoor and outdoor activities.
April 16, 2013
Took something good and made it worse...
I had the Alvord 8 and loved them straight out of the box, backpacked over 100 miles on them & felt like I was walking on clouds. The Alvord 9 had the same upper but with the new tread which made it even better. I decided I liked the way the Alvord 10 looked all black and went with them, but little did I know...
So after 2 day hikes to break them in, approximately 14 miles combined I noticed a major flaw in the new design. The piping that separates the tongue from the toe area is new to the Alvord model. The issue is that the piping is raised as much inside of the shoe as it is outside putting constant strain and pressure across the top of the foot where the big toe is located. So painful that within a few miles I adjusted them multiple times in attempt to alleviate the pain. After 14 miles the pain seemed worse and I realized I was done attempting to break in an uncomfortable shoe and returned them.
Without the piping causing pain, these would be an amazing trail runner, hiking or backpacking shoe. Instead, they are retired until they can fix their issue.
March 26, 2013
This shoe is OK
The footbed wears out quickly. Not comfortable!!!!
March 19, 2013
Great pair of shoes...and I walk alot! The only thing I needed was a heel insert because my ankles are so low they were rubbing on the side.
March 12, 2013
Kind of fell into this shoe as it was only one of two options in a size 15. My 17 year old son loves the shoes and wears them daily - great confort
March 5, 2013
The shoes are super comfortable and practical.. The service at Dick's Sporting Goods is un comparable.. The staff is super friendly and courteous.. Keep up the good work
March 5, 2013
This is a nice looking comfortable shoe. Only promblem was the shoe's upper or vamp-the part that covers the foot was not as big as needed for my son's foot. The shoe fit great but showed his socks between the upper and the tongue of the shoe.The Alvord 9 was made perfect , would have liked to see the same vamp size on the Alvord 10. The wide shoe's vamp is just slightly bigger not much difference the but gap is not as noticeable. They look great and probably are a really nice shoe.
January 25, 2013
Very comfortable shoes.. I really like them and would recommend!
January 15, 2013
Been wearing them since the first day I received them. Fit and comfort great.
January 6, 2013