The Nike Shox R4 Running Shoe has been called a lot of things: Springy, resilient, bouncy. But to a runner, the Nike Shox R4 means one thing: Responsive cushioning. You will love these running shoes, as they offer plenty of comfortable support for all types of activities. The top plate distributes impact forces from the heel to the columns as you run, while the bottom plate produces a secure base for heel-to-toe transition. The columns control impact by collapsing quickly at first, and then slowly returning to their original height, while the transition wedge allows for a smooth ride that you'll love everywhere.