This may not be a good fit for the Q&A format of Physical Fitnes, but I'll try anyway.
I've been running for a decade or so, and despite trying lots of different running shoes in specialist running shops, I've never been offered a pair of Nike trainers to try. Marketing and presence in the shops leads me to believe Nike must be one of the biggest running shoe manufacturers, if not the biggest, so I find this surprising.
I asked a shop once and they said "Nike shoes are kind of different. They tend to be very padded at the front".
I'm a moderate to heavy overponator who only runs up to half-marathon distance.
I can think of three possible answers:
- Nike don't make shoe suitable for runners like me, either because "they are kind of different" or maybe they just don't make a model that matches my description
- Nike aren't as big in the running world as I think; they're just another running shoe manufacturer who happen to have a lot of marketing. I probably wouldn't be posting this if I'd never tried as Asics or Saucony.
- Yes, it is odd (you don't need to speculate on the reason if this the answer)