Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $225
  • Weight
    Men: 10.5oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Jan 2018
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  • The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Utility features a functional design for a more satisfying running experience. Designed for road running, the shoe uses several innovative Nike technologies from the upper to the outsole.
  • This Nike shoe for running has a mid-cut Flyknit collar which is designed to hug the ankle comfortably. It feels light and gives added ankle support whenever necessary.
  • The VaporMax Flyknit Utility also uses the innovative VaporMax cushioning. It provides reliable underfoot protection during foot landing. This midsole material is also lightweight and responsive.
  • Lastly, the shoe has a quick lacing system for a faster and easier lace-up. Along with the laces are the straps in the midfoot which hold the foot in place during every run.

The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Utility is a unisex shoe available in men’s sizing, and it runs true-to-size. Female runners who want to purchase the shoe should go 1.5 size down to get the perfect size. The shoe is available in standard D-medium.

In the outsole of the VaporMax Flyknit Utility is a rubber material which is strategically placed in the heel and forefoot for durability. The outsole of the shoe is also designed to provide flexibility. It flexes as the foot moves for a more powerful toe-off.  

The shoe features the newest innovation of Max Air cushioning which protects the foot during impact. The Air cushioning absorbs forces during impact, and it protects the body against stress and fatigue. It provides durable cushioning without adding too much weight.

The VaporMax unit, along with the full-length midsole foam, offers a lighter and softer underfoot feel. The foam also offers a bouncy feeling and added stability.

The upper of the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Utility makes use of the Flyknit technology, which provides the foot a breathable coverage. It comes in a lightweight and seamless construction for an irritation-free and comfortable fit.

The shoe has a mid-cut collar for total comfort. It also gives added ankle support whenever necessary. The loop on the collar also facilitates the easy entry of the foot.

For a secure midfoot lockdown, the shoe uses a reliable lacing system. It helps in the easy on and easy removal of the shoe. The laces can easily be loosened and tightened for a faster transition.

The straps in the midfoot offer added midfoot security, and they keep the foot from shifting within the shoe. The straps also aid the laces for easy adjustment.

In the heel and sides are the small reflective details which help runners to be visible in low-light conditions.

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