Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
Release dateJul 2018
Updates to Nike Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit 2
- The Nike Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit 2 is an updated version of the well-loved women’s Fearless Flyknit trainer. While the new model is still meant for high-impact workouts and short sprints, many of its components have undergone a considerable revamp.
- The Flyknit material in the upper has been made smoother and more tightly-woven. This alteration aims to improve the sock-like fit of the shoe.
- The collar has been redesigned to wrap the ankle more snugly. The Flywire cables have been removed from the mouth in favor of tight elastic.
- The cushioning is still delivered by the Nike Zoom Air unit incorporated into a full-length foam. In the new iteration, the foam extends up on both sides of the rearfoot and on the outer edge of the forefoot to prevent wobbling.
- The outsole features a brand new design. The trainer has done away with traction pods to make the bottom smoother for better stability and maneuverability. Also, two zig-zagged flex grooves in the forefoot have been replaced by three curved ones for enhanced pliability of the platform.
Nike Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit 2 size and fit
This workout trainer from Nike is available in women’s US sizes from 5 to 12. It tends to run true to size and is offered in half-sizes as well. The shoe caters to ladies with an average foot width as it comes in a B - Medium profile. The Flyknit upper is designed to wrap the foot snugly, but it also has a stretchy nature to accommodate toe splaying. Ensuring a secure foothold are the Flywire cables on the midfoot and an elastic band on the edge of the collar.
The Nike Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit 2 employs a full-length durable rubber compound at the bottom of the platform. It is created to withstand the abrasion associated with intensive indoor workouts.
The outsole features lugs that bite the floor for reliable traction. However, these lugs are made thin enough to allow for quick, unhindered changes of direction.
Three curved flex grooves are placed in the forefoot of the shoe. They contribute to the flexibility of the sole and allow the foot to bend naturally throughout the training session.
The rubber extends up to cover the heel section of the midsole. It created additional protection for the foam material. Another portion of the outsole forms a bumper at the front. It guards the toes and the materials in this high-wear area.
The cushioning of the Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit 2 is comprised of an Air Zoom unit embedded inside a full-length foam compound. Thinner than the regular Nike Air pocket, the Air Zoom brings the foot closer to the ground. It helps the underfoot receive more feedback from the surface and accommodates quick movements. The Air Zoom unit is made of a tough airbag with tightly stretched fibers inside. The fibers bend upon impact but bounce back immediately when the pressure is removed. This mechanism creates consistent cushioning and impact protection for the foot.
A lightweight and flexible foam compound makes up the framing of the midsole. It has large protrusions at the lateral and medial sides which form a supporting cradle for the rearfoot. They prevent the back of the foot from wobbling inside the trainer during side-to-side movements. A small portion of the midsole extends up on the lateral side of the forefoot. It also contributes to the lateral stability of the foot.
The Nike Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit 2 utilizes the brand’s proprietary Flyknit material for a sock-like coverage. It is a tightly-woven yet breathable material which was designed to be barely noticeable on foot. Its seamless, one-piece construction eliminates the chance of chafing and irritation. It is also described as Nike’s most lightweight upper fabric. At the same time, it is meant to support various foot movements throughout the workout.
A secure lockdown of the midfoot is provided by the combination of a lace-up closure and the Flywire cables. The latter are located on both sides of the midfoot and stretch from the sole up to the instep. These sturdy filaments turn into eyelets at the top end and integrate with the lacing system. When the laces are tightened, the Flywire becomes taut as well, reinforcing lateral support in the upper unit.
A tight elastic collar ensures that the footwear sits securely around the ankle. It firmly hugs the foot under the ankle but stretches easily when the shoe is put on or taken off. A horizontal pull tab at the back of the collar assists effortless on-and-off wear.
Colorways of the Nike Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit 2
Please note that the price of the colorways may be different from the price of the original model.
This edition features a smokey mauve upper. The rubber outsole has been dyed in matching color. The silver metallic Swoosh logos on the sides add a contrasting touch to the shoe. Also, the white foam material has been subtly speckled with grey.
The fresh NEO colorway of the Fearless Flyknit 2 invites Nike fans to go for a new beginning. It features a white upper with black knit-in hachures, a speckled midsole, and a semi-transparent blue outsole. The quarter panels, the Flywire, and the edges of the collar have been dyed in contrasting blue and orange hues. The Swoosh logo and the insole feature a quad ruled pattern for a "back-to-school" sentiment.
The Fearless Flyknit Champagne creates a delicate and feminine look with its light cream upper. The fabric pull loops and the Swooshes come in platinum tint to add sparkling contrast to the footwear.
The Metallic colorway features a deep navy blue upper with glittering accents which create the impression of a metallic luster. The midsole remains purely white for contrast.