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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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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
$90
Weight
Men: 8.5oz
Women: 7.9oz
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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Most runners took note of the durable and comfortable construction of the Air Zoom Fly 2.
  • This shoe features a lightweight sandwich mesh upper that is really breathable and stretchy.
  • The no-sew overlays that provide seamless fit and comfort gained positive reviews.
  • It has the Dynamic Support platform for added stability without making the shoe look bulky.
  • The waffle rubber outsole promotes responsive cushioning and gives added durability.
  • The shoe feels light for some runners.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Too narrow for some runners.
  • Some runners noticed that the heel area does not give a good fit.

Bottom line

Runners can expect stability in every stride in the Nike Air Zoom Fly 2. It offers a low-profile and responsive ride. This light weight and durable running shoe is best used on the roads and a great partner during race days.


Rankings


Ratings

4.7 / 5 based on 52 ratings

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3 star
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2 star
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Updates to Nike Air Zoom Fly 2

  • The Nike Air Zoom Fly 2 comes with an enhanced outsole. It uses the brand’s notable carbon rubber outsole material that offers durable traction. With this update, the outsole of the shoe becomes more reliable without adding weight.
  • The 2nd update of the Air Zoom Fly has an updated midsole, combining the two additional technologies in order to provide a lightweight resilient cushioning.
  • The upper was also updated in order to enhance the shoe’s breathability and comfortable attributes. It uses a lightweight mesh in its upper.

Nike Air Zoom Fly 2 size and fit

The Air Zoom Fly 2 has a standard running shoe length. This shoe fits well to those runners with medium foot measurements. It can also give a nice fit to narrow footed runners since the heel and midfoot is a bit narrow than the usual. The fit and sizing of this shoe were not changed and are identical to its original version.


Outsole

The outsole unit of the shoe uses the brand’s BRS 1000 outsole technology. The textured waffle-patterned allows impressive traction on different surfaces. It also adds durability to the shoe’s outsole. The carbon rubber also wraps the shoe’s heel area, giving additional protection especially to high-wear areas.


Midsole

The Nike Air Zoom Fly 2 features the combining power of the Cushlon foams and Compression-molded Phylon. These are combined together to deliver a dual-density cushioning. It gives a lightweight, plush, and resilient cushioning.

It also uses the brand’s notable Air Zoom that consists of discreet pressurized air pockets. These air pockets naturally flex while running, giving an enhanced responsive cushioning.


Upper

The upper uses a lightweight mesh that delivers impressive breathability. It keeps the foot well-ventilated throughout the run without adding weight to the shoe’s overall construction. The seamless upper was engineered to provide a smooth environment for the foot, reducing blisters and irritation. Lastly, the bonded overlays were designed smoothly for a lightweight and comfortable fit.