Verdict from 10 experts and +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The Flyknit material used for the upper feels comfortable and non-irritating.
  • A secure lockdown fit is provided by a gartered mid-cut collar.
  • The ¾ Zoom Air Unit flexes on contact and gives reliable cushioning with every step.
  • Mid-foot security and support is given by the Dynamic Flywire cables that are integrated with the lacing system.
  • The Translucent Waffle rubber outsole was appreciated by runners because it delivers durable protection and sure traction over the roads.
  • Flex grooves in the forefoot area ensure the runner’s natural toe-off motion.

2 reasons not to buy

  • There were those who felt the rear section of the shoe chafe their heels because it didn’t have padding or a smoother fabric.
  • A few felt that the mid-foot and rear areas of the shoe was uncomfortably narrow.

Bottom line

Natural motion and flexibility are afforded by the Nike Air Zoom All Out Flyknit. This running shoe offers comfortable coverage, durable protection from wear, and responsive cushioning, which are all helpful when doling out great running performance on the roads.

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Good to know

  • Natural foot motion is a design philosophy that’s used in the Nike Air Zoom All Out Flyknit, a performance running shoe that’s great for daily running activities and exercise sessions. It features high quality materials and components that work together to provide responsiveness, security and comfort to the wearer.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe uses the Flyknit technology. Essentially, this material mimics the feeling of wearing a sock, so the upper fabric of the All Out Flyknit parallels the feeling of having irritation-free coverage gotten from actual socks. It’s supportive, flexible and breathable, enabling natural movement with comfortable benefits.
  • Lightweight cushioning and responsive performance are given by the mid-sole unit of this running shoe from Nike. Standard foam cushioning is used here, but the Zoom Air is also in effect. It’s a unit that utilizes pressurized air pockets that enables the foot to flex upon contact, and also receive responsive cushioning.
  • The outsole unit of the Nike Air Zoom All Out Flyknit utilizes a very durable rubber that’s able to protect the sole unit from wear and tear. Reliable traction over many types of surfaces is also afforded to the wearer. Flex grooves allow the runner to move more naturally through the gait cycle, giving the toe-off the lift that it needs through the movement of the forefoot section.

The Nike Air Zoom All Out Flyknit has a standard running shoe length. The sizing schemes used for it are the standard ones, so runners are going to get the right fit for them. The forefoot section has a medium width, though the heel and mid-foot are a bit narrower, which is meant to allow the upper fabrics to hug the foot even more securely. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curve of the human foot.

The BRS 1000 is an outsole layer that’s made from durable carbon rubber. It is able to protect the shoe from wear and tear, and it even delivers reliable traction over the asphalt.

The Waffle construction of the outsole gives additional cushioning and support to the runner. The durable protection is evenly distributed across the entire length of the foot. A translucent nature brings an appealing visual flair to this external layer.

Flex grooves allow the runner to bend their feet more naturally in order to make each forefoot lift more efficient and energized. Natural movement is actually very helpful when it comes to enabling a better running performance.

The Cushlon is a lightweight and responsive foam unit that immediately cushions the foot. It runs the entire length of the shoe, but it is most profound in the forefoot section. Its plush nature lets the foot relax when standing on it.

The ¾ length Zoom Air is a low-profile unit that’s made from pressurized air pockets. They flex when in contact with the ground, but they spring back to their original shape when the runner’s weight is removed, essentially making each toe-off more explosive.

The Flyknit is a comfortable fabric in the upper that resembles a woven cloth. It’s an overlay-free material that employs an irritation-free sock-like fit that’s going to make the foot feel very snug and secure.

The Mid-Cut Collar locks the foot down and keeps it in place. It essentially mimics how an actual sock hugs the foot, protecting it from accidental shoe removals, as well as road debris.

The Dynamic Flywire System works with the lacing system and the upper unit in providing a secure yet customizable fit for the runner. These durable, pliable cables follow the adjustments made to the lacing system, making the coverage tight or loose.

Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.