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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 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
    $75
  • Weight
    Men: 10oz
    Women: 8.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm

    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
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Super comfortable is a common refrain coming from a large number of runners.
  • The price of the Dual Fusion Run 2 is more than reasonable.
  • It is slightly lighter than the previous model.
  • It is flexible.
  • There are 3 different color combos.
  • The cushioning is just firm enough for responsiveness, according to some runners.
  • A breathable open mesh coverage guarantees a cool run.
  • It has striking good locks, based on several comments.
  • It is used by many for gym workouts because of the very good arch support.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A handful noted that the 2nd version of the Dual Fusion Run lacks durability.
  • Traction isn’t as good when taken for a ride in wet areas, observed a few.

Bottom line

The Nike Dual Fusion Run 2 is a lightweight trainer that can also do fast tempo runs or high-mileage running. There is really good support from the upper and in the arch to sustain the comfort from the first stride to the last. It mixes solid performance with really nice looks.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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89 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 89 / 100 | Run Pals

    The Nike Dual Fusion Run is an excellently designed shoe and has some great features that are commonly sought after by both avid runners and those that run more leisurely, but they are not for everyone.

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Updates to Nike Dual Fusion Run 2

  • Several changes are unveiled by Nike in the Dual Fusion Run 2. One very obvious change in the upper is the presence of a network of substantial overlays that they nearly form a separate midfoot panel. It more than helps with support, structure, and provides excellent midfoot hold.
  • A new loop that is connected to the midsole and the laces is now added between the eyelets. This is a proven method of increasing the midfoot hold and getting a more personalized fit.
  • Nike introduces a new open mesh in the new model. The open mesh spells a more breathable run, even in humid conditions.

Nike Dual Fusion Run 2 size and fit

Nike changes the fit of the Dual Fusion Run 2 courtesy of the new midfoot strap and the substantial seamless overlays. The fit in the heel holds the rear very well while the forefoot offers sufficient wiggle room for the toes. There is a much better fit in the midfoot because of the upper changes. Medium is the available width of the shoe. The shoe length is standard in this shoe.


Outsole

The classic Nike Waffle outsole is utilized in this shoe with durable carbon rubber covering the heel section. For better traction, blown rubber blankets the forefoot. There are also several flex grooves to give flexibility to the shoe. A segmented crash pad helps with cushioning and shock-absorbing capabilities of the Dual Fusion Run 2.


Midsole

Nike’s ever-reliable Phylon foam covers the entire midsole for lightweight responsiveness. It is made of EVA foam pellets that are compressed. It is because of this foam that there is a hint of softness in the run.


Upper

An open mesh makes certain that the foot is ultra-ventilated. The midfoot is secured by very substantial overlays that have huge cut outs. The cut outs guarantee that air flow remains to be optimal. For that comfortable feel, the ankle collar and tongue are well-padded and covered with plush material. An internal heel stiffener provides structure and stability in the heel.