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 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
$65
Weight
Men: 9oz
Women: 7oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 7mm
Women: 7mm

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.

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

10 reasons to buy

  • A handful of runners gave a thumb’s up to the Flex Experience RN 6’s comfort.
  • It is quite light and lighter than the past model.
  • The price tag is very affordable.
  • More than a few mentioned that they can easily double as casual shoes.
  • Some runners have received compliments regarding the shoe’s looks.
  • The open mesh guarantees excellent breathability.
  • It is very flexible.
  • The traction is surprisingly very good, even on wet pavements.
  • There are wide options.
  • Nike offers multiple color options for the 6th version of the Flex Experience RN.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few buyers were disappointed by the stiff cushioning.
  • It is a little too narrow, according to a handful of reviewers.
  • A couple of others were disappointed by the sound it makes when walking on wooded floor.

Bottom line

The Nike Flex Experience RN 6 is more of an “athleisure” shoe than a true-blue running outfit. It does have its merits as a moderate clip shoe for entry level runners. It is light, a little more responsive, and looks good on the road. The unbeatable price range makes it a worthy addition to a rotation or a casual shoe.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 964 ratings

5 star
63%
4 star
19%
3 star
7%
2 star
3%
1 star
4%

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Updates to Nike Flex Experience RN 6

  • Nike barely touches the 6th iteration of the Flex Experience that one can hardly spot any difference between this shoe and its predecessor. A subtle change is made in the mesh as it is now a bit denser in the forefoot for a little more structure.
  • The denser mesh continues towards the midfoot and heel where it is even more closely woven for added security and locked down feel.
  • The ankle collar and tongue have a hair less padding, which helped with the weight reduction of this instalment.
  • Nike uses a slightly flatter hexagonal design in the outsole for a bit more stability.

Nike Flex Experience RN 6 size and fit

The fit of the Nike Flex Experience RN 6 is basically the same as the previous version. As mentioned, Nike gave it more support and security by using a denser and closely knitted woven mesh. There is just adequate space in the forefoot while the midfoot and heel offer sufficient hold and security. The new upper also creates a better foot-hugging fit for more comfort. It runs fairly true to size.

Outsole

The outsole of the Flex Experience RN 6 is essentially an extension of the injection molded midsole. To keep it from prematurely deteriorating, Nike added harder carbon rubber in the heel and the tip of the forefoot. The hexagonal lugs are designed for a smooth, flexible, and natural ride.

Midsole

The super simple midsole is injection molded and is a single piece of EVA for the usual amount of cushioning and durability. As it runs the length of the midsole, it aids with the smoothness of the transition from landing to take off.

Upper

Nike’s offering in the upper of the Flex Experience 6 is superbly minimalist. It is a seamless construction starting with a two-piece mesh that is really very breathable with just enough density for support. It is lightly padded in the tongue and collar while the whole interior is lined with plush fabric for comfort. A foamed insole adds a little more cushioning. Nike uses traditional laces in keeping the fit secured.