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.

Facts

Update: Nike Flex Experience RN 7
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 9oz | Women: 7oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 7mm | Women: 7mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Strike Pattern: Midfoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Release date: Mar 2017
Brand: Nike
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal, X-Wide | Women: Normal, X-Wide
Price: $65
Colorways: Black, Grey, Multi, Pink, Blue
Size
Small True to size Large
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  • 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.

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.

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. The hexagon pattern is also present in the Flex Experience RN 7.

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.

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.

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