DiscontinuedUpdate: Nike Flex Experience RN 7
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.
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WeightMen: 9ozWomen: 7oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 7mmWomen: 7mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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WidthMen: normal, wideWomen: normal, wide
Release dateMar 2017
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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.
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 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.