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
$70
Weight
Men: 7.8oz
Women: 7.8oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 4mm
Women: 4mm

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

7 reasons to buy

  • The minimal mesh upper provides as much flexibility and ventilation for the runner as possible.
  • Many testers appreciated the inclusion of the Flywire cables on the lateral and medial sides for an enhanced fit.
  • This running shoe has a budget-friendly price.
  • The many color options for this version made it more appealing to many runners.
  • The Flex Fury 2 is lighter in weight than the previous version.
  • The Nike Flex outsole encourages natural flexibility for the foot, which was enjoyed by reviewers.
  • The cushioning system remained great in quality for many runners.

3 reasons not to buy

  • There were a few runners who felt that it was ½ size too small for their feet.
  • The mid-foot section pinched and hurt the foot of some testers.
  • Some reviewers didn’t like the lack of padding on the tongue as it scraped on their skin if they didn’t wear any socks.

Bottom line

The Flex Fury 2 from Nike is the next version of an up-and-coming series that has garnered much praise. Now, it features some of the technologies that have made most Nike shoes more efficient and formidable on the market. It’s a great running partner for daily training and casual walks.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 295 ratings

5 star
67%
4 star
24%
3 star
2%
2 star
3%
1 star
3%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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85 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 by Adventure4873 • Adventure4873 • Level 1 expert

    In my opinion, one of Nike's best running shoes, by far.

  • 90 / 100 by Steph Back Accessories • Steph Back Accessories • Level 1 expert

    They look good. They feel really nice and comfortable.

  • 82 / 100 by Dunkman Vlogs • Dunkman Vlogs • Level 1 expert

    It is really cushiony, but it has some support.

  • 75 / 100 by Thrill Baseball Guitar and shoes • Thrill Baseball Guitar and shoes • Level 1 expert

    It is very narrow, but has a really nice spring to it.

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Updates to Nike Flex Fury 2

  • The upper unit now features a minimal mesh material, which delivers flexible and comfortable coverage. It’s thin enough to encourage air to seamlessly flow in it while strong enough to withstand damage. It certainly looks more intact and sturdier than the fabric featured in the original Flex Fury, which had the tendency to slacken and lose structure after a few uses.
  • Instead of stitching on the sides to serve as overlays, the 2nd version of the Flex Fury now utilizes the Flywire technology. These exposed cables on the sides react to the loosening or tightening of the shoelaces, making the fit more customizable.
  • The weight of this update is 221 grams (7.8 oz), which is lighter than the previous version’s, which is 238 grams (8.4 oz). This shoe’s lesser weight lets the runner perform and not feel that their footwear is dragging them down with a heavy form.
  • The interior of this running shoe has a smooth fabric lining for a more comfortable wearing experience. It’s not irritating to the skin. The cushioned insole adds some more cushioning for the runner without sacrificing flexibility.

Nike Flex Fury 2 size and fit

The Flex Fury 2 from Nike has a regular running shoe length. It was created to accommodate the runner who has medium-sized heel, mid-foot and forefoot areas. The semi-curved shape of the shoe lets the natural shape of the foot acclimate itself into it, offering a snug yet adequate fit.


Outsole

The outsole unit features the Nike Flex technology. The surface of this section essentially has nodes that are meant to distribute pressure when landing the foot on the ground. The minimal design and grooves in between these nodes allow for natural flexibility for the foot.

Rubber can be found on the outsole unit, but it’s not as prominent as other outsole rubber units. It can provide traction and protection from wear, but it’s not the premium rubber outsole that’s prevalent in most shoes.


Midsole

A Dual-density mid-sole delivers responsible cushioning and smoother transitions through the gait cycle. It’s a durable material that carries the foot well, while maintaining the level of flexibility that’s expected of the Flex Fury 2.

A cushioned insole adds a bit more underfoot comfort. It’s a helpful addition that makes the platform more agreeable and reactive to the cushioning needs of the runner.


Upper

The upper fabric featured in the Flex Fury 2 is certainly sturdier than the previous version’s. It’s soft, responsive to the movements of the foot, and breathable enough. It’s a comfortable material that’s made of high quality mesh and textiles.

The Flywire cables are made of high quality materials, so they’re not off to be easily damaged even when they’re exposed to the sides of the shoe. The cables themselves help in the tightening and loosening of the upper unit because they respond to the adjustments made to the shoelaces.