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Terrain
Road

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

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.

Use
Competition

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
$80
Weight
Men: 8.4oz
Women: 6.7oz
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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 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A lot of testers welcomed the style of the Nike Flex RN 2015, which, for them, was cool and elegant.
  • The general durability of this model was lauded by a number of runners; they said that the components didn’t wear off easily.
  • It felt adequately lightweight, according to some users.
  • The flexibility of the underfoot platform was given praise because it allowed the runners to move their feet more naturally through the gait cycle.
  • The cushioning system was recognized by many for its capability to carry the foot responsibly and cushion impact during the landing phase.
  • Most reviewers appreciated the upper unit, which is a mix of mesh and foam that enhanced the fit and breathability.
  • The outsole held onto the ground with ease and sureness, noted some testers.
  • It was an affordable shoe, according to those who have tried it.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some of the testers felt that it was a bit tighter than what they were used to.
  • It was half-a-size smaller for a few runners.

Bottom line

The Nike Flex RN 2015 was able to offer great service to neutral runners, both new and advanced. Many of them felt that it was comfortable, secure and responsive. The cover system and the cushioning unit received a lot of praise. But the fit wasn’t as agreeable to some because they stated that it was a bit tight.


Rankings


Ratings

4.4 / 5 based on 1011 ratings

5 star
68%
4 star
19%
3 star
5%
2 star
4%
1 star
4%

My Rating


Updates to Nike Flex RN 2015

The 2015 version of the Flex RN from Nike is a definite step up when it comes to design and appeal. Utilizing a more contemporary frame of look, this running shoe does well as a sports shoe and as a casual shoe. Even the subtle overlay design has a honeycomb shape to it. It’s a solid option for daily running and casual walking.

The Breathe Tech upper unit technology makes sure that the upper is able to wrap the foot snugly, securely yet comfortably at all times. The breathable materials used for this unit make sure that the foot stays dry and cool in any activity.

The mid-sole unit features lightweight foam components that carry the foot well through the gait cycle. It delivers efficient underfoot cushioning and overall comfort that’s ultimately responsive to the natural movement of the foot.

Durable rubber is placed in critical areas of the outsole where it’s most capable of holding back wear and tear. Flex grooves throughout the sole unit make sure that the runner experiences an unrestricted and consistent range of motion.

Nike Flex RN 2015 size and fit

The Nike Flex RN 2015 is true to its size. It’s available in a variety of sizes that adhere to what the runners are most accustomed to. It has a medium width when it comes to its heel, mid-foot and forefoot areas. It can accommodate feet with narrow-to-medium dimensions.


Outsole

The outsole unit of this running shoe makes use of a high quality rubber. It’s placed in sections of the external sole unit where wear and tear are most commonly observed. They offer durable protection from abrasion, as well as traction for better control over the roads.

Full length flex grooves make sure that the outsole is able to provide maximum range of motion for the wearer. This design actually goes well with the pliable and soft nature of the foam cushioning to enhance the flexibility of the runner.


Midsole

The Phylon mid-sole is a lightweight foam that’s responsive, but not very thick. This low-profile cushioning system delivers responsible cushioning, as well as additional pressure mapping to improve the comfort that the foot experiences.

The two-piece Phylite carrier encourages natural movement. Separated near the forefoot, it gives the front section of the foot more incentive to move freely, especially when handling toe offs and forefoot bending. It also reduces the bulk of the sole unit.


Upper

The mesh material that’s used as the main component in the upper is comfortable and breathable. It offers a well-ventilated coverage that keeps the foot cool and dry because its open construction actually encourages air to seamlessly enter the shoe’s interior.

The Breathe Tech system in the upper uses mesh and foam, which keeps the foot in a comfortable and supportive wrap. It’s a snug feeling, but not too tight as to feel uncomfortable.

The overlays that were used in the Nike Flex Run 2015 are minimal and they aren’t stitched onto the upper unit. The seamless design reduces skin irritation and encourages sockless wearing.

The sock-liner that’s used for this model is made from Ethylene vinyl acetate, which is a durable material that gives additional cushioning, as well as shock attenuation for a smoother ride.