Updates to Nike Flex Supreme TR 5

  • The Flex Supreme TR 5 was crafted to meet the grueling demands of high-intensity workouts. Like its predecessor, it uses a combination of mesh and synthetic materials for the upper that keep the foot supported and ventilated.
  • The outsole of this model has been updated. It now features a hexagonal pattern that facilitates natural foot movements. Specific areas have been reinforced with rubber pods to provide better traction.
  • UPDATE. Nike has released the 6th edition of the Flex Supreme with a revamped upper unit. It is meant to give a more effective combination of support and flexibility.

Size and fit

The Flex Supreme TR 5 is only available in women’s sizes. The shoe tends to run true to size, but consumers are advised to try it in person to determine a secure and comfortable fit. It comes in two width options, B - Medium and D – Wide, to accommodate different foot measurements.

Outsole

The exposed midsole makes up most of the platform in the Flex Supreme TR 5. It is made of the abrasion resistant foam and features a hexagonal tread pattern that allows the foot to move naturally.

Instead of flex grooves, this particular model features slits. They designed to increase the surface area of the foam and improve traction.

The shoe also has rubber pods located in strategic areas such as the heel, toe, and parts or the medial and lateral sides. The rubber compound is resilient, durable and capable of providing better traction on most surfaces.

Midsole

The midsole of the Flex Supreme TR 5 features both firm and soft foams. The soft foam absorbs shock and lessens the impact to prevent injury. As for the firm foam, it aims to keep the foot stable during workouts.

The shoe comes with a molded foam insole that follows the shape of the foot to deliver a comfortable bed. It also adds another layer of shock absorption to protect the foot from injuries.

Upper

The Nike Flex Supreme TR 5 utilizes mesh and synthetic materials for its upper. The mesh material ensures that the foot is ventilated while the synthetic material retains the structural integrity of the shoe’s façade.

The lace-up closure now features Flywire, a proprietary thread technology by Nike that integrates with the laces to deliver a snug fit. In this model, this structure is only present in the first two eyelets closest to the toe box. When tightened, the laces pull on the Flywire, which results in a snug yet supportive fit at the broadest part of the foot.

Foam pods on the collar support the ankle and keep the foot from accidentally slipping out during workouts.

The shoe has a lightly padded tongue with a single slot where the flat laces pass through to keep it secure.

Popularity

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Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.