Summary

We spent 6.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Flyknit Air Max 2015 immediately stands out in a crowd because of its blend of vibrant colors.
  • The Flyknit upper, according to several testers, make the shoe more breathable than ever.
  • A responsive ride is in the offing for those who try this shoe based on the remarks of a couple of testers.
  • Unanimously considered in reviews as a lifestyle shoe because of its design and cool look.
  • Oversized and plush cushioning appears frequently in most comments.
  • Tons of comfort is provided by this shoe as experienced by a large majority of runners.

3 reasons not to buy

  • It has a very heavy weight.
  • The Flyknit Air Max 2015 is also very expensive.
  • More than a few runners were quite concerned about the ultra-high heel offset for the men’s version.

Bottom line

The combination of the Flyknit upper and the tried and tested Air Max cushioning system serves as excellent features for the Flyknit Air Max 2015 from Nike. Still, despite the use of the lightweight Flyknit upper, it remains to be very heavy. Runners who love sufficient arch support, oversized cushioning, and an insanely comfortable ride should get a pair right away.

Facts

Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A top rated Nike running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this June

Expert Reviews

80 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 | Sneaker News | | Level 1 expert

    No Nike Flyknit silhouette is complete without a “Multicolor” edition

  • 75 / 100 | Sneaker Report | | Level 1 expert

    With so much tech built into the shoe, Nike has put a pretty hefty price tag (for a running shoe) on the Flyknit Air Max.

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  • The Nike Flyknit Air Max is a new innovation for running shoes that has the combination of the Air Max technology and the Fkyknit. There are three Nike shoe technologies featured in this shoe, the Flyknit, the Air Max, and the Flywire, and although they are not new in the world of shoes, the combination of these three makes this shoe a new design.
  • The upper is lightweight, stylish, and smooth in design and appearance. The lacing system is designed to be dynamic, providing supportive fit and customizable style. With Flywire and Air Max combined in the Flyknit in the upper, it is also breathable, comfortable, and light.
  • The full length Air Max midsole provide maximum cushioning and flexibility, making this shoe very comfortable to wear. The tubular construction also allows air to comfort and cool the underfoot when running, thus enhances breathability. The Flex Grooves enhances the cushioning and flexibility. As a result, this shoe is lighter, more flexible, and ultra-comfortable.
  • The Waffle Pattern outsole is also noticeable in this shoe, and this design provides a smooth ride and a better efficiency due to its excellent traction.

The Flyknit Air Max delivers a snug fit because of the Flyknit technology. It does not just make the shoe light and cool to the skin, but also a great fit to the foot. It is available in standard length and width, best for narrow to medium foot measurements.


This Nike running shoe has the outsole Rubber Traction outsole with the innovative Waffle Pattern. This shoe is smoother in its ride and it offers the efficiency because of this outsole. With this excellent type of traction and grip, this shoe can be the ideal running foot wear for all types of grounds.


The midsole of the Nike Flyknit Air Max is very impressive with a maximum cushioning system made from the full length Max Air unit. This technology provides the maximum cushioning as well as the flexibility for high quality comfort. This sculpted cushion midsole also provides the protection against impact and the springy resilience for an excellent responsiveness.


The upper of this shoe is integrated with the Flywire and Flyknit upper construction. The Ultralight Flyknit comforts the foot and supports it with great fit as it allows the shoe to contour into the shape of the foot. It is combined with the Flywire technology with its lacing system, thus offering a dynamic and supportive fit.

The upper is also designed with reflective elements that enhance visibility on dark locations. It also adds style to the attractive upper appearance, making this shoe a perfect footwear for fashion-conscious runners.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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