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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 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.

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
$225
Weight
Men: 12.2oz
Women: 10.3oz
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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 6.4 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.


Rankings


Ratings

4.7 / 5 based on 311 ratings

5 star
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Expert Reviews

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89 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 by Runner Choice • Mike Hout • Level 3 expert

    The fact that this shoe is extra light makes it suitable for almost all activities, not running alone.

  • 75 / 100 by Sneaker Report • Gurvinder Singh Gandu • Level 2 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.

  • 84 / 100 by Sneaker News • Brendan Dunne • Level 1 expert

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

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Updates to Nike Flyknit Air Max 2015

  • 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.

Nike Flyknit Air Max 2015 size and fit

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.


Outsole

The Nike Flyknit Air Max 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.


Outsole

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.


Outsole

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.