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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 5.6ozWomen: 5.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
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.
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Release dateJul 2012
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85 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews
It is very light, breathable, and comfortable to wear around.
Super comfortable and breathable.
It is expensive but you cannot argue too much for the materials used are supreme.
Completed by an all-Flyknit upper, it is Nike's top marathon racing shoe.
Updates to Nike Flyknit Racer
- The Nike Flyknit Racer features a one-piece knitted upper that is highly breathable. It is stretchable to deliver an adaptive fit and it gives added support.
- This shoe also features the waffle-skin rubber outsole with diamond pattern that is racing-specific. It offers lightweight and durable traction.
Nike Flyknit Racer size and fit
The Flyknit Racer is true to its size. It’s available in a variety of sizes that adhere to what the runners are most accustomed to. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot areas have medium measurements. The shoe comfortably accommodates those with narrow-to-medium foot dimensions.
The outsole unit of this shoe utilizes the durable waffle-skin carbon rubbers that deliver multi-surface traction, keeping runners upright while running on both wet and dry surfaces.
The Flyknit Racer uses the brand’s Phylon midsole that is low-profile in nature, lightweight and highly responsive. The full-length midsole foam gives enough amount of cushioning for a resilient ride.
The upper of the Nike Flyknit Racer features a one-piece knit upper that gives satisfying breathability. It is stretchable to deliver a seamless, sock-like fit. With the Dynamic Flywire, this shoe delivers comfortable fit and added support while reducing the shoe’s weight. The lightweight and low-profile tongue offers added comfort.