Updates to Nike Free RN Commuter 2017

  • The Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 features a new lightweight knit upper material that hugs the foot comfortably. It is a stretchy material that also offers a breathable coverage to keep the foot cool and dry while running on the road.
  • The elastic straps in the rear section of the shoe are part of the updates for this model. The straps enfold the ankle securely while giving added support for an enhanced running experience.
  • The Free RN Commuter 2017 also integrates a unique lacing system. The bungee lacing system allows runners to easily adjust the laces. One can easily tighten it for a more secure running experience and loosen it to achieve the desired comfort.
  • Lastly, the shoe features the ultra-flexible Nike Free outsole. The Auxetic outsole design imitates the natural movement of the foot while running. It is specifically designed for a more flexible ride and powerful toe-off. Rubber is added to areas that are commonly susceptible to wear and tear.

Size and fit

The shoe is available in standard running shoe length. Nike offers the shoe in medium width for both the men and women’s version. The stretchy upper material and the straps in the ankle enhance the overall fit of the shoe. The shoe gives a nice, comfortable fit to runners with medium and narrow foot-shapes.


The Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 utilizes the flexible Nike Free outsole with an auxetic configuration that is designed to deliver a more flexible ride.

Durability in high-wear areas is handled by a rubber compound. It’s added sparingly in tiny pod-shaped designs, protecting the shoe against the damaging nature of the road. This shoe is also placed in the FREE RN Commuter 2018.


The shoe uses a soft midsole foam that provides reliable cushioning for road running. The foam is evenly distributed in the midsole for impact protection and smooth transitions through the gait cycle. The foam also expands in all directions during impact, allowing the foot to flex naturally.


The upper of the Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 utilizes a stretchy and sock-like knitted material that offers breathability while hugging the foot securely. It also enhances the overall comfort that the shoe provides.

The shoe also features the straps in the ankle area. The straps are elastic enough to wrap the foot comfortably and to provide the needed ankle support.

The Free RN Commuter 2017 uses a bungee lacing system that allows the easy tightening and loosening of the laces whenever necessary to achieve the desired foot security and comfort.

Lastly, the shoe features the famous Nike Flywire cables. These cables are durable wires that are connected to the lacing system. Whenever the laces are adjusted, they cause the upper to tighten or loosen. The Flywire cables also provide a snug and more customized fit.


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