• Terrain


    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


    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.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


    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
  • Weight
    Women: 7.3oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Women: 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.

  • Width
    Women: normal
  • Release date
  • Special editions
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Updates to Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 DX

  • The Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 DX is a running shoe that’s designed for those who want to get performance and style in one product. It makes use of a stretchy upper to accommodate the natural shape of the foot. The fit adjustment system includes elastic straps at the heel, a Bungee quicklace arrangement, and Flywire cables.
  • The Free midsole foam is a responsive yet flexible material that’s designed to acclimatize itself to the natural movement capacity of the foot as it goes through the gait cycle. It’s exposed to the ground, so it’s also responsible for traction. But there are rubber nuggets on the heel and forefoot sections for additional grip and abrasion protection.

Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 DX size and fit

This special version of the Free RN Commuter 2017 was designed using the standard measurements. It can align with the expectations of consumers when it comes to the sizing scheme. The width profile is B – Medium. It’s an only option because this running shoe is only available in the women’s version. The semi-curved shape of the last and the stretchy nature of the fabrics adhere to the natural curve of the human foot.


The outsole unit of the Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 DX is primarily made up of ground-contact foam. It has tiny bumps and raised sections to provide traction over the surfaces.

The surface of the exposed foam has sipes that allow it to bend and flex copiously. This design is advertised to allow consumers the capacity to fold and stow their pair of shoes in containers without worrying that they’ll take up a lot of space.

Rubber pieces are added to the heel and forefoot sections, particularly the high-wear areas. These small add-ons protect against wear-and-tear while also adding more grip.


The Free Sole is Nike’s flexible underfoot cushioning unit. It’s a full-length foam that’s designed to carry the foot throughout the running session while letting it dole out the range of motion necessary to perform well on the roads.


A knitted fabric is used for the upper unit of the Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 DX. It’s configured to be soft and stretchy, thus evoking a sock-like and irritant-free coverage.

Elastic straps are stitched to the heel section, and they’re meant to hold the foot in place, preventing it from wobbling or exiting the foot-chamber unexpectedly.

The Bungee lacing system is made up of stretchy cords and a securing tab. When adjusting the coverage, there’s no need to do any tying or looping; all it takes is one pull from the elastic laces.

Flywire cables heighten the fit by adapting to the tightening or loosening of the quicklace system.