• 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.

  • Price
  • Width
    Men: normal
  • Release date
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Updates to Nike Free RN Commuter 2018 Varsity

  • The Nike Free RN Commuter 2018 Varsity is a neutral shoe that’s designed for those who like to take to the roads. It has a sporty design with a maroon-and-black color scheme that is reminiscent of the classic colorways of school sports jackets.
  • The Free Sole is used for the midsole unit of this road companion. The full-length platform has a responsive and flexible build that’s meant to encourage natural movement and performance. The tri-star outsole configuration with angular siping allows full flexibility.

Nike Free RN Commuter 2018 Varsity size and fit

This Varsity pack of the Nike Free RN Commuter 2018 is true to size. Runners are welcome to use their usual sizing preferences when deciding on a purchase. Widthwise, the available option is D – Medium. It is worth noting that this shoe has been modeled using the foot dimensions of men.


The outsole unit uses a tri-star construction, which is a system of three-pointed hollowed-out contours that are mixed with deep sipes. This design allows the entire platform to be flexible, thereby permitting natural movement.

Rubber nodes are added onto the front and back of the external pad. These add-ons are meant to protect against the abrasive nature of the ground.


The Nike Free RN Commuter 2018 Varsity features the Free Sole, which is a foam that runs from the heel to the toe. The job of this compound is to cushion the striking force generated by the landing phase and empower the forefoot lift. It has raised sidewalls to center the foot and prevent wobbling.


The upper unit of the Free RN Commuter 2018 Varsity has three distinct portions: faux leather forefoot for a slightly shiny look and a premium feel, Flymesh midfoot for a smooth hug, and garter-like rear for shape-accommodating security.

Midfoot panels help in keeping the foot in place. The tips of these fabric sheets are used as eyelets. A direct connection to the lacing system permits precise adjustment and tactile perception of the tightness or looseness of the fit.

A toggle lacing system involves short, round laces and a fastener. This configuration makes it an easy task to configure the secureness of the cover system.