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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.

  • Use

    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
    $130
  • Weight
    Men: 7.6oz
    Women: 6.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 8mm
    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.

  • Heel height
    Men: 24mm
    Women: 24mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 16mm
    Women: 16mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A top rated Nike running shoe
A popular pick

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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82 / 100 based on 16 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 | Gearist | | Level 5 expert

    Nike has done a good job here and keeping this off your feet  when you’re not running is probably going to be the hardest part of putting this shoe in your closet.

  • 75 / 100 | The Ginger Runner | | Level 5 expert

    Staying in the shoe proves difficult no matter how tight you lace this shoe down, even with the Flywire.

  • 80 / 100 | Running Shoes Guru | | Level 5 expert

    The Free RN Flyknit is the successor of the Nike Free 4.0 - a shoe that is slightly more constructed than the Motion version

  • 90 / 100 | Fix My Walk | Level 3 expert

    The shoe is lightweight, solid and incredibly durable. 

  • 84 / 100 | RIZKNOWS | | Level 3 expert

    They have more cushion, springier sole which is really good for the average runner going for 3 to 5 miles of running.

  • 82 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 3 expert

    The Free Run sole is just as flexible as previous usages of the technology, although the foam content is softer for a more cushioned ride

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  • The major update of the Nike Free RN Flyknit is in its midsole. It is redesigned to enhance flexibility. It utilizes the IU002 carrier system that provides a soft cushioning while enhancing flexibility.
  • It also features the Auxetic Tri-Star outsole that is designed to give added traction and flexibility in each step. With this outsole, the foot moves more naturally and comfortably.

The Nike Free RN Flyknit is ½ size larger than the standard running shoe size. It is narrow in the heel and has low volume in the midfoot. This shoe is available in standard D and B widths for men’s and women’s version. This shoe accommodates comfortably those with narrow to medium-size foot measurements.


The outsole of the Nike Free RN Flyknit is made up of durable rubber material that gives reliable traction while running on the road. Along with this is the Auxetic Tri-Star geometry that delivers maximum flexibility in each step.


The midsole utilizes the IU002 carrier system that is engineered to provide a soft cushioning and responsive ride. This works perfectly with the fused lunar that gives added cushioning for protection and comfort. This midsole configuration is also utilized in the Nike Free RN Flyknit 2018.


The Nike Free RN Flyknit features a single-seam Flyknit upper that provides a sock-like feel while giving maximum breathability. The Dyanamic Flywire cables are woven into the upper to provide necessary support in every step.

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