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.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 7.6ozWomen: 6.4oz
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.
Heel heightMen: 24mmWomen: 24mm
Forefoot heightMen: 16mmWomen: 16mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Nike Free RN Flyknit MS
- The Nike Free RN Flyknit MS was created to allow runners to move their feet as naturally as they can. It delivers exceptional freedom of movement, while also keeping the runner as comfortable as possible. High quality materials were used in the making of this model, and they work in tandem to keep the foot engaged and enabled.
- The upper unit of this running shoe uses the Flyknit technology. This material doesn’t have any extra overlays or underlays; it’s a single-piece material that resembles woven cloth. It easily conforms to the shape of the wearer’s foot, giving a sock-like fit. Dynamic Flywires are added to help the upper fabric in covering the foot securely.
- Responsive cushioning is given by the Nike Free RN Flyknit MS’s mid-sole unit. A responsive foam unit is placed in a flexible carrier. The combination of these two materials results in a comfortable, pliable and springy ride. Flexibility is enhanced by the Auxetic Tri-Star groove system in the outsole. The wearer’s foot isn’t restricted to move in all directions, thus affording true freedom of motion.
Nike Free RN Flyknit MS size and fit
The Nike Free RN Flyknit MS runs a bit large. It is recommended for runners to purchase ½ size smaller in order to get a more relaxed fit. The available width for both the men and women’s versions is medium. It accommodates those with medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape adheres naturally to the shape of the human foot.
The Auxetic Tri-Star outsole design features triangular cuts in the foam that act as flex grooves. They allow the foot to move more naturally and freely. The toe-off benefits from this design because it causes the platform to be more flexible, thus permitting the toes to bend more efficiently.
Durable rubber is placed in the forefoot and rear sections of the outsole. It protects these areas from wear and tear. It also delivers traction, which is important for every running activity.
The mid-sole unit is comprised of a core and a carrier that’s fused into one single unit. The IU002 Carrier acts like a foundation for the inner foam, keeping it robust and unfazed to multiple use. It’s also flexible, so it doesn’t limit the movements of the runner.
The Lunar foam makes up the core unit of the Nike Free RN Flyknit MS’s mid-sole. This lightweight foam is also responsive and comfortable. It cushions the landings, attenuating shock in the process. It even helps the runner in achieving an effective toe-off because of its springy nature.
Flyknit is the technology used in the upper unit. It’s a one-piece material that resembles woven cloth. It provides a sock-like fit, so it wraps around the foot ergonomically. It smooth nature makes it non-irritating to the skin.
The Dynamic Flywire system makes use of cables that connect to the Nike Free RN Flyknit MS’s shoelaces. They make the cover system feel snug and secure.