Facts

  • 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
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 9oz
    Women: 7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 9mm
    Women: 9mm

    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
    Men: Normal, Wide
    Women: Normal, Wide
  • Release date
    Unknown
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85 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 87 / 100 | Carlo Ople

    If theres one I learned buying this Php5000...shoe is that it made me appreciate the technology nd the features of the Flagship (Epic React Flyknit).

  • 93 / 100 | Hes Kicks

    Overall, I'd say the that experience is really really good for those people who want an introduction to React...

  • 80 / 100 | Runner's World

    It has a more basic construction that isn't quite as breathable [as the Epic React Flyknit], but it still performs—and saves you some change for a few good pairs of socks.

  • First look / Unboxing | UNBOXING Fashion & Sports

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  • The Nike Legend React features a traditionally sporty design to accommodate runners and active sports enthusiasts. But the façade doesn’t exclude fashionistas and fashion-forward individuals. In fact, this model doesn’t have a lot of extra layers of frills; its silhouette is smooth and form-fitting.
  • Nike designed this model to be worn with or without socks. The collar and tongue and padded, but they’re also layered with a soft lining that doesn’t bunch up or sacrifice ventilation.
  • The React midsole technology graces this neutral road shoe. This full-length material is designed to feel like a mattress for the foot, giving comfort and reactive performance on the pavement. Rubber placements on the heel and forefoot are meant to protect against wear-and-tear.

The Nike Legend React was designed using the standard measurements, though it should be noted that some consumers felt that it was half-to-a-full-size smaller than the regular. It is recommended for runners to try on the shoe first or utilize general feedback to have a picture of what to expect when it comes to the length/size options.

On the topic of width, the available options for this product are D – Medium and B – Medium for men and women, respectively. It welcomes those who have medium foot dimensions.

The semi-curved shape of the platform and the form-fitting nature of the upper are contributors to a secure yet compliant fit.

A layer of rubber is placed on the heel and forefoot sections of the Nike Legend React. This material is meant to protect against the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It is also responsible for doling out traction, especially when doing a run.

Shallow grooves and protruding patterns zigzag across the horizontal plane of the outsole. These outlines are supposed to improve flexibility and heighten surface grip.

React is Nike’s high-tier cushioning system. This compound is constructed to resist compression, retaining its form and mass even when subjected to the weight of the foot and the impact forces generated by the step. Such an attribute aims to smoothen the heel-to-toe transitions and empower the performance. The React technology is also used in the Nike Epic React Flyknit 2 and other Nike running footwear

An insole is placed right above the main cushioning unit. This add-on provides a bit more cushioning for the underside of the foot. It can be removed or replaced with a custom insert of the wearer’s choosing.

A lightweight textile is used for the upper unit of the Nike Legend React. This fabric utilizes a mix of open-weave and close-knit patterns, thereby bolstering the strength of the overall item and the breathability.

Some stitching is added to the forefoot section and the instep. These reinforcements are meant to maintain the structural integrity of the façade, preventing it from sagging or losing form.

Synthetic overlays are placed on the left and right sides of the shoe, as well as the eyelets. These add-ons are designed to put more heft to the overall look of the shoe, making it visually captivating. They also help in providing a secure and locked down fit.

A traditional lacing system graces the Nike Legend React. The crisscross configuration permits the runner to adjust the coverage quickly. The flat laces blend with the form of the shoe, staving off any visually distracting protrusions.

The padded tongue and collar work together to provide the foot with a cushioned and a locked-in hug. These parts of the shoe also have the job of averting in-shoe wobbling and accidental shoe removals.

A smooth internal lining is used for the Legend React. Such a material prevents skin irritation, potentially removing the worry of getting hot spots and blisters.

A pull tab is stitched to the back of the collar. This fabric loop is a helpful contraption that eases the process of inserting or removing the foot from the interior chamber. It also doubles as a hook for when the shoe needs to be hung.

A strip of reflective material is placed on the back of the shoe. This singular streak makes the shoe more visible in low-light conditions. Nighttime runners may find such a feature essential for it is a safety measure against accidents on the road.

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