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Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2: Excels in comfort, struggles with speed 

A signature from the React series, the React Infinity Run 2 sports an optimal blend of plushness and stiffness. Add in the snug yet breathable wrap of its upper, this shoe delivers a straight out-of-the-box comfort.

However, with generous cushioning and rubber comes greater weight. Contrary to other daily trainers, which are 9.5 oz on average, the React Infinity Run 2 has a whopping 10.6 oz. Aside from its weight, the Nike shoe just doesn't shine in speedwork with its lack of responsiveness.

What is it for?

The Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit 2 does what it promises to do. It does great in being a daily training and recovery run model. However, if you really want to up the pace in your runs, this is not the right shoe. A better fit would be the premium Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next% if you don't mind spending a few more bucks. 

React Infinity Run 2 vs 1: What's new? 

  • Better support. This is achieved by having a more structured heel cup, securing a very stable, slip-free fit. 
  • Sturdier upper. Thanks to the updated Flyknit upper, the shoe has a thicker coverage without compromising ventilation. Because of this, wear-and-tear is combatted, so even if you run great lengths and use the shoe for your daily training sessions, the upper won't break easily.
  • Superior lockdown. Incorporating the Flywire technology, the shoe locks the foot in place for a more stable ride.

How React Infinity Run Flyknit 2 compares

This shoe: 86
All shoes average: 82
57 93
This shoe: $160
All shoes average: $120
$40 $300
This shoe: 10.7oz
All shoes average: 9.5oz
3.5oz 15.4oz
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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

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