Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • A majority of consumers praised the stylish aesthetics of the Nike Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit.
  • Many found it to be very light and comfortable to wear right out of the box.
  • Numerous fitness enthusiasts claimed that it was quite durable.
  • Several people stated that the shoe fit them like a glove.
  • A few reviewers mentioned that they appreciated the breathable material used in the upper.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some people stated that it had insufficient lateral support.
  • According to a wearer, the sole was too soft for weightlifting.

Bottom line

Overall, the Nike Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit received positive marks for being stylish and comfortable. Though lightweight materials make up the shoe, it was still found to be durable and supportive during different types of workouts.

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Good to know

The Air Cushioning unit in the midsole of the Nike Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit provides the wearer with a base that absorbs shock and reacts to movements. Protecting it from abrasion is a rubber outsole that also adds traction.

The upper is constructed using Flyknit, a lightweight, breathable material that has enough rigidity to provide support. In the second iteration of the Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit, this material is made smoother and more tightly woven to provide an even more close-fitting upper. 

A clear rubber lines the bottom of the Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit. This material allows the Zoom Air technology to be visible. It is designed to be durable and capable of withstanding the wear-and-tear associated with indoor or outdoor workouts.

The outsole features a hexagonal tread pattern that facilitates multidirectional movements. Traction pods aggregate in the forefoot area to provide better traction during activities that require balancing or pushing off the ground. It also has two deep grooves with a zigzag pattern that allow the foot to flex naturally at the forefoot.

The Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit uses a full-length foam to deliver a stable base. This material is soft yet shock absorbent, and it has a firm nature to protect and support the foot.

The heel area features the Nike Zoom Air cushioning technology. It uses a combination of pressurized air and tensile fibers to give reactive cushioning. When the foot hits the ground, the tensile fibers compress to absorb the impact and then quickly return to the original shape. This reaction propels the foot off the ground in a speedy manner.

The shoe uses Flyknit, a micro-engineered fabric from the strategic combination of yarn and weaves. The construction of the material gives it its structure while also allowing it to stretch in some areas to accommodate movement. Designed like a sock, Flyknit is seamless and form-fitting.

This Nike workout shoe features a sewn-in tongue. It has an elastic opening to accommodate the foot as it enters and slips out of the shoe.

The lacing system functions more as a supporting structure than for closure. It primarily integrates with the Flywire cables, a proprietary feature found in the midfoot area, as well as around the mouth of the shoe. Pulling on the flat laces tightens the Flywire in the midfoot area to deliver lateral support. It also ensures that the collar sits closer to the skin to prevent accidental shoe removals during the workout.

A pull loop at the back of the shoe allows the user to put it on quickly and easily. It also prevents stretching the opening too much.


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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.