Who should buy the Nike Flex RN 2016
This lightweight running shoe from Nike is a perfect fit for:
- Neutral runners who want their shoes to be very light and minimal with plenty of solid road running features at a wallet-friendly price.
- Athletic individuals who want stylish and comfortable running shoes for gym workouts, easy runs, and casual wear.
Updates to the Nike Flex RN 2016
- Uses the proprietary Flywire cords as its most significant development.
- Utilizes a very light single-piece mesh for breathability, support, and security that is not restrictive.
- Removal of the stitched overlay on the toe box and replaced with a thin, welded version, giving more room in the forefoot.
- Heel gets a little help through the addition of welded overlays.
Plenty of flexibility and durability
The underfoot features the unique siped Nike outsole where the Tri-star configurations are scattered throughout. It gives the 2016 Flex RN plenty of flexibility as the pattern creates numerous cuts all over the outsole.
The heel and the area beneath the big toe are covered with hard carbon rubber for durability while blown rubber makes up the rest of the outsole.
Flex RN 2016 delivers consistency in cushioning, responsiveness
The no-fuss midsole is occupied by Nike’s patented Phylon foam for consistency in cushioning, responsiveness, and durability. As the foam covers the whole midsole, there is enhanced motion through the gait cycle.
This midsole material is also present in some Nike road running shoes like the Flex RN 2018 and Nike Downshifter 7.
Nike Flex RN 2016 offers exceptional breathability
The lightweight, engineered mesh offers exceptional breathability and a sock-like fit. Nike uses for the first time in this series the Flywire cords to help with midfoot security and locked down feel.
Welded overlays also help with the support and structure. The ankle collar and tongue have decent padding. A traditional lace-up closure clinches the fit of the Nike Flex RN 2016.