Who should buy the Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018

The Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 is an update to a series of running shoes that are designed to offer natural freedom of motion during any activity. This shoe is recommended for you if:

  • You want a road running shoe that can support moderate to high arches
  • You are a forefoot/midfoot striker and prefer a vegan running shoe

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 free rn motion

Updates to the Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018

  • A sock-like upper with a knitted structure and mid-cut collar and a midfoot strap that holds the foot in place
  • The full-length platform offers complete underfoot support 
  • There is no sockliner in this model to promote a natural running experience

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 sockliner

Uniquely designed outsole for guaranteed smooth transitions

The outsole unit of the Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 is made of ground-contact foam. It has textured sections that deliver surface traction.

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 auxetic

The auxetic design makes sure to increase the bending capacity of the platform. It is composed of tri-star holes and thin sipes that encompass the surface of the external pad. Such a mechanism encourages smooth transitions through the gait cycle.

A steady ride from dual-density cushioning

An IU002 Carrier foam serves as the ground-contact unit of the Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018. It is also responsible for making the underfoot experience as full and as robust as possible. Moreover, it houses a dual-density core that rounds out the entire cushioning system. Unlike the 2017 version, the external sidewalls of the carrier unit have raised portions to increase in-shoe steadiness and wobble-prevention.

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 midsole

A Dual Density Fused Lunar foam is found at the center of the platform. It offers responsive cushioning, yet it doesn’t quickly lose structure; the walls of the carrier foam serve as a form-preserving foundation. The compact nature of this compound also warrants a steady underfoot experience.

Irritation-free coverage with Motion Flyknit 2018

Flyknit graces the Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018’s upper. This fabric’s soft and smooth nature intends to provide a sock-like coverage that’s free of irritants. The Flyknit material has also been used in some other Nike running shoes.

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 flyknit

A Velcro strap loops across the midfoot and the heel. This design allows a custom fit while eliminating the tedious task of tying shoelaces.

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 velcro

A mid-cut collar embraces the bottom part of the lower leg. Its purpose is to support the ankles and ease tension on the joints. It also completes the feeling of wearing socks without actually wearing socks.

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 collar

Two reflective strips are added to the heel and lateral sections of the upper. The purpose of this arrangement is to make the runner visible when running at night. It’s a safety measure that may help in averting accidents on the roads.

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 reflective

The ‘Nike Free RN Motion’ slogan is printed on the front part of the collar while the swoosh symbol is placed on the strap.

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 swoosh

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 196g / Women 170g
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 22mm
Collection: Nike Free, Nike Free Rn

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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.