Who should buy the Nike FS Lite Run 4

  • An excellent lightweight running shoe for entry-level runners who want a reliable and stylish shoe with moderate arch support.
  • Great choice for budget-conscious road runners who want a solid performance and comfortable shoe for easy runs and speed training.

Nike FS Lite Run 4 logo

Updates to the Nike FS Lite Run 4

  • Removal of the midfoot and forefoot overlays giving the shoe a more sophisticated and clean look while support is now provided by an overlay near the ankle.
  • Overlay on the toe box gave way to an internal toe bumper providing more volume and height with this update.

Nike FS Lite Run 4 updates

Excellent traction on different surfaces

The outsole of the FS Lite Run 4 stands out because of the unique hexagonal lugs that basically cover the entire underfoot surface.

Nike FS Lite Run 4 outsole traction

It brings excellent traction on different surfaces, while flexibility is also very good. Nike adds rubber pods in distinct areas that need it the most for durability.

Lite Run 4 offers responsive cushioning and impact absorption

A dual-layer construction of the midsole mixes cushioning, responsiveness, and impact absorption. Nike utilizes a soft foam on top of a firmer foam to get the right blend in this shoe.

Nike FS Lite Run 4 midsole

As both layers of foam covered the entire midsole, these also help the shoe when making the transition from landing to take-off.

Nike FS Lite Run 4 delivers breathable coverage

The upper of the Nike FS Lite Run 4 is very simple and minimalist in nature. A very breathable mesh delivers breathable coverage and just the right amount of support.

Nike FS Lite Run 4 breathable coverage

An internal heel counter locks down the rear for security. Nike also offers a removable insole for more cushioning. A traditional lace-up closure keeps the fit secured all throughout the run.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 255g / Women 210g
Drop: 3mm
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging

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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.