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  • Neutral pronators are graced with the Nike Rise React Flyknit, a street-ready running shoe that employs one of Nike’s most recent and highly-praised technologies, the React foam. The full-length platform aims to provide all the necessary performance enabling capacities that a midsole can offer but in a lightweight and flexible form.
  • The upper unit of this Nike running shoe is composed of Flyknit, and it’s configured to take the shape of a sock, with a garter-like mid-cut collar and a seamless design to complete the sock-like feel. A plastic heel cup works with a stitched-on leather overlay to support the rear portions of the foot.

The outsole unit of this running shoe is mostly composed of exposed React foam. The external surface of the platform doubles as a traction-read layer, with zigzagging patterns serving as traction enhancers.

The heel and forefoot sections feature thin rubber layers which heighten surface control and abrasion prevention. They still have the zigzagging tread-patterns to encourage extra grip and flexibility.

The midsole unit of the Nike Rise React Flyknit is made up of the React foam. This full-length platform is tasked with providing comfort to the foot as it takes each step or stands idly. It is lightweight and flexible, yet its high-quality construction allows it to remain sturdy, even after many runs.

A cushioned insole is placed on top of the React platform. This add-on is meant to provide extra comfort by being a soft surface that stands between the relatively firm shoe-last. It can be removed or replaced with a new one.

The upper unit of the Nike Rise React Flyknit is comprised of the Flyknit, which is a woven cloth that accommodates the natural outline of the wearer’s foot. It is lightweight and stretchy, and it has breathing holes that permit ventilation.

A high-cut collar is utilized for this running shoe. Such a design has the goal of supporting the ankles and the lower part of the leg. Its stretchy, one-piece design mimics the opening of socks, thereby causing the wearer to experience a sock-like hug throughout the running session.

The rear part has two foundations to support the back of the foot: stitched-on leather and a plastic heel cup. These elements work together to keep the foot in place, preventing it from exiting the foot-chamber unexpectedly.


How Nike Rise React Flyknit ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 4% road running shoes
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Bottom 2% Nike running shoes
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