The innovation of 2018 are the Epic React Flyknit running shoes and are already a point of reference: Its Nike React foam cushioning is responsive yet lightweight, durable yet soft.
The more energy you put into your step, the more energy you get in return. Compared to the similarly soft Nike Lunarlon cushioning, you get 13% more energy return with React.
Based on testing with champion runners like Galen Rupp, the shoe's cushioning still feels like new after roughly 300 miles. It's like you get that exciting, out-of-the-box experience with every run.
Flyknit material conforms to the shape of your foot, creating a snug, hug-like feel. With the bootie-style construction, the tongue is seamlessly part of the upper. This eliminates the pressure a traditional tongue puts on the top of your foot. Combined with the bouncy-soft feeling of React underfoot, it's like you're wearing slippers on a mattress. The equivalent of six recycled plastic bottles are used in every pair of Flyknit shoes, saving millions of pounds of material from reaching landfills.
To keep the shoe as light as possible, traction is placed only where critical. Based on data, rubber sections on the toe and heel help you grip the ground and push off.
Heel shelf stabilizes the back of your foot to help keep your heel from rocking as your foot lands Synthetic suede heel lining helps prevent slippage and blisters The Nike Epic React Flyknit combines Nike React foam midsole with a Nike Flyknit upper to deliver a lightweight, soft yet responsive ride mile after mile. Removable insole Reflective details on back Fits true to size for a snug fit. If you prefer a slightly bigger fit we recommend ordering a ½ size up.
Nike Flyknit uses a precise knit construction process that integrates stretch and support for a snug, personalized fit. Seams, weight and areas of friction are all reduced as a result. The polyester yarn is more open in areas that need greater flexibility and tighter in areas that demand more support. Nike Flyknit also eliminates the need for the multiple materials and material cuts used to make the uppers of traditional shoes, significantly reducing waste.
Nike React Nike React foam cushioning offers support and reactivity. Resistant and soft at the same time returns all the energy you put in every step.