8.7 Excellent These shoes exceed expectations when compared to other neutral running shoes. The fit, feel, ride, and all aspects pertaining to a “running” are amazing and while it is definitely more costly, it should definitely be considered as part of your collection.
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The Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 introduces the Flyknit into the 4.0 Free lineup from Nike, whilst also changing up the outsole. It is extremely flexible and lightweight due to the innovations, providing supreme comfort for runs of any distance.
Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 Performance
The Flyknit upper provides a snug, true-to-size fit, giving an uncompelled secure yet flexible fit. It feels like have a thick sock on that moves with your foot in every direction. The Flyknit also helps with the secure lockdown as it wraps around the mid foot and helps with the secure snug fit. The toe-box also spreads out nicely thanks to the wider last Nike made to allow one’s toes to splay out naturally and comfortable throughout runs.
The outsole is comprised of Phyllite which is Nike’s blown rubber material. It provides standard cushioning and is lightweight. Unfortunately, the black rubber used for the outsole which provides great traction doesn’t cover all the midsole, and only some parts, which decreased the traction that the shoe can provide as well as the durability.
Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 Design
The look and feel of these shoes is incomparable. Nike has been able to merge form, function, and aesthetics all into one shoe without compromise. Both men and women versions come in a verity of colors and designs that allow one to find just the right version to match their tastes. On foot, the give one a sleek and elegant look that is matchable with any outfit.
Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 Price
This is one area that Nike unfortunately does lose a bit of points here, as the Nike Free Flyknit 4.0’s cost a hefty amount more than your average running shoe. The decreased durability due to the lack of rubber outsole also works against Nike here. That said, these are a very unique pair of running shoes and they do perform amazingly, so if you are looking for quality it’s definitely worth it.
- Weight: Men 7.5Oz and Women 6.3Oz
- Heel-to-Toe Offset: 6mm
- Type: Neutral
- Terrain: Road