Runners asked for one shoe that could do it all: offer more cushion from the impact of each stride, give them the energy return needed to stay fresh late in a run, feel light underfoot and also be able to withstand wear and tear of impact and elements run after run. Nike innovators, engineers and designers came together to deliver a solution in the form of a foam, called Nike React.
The incredible new Nike Epic React Flyknit light-weight runners help reduce any wear and tear while yet they are super comfortable to wear.
“Nike React is more durable than any other foam we’ve tested in Nike running, meaning it will keep up with the needs of even the most dedicated runners,”- said Ernest Kim, Director of advanced footwear
“My favourite bit of feedback came from a wear-tester who said of running in the Nike Epic React, ‘It felt fun – it makes you want to run.’” – said Ernest Kim, Director of advanced footwear
The upper shoe is very simple with the forefoot, toe and arch being sculpted for flexibility and support purpose. The midsole on the other hand had to be taller beyond the perimeter in order to avoid “bottoming-out” and providing stability and cushioning of the product.
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The latest innovation meets all the needs of today’s runner without having to make any sacrifices. The Nike React runners were launched last week in London and will be available to buy February 22nd in store and online! Be the first to get your hands on them as you can pre-order yours TODAY online from Intersport Elverys. Pre-order at Elverys.ie
The Nike Free RN Flyknit features a revolutionary new outsole pattern that expands multi-directionally so you can move more dynamically and naturally than ever before. Its single-seam upper provides the incredible sock-like fit of Flyknit for total comfort throughout your run. In other words, the Nike Free’s do not just look great, they are great.
The concept of Nike Free was born in 2001, when insights from a legendary coach inspired designers to create footwear that mimicked the feel of barefoot training but incorporated important protection and support. The first expression of this study released in 2004 via a shoe with a siped outsole (deeply cut grooves that allow the sole to flex freely and translate a barefoot-like feel to all surfaces). Twelve years later, the Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit takes that original technology even further.
Drawing upon new studies that reveal how the foot expands and contracts upon impact with, and liftoff from, the ground, Nike designers developed an auxetic, or splaying, midsole. Spreading across two planes, the geometric tri-star form mimics how the body and foot react to force and accounts for the massive changes in foot size — approximately one size in length and two sizes in width — that occur throughout a runner’s stride.
To form the new tooling, the designers employed a new dual-injection technology. Using heat, instead of glue, they fused two foams into one piece that still features an IU foam carrier and soft IP core but introduces even more cushioning than past Nike Free models.
The Nike Free Run Distance continues the Nike Free principle of providing extremely flexible and very light shoes for the ultimate in natural running.
The lightweight Lunarlon cushioning system delivers miles of soft responsiveness. It fuses soft foam and a lightweight Phylon carrier to deliver an excellent blend of plush comfort and durable support to go the distance.
Single-layer, engineered knit helps keep your feet cool, while Flywire cables integrated with the laces wrap your arch for an adaptive, supportive fit.