Nike Epic React Flyknit Running Shoes
A radical response to the ridiculous belief that cushioning couldn’t get any better. An irresistible urge to go, and an uncontrollable desire to keep going. A pillow, strapped to a spring, tied to a rocket, shot from a cannon. Nike Epic React: hard to define, easy to love. Created for the everyday runner, the Epic React Flyknit Running Shoe is precision-tuned with a snug upper and a soft yet responsive midsole.
Flyknit uppers will encase each foot in streamlined comfort. Perforations in the forefoot increase airflow, creating a better, healthier environment for your feet to thrive in. The one-piece construction seamlessly integrates these areas of high breathability with stretch and support where you need it the most, adapting to the changing shape of your foot as it moves through the gait cycle. The bootie fabrication is designed for easy entry and exceptional comfort; removing the need for a tongue, it swathes your foot in lightweight support and a seamless, sock-like fit – shrinking the risk of rubbing and blisters, because we know how those can ruin your day. No-sew overlays on the eyestays work with the laces to secure the midfoot, increasing durability and promoting lockdown to eliminate millimetres of movement with each stride. The TPU heel clip cradles the rearfoot in enhanced stability, helping to anchor you to the midsole and reduce in-shoe slippage so that you can enjoy smooth, distraction-free strides. A reflective strip completes the upper, splashed across the heel to increase your visibility to passing vehicles and keep you safe on those late-night adventures.
A full-length platform of React cushioning resides underfoot to deliver feathery durability plus smooth responsiveness. To produce this startlingly lightweight and springy midsole, crafted from synthetic rubber, Nike listened to the voice of the athlete. Their in-house sports research lab plugged footstrike data into a proprietary algorithm that determined how much cushioning was needed where. They simulated testing on (about) one hundred possible shoe geometries to quickly determine the handful they knew would work best for most runners and then merged the science with an elegant design, intended to feel like a slipper on a mattress. The reactive nature of this clever midsole material means it absorbs impact and then expels it back out for a bounce-like effect. This energy-return technology reduces the use of superfluous muscle power, diminishing fatigue and enhancing performance, keeping you going for longer. Soft, generous and substantial, React will spare your joints as you strike down onto hard, unforgiving concrete and infuse every stride with the kind of zealous power that is often elusive in the running world. The heel of the midsole extends beyond the periphery of the upper to form a ledge, a consequence of every runner’s perpetual requirement for stability. Nike have increased the width of the midsole to enhance support where it is most crucial, providing the wearer with a supportive base to run confidently on. By reinforcing their stabilising ‘ledge’ with the injection moulded TPU heel clip, the brand have created a shoe that supplies cushion-complimenting support to the supinator, the pronator and the neutral runner.
A lightweight outsole completes the shoe. Deep grooves adorn the chevron-inspired traction pattern in places that require increased flexibility, encouraging smooth, natural and unhindered strides. Translucent rubber covers the heel and forefoot to enhance durability, resisting the traumas of heel-strike and toe-off to provide you with a reliable and long-lasting running buddy. For the athletes who crave comfort that keeps kicking, choose the Epic React Flyknit.
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Cushioned / Neutral