NIKE® FLYKNIT TRAINER+ :: Knitting isn't just for grandma anymore! Get a whole new perspective on fast when you run in the lightweight Nike® Flyknit Trainer+. Wrap your feet in comfort that's woven together with just the right tightness to let feet move and breathe easily. Enjoy extra spring through all your tempo and training runs with the Nike® Zoom technology cradling your foot from heel to toe. Your neutral running style gets an extra boost of support from the Flywire thread that wraps around your midfoot. And of course, you'll appreciate the less is more motto as this woven running shoe design means less waste! Nike+ ready. 7.7 ounces
A few things about me to start with: male, 28, 5'11", 155 lbs., average 50-60 miles per week.
There is one gaping flaw with this shoe, and it overwhelms all the good I can say about it: the structure in the heel area, below the Achilles tendon is hard, stiff, unforgiving, and utterly brutal. I put in major miles every week, including a long weekend run of 15 to 25 miles, and so my feet are used to the wear and tear of running. I put in a total of 2.5 miles in these shoes, and that was all she wrote. After 1.5 miles I could feel hot spots that came on very quickly and without much warning, within the next mile, I went from a standard pace run to a walk, praying I could make it home to free my feet from these shoes.
With that said, let's hit the highlights, which are actually really good!
PROS: light; breathable; feel low to the ground so you're connected as you run; they feel fast, but are still cushioned in the strike areas; they look awesome; and they come in a variety of colors if you like that sort of thing.
CONS: aside from the above comment, I had no complaints, but I didn't put too many miles on them to find out if anything else was an issue. To reiterate, the back construction of the shoe, below the Achilles is brutally unforgiving, and if my Hobbit feet can't handle it, good luck. Looking great on race day or during training is useless if they're going to commit a crime on your feet.
I did learn, in the aftermath that hemorrhoidal creams are a great way to relieve the pain of blisters and help them heal, without drying them out. The more you know, right?
I use this shoe mainly for casual wear, and it just looks awesome with a pair of jeans or chinos. Loaded with brilliant Nike tech, it's comfortable and light with plenty of support.
Stuff i didn't like was the short and thin tongue which tended to slide to the side after a while. The heel-to-toe drop also needed some getting used to, the laces are flat and thin like ribbons and are a PITA to lace as they do not bite at all. The flywire cables also look very fragile and it scares me to lace it too tightly, but all in all, just a fantastic shoe from Nike. Looking to cop the Luner 1+ next!
I Want To Love These
These shoes are great for normal wear. Super comfy, lightweight and very breathable. I had no issues while wearing them around town or to the gym. But on my first run with them, not even 3 miles in, I could feel the heel collar digging into my heel and Achilles, leaving massive blisters. These do not securely lace so there is a lot of slipping in the heel. Once they bring the heel area more in line with the Flyknit Racer, I'll love them. But until then, I can't recommend these.
The heel cushioning has been improved so any previous complaints about this have been addressed by Nike in this revision of the shoe. If you like a snug fit, not tight, the fly knit upper is for you. I found as I ran the shoe felt better and better as the fly knit upper shapes to my foot. The cushion under the heel is nice without being too squishy and the roll from heel to toe feels natural. Also, bright crimson translates to neon pink, but who notices at 5:30 in the morning.
One foot after the other
Beverly Hills CA
Nike Flyknits are Awesome
Aesthetically, these shoes are amazing. They look and feel great. I wouldn't necessarily recommend getting these for running. The heel support is rather stiff and doesn't seem to absorb your impact. I would recommend the lunar version of these for jogging/running. These are great everyday tennis shoes however. Super light, super comfortable (minus the heel if you run in them), and overall a great shoe.
Cool Looks not much more...
These are good for the gym and wearing with jeans. There is not much more to this lightweight shoe. My heads up to you; if you love a secure lace lock up these new fly knit series shoes are NOT for you as they have a low tongue design. I returned them after one run in exchange for Saucony Kinvara 3's. Better cushioning, 4mm drop and secure lace lock up.
Walking on air
I love the Flyknit trainers. It's my go to gym shoe but I also wear it casually. I have a couple handfuls of pairs over the last few years.
My only complaint is the ribbon laces they have put in the new models so I make sure to swap those out of the newer pairs I purchase. I still highly recommend them. Buy them, you won't be disappointed.
Worst running shoes I have ever worn
The heel was too rigid and did not fit properly. I developed the worst blisters of my life after 2 miles. I LOVE the flyknit racers, but they added a board in the back of the trainers that is waiting to give you blisters. I don't get it. And I NEVER get blisters. And I love Nike. But, these are awful shoes. Returning them tomorrow.
Fantastic shoes!! Long lasting!!
My favorite shoes by far. Not only do they look amazing but they very durable but they are unbelievably conformable. I would definitely recommend these shoes to anyone! I plan on buying another if my current ones ever give out.
Awesome shoe, great comfort
I use these shoes for the gym and I love them. They have the perfect amount of comfort, not to mention their a sweet lookin shoe. Maybe not smart if you use for long runs but to dress up in casual wear and regular gym wear is perfect!!
buena park, Ca
I bought this for leisure-wear and not to work out in. I also bought a Mens size, as they didnt have the colorways I wanted in the Womens size. The Flyknits are definitely one of the most comfortable Nikes.
Pillowy. Did 1/2 Marathon with no issues
They are very light and fit like a sock. I just ran a half marathon in them with no issues to me feet. Note: these shoes have about a 10mm hell-to-toe drop so they are not minimalist.
Very comfortable shoes
Great shoe for every day comfort , looks much better with short then pants in my opinion
Lou the truth
Love them, feels great.. Best with out socks and they look great with jeans
Nike flyknit trainers
I wear with shorts and jeans and they look and feel great
I needed to exchange the shoe.
I like the shoe a lot. I need the correct size, though.
Chapel Hill, NC
Great on trails
Great traction on trail and very responsive
Nike Flyknit Trainer+ Running Shoe
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