Thoughts The React foam lives up to its claims to some extent, providing a decent amount of cushioning and responsiveness for its mere 239grams. That said, the React foam which covers most of the outsole is grippy on asphalt, concrete and track surfaces. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. It goes without saying that you really don't want to be taking these off-road. When they returned, we asked them how many miles they thought the shoes had on them.
I wear a 9 in every single brand expect Nike, and these were no exception. Despite the Epic React being lighter by roughly 20grams, the plate in facilitates better transitions and speed which allows for a smoother ride in comparison to the Epic React. The midsole Epic React midsole is the best blend of soft, but responsive, that any company has come up with, and If it truly lives up to its advertised durability, then its not a bad investment either. Those who have a love for Flyknit will not be able to resist this monochrome duo. All issues aside, I'm honestly thinking about grabbing another pair yet and look forward to the second coming of this innovative running shoe. Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. Both midsole materials feel very similar with the React midsole being a touch firmer than the Ride 7, making the Epic React better for faster paces.
The sole looks fantastic too. Performance The Epic Reacts are fast and comfortable. We saw Nike release their latest running model, the earlier this month. The Nike React foam cushioning provides lightweight durability. Nike Epic React: Epic success or epic fail? Or perhaps necessary only for those who had elected for a looser fit and sized up. In college I was given free Nike shoes competing in cross country and track and field for a Division I university that was sponsored by Nike.
The Nike Epic React 2 shown at the top of the page is the latest running shoe to feature the foam. Shipping promotion will not be applied to these product s at check-out. Orders with one or more items may be shipped from separate locations. Time would tell with regards to the other claims, but one thing is certain right out of the box — the shoes are remarkably light. Other Shipping Options Continental U. And the average was around 15 miles.
With a looser fit, given the stretchiness of the upper, I had visions of the midfoot spilling out over the midsole. While I appreciated the marshmallow feel of the lunar foams, in all of their iterations, I never felt like they were that performance oriented. They are light, responsive, and cushioned. I bounced along comfortably at slower paces and powered through higher speeds. The design maintains simplicity, in order to promote optimal breathability. Heel The fit on my heel is snug and very comfortable.
I love the Epics more. So when they arrived on the launch date 22 nd February I could not wait to get a peek at them. I got the black and taupe color and they look exactly like the photos. Lastly, detailing includes grey lacing, a grey midsole and a mint green heel plate. I highly recommend these to any runner and have my whole run crew running in them. This all disappeared once I got running and it never bothered me. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts.
I just wished that Nike used the concept used in either the Zoom Fly or Vaporfly that really allowed the laces to pull the upper around your foot like a burrito. So these should last for a decent amount of time. You can expect the brand to follow up on their initial launch with more color options. These rubber sections on the toe and heel supposedly help you grip the ground and push off. Mileage expectancy state that the shoes cushioning still feels like new after roughly 300 miles. The new foam in the sole is a revelation. The Run Test Winter or not, heeding to my task at hand to review the shoes in a timely manner, donning my thinnest pair of socks, I set off on a maiden 10 mile run in the Epic React.
For the most part, I think Nike has done a great job here. In fact, I sort of wanted to hate it. I was also mindful of a half marathon coming up and unless convinced otherwise before then, Epic React would be carrying me on race day. Nike Epic React Flyknit vs Nike Zoom Fly Epic React for easy and long runs, Zoom Fly for faster paces. With such a short testing period of one week I was able to put five runs in the Epic React ranging from short treadmill runs with hills and speed work, to an eight mile easy run that got progressively faster. One of the latest to leak features Pastel Pink throughout. So, how does the Epic React foam feel underfoot? The stack height is considerable, at 18mm-28mm.
Rated 4 out of 5 by DanielH839818600 from Love it. I read from other reviews that the synthetic rubber foam performed better in warmer temperatures. The brand does indeed cater to both lifestyle and serious running but with Epic React succeeds in scoring on both counts thanks to great design and materials. If to be used primarily for running and racing, I'd be happy to stick to the usual size to get the benefits of foot-hugging fit. I over-pronate, for short runs these do okay. The Epic React really is a shoe for any runner, whether it be the casual hobby jogger or the elite runner aspiring to the Olympic Trials, this is Nike's best training shoe ever.