FIRST LOOK: NIKE EPIC REACT FLYKNIT

Melanie Mitchell | February 27, 2018
 

 


 

 

FIRST LOOK: NIKE EPIC REACT FLYKNIT

RUNNING THROUGH YOUR DREAMS


Your alarm goes off, you swat at it like it was a pesky mosquito. Seated on the edge of your bed, eyes only 22% open, you already begin to miss your mattress. However, today you have motivation to get moving. Yesterday, you brought home the Nike Epic React Flyknit, and you honestly can’t wait to get these new Nike running shoes on your feet and hit the pavement. Yesterday morning, it was hard to get going. Today, you have Instant GO.

 

 

Can't stop, won't stop with Nike React

 

 

 

 

From the second you pulled the Nike React out of the box, you fell in love with the retro-futuristic styling. In 2018, you finally realize that Back to the Future II with Michael J. Fox was a documentary, and you’re now living in it. These new Nike shoes prove it. The moment you slid into these shoes, your feet felt like they were returning home after a long day. From the perspective of your piggies, you never left your mattress at all.

 

 

 

 

Marty McFly obviously hyped to try out the Nike Epic React Flyknit.



 

 

I WANT IT ALL

Ok, so a lot of comfortable shoes exist. Few shoes exist that have this level of comfort that you can actually run in. And I don’t mean “look” like you could run in. I mean lace up, and knock out 5 morning miles before you can finish rubbing all the sleep out of your eyes. The difference is what React is all about.

React is Nike’s brand-new midsole technology that replaces Lunarlon foam, and is one of the most anticipated sneaker releases of 2018. Typically, a shoe manufacturer has to make the choice between comfort and durability. It should be no surprise that the more cushy-squishy a shoe is initially, the quicker the cush gets smooshed (technical industry term) and you need to replace your footwear. Not the case with Nike React. It’s ultra-comfy, ultra-durable -- oh -- AND it’s bouncier than anything that came before it, 13% bouncier to be exact.

 

 

Now serving up looks.

 

 

GET UP AND GO

While the midsole is a YUGE story, these Nike running shoes give you even more reason to get out of bed in the morning. A sock-like knit upper means a snugness that molds to your foot while still allowing maximum breathability. A sturdy heel shelf in the back means that once you’re ready to rock, this shoe will roll with you: No slippage and all speed. Speaking of rocking, the computational design of the sole provides a smooth transition from heel to toe that feels like being effortlessly propelled forward.

These shoes come in to the market with a lot of hype around the launch. Real talk, they live up to it. Born not of sacrifice, this is the shoe for those who decide they want it all. All the comfort. All the bounce. All the durability. It feels so good, and makes running so effortless, you’ll have to pinch yourself to make sure you’re not still dreaming.

Recap the React
  • + 13% Bouncier vs. Lunarlon
  • + 11% Softer vs. Lunarlon
  • + 10% More energy return vs. Lunarlon
  • + 5% Lighter vs. Lunarlon
  • + Crazy durable for something this cushioned
  • + Fluid geometry to maximize performance

 

TECHNICAL SPECS: NIKE EPIC REACT FLYKNIT

 

 

Nike Epic React Flyknit Men's Specs
Nike Epic React Flyknit Women's Specs

 


 

 

 

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Lance A. Lot
 

About The Author


Lance has previously been fat, weak, and injured. As a multi-sport athlete, his application of data and science has produced some pretty awesome personal results, such as bench pressing over 500 pounds in competition. As a professional Strength and Conditioning Coach he’s helped enhance the performance of NFL athletes, olympians, ironmen, and improved the race-day performance of hundreds of runners.

 

 

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