Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2017 Review

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Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2017 Review
Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2017 Review

Review Summary

8.9 Total Score
Beautiful and comfortable lace-free shoe

In 2016 Nike revamped their entire Nike Free collection with some great improvements overall, despite a few flaws (see the Nike Free RN Flyknit review). For this 2017 version, the Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit goes entirely lace free! Instead it features a well-thought two-strap system that lets you customize the fit and adjust the pressure around the foot. Despite the marketing label 'natural' don't get fooled: in terms of ride the RN Motion Flyknit 2017 is a neutral shoe with a significant amount of cushioning (20 mm heel height). However, it's limited heel to toe drop (only 4 mm) makes it a good shoe to slowly transition to natural/minimalist running. The sock-like fit is a case of love it or hate it so make sure to try it beforehand.

Comfort and Support for a Neutral Shoe
Value for Money
  • Very comfortable sock-like fit without laces
  • Flexible ride
  • The high quality of the shoe makes it quite durable
  • Amazing design: when the sole will be all used up you'll still be able to wear the shoe casually
  • The shoe entirely wraps around the ankle and the heel which may be uncomfortable if you are dealing with achilles issues.
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Key characteristics

  • Terrain: Road & Track
  • Arch support: Neutral
  • Heel to toe drop: 4 mm
  • Weight: 233 grams
  • Release year: 2017

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  • Outsole

The outsole of the Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2017, made of a geometric pattern, is very flexible and durable. The new Nike Free collection is known for its distinctive curved shape.

  • Midsole

The midsole is made of Lunar foam enveloped in an IU foam.

  • Upper
  • Since 2016 all the shoes of the Nike Free collection feature the amazing 3D Flyknit technology that provides an incredible sock-like fit. Flyknit is very flexible while providing a good amount of support.

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