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Nike Flex 2012 Run Reviews

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Customer Fit Survey:

78% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

57% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 41 Flex 2012 Run Nike Reviews

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June 15, 2012

Anonymous

 

Bought these for my son for his crew practice and he absolutely loves them. Lightweight and they dry overnight. Way more than a mom can ask for!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 11, 2014

Homer G

 

I've enjoyed these for a while now. They are definitely wider than typical running shoes. Also know that gravel and small rocks will get stuck in the tread frequently.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 30, 2013

Albert C

from Los Angeles

These are a great alternative to the Nike Free series. They feature strong construction, solid cushioning and a good mesh exterior for ventilation. I use these shoes at the gym. The neon colors are also very aesthetically pleasing. I would recommend these shoes to anyone looking for some stylish workout footwear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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July 15, 2013

Corey

from South Carolina

Good solid running shoe. This is my second pair and these seem to be a bit more stable than last years. Good for walking, running on concrete and wearing during normal work hours. A nice minimal shoe with good cushion and support. You can also easily add any type of additional support insert for added comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 11, 2013

Anonymous

from Orange County, CA

I love my free-run 2's, but...I actually prefer these! Overall these shoes have better cushioning and support with every step you take in a run (although both flex well). Another thing I liked about this shoe is that there is more room in the toe-box (it tends to get too narrow on the free-run 2's which chafe my toes when I'm running for longer amounts of time). Overall these are a great shoe, whether for working out, running, walking, casual-wear, etc. My only complaint is that I wish the tongue was attached to the shoe like they were on the free-run 2's which made them easy for on and off, but after awhile you get used to the design, though they did poke at my ankles at first haha. Well worth it though. Hope this review helps if you're looking for a comparison!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 18, 2013

ShoeGuruLou

from Charlotte, NC

I have worn these for the track and running around the neighborhood. They are holding up well. Somewhat wide compared to fellow running shoes, but that works for me. Laces are a good size. I was comparing these to barely-there shoes; these are definitely there, but light enough for their size that they still work well for running or the gym (owned a couple months).

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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May 17, 2013

Rex W

 

Very comfy shoe. Replaced an older pair that I wore through the toes. Good walking shoes. At 71, I don't run anymore. They're semi-dressy with jeans and a blazer. Nice low drop.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, New Balance Minimus

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 29, 2013

Michael M

from Portland, Oregon

Extremely light, well fitting, even to my slightly wide feet! A joy to run in!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 29, 2013

B

from central jersey

My husband bought these shoes, he has foot problems with every pair of shoes he buys, he has had New Balance, Adidas & Nike, we even went to the "walking store" & got custom orthotics & sneakers. I asked him just to try these because I love my Nike flex, he couldn't believe how comfortable they were, he said they were like wearing slippers. He usually takes off his sneakers as soon as he gets home but has been leaving these on until bed time. I can't give them a greater endorsement than that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 28, 2013

Yost S

from Vereinigte Staaten

I love these shoes. Very comfortable, nice and wide - I tried several light running shoes from Puma and Adidas that were all too narrow for my feet. Lots of compliments on the style. I had to buy those Dr. Scholl's custom inserts for arch support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 26, 2013

Ted C

from Capitola, CA

This is about the most comfortable running shoe I have ever had. I've been running for over thirty years. I recommend this shoe for serious runners who want to run more barefoot. But be aware of a few things. First, after around 400 miles, enough of the padding has worn off so that I am buying a new pair of shoes. I'm training for the Boston Marathon in April (I am qualified) and during last Sunday's 21 mile training run, I experienced excessive foot pain. In examining my shoe, around 50% of the padding (cleats) has been worn down (and that's, again, after 400 miles of marathon training). Second, since the shoe has a low heel height, it will naturally make you run more "flat" (i.e. no or less heel strike). I focused on landing more on the ball of my feet. However, after runs exceeding 10 miles, I experienced a lot of strain around my tendons, ligaments, or muscles around my groin area. So, I suggest that runners who are new to barefoot running to not overdo the barefoot thing (as in the book Born to Run). After focusing more on just landing "flat" as opposed to landing on the balls of my feet, my groin strain has been alleviated. Since I need a new pair of shoes to run Boston, I am ordering more traditional ones with more padding. I just ordered a pair of Nike Lunarglide 4's which should be arriving any day now from Zappos. I still love my Nike Flex's and despite their loss of padding, I will continue using them on the running track (that's padded) and on shorter runs when I want to train barefoot.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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March 25, 2013

Anonymous

from New York, NY

This is my second pair of these. They are fantastic shoes. I live in New York City and these are my getting around shoes. With all of the walking required here, I learned pretty quickly that shoe choice is vital. Super lightweight. Highly recommended.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reebok

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 27, 2013

Jose G

 

The best running shoes I've ever purchased! These shoes feel like you are wearing socks and running on clouds. Because these shoes are so lightweight, I was skeptical about their durability. Several hundred miles later and they look almost new still. I'm very impressed. I have had 3 knee surgeries on one knee and I'm missing a large amount of meniscus in that knee. Running with most other shoes, I have to take a day off after 3 or 4 days of running. These shoes allow me to run 6-7 days a week with little to no discomfort. The only thing that could be called a drawback is the breathability. They are incredibly breathable. For warmer days, this is a wonderful thing, but running on colder mornings can leave the toes a little numb. That is an easily fixed "problem" that I'm more than willing to deal with. May be the perfect running shoe. If they didn't last so long, I'd have already bought another pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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February 14, 2013

C. C

from Atlanta, GA

Great running shoe! The sizing is typical of other Nike running shoes. It is very light, comfortable and surprisingly supportive.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 10, 2013

Eric

from chino

I think that I would prefer to buy these over Free Runs from now on. Don't get me wrong, the Free Runs are a wonderful shoe; however, since I am a little heavier then normal I feel like the soles of these shoes provide fantastic support.

Brands I'd also recommend: ONLY NIKE'S BABY

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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January 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Jacksonville, FL

These shoes were a gift for my son. He has enjoyed them tremendously even using them to play in his Travel Volleyball league.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 28, 2012

Anonymous

 

These shoes felt great right out of the box, they run very true to size. They are extremely light and very comfortable for my five mile runs. The lightness does mean there is not as much padding as I am accustomed to, and it took a little bit of time to work up to my current distance. But now that my feet have gotten used to them, I do not know how I ran without them before.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 15, 2012

Pete M

from union city, ca

These shoes are very comfortable to run in. The price is great and you can't beat the customer service from Zappos! I've just ordered my second pair. In the first week I've run about 26 miles and worn the shoes all day for 2 of those days. They didn't require a break in period, however I needed to acclimate myself to getting used to the minimalist design.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 15, 2012

Gabriel r

from New York,NY

This is sneaker is really comfortable but be warned, because its hard to remove dog feces from the bottom.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 12, 2012

David C

 

These are a great alternative to the Nike Free Runs because they are much cheaper. Although the Free Runs have much cooler colors. I bought these in blue and I use them for everything at the gym (running, elliptical, leg presses, stretching, stairs). They are very comfortable and I really love the color. I want another to wear around with Jeans! I just wish they could copy the new colors of the Free Runs.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 11, 2012

Bobby H

from Kentucky

These shoes are great! They fit well in most areas and are very light. So far, they have endured several miles of walking and are still like new. The heel is super soft and comfortable. The only drawback I think they have is that the actual color is a bit lighter than the picture shows. Overall, a great purchase. Also, I got them less than 48 hours after purchase.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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December 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

Good for running. Have used daily for about 1 month, and they're holding up well.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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November 25, 2012

Eric M

from Duluth, MN

Great shoes! I've always been one to say that running shoes don't matter but I decided to get a more spendy shoe since I've began to run regularly. These are amazing! They are broken in when you get them! No complaints!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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November 9, 2012

Anonymous

 

My son loves these shoes. Second pair he's owned. With heel problems, he feels these shoes offer maximum support and cushion. As always, Zappos delivers quickly, efficiently and with great customer service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 8, 2012

Marion

from HAWAII

These shoes amazing. I got them today and after using them for about an hour now they've already molded to my feet making the SO comfortable. I feel like i could go for a run and not stop.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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