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Nike Flex Experience Run Reviews

124 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

0%Rated 5 stars

40%Rated 4 stars

36%Rated 3 stars

24%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

83% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

69% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 29 Flex Experience Run Nike Reviews

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April 10, 2013

Tessa S

from LA, CA

I did not read the reviews prior to buying these. Cute shoes, reasonably priced for Nike. I noticed the lace issue when I tried them on and thought, "I'll break them in at the gym and work (hospital) tomorrow." Still uncomfortable - hoping this subsides with time because I can't return them at this point. I also own Nike Free Runs, which I love and recommend.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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March 19, 2013

Monique A

 

I am a first time online shoe buyer and I was really hesitant to buy the product because of the shoe lace reviews and sizing. I bought them anyways, so here goes. Appearance: style and color were exactly as pictured. Gorgeous! I bought the navy blue with neon lime green Nike accent Fit: I bought them half an inch bigger from my usual size like what a lot of reviews suggested when it comes to buying Nike products, plus I have wide feet. The shoes fit perfectly with enough room in it to have that airy, light feeling when you walk. (I'm normally a size 8, and i got it it in 8 1/2. ) Comfort and support: it is great for walking and running since its very light, but when you stay standing up, it doesn't give you that much comfort. I'm a nurse, I use it for work, and it never gave me problems. It might be because I rarely stay standing for so long. But, when I used it one time to watch a concert, my feet hurt after like 15-20 mins in. The arch support is just moderate, not good enough. The laces: For the shoe laces, yes it did hurt the first time I used them. I decided to give it another shot but loosened the ties a bit this time, and it worked! Never had any more problems afterward. Overall, it was a good product, very stylish, light and comfortable. The support is moderate, but depends on the person's lifestyle. ;)

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 15, 2013

Anonymous

 

These look great and are very cushy. I bought them for long walks and hikes and very light running and they're comfortable, though I quickly started to notice that they pinch in the back of my right foot. I attribute it mainly to the fact that my right foot is a tad larger than my left, and am hoping that with some squashing it down and some easing into them they'll get more comfortable.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

March 7, 2013

Lori

from Kentucky

Sadly, I had to return these. I love Nike for their durability so this brand was my first choice. And while I was excited to receive my shoes so quickly, it was very disappointing that I couldn't even tie them up! I do have a wide foot and high arch, so perhaps it was just a mismatch of attributes. But the moment I put them on, I noticed they were so tight at the ball of my foot that the seaming where the tongue is sewn into the shoe pressed into my foot, and I wasn't even standing yet! I had plenty of room in the length of the shoe, so the actual sizing was correct. Hoping to have better luck with my exchange!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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February 27, 2013

Anonymous

 

I love these. They are SUPER light weight. Not a ton of arch support but I put my Spenco inserts in and now they're great (you have to tug on the original inserts to get them out, but they come out without hurting anything). I used to think Nike's weren't true to size, but I'm wearing my normal shoe size and they feel fine.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 17, 2013

Anonymous

from Minneapolis, MN

This shoe is super comfortable and feels like slippers on my feet. It is very different than any running shoes I have typically worn as it is much more flexible and less rigid. I tend to pronate a bit, so time will tell whether or not it provides enough support. Since I'm not logging as many miles as in the past I hope it will be fine for walking, light running and cross-training. Also, it is a tad bit big (I always size up in a fitness shoe) so I put in a foam pad and it now fits perfectly; the 7-1/2 would likely have felt too tight. The shoe is cute as can be and I've gotten many compliments! Love the berry/blue color combo!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 1, 2013

Elizabeth

from Socal

I wanted these to work so bad (I almost kept them because I loved the way they looked and felt...super light). Let's be honest...Nike's shoes don't work well for wide feet. Too painful to keep. I'm an 8 in any running shoe. I have to go up 1/2 size in Nike.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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October 31, 2012

Caitlin

from United States

I bought them in blue and they've been my 5k training shoes. I loved them so much I just bought them in pink, too. :) Good cheaper shoe.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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September 11, 2012

Anonymous

 

Great for walking around and running errands. I have wide feet and at first when I put them on they seemed tight around the widest part of my feet. I then adjusted the laces and I wear them everywhere now! I love the look of them!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 22, 2012

Roxzelle W

from Dayton, OH

These are really nice shoes. They are very comfortable, with a little support for underpronation and plenty of cushion. They are lightweight and seem to fit true to size. I still had to return them because I just didn't like the way they looked. With a white sole on a white background in the picture, I couldn't tell how much white there was.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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December 26, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are not comfortable for me. After a few hours on my feet, my back hurt, and I had sore feet. They were just as bad during a run, so they would not work for either purpose. They may be good for others, but not for me at this point. I always have to order up in Nikes.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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July 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are very lightweight and felt comfortable at first, but after a couple hours my feet really ached especially right at the toe box where the material is a little bit tough. If you have a wider foot or bunions, I'd suggest getting a wide width in these or trying a different shoe. The arch support wasn't very great. They look cute and would be good for people who have narrow feet.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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July 8, 2013

Paige

from SLC, UT

These shoes are so cute and got many compliments. I have to give them a bad review because they hurt my arches really bad! I'm pretty sure I have almost flat feet, so that could be the problem.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 6, 2013

Anonymous

 

More fashion than function. The arch was too far back on my foot, although overall the sizing was correct for my 8.5 size. Not a lot of cushioning either. Cute but not that serious of a shoe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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June 5, 2013

Anonymous

 

I found these shoes just your average running shoes. I've had them so far for about 2 months and I've found that they feel like my old Adidas that were pretty cheap. I didn't think that the shoes were particularly bad or good but some things I did like were the grip is pretty good on them and they don't get too hot when you're running. I also own the Nike revolution shoes and I expected these to be slightly better than them but they ended up having pretty much the same feel and same weight. (I use these for hs track.)

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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May 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

These are the most uncomfortable shoes to run in. They give me shin splints. For just walking around they are great and good looking. I would not buy these again for running.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 20, 2013

Kris

from Chicago

I love the way these shoes look - they are so cute and stylish. I bought the gray with the pink accents and I love the colors. However, I was pretty disappointed with the cushioning and support. I bought these mainly for cross training (like lifting weights, using the elliptical, doing some cardio classes). I just walked around my house in them and jumped up and down a little, and I feel like the cushioning is virtually non-existent. The shoes feel like walking on cardboard to me. I'm surprised that other people have written about the great cushioning on these shoes. I guess I'm used to Asics, which have a ton of cushioning and support. As much as I love the look of these shoes, I'll probably have to return them. I'm bummed.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, Saucony

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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February 7, 2013

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City, Utah

Not happy with these shoes, I would rather pay a little more and get the Nike Free Runs that I know are comfortable and last. These felt cheap right out of the box and the tongue is positioned funny.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Hunter, Ugg

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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October 22, 2012

Aimee W

from Jupiter, FL

Great looking shoe but sadly have to send it back. The seams on the inside of the shoe at the bottom of the laces are so bulky that they are excruciatingly painful. I will try one more pair but I think this may be a problem with the shoe overall. We'll see.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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November 1, 2013

Gabrielle

from Pacific Northwest

Holy cow! Ouch! My foot widens out across the ball and these totally squeezed it! I sent them back and got the Nike Flex Experience Run 2, and my feet are much happier! (FYI -- I underpronate, have high arches, and am a substitute teacher, walk my dog 3.5 miles a day, and spend lots of time on my feet. The shoe arches don't snug up against mine, but that is good for me.)

Brands I'd also recommend: Brooks, Asics, Mizuno

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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July 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Chicago

I did not like these shoes at all. first pair of Nike's i haven't been satisfied with. I would not be able to workout in these for longer than 10 minutes. They felt awful on my feet and actually hurt when i put them on. Yes they are very light weight which is good but i felt if i did any jumping in these then they would fall apart. I ordered the dark grey and bright pink and i noticed the sole and shoe laces were two different colors. It looked tacky and cheap. Going to have to return them. Only good thing about them is they were TTS.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

I was excited about trying this style of Nike shoe, however, I was disappointed to try them on and feel how stiff the sole and bottom of the shoes felt. They provide little to no cushioning. This might be acceptable to anyone who prefers the barefoot running experience. I prefer a little more cushioning, so I sent these back. I would say though they run true to size and the colors are more vibrant than the pictures provide here.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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May 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Marysville, Wa.

I got this shoes this week and just started using them two days ago for running. Love the style, but boy it doesn't have much support. The back of my ankles started to blister. The size do fit perfectly and I am a true size 6.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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January 19, 2013

Anonymous

from Jackson Heights, NY

These look fantastic but they're not really comfortable. The area where the laces begin digs into my foot. Unfortunately, I'll have to return them.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

i would repurchase this shoe only on the basis of it being very fashionable, its a really pretty shoe but personally I wont use this shoe for running at all. its too soft and offers little support.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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