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Nike Flex 2013 Run Reviews

62 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

96%Rated 5 stars

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0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

66% "Moderate arch support"

55 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 8/16/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

My 2nd pair of the Nike Flex shoe. I've been a runner since 1972 and I thought shoes went in the wrong direction in the late 80's-90's-early 00's...way over structured. It was like they were all built for 250 lb people who over pronated. Maybe we are over-correcting now with the barefoot running fad, but these Nike Flex are the right mix of flexibility and just enough support for me at least...and very light. Only issue is pebbles get caught in the grooves in the sole. Regarding sizing in almost every running shoe I've ever owned I wear a half to full size larger than I do in say, a dress shoe made in Italy (e.g. DJ Pliner). So when I indicate true to size I mean for a running shoe. As for Zappos... outstanding customer service.

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 7/2/13
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:1 stars!

Cheap light shoe that gives no padding/support on the top of the shoe, especially on the tongue. The tongue is thin with no padding at all. The shoe fit ok on the sides and bottom, but it just didn't feel right. Returning them back.

Additional 42 Flex 2013 Run Nike Reviews

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July 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

Cheap light shoe that gives no padding/support on the top of the shoe, especially on the tongue. The tongue is thin with no padding at all. The shoe fit ok on the sides and bottom, but it just didn't feel right. Returning them back.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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August 13, 2014

Edward R

from Ocala, Fl

My wife bought these for me. I had purchased the same shoe in red back in Sept and loved them. I plan on wearing these during vacation in Utah. They are great except for the colors, they are too much like Gator colors and I went to FSU!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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August 3, 2014

Chris

from Vancouver, WA

This is my second pair and the best running shoes that I have owned. They are lightweight, flexible and comfortable. I have problems with my toes often with other shoes and the material on the top of them is perfect for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 26, 2014

John

from North Carolina

I bought this shoe a couple of weeks ago to upgrade from an older pair of Nike Lunar Glide 3 because I began running/jogging more often since the summer started. I have been doing a 3 mile jog a few times a week to get ready for my first 5k, that I actually just ran this morning (16th place at 23:34). These shoes are tons lighter than the Lunar Glides and the sole is way more responsive to the movements and bends of your foot. They have excellent ventilation, as I can actually feel a breeze hit my feet when the wind is blowing slightly against the direction I am running. The only thing I can say that will reveal itself as a weakness in the long run is the soft compound the sole is made of. While it does give great cushioning, it wont last as long as a full rubber outsole. All in all, this is a great shoe for a beginning runner or even a seasoned marathoner, although I'm sure there are specialty shoes for that, far beyond what the Flex is capable of.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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July 12, 2014

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

This is very light almost to the point that you feel like you're only wearing socks. It's versatile enough to go with whatever style you match it with. Highly recommended.

Brands I'd also recommend: adidas, puma, kswiss

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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July 10, 2014

Haider H

from Berkeley, California

Super comfy, excellent minimalist shoe. I have feet that are almost flat yet I was still able to run my first marathon in these with no pain at all!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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May 24, 2014

Linette W

from Los Angeles, CA

The shoes arrived the next day. They are comfortable and have good arches. Always can count on Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 2, 2014

Anonymous

 

Just got this about a week ago. I was really impressed by how comfortable it was when I put it on. When I used these shoes to train my endurance with my trainer my feet hurt really bad but this is because I did more than running. I took it out for a spin today and it was really comfortable. My feet felt fine the whole run, no pain at all. I would recommend this if you would only use it to run but if you do more like stamina training with multiple work out you will feel pain.

Brands I'd also recommend: New balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 16, 2014

Jordan H

from Kentucky

I bought the 2012 flex run and was extremely happy with them. I needed a black pair of shoes for work, and decided to try some other shoes. I ended up trying 3 different pairs of shoes, a Timberland loafer that felt too tight, and two pairs of New Balances that just seemed too small of a fit and uncomfortable, even at a size higher than what I normally wear. So back to the Flex I went, and I've never been happier. These shoes are light, comfortable, and seem to agree with the shape of my foot, the new balances arch seemed too far back. These have a slightly more substantial tongue than the 2012, and that is definitely an improvement, though I do like the minimalist tongue.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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March 4, 2014

Anonymous

from Phoenix, AZ

The fit and construction of the shoe are fantastic. I have only had them about a month now but I am very pleased. Very lightweight but still good support. I have a foot that is a bit wider but this show is perfect - running just a tad wide.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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February 24, 2014

J M

from NYC

I haven't had these for long, so I can't speak to their durability. Still, this is the first time I don't have to sacrifice foot comfort to avoid knee pain. My plantar fasciitis and IT band syndrome both behave when I run in these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 21, 2014

Sara P

from Lockport, ny

My husband loves these for running! They are really comfortable and light. I found the best price on them here too and they arrived in 4 days!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 13, 2014

Katherine B

from Cape Cod, MA

Grandson loves these shoes purchased two different pairs at same time but he wears these nine days out of ten! So much for rotating!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 5, 2014

Jesse B

from North Carolina

I love these shoes, I got them in white/black/blue. They are very stylish, and I get compliments on them pretty frequently. As far as comfort goes, they are really comfy. I bought these because when I run, sometimes I get a really sharp, stabbing pain near my big toe, and these have helped a lot!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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February 3, 2014

Anonymous

 

It's been a few since having to purchase running shoes, and I was surprised at how light and form-fitting these shoes are. They are not only very comfortable in terms of the cushioning, they are also highly flexible, allowing the shoe to conform to the runner's foot almost perfectly during the full stride. That flexibility adds greatly to the overall fit and comfort. For the price, it's hard to imagine finding a better shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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January 30, 2014

Anonymous

 

Wonderful and comfortable shoes. Very reasonably priced through Zappos. Would have paid more in the store.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 24, 2014

Alex C

from New York, NY

Awesome shoes. Great looking, very light and extremely comfortable. Amazing price for what you get.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 14, 2014

Amanda m

from arizona

My 13 year old nephew loves these shoes! They look great and have excellent support. He's into sports so these shoes have done well so far.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 5, 2014

Holly W

from Richland, Georgia

Gave this shoe to my son-in-law for Christmas and he was very pleased with the way the shoe looked and wore. It is extremely lightweight and comfortable let. The delivery of the order was surprisingly fast. I will definitely order from Zappos in the future.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 27, 2013

Matt F

from Texas

My favorite running shoe. Fit is perfect for me. Cushioning is just what I want. The one thing I don't like is that on the country roads, gravel will get caught in the tread.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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November 23, 2013

Louis P

from Mississippi

I really enjoy wearing these shoes. Fit tight where needed, feel the breeze with the side hole design, and very comfortable to wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 17, 2013

Rob S

from San Antonio, Texas

These are light weight running shoes with a small amount of cushioning that allows for more mileage while still allowing the feet to stabilize, control and strengthen.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 11, 2013

ML

from Houston

Great shoe! Love the platinum colored top and navy soles. Not to busy. Athletic looking. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 3, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great light pair of shoes and perfect for running or gym work. I'm not a long distance runner but these have been good for short runs. The mesh is very breathable and you can actually feel the air coming through as you walk.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 21, 2013

Anonymous

from O'Fallon, MO

Got these for a 6.5 for my 3rd grade son who has really wide feet. We have struggled to find shoes in youth sizes that work for him. The width of these are perfect for him and we feel like they will last longer as we aren't trying to just jam his feet into kids shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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