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- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately Low-Top" from arch
- Phylon mid-sole with pressure mapping for lightweight cushioning
- Articulated, full length flex grooves for a smooth, efficient range motion
- Molded EVA sockliner for comfort and support
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Get everyday comfort with an outstanding neutral ride in the Men's Nike Flex Experience Run 4 Running Shoes. The Flex Experience Run 4 is lightweight and flexible shoe that delivers a perfect balance of comfort and natural movement through its minimal upper design, resilient midsole and hexagonal flex grooves. The single-layer mesh and no-sew overlays give lightweight support while you get the best ride possible. The waffle outsole pistons help absorb impact and add responsiveness, so no matter where your stride strikes the ground, you'll get an out of this world comfort.
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B004TS24I0
- Item model number: 749172-100
- Date first available at Amazon.com: March 25, 2011
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Now for the not so good. I developed a tear in the mesh after only the 6th workout. I was doing a box jump and when I came down there was a tear. I don't know how it happened because I didn't feel it. The next day I called the company and was told to provide pictures. Once they got the pictures I was told that it wasn't their problem and that I was out of luck. I have had poor customer service from companies in the past but I was expecting a little more than a brush off from this one. My mistake. This rating is not about Inov-8's customer service but about the shoe and the fact that it tore so easily I just wanted to share my experience with this company. I will continue to wear these shoes during my workouts but I have a feeling they will not last an overly long time.
1/16/2015 Update. I ended up fixing the shoes with some shoe goo and that fix has held up remarkably well. Just last week the shoes have started to come away from the sole and I will be needing to find new workout shoes in the very near future. I stand by my original review. These shoes are not as durable as they should be for the price. Also I never heard back from the company. What a shame.
Right off the bat I was surprised by how light these guys are. Their weight is almost negligible with how light they are. They are also flexible all around being able to bend easily, though they are ridged and durable enough to not wear out unlike cheaper shoes. I've used these all around for over a year so far and they are holding up well where other shoes I've had already develop holes in random places. I'd imagine they'll last me another 2-3 years of decent to heavy use.
First day I went running with them I was surprised how much longer I could run for. Usually ran in some random new balance running shoes that always left me having some pain in my feet after the run and getting tired much sooner. With these they are so light weight and flexible that I can run almost indefinitely but I tend to stop a bit over 30 minutes just to move on to other things. Before running 30 mins in my old shoes I'd be feeling pretty winded and hurting from what feels like some kind of foot cramp.
All in all I really like these shoes and would have given them a 5 star rating had they been cheaper for my size of shoe, and perhaps a little bit more support as they are a bit flat footed. They are also a magnet for little pebbles as well getting caught in the heel. Also soaks up water like a sponge so running on wet roads can be pretty chilling.
1) The model has remained consistent over the years. For at least 5 years there have only been cosmetic changes made to the shoe; the core shoe has remained the same. This is crucial for experienced runners because once we find something that works, we don't want to have to change every time we need a new pair! Thanks, Nike!
2) NO GIMMICKS. No "air" technology. No weird fabrics. No proprietary plastic inserts. No "grids," no "gel," no stupid stuff. No gimmicks. Just a well designed running shoe, so you get all of what you want and none of what you don't.
3) Good support. I have very high arches, and so I always need a good basic shoe structure. The Flex Run delivers. Best of all, the insert is made of form-fitting gel, so after one or two runs, the shoe molds to your foot. Perfect comfort.
4) Excellent balance between light weight and high mileage. This is a hard one to achieve. The Nike Flex Run mostly achieves it, with a slight bias toward being light weight rather than high mileage. Still, I can easily put 500 miles on these shoes before they wear out.
There are no cons to speak of because this is a very basic running shoe. That's what I love about it. Simple, inexpensive, effective.