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The Nike Epic React are a multi distance, multi use running shoe, just as good for a long slow Sunday run as they are for a 5x1k interval set and everything in-between. It’s hard to do a review of the Epic React without mentioning a running shoe brand that has also created a shoe that gives you a Boost. However, my experience with Boosts has been hit and miss – the first version I tested was the Ultra Boost which threw my ankle all over the place resulting in the reoccurrence of an old Achille’s injury. Conversely, the Adizero Boost Boston is my go-to marathon shoe.
The Nike Epic React is undeniably a response to the Boost’s popularity amongst faster runners, however it is also a very different shoe. Rather than being a pure-play racing flat, the neutral structure combined with the responsive cushioning of the Epic React allows it to be used across a much wider spectrum of activities.
The shoes looks great out of the box. It’s a trainer that I would happily wear for daily use as well as whilst pounding the pavements. The colourway for the trainers I was sent by Nike aren’t exactly what I would choose, but never fear! This week Nike has released a new range of colour options for the Epic React, so you’re sure to find a colour to your liking! The sole looks slightly oversized, however this is the current style amongst many running trainers and, once the shoe is on its not something you notice.
The Nike Epic React Flyknit is packed full of features.
Nike Epic React Flyknit Images
Take a look in detail:
Here’s how Nike tested the shoe:
Like all trainers I test, I have run over 50 miles in the Nike Epic React Flyknit and there is no visible wear or tear. In terms of value for money, this is difficult with modern day trainers as it’s hard to pick up a pair of high performance shoes for less than £100. If you factor in that these shoe can be worn as day to day trainers, as well as both training and race day shoes, then they would seem good value for money to me
Available from Nike.com for £129.95