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Having the right running shoes can make or break a run. So what is important to have in a running shoe? What balance of resistance and bounce is good? What type of tread do you need? There are a lot of questions worth asking when you are trying on different models. Let's take a look at the Nike Flyknit womens running shoes and some of its competitors to see what exactly they offer in terms of answers to these questions and more.

We will go through 3 other models and compare each in terms of cushion, durability, design, and other aspects as well. We hope to uncover answers to needs users have in terms of a good running shoe and also show the problems each model comes with as well.

What Are the Nike Flyknit Womens Running Shoes? 

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The Nike Flyknit womens running shoes fit the brief for a flexible, lightweight running shoe. This model is great for light runs and 5ks and even for daily training. Because of its flexible and collapsible nature, it is easily transportable as well. Those looking for a good cross between running shoes and trainers or even just daily shoes will find a good match in the Nike Flyknit womens running shoes.

Product Specs

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The Nike Flyknit Womens model offers two types of cushion. The first is a light foam directly underfoot for comfort and support. The second is more solid and built for added resistance and feedback. 

The upper portion and the heel is made of a stretchy, breathable knit material that is both adaptive and supportive to keep your feet in place. The addition of spandex throughout the mesh keeps the shape of the shoe as well as aids in keeping the feet from slipping or moving laterally. 

The tread is rubberized so it has extra grip on surfaces, though this is not a rugged terrain shoe. The added grip should help in terrains that go beyond pavement and the track though, which is often something runners enjoy--especially those who mix track training with racing.

The lacing set up also allows for a customizable fit to ensure your foot is secured and snug. This aids runners both in the track and in other terrains as well to protect the feet as well as keep them from blistering.

Pricing  

Prices can vary and will often change, so what we found is only an average estimate. On average, you can find Nike Flyknit womens running shoes for around $$, with the range going from $ to $$$.

How It Compares

We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare. In trying to see what the Nike Flyknit womens model has to offer, we decided to compare it to 3 others. We used parameters that will draw out the pros and cons of each model in terms of fit, design, comfort, durability, and cushion.

  • PRICE
  • CUSHION
  • HEEL
  • DESIGN QUALITY
  • DURABILITY

Like we mentioned, there is a wide price range with this model. You should easily be able to find models at a lower price point, depending on the style and the size of the shoe. 

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Flyknit breathable material
  • Flexible

Cons

  • Fit can be uncomfortable for specific types
  • Not weatherproof
  • Not for trail running

2.) Air Zoom Pegasus

Nike WMNS Air Zoom Pegasus 35 [942855-606] Women Running Shoes True...
  • Full-length Zoom Air unit provides a smooth, responsive ride.
  • Beveled heel optimizes initial touchdown and transition.
  • Engineered mesh and partial bootie provide a supportive feel.

This model offers good cushioning and comfort without compromising responsiveness. This is a great option for daily training and light running, so this model works well as a "one shoe fits all" type of fit.

  • PRICE
  • CUSHION
  • HEEL
  • DESIGN QUALITY
  • DURABILITY

4.8 of 5 stars

One aspect users have appreciated is the fact that this model does not need a break-in time. You can go from the box to the pavement immediately without needing to ease into them. The cushioning provides enough comfort and resistance to be both cushioned and firm enough to provide spring.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Flexible

Cons

  • No weatherproofing
  • Not breathable
  • Lack of interior durability 

This is a good model for beginners. It is well built for 5ks and other light to moderate runs. It has a simple construction but pulls from its more expensive siblings.

  • PRICE
  • CUSHION
  • HEEL
  • DESIGN QUALITY
  • DURABILITY

While this is a good option for runners without a large budget, it is still possible to find a lower price point.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Flexible

Cons

  • Affordable
  • Rubber tread

4.) Air Zoom Vomero

Nike Women's Air Zoom Vomero 13 Running Shoe Cool Grey/Pure...
  • Circular-knit mesh upper offers ventilation and lockdown.
  • Zoom Air units provide lightweight, responsive cushioning.
  • Pressure-mapped outsole delivers excellent cushioning through toe-off.

A little apart from the previous models, this shoe focuses more on long runs than cross-functionality. It provides good traction as well as comfort, which balances well with good responsiveness.

  • PRICE
  • CUSHION
  • HEEL
  • DESIGN QUALITY
  • DURABILITY

This is about the price we would expect; however, there are always cheaper options available.

Pros

  • Good cushioning
  • Good for heel striking

Cons

  • Long break-in period
  • Small toe box

CONCLUSION

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Now that we have gone through the Nike Flyknit womens model as well as some of its competitors, we want to revisit it again. Based on what we have seen in the competition, we give this model 4 out of 5 stars. Due to the collapsible and lightweight nature of this model along with the cushioning and resistance, we feel this is a good, neutral cross-training model.

Given what we have reviewed and seen throughout these different models, we have some recommendations for users, with the Nike Flyknit womens model as a good model for all around use. From walking to working to running and training, we feel that this model is a good shoe to start with and work with in many different areas; however, it does emphasize running slightly more than a simple trainer.

For those just starting in the racing world, the Nike Winflo 5 would be a good option as it pulls from the more expensive racers without jacking up the price and will get you thinking about what you want in an upgraded version down the road once you have more miles under your belt.

If you are just looking for something well rounded in all areas, then we recommend the Nike Zoom Pegasus 35. It will offer support and comfort in every area, though it may not give an extra boost for runners that you would find in a shoe more tailored for that.

Finally, the Zoom Vomero 13 is a great pair of shoes for long runs; however, we want to stress that these shoes have a long break-in time. If you have the time to walk or train in them before running in them, that would be the best option, as blistering will likely occur otherwise. That being said, they would make for a great long-distance shoe after they're broken in.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Price
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