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Nike launched its latest running shoe the Epic React Flyknit in February 2018. It was designed by footwear designer Matt Pauk who found inspiration for the Epic React from The Nike Internationalist. Matt took functional elements and visual cues from the past and wove them into a modern design utilizing Nike’s newest technologies and manufacturing methods.

The Epic React was an outcome of Nike’s realization that customers today don’t want to sacrifice cushioning for responsiveness or visa-versa. As customers, we expect lightweight, responsive cushioning that goes the distance. We want a shoe that seamlessly weaves technology and functionality. We want a performance shoe that can double as a lifestyle shoe. We want one shoe that can do it all.

Nike’s solution to this was the introduction of the Epic React. A complete running shoe that sacrifices nothing. It’s cushioned, reactive, light, and durable. The shoe seamlessly combines functionality and style better than anything from the past. It doesn’t sacrifice cushioning for responsiveness, provides support without added weight, and goes the distance without compromising durability.

Nike Epic React is the ultimate shoe for any runner who wants performance without sacrificing aesthetics.

Nike Epic React Flyknit on Feet

The Upper:

  • Comfortable one piece Flyknit upper - With Epic React, the Flyknit threads on the upper are fused, efficiently tuning different parts of the upper for a better sock-like, lockdown fit. In the past Flyknit models Nike got caught up with aesthetic, but this time they made sure to execute on fit. This upper is a new and modern silhouette for running that’s completely re-designed through a performance lens. Foot-entry was also a key focus - in this model, the toe-box and vamp are very stretchy and breathable while the midfoot and heel are more supportive and sturdy.
  • Locked Down Feel: Epic React was an opportunity for Nike to create a new, modern silhouette, but still provide the same great lockdown of Flywire. Nike fused the Flyknit threads to enhance the midfoot lockdown for a secure, comfortable fit.
  • Cushioned Comfort: The shoe provides a soft and pliable feel but still offers the structure that runners want so they feel locked in. An injected TPU Heel-Clip works to provide complete support that is felt across the upper and midsole.


  • React Foam – Epic React is all about REACT Foam, which is the most complete foam ever used in a running shoe. With React, you sacrifice nothing. The weight is low and durability is high. This foam is both very cushioned and responsive, providing a lively sensation when running or walking.
  • Fluid Geometry – Nike utilized generative design algorithms to create a midsole shape that delivers cushioning and support exactly where runners need it most, while eliminating material wherever it’s not absolutely necessary to keep weight to a minimum. Fluid Geometry basically takes the already stellar performance of React and turns it up a notch to give the shoe its iconic and distinct look.
  • Injected TPU Heel Clip - Works synergistically with Heel Skin in upper to provide a more stable platform when running or walking.


  • Minimal Rubber Outsole - Clear Rubber is utilized in the high abrasions zones of the outsole. This foam will last longer than any of Nike's Lunar Foam products in the past.

Is Nike Epic Flyknit good for running?

Nike’s React foam is a new horizon for running footwear as it shatters the conventional 300-400 mile-per-pair barrier. The cushioned sole now provides sustained and consistent cushioning well beyond 500 miles. It does this while also offering best-in-class performance across those miles. Unlike running shoes of the past, runners no longer need to sacrifice performance or aesthetics when it comes to running shoes. If you are looking for one shoe that does it all, it is the Nike Epic React.

Here’s why Nike Epic React is the best running shoe in 2018:

  • React foam offers 13% better energy return relative to the best Lunarlon Foam to-date.
  • React provides best-in-class cushioning and durability.
  • Fluid geometry sheds weight where possible while providing support where needed.
  • Flyknit upper utilizes fused threads, for uncompromised fit, performance and comfort.
  • Heel Skin provides conforming, pliable support around the the heel-cup.
  • Injected TPU Heel-Clip works with Heel-Skin to create a stable platform that can be felt in both the upper and the midsole.

Epic React is a pinnacle running model that utilizes the highest performance technologies in a seamless manner. React Foam, Fluid Geometry, and Flyknit have all been utilized to create a comfortable, stylish running shoe that does it all. Running shoes don’t have to lack style anymore. Performance running footwear can perform at a high level both aesthetically and technically.

Shop the Nike Epic React for men and women at KicksUSA, available now in Black, Triple White, Rust Pink and more colorways.

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