Nike Flex Contact Review
Most casual exercisers and professional athletes truly love Nike. From their slogans using athletic mega-stars to their sporty lifestyle wear, Nike is often regarded as the industry standard for their price point. Nike’s Flex Contact makes it no surprise as to why. With a custom feel, fabric that changes throughout the upper to best support your foot, and a fully cohesive set of foam soles, this Flex Contact is a nice boost to an athletes wardrobe. Flyknit technology is super cute, giving an almost woven feel, and yet, the performance of it far exceeds even the on-trend look. Nike may be young, only having started in 1964 under the name Blue Ribbon Sports, yet still, their shoes are time and time again a chosen favorite for the old, young, and young at heart. Cornering the market in comfort, style, and special technology, it isn’t hard to guess why you can’t step out without seeing their iconic check mark.
- Intuitive Upper
- Flyknit Technology
- Hot-Knife Cut Outsole
- Foam Sole Structure
- Fit Feels Custom
- Reinforced Midfoot
- Least Popular Flex
- Very Thin Material
Though they still offer Big Kids versions of the shoe on their website, the Flex Contact overall can be seen mostly on third-party sites. There isn’t anything wrong with this mode of sale, but it is unusual for a shoe that maintains its popularity to only be offered there, is the point. Reviews from Nike die-hards show that this wasn’t their favorite Flex that Nike has created and distributed.
Nike often develops ways to incorporate knit or mesh into an athletic shoe to really give you an unparalleled feel. Keeping your feet cool and dry is integral when you’re working out in a shoe or even wearing them on a hot day. If you keep trying to buy sneakers that miss the mark or have knit that is only for show and becomes really is hot, stuffy, and overall stifling, we are sure you’re ready to stop being disappointed. This is an awesome style that incorporates the benefits of Flyknit mesh and the style of a casual runner.
All-day comfort comes from the hot-knife grooves in the outsole of this, which literally expand and contract while wearing. The definition of a customizable feel here! Feeling steady while wearing these is a symptom of slipping them on. Walking on air isn’t literal with these like it would be with say, the AirMax, but Nike’s Flex line is nothing to turn your head at. Reviewers loved how this shoe performed, even after multiple hours of wear.
Their upper has protections in the most vulnerable part of the shoe, despite how thin it is overall. The thinness is the main problem with this material. The upper also has some of its best benefits from how thin the fabric is, but that doesn’t change the fact that it will wear to some extent over time, especially in the toe. This isn’t a dealbreaker, however, it is something to seriously consider when you are shopping for your next sneaker.
Through the midfoot, the actual mesh of the material used gets tighter. This provides more support and holds where your foot needs it while maintaining a whole lot of giving in the other areas of the foot. Close, natural fits on the Flex Contact that are virtually seamless feel as though you aren’t even wearing shoes when you put them on. Every stride is adaptive, making the shoe feel as if it were meant for the wearer.
Balanced cushioning all the way to the outsole is what sets this apart from a more bare construction adorned with a cushioned insole and flexible out. Multiple layers of curated and blended materials are not often made in an attempt to save money on athletic sneakers. It is figured if they feel good on first wear, that is enough. Except it really isn’t enough, nor is it sustainable for a sneaker you will be wearing often. The Flex Contact nips that problem in the bud.