LunarlonLunarlon cushioning features a soft, yet resilient foam core encased within a supportive foam carrier for lightweight, ultra-plush cushioning, springy response and support. This innovative foam, invented at Nike and 30 percent lighter than traditional Phylon, allows the force of impact to be more evenly distributed and helps reduce painful pressure points on your foot.
FlyknitNike Flyknit uses a precise knit construction process that integrates stretch and support for a snug, personalized fit. Seams, weight and areas of friction are all reduced as a result. The polyester yarn is more open in areas that need greater flexibility and tighter in areas that demand more support. Nike Flyknit also eliminates the need for the multiple materials and material cuts used to make the uppers of traditional shoes, significantly reducing waste.
FlywireFlywire helps provide ultra-lightweight support and comfort for your foot. It gets its strength from thin nylon fibers strategically placed on the upper of the shoe to hold the foot in place, helping to reduce slippage during activity. This allows for a massive reduction in weight because material is used only where it’s needed for structure.
What You Should Know About Nike FreeNike Frees are different than traditional athletic shoes. They’re designed to let your feet move more freely and naturally, which means your muscles will be doing a bit more work than demanded of them in some other athletic shoes. Nike encourages you to get used to them gradually for a safer, more effective and more enjoyable experience. Please visit http://www.nike.com/nikefree for more information on how to get the best from your Nike Free shoes.
Nike Free Hyperfeel Men's Running Shoe CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Sock Like Fit!
Nic_Ross Savannah, GA, USA03/05/2014
The Nike HyperFeel running shoes are extremely comfortable. I run to train for various races. I sought a light shoe with more of a direct fit and better feel for the ground. At first try, the shoes seemed too snug for comfort. The more that I walked in the shoe and then eventually running - the shoe seemed to actually form to my foot. I do recommend wearing socks with the shoes, as the shoe collar can be tight at times and may cause a blister depending on your running stride. Overall, I would recommend this shoe to those seeking a light ride, better ground feeling, and comfort on the heels.
Nice Concept and Shoe; Insole needs work
I just picked up a pair of these and while the insoles are nice and cushy, they really encouraged an ankle roll with the higher than expected cut and structure of the heel. No lateral stability at all for me. I have a pair of the Jordan 2012's with the swappable insoles, and replaced the Lunarlon insoles with the Fly Around zoom insoles and it seems much better to me lateral stability-wise. The shoes are also slightly narrow in terms of the outsole, which may contribute to the outward rolling issue. I do enjoy the lightweight and lack of structure for more natural movement; however the insoles need work or replacement options.
Great minimalist compromise
mister.otis Los Angeles, CA, USA02/22/2014
This is my second pair of hyperfeels and I love them. I have been running in minimalist shoes for a few years (Vibram, Skora, Vivo Barefoot, Saucony Hattori, etc) and have gradually come to appreciate a little cushion under my feet (more than what the aforementioned shoes provide) - especially for longer distances. This shoe is an amazing combination of great, springy cushion, and complete flexibility with very little support - so you really strengthen your feet and ankles. They run a little narrow in the toe box, but I sized up one half size and they are good. Also, I think they may have slightly increased the room in the toe box since the first ones came out. I tried two different new pairs and compared them with my originals, and all of the new ones looked and felt slightly roomier in the toe box. That said, I think this shoe would be better with a wider toe box. I absolutely love them anyway, they are so light, with welcome cushioning for long runs- plus they look really cool!
Not close-to-the-ground enough!
axanthicsurfii San Francisco02/22/2014
I'm writing this review for those who like "barefoot" running with less sole padding. The lunarlon cushioning is about 1/2 inch thick towards the heel, not good if you are used in wearing merrell shoes, vibram like I do. But there's a solution I found, remove the lunarlon and put a basic sole, I have one from my old shoe that fit perfectly. Awesome feeling. just like wearing socks. No knee pain for me, now let's see the durability soon. so far that's my only complaints. Also, price it too high. This should go under $100. imo I bought it on sale for $104.00 here.
I could wear this shoe all day!
BlowDroBro Los Angeles, CA02/17/2014
I originally purchased these to weight train in and so far they have been great, they were a bit squishy at first but they're more stable now. I have Flyknit Lunar 1s for running but decided to give these a try and I loved them, they allow me to use whatever foot strike I like and i have to use my legs a bit more, specifically my calves which I like. I bought the volt color cause I just was gonna be wearing them to the gym but they're soo comfortable to me I'm probably going to buy a more relaxed color to wear with everyday clothes, I wear them with an without socks, both feel good, I used Nike Hyper-Lite socks so they are really thin and don't change the way the shoe feels for me. For my run, the shoes feel have some feedback when walking slow but once you start getting some speed it really feels like you're barefoot; if you're new to flat shoes I'd suggest slowly training to run faster in these or walk around in them to get used to it cause it's a different experience than running in my Lunars which feel like I'm running on marshmallows which is nice but I'm loving the minimalist feel a lot and I highly suggest these.