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Combining an innovative dynamic fitting upper with everyday runability, the Nike Flyknit Trainer features moderate cushioning and a semi-soft ride.

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For runners who crave a socklike fit, the Nike Flyknit Trainer is here to deliver. This innovative neutral trainer features a seamless knit upper, offering a dynamic fit that adapts to the changing shape of the foot through the gait cycle. Nike Zoom units in both the forefoot and heel deliver a responsive ride, and a waffle-patterned outsole provides durability and traction.

Sizing Note: Men's sizes only. Women should subtract 1 and a half sizes from their women's shoe size. Example: Women's 8.5 equals size 7.0 for this shoe.

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Weight: 8.0 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (25mm), Forefoot (18mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to low
  • Arch Structure: High
  • Shoe Shape: Curved

INTRODUCTION

The Flyknit Trainer+ is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for racing, speedwork, and daily training. This shoe is Nike+ sensor compatible.

CUSHIONING

  • Zoom Air located in the heel and forefoot consists of low-profile pressurized air pockets that flex on contact for responsive cushioning
 MIDSOLE
  • Phylon is a full-length midsole foam that delivers lightweight, resilient cushioning.

 UPPER

  • Knit Construction features a one piece, overlay-free upper, resulting in a seamless and sock-like fit.
  • Dynamic Flywireprovides necessary support and unmatched fit while reducing the shoes overall weight.
  • Low Profile Knit Tongue offers breathability and comfort.

OUTSOLE

  • Waffle Carbon design in the forefoot provides durable multi-surface traction.

 

Comments: I purchased these after a positive experience with the Flyknit Free 5.0. Outside of the Lunaracer 1 & 2 sole, this is my favorite from Nike. I've got about 50 miles on the shoes and the sole is holding up ok. However, I doubt I will get much more than about 250 miles on these because the rubber is so thin. This is similar to what I get out of the Lunaracers that are significantly cheaper. Beyond the sole, the upper is comfortable, especially without socks. I found that my socks (Balega) get bunched up under my toes so it's easier and more comfortable to go without them. What I don't like about this shoe is that the sole and upper don't seem to be designed for each other. The heel cup doesn't hold my foot to the shoe well at all and tightening the laces helps but is uncomfortable. I'm a pretty severe underpronator and I run off the mid part of my foot so it's not a huge deal but it's noticeable. I haven't had this issue at all with the Flyknit Frees, which I attribute to the lack of a structured insert within the heel of the 5.0s that allows the Flyknit material to hug the foot better. Bottom line is that I hope they keep the shoe around, especially the sole, and keep working on the Flyknit upper for this shoe. It's a nice start but not great. I weight about 170 lbs., run about 50-70 miles a week, and rotate these shoes with three or four other pairs of shoes (vomero, lunaracer, free 5.0, and zoom elite 6).
From: Jeremy, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Comments: These shoes are awsome best running shoe ever
From: Anonymous

Comments: It takes a few runs to break in these shoes but once you do you won't want to take them off. The upper is form fitting and the zoom air sole is resilient. I have used these for runs up to 15 miles and they performed well.
From: S, Philadelphia, PA

Comments: I tried this shoe on with a quick jog over at a high school cross country camp sponsored by Nike this summer. While the upper is amazing like Nike claims, the sole of the shoe is what really matters for the quality ride a runner gets. It was super hard and firm. I am a forefoot striker and prefer to run in my Altra Instincts than the New Balance Minimus Trail 00 I trained in last spring. The Flyknit trainer simply needs to be flatter and softer for heel-strikers or forefoot runners. It is just too hard a shoe... no matter how great the upper design is. 
From: Audie, Logansport, Indiana

 

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-To-Toe Drop (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+