The Epic React Flyknit 2 has a snug, simple fit to enhance performance.
Nike draped a Flyknit upper over the shoe to give the Epic React a dynamic fit. The knit around the midfoot provides structure and support but makes a seamless transition to the forefoot where you need more stretch.
While it’s light and stretchy in the right spots, the Flyknit upper is purposefully snug all over. One Fleet Feet tester who has medium-width feet found the upper to be as comfortable for cruising as it is for speedier efforts. She put the shoe through easy six-milers and tough 10-mile speed workouts and thought they could comfortably handle even longer distances.
“They are definitely neutral and they feel fast," she says. "I would do more speed workouts in them. They stayed comfy for a 10-mile speed workout, so I would give them a shot for a longer run as well.”
The snug fit was a bit too tight for another tester with wide feet, though. He liked the shoe’s close fit for short and fast efforts, but he noted his feet started to feel too squished on runs longer than four miles.
“The fit feels precise for shorter distances and faster paces, but I started to feel the squeeze after a few miles,” he says. “I think a slightly larger size would help relieve the pressure.”
Nike says the shoe is designed to fit snug when worn in your normal size. The company suggests sizing up a half size for a roomier fit.