Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2

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The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 running shoes are the next iteration of Nike’s VaporMax Flyknit line. Nike made some much-needed improvements this time around but made sure to keep the things that customers have come to know and love about the line. One of the biggest updates is the new look, these shoes lack a traditional lacing system and instead opted to make a slip on version instead. Customers were a little hesitant about the lack of laces, but Nike made sure that the slip on version was able to stay in place and keep your feet locked in. Customers love the design of the outsole and comfort of the midsole. The price tag is a little steep on these sneakers but many customers have commented that they are worth the price they paid. If you are looking for a comfortable and responsive running shoe that is going to last you many miles then the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 shoes are going to be perfect for you.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Great color options
  • Fantastic fit
  • Good traction
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • High price tag
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 is made out of a highly durable rubber compound that is strategically placed along the bottom of the shoe to help protect the midsole of the shoes and your feet when you are running. There are deep flex grooves to give you amazing flexibility for more natural movement of your feet as you move.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of these shoes is made out of Nike's Max Air which will give you amazing cushioning and a phenomenally responsive ride. The midsole is made to take a beating with each step that you take. The midsole is made out of one full-length piece and uses compressed air that is separated into two pieces with one air pocket in the front and another one in the back. The midsole gives you great protection and rear foot stability. The impact protection offered is one of the best features of the midsole and is fantastic to help protect against potential injury to your joints. Customers love how comfortable and responsive the midsole of the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 is.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 is made out of a seamless material that is both soft and flexible giving you a snug fit while still giving you the ability to move your feet around in the shoe. These sneakers do not feature a traditional lacing system, you simply slip them on, customers have suggested that this makes them fit like a sock and it increases their comfort level. Consumers seem to really like the look and feel of the upper of these sneakers.
Weight
Weight

Weight

The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 are meant to be a lightweight running shoe and they did not disappoint. The upper is made out of a knit material to help keep them light on your feet. The midsole and outsole also work together to keep the weight down. You do not want to have to worry about being in the middle of a long run or a race and start feeling like there are weights on your feet. This is not something that you will have to worry about when you are running in these shoes. They weight in at about 10 ounces on average which is about the middle of the range for a lightweight running shoe. Customers can appreciate that it does not feel like they are being weighed down when running in them.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

The upper of the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 is made out of Nike's Flyknit technology that not only hugs your feet but also allows for maximum breathability. When you are on the go you will not have to worry about your feet feeling like they are suffocating and overheating. The great ventilation in these shoes not only allows the air to get in and keep you cool, but it will also help keep your feet dry by allowing the sweat to evaporate quickly and escape the shoe. Customers love and appreciate that they can go for their daily run and not have to worry about the health and happiness of their feet.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Customers love the amount of comfort they get when they are wearing these shoes. Whether they are out for a run or wearing them as a casual shoe they stay comfortable on their feet. The midsole utilizes Nike's Air Max technology which gives you amazing comfort throughout the entire length of the shoe. The two separate compressed air pockets in the midsole help focus on keeping your feet comfortable and supported even on the longest of runs. The upper also plays a big part in the comfort level of the shoes. This iteration comes with no laces and instead has elastic bands that help pull the Flyknit down on your feet to make sure you get a secure and socklike fit.
Style
Style

Style

Customers love the look and style of the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 running shoes. There are a plethora of colors to choose from, there is a colorway out there to fit everyone's style and personality. The outsole of these shoes is rather unique because it is made out of a semi see-through material that customers seem to enjoy. The lack of a lacing system on these sneakers has a big impact on the way they the look, instead of the traditional laces the words "MAX" and "AIR" are printed where they would normally lace up. The signature Nike "swoosh" is shown on the sides of the shoes. The look is completed with the heel counter visible on the back as well as the pull tab on the back of the collar.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 running shoes do not seem to have a problem with premature wear and tear. The midsole and outsole work together to ensure these sneakers are in it for the long haul. You can pound the pavement day after day, mile after mile, and not have to worry about your shoes falling apart underneath your feet. Nike made sure that they were going to last. The only questionable part of these sneakers when it comes to durability is the upper. There have not been complaints about them falling apart easily but some customers have commented that they appear to be fragile and they were worried about premature wear and tear.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 offer the runner some protection when they are on the go. The outsole of these sneakers is designed so that the rubber compound that makes up the bottom of the shoes are strategically placed to make sure the exposed midsoles (and your feet) are protected. The cushioning of the midsole also serves to offer phenomenal protection to your joints, as they offer great shock absorption. The Max Air midsole takes the impact of each step which means it is less pressure put on your joints.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

One of the best features when it comes to the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2, according to some reviewers, is the high level of responsiveness they get when running in these sneakers. The Max Air midsole has amazing cushioning that allows your feet to sink down into them with each step. The foam quickly bounces back into its original shape which propels you forward. The high energy return you get from running in these shoes means that you will save a little bit of energy with each step you take and that energy can be used to help you run faster and longer.
Support
Support

Support

The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 running shoes offer you some support when you are wearing them. The lack of a lacing system may seem a bit odd, but do not worry, you will still get the support you need. Instead of the traditional lacing system, they use elastic bands or straps that attach to the Flyknit upper and help pull them down, ensuring your feet are snug and secure inside. These shoes also feature a heel counter that works to make sure your heels stay in place. You do not want to have to worry about your feet sliding around or falling out of your shoes while you are in the middle of a run.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 running shoes are meant to be worn on more flat and non-abrasive surfaces. There are not a pair of sneakers that you want to be wearing when trail running or on rocky roads as the exposed midsole will not protect your feet well enough and can lead to injury or discomfort. It is recommended that you stick to surfaces like smoother roads, tracks, or treadmills.
Price
Price

Price

When it comes to purchasing running gear, including your shoes, it is important to keep in mind that you are making an investment. You are generally going to have to pay a decent amount of money up front but if you purchase a good and reliable pair then you will not have to worry about spending that money again in the near future. That being said, the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 shoes ring up with an MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price) of $200. As with many things online these days you can generally find these for significantly cheaper. Customers have commented that they love these shoes and they are extremely durable so they feel like they did get their monies worth out of them, even when they paid full price.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 running shoes offer you a great amount of traction when you are on the go. The outsole of them are designed with a grippy rubber and TPU lugs to make sure you have the most traction possible while running in them.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The bottoms of the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 running shoes have deep flex grooves incorporated into them to give you great flexibility. It is important when you are running to be able to move your feet as freely and naturally as possible to prevent potential injury and discomfort. The flex grooves give your feet the freedom of movement when you are running. It is not just the soles that give you the flex, but the upper as well. The Flyknit materials that make up the upper are soft and flexible for you. Customers love the amount of freedom they have to move when they are wearing these sneakers.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 have a few features to help give you a little bit of stability while you are running. There are elastic bands and straps on the upper to give you a more structured and stable feel when you are on the run. In addition to the upper, the gel outsole gives you a relatively stable base when you are running. It is important to note, however, that these are not considered stability shoes and if you are looking for a pair then you may want to consider another option. If you are one of the thousands of runners around the world who has problems with either overpronation or supination then these are not the shoes for you. However, if you need a neutral running shoe then you have come to the right place.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop of a shoe is simply the measurement of the incline of your sho; how much higher your heel sits from the ground than your toes. The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 shoes feature a drop of 10mm which is average for other similar running shoes on the market.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Flyknit upper gives you a sock-like feel
-AirMax midsole gives you a responsive feel
-Extremely comfortable
-Slip-on design makes it easy to get them on and off
-Breathable and lightweight
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

When it comes to running shoes you are going to want something that is going to last you a long time, you do not want to have to spend a lot of money on something that is going to fall apart. You also want to make sure that you get something that will allow your feet to breath and stay cool, as well as a pair of shoes that are lightweight so they are not holding you back. Comfort level is also a big deal when looking for something to run in, cushioning and responsiveness are crucial to your comfort. The Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit Moc 2 have all of this and so much more. Customers have a lot of nice things to say about these and have mentioned that they would recommend them to other runners.