Nike Flex Fury
The Nike Flex Fury is a neutral shoe designed for high performance, quickness, and speed. This first generation Flex Fury has a minimalistic but good looking design that is made to be lightweight and fast. The upper layers of mesh offer good breathability and comfort.
The midsole has enough innovative foam to offer good responsiveness and good cushioning for comfort. It is a well-priced racing shoe that offers more performance than durability. From the racer or performance runner, it receives excellent reviews. It looks great with either sweats or jeans and you can even wear it in a casual work environment. If you want a premium Nike shoe at a great price, this is it.
- For most runners, this well priced Nike runner has a responsive and efficient cushioning system.
- The Nike Flex Fury is a lightweight runners’ shoe that is built for speed and fast starts.
- The outsole has excellent grip, and the shoe’s flexibility is excellent.
- Comfort is of vital importance to runners, and the Nike Flex Fury is very comfortable for most with a very comfortable fit.
- The insole has a tendency to slip away while running.
- While running, some customers found that the laces became unraveled and a distraction.
- Some runners concluded that until the Nike Flex Fury was broken in well, the back rubbed on the Achilles and/or the tongue rubbed the top of the foot.
The lighter colored areas are softer while the darker areas are firmer. The Nike Flex sole with its rubber pods is great for the flexibility of the foot and naturalness of the movement of the foot. The materials used for the outsole are a high abrasion rubber in the areas of greatest wear and blown rubber in the areas for greatest grip.
This shoe is praised for the level of grip the outsole provides. The outsole gives the runner excellent performance on a lightly cushioned outsole. The flexibility comes from the flex grooves in the outsole.
Many have praised the Flex Fury for the flexibility that allows for the natural foot movement. It is more flexible than most traditional running shoes, but the Nike Free is more so. The foam does improve responsiveness and is responsible for the quick take-offs that the Nike Flex Fury is known for.
However, there is one negative in that the insole tends to slip away.
The construction is seamless; the reinforced toe box provides comfort, space, longevity, and durability. The layered yard is placed in such a way that it supports all types of movement. The overall design creates a low to the ground runner with lots of support and colorful styling. The feel is so good you could be barefoot.
Those who use this shoe include racers, daily runners and those using it for casual wear. All report that the lightweight materials, cushioning and support offer a feel that is very much like running barefoot through the grass. The shoes weigh from 8.4 oz for the men’s to 6.8 oz for the women’s.
The Flex Fury is designed to allow for excellent breathability as well as being known as a low to the ground, fast start running shoe that is comfortable enough for the everyday runner. The shoe is rated in the top 20% of all running shoes worldwide, and its good breathability is one contributing factor to this success.
The sole is filled with dual-density cushioning foam that offers plenty of comfort while running. The innovation IU foam also allows for great responsiveness and jump off the line. The cushioning provides the protection needed for the daily runner.
First of all, there is the Nike color-mapped rubber outsole that is functional in its color as well as comfortable. The different layers of color indicate the various levels of density. Secondly, the shoes are available in a wide variety of colors. Many buyers felt the shoes good looks were as important as its functionality.
There have been some complaints about the inner sole slipping. Most buyers have reported that durability is very good for a performance shoe. They are not going to last you for years if you run every day.
There is enough foam in the midsole to give the shoe excellent underfoot protection when you are running on concrete or asphalt surfaces. Finally, the toe box is tough and roomy. It is reinforced to offer more longevity, durability, and protection for the runner's toes.
The innovative IU foam gives you a good responsiveness boost. This cushioning system was also very efficient. The advanced yarn placement on the upper soles adds responsiveness, traction, and good transitions as well.
This is a neutral runner, so you know that the arch support is somewhat questionable. However the patterned yarn support on the uppers. Overall it offers minimum level support because it is designed to be a fast, low to the ground performance shoe.
However, the shoe was not designed for rougher surfaces such as mountainous or soft grassy or sandy terrains. It is not as rugged or durable as many other Nike running shoes with its emphasis on speed and performance.
This is a great first-time racer shoe with its speed and quick starts. It is not a longevity shoe. This is reflected in the price. Because the price is so good and the Fury is such a good looking design, others buy the shoe for everyday casual wear.
The Flex Fury is minimalistic in its construction so that its ability to be lightweight and fast is maximized. With this performance shoe, you are expected to reach maximum speed as quickly as possible. The traction that it does have comes from the rubber on the outsole, even though this is not nearly the traction of higher cost performance running shoes.
The footwear is designed to be faster and quicker than it is flexible. Any good performance shoe must be flexible, and this one is. The shoe allows the foot to move naturally and feels like the runner is barefoot.
It is a neutral performance running shoe designed for the neutral runner who wants speed. If you are a supinator, then the stability is splendid for you. It is ranked in the top 20% of all running shoes and brands worldwide, but it is not a good shoe for the runner who tends to strongly overpronate.
Most runners of all sorts prefer a drop of 8mm. The drop of 5mm for the shoe favors the toe striker more than the heel but is relatively close to average. This means there is less shock on the runner’s legs and calves. Mid-strikers would also be very comfortable wearing this shoe.
Key Features of the Nike Flex Fury
• The upper sole has a seamless construction that fits the foot like a glove, comfortable and snug.
• Excellent breathability and ventilation in the uppers with the layered lightweight mess.
• The upper mesh is a one-piece construction that allows for more comfort and flexibility.
• The design is minimal, lightweight and responsive. It feels like you are running barefoot.
• Outsole coloring system designating different density – areas that are dark are firmer and areas that are lighter are softer.
• Rubber outsole for better durability.
• Dual-density foam in the midsole offers responsiveness and quick take-offs.
• The toe box is roomy and reinforced for both comfort and durability.
Speed is the name of the game for the Flex Fury along with good flexibility and comfort. It is not designed to last for years, but rather to outlast other racers. As a moderate level performance shoe, it is worth as much as $90.