Nike Flyknit Air Max 2015 Fully Reviewed
The 2015 version on the Nike Flyknit Air Max utilizes a lot of Nike’s typical technology to create a strong shoe. This is a neutral road shoe that is made for heavy and everyday runners alike. Nike Flyknit Air Max 2015 is ideal for a runner that want a supported, cushioned experience without sacrificing miles. It helps runners add speed while remaining supported. Nike combines three of its high-performing technologies to create this dynamic running shoe.
The shoe utilizes the Flyknit technology on its upper to create a seamless, featherweight design. The Flyknit is said to have been inspired by feedback from runners who wanted a shoe with a snug fit like a sock. The shoe also utilizes its Air Max technology, creating an air cushion for runners. This technology creates a comfortable running experience while adding to the shoe’s high level of support and responsiveness. The shoe also utilizes Nike’s Flywire technology that strategically places filaments that provide support where needed. In true Nike fashion, the shoe also comes in a variety of bold colors that runners and non-runners enjoy.
Comfortable running experience
Nike Flyknit technology
Highly cushioned shoe
Pricing is high compared to other brands
Concern of durability of air cushions
- There is a high percentage of 5 star reviews for the Nike FlyKnit Air Max 2015. Many of those 5 star reviewers simply claim these are great shoes with a great, comfortable feel.
- Air Max 2015s have a decent level of support and cushion.
- These work well for heavier runners.
- Many reviewers say these shoes are durable and can last a long time.
- Although these are marketed as running shoes, many buyers say they are great as everyday shoes as well.
- The design and materials are lightweight.
- These shoes have a strong, high-quality design.
- The sole absorbs the brunt of impact while road running.
- The design of the outsole keeps feet comfortable on hard surfaces.
- There are no reports of heel slip.
- Some buyers say these work well for flat feet.
- A few reviewers claim these have helped relieve hip and joint pain for them.
- Many buyers say they get a lot of compliments on their Air Max 2015s.
- A lot of buyers say Air Max 2015s look good with shorts or jeans.
- There are vibrant color options.
- There is enough space to accommodate personal inserts.
- A large percentage of reviewers claim these are the most comfortable shoes they own.
- One reviewer noted that these work well for her during her long work shifts at a hospital.
- There are no reports of foot fatigue or blisters from reviewers.
- A common note from reviewers is to check sizing. Most buyers say these run small.
- Several buyers had issues with buying these shoes online from 3rd parties.
- Many buyers note the price of these shoes. Some say they are worth the price, others are not convinced that they are.
- A few buyers claim these are lacking a little in arch support.
- There may be some break in time needed for the heel to feel comfortable.
- The toe box is narrow compared to some other running shoes.
- Some buyers doubt the durability of the lacing system.
- Several reviewers noted that the bubble of the outsole "popped" after just a few months of wear.
- There are a couple of reports of the soles squeaking.
- These shoes don't have great grip on wet surfaces.
The shoe has a rubber traction pattern that has also been redesigned to help with the shoe’s responsiveness by distributing the runner’s weight more evenly. This provides runners not only with added traction but also with a smoother ride. The shoe also has flex grooves that help make it more flexible. Overall, the outsole is a strong component of the shoe.
There is also the Nike sculpted cushion that provides plush cushioning and protection during impact. The Nike Flyknit Air Max 2015 also utilize flex grooves that provide additional cushioning and flexibility. Overall, most reviewers felt that the midsole was above average and contributed to the comfort of the shoe.
Many wearers felt that the upper is more breathable. The upper also integrates the laces adding to the upper’s additional support structure. The lacing system is also dynamic and customizable. The shoe also utilizes Nike’s Flywire technology that strategically places filaments that provide support where needed. Overall, the upper is a key feature that adds to the shoe’s support and breathability.
Flyknit technology helps keep the foot cool and dry. Many wearers felt that the Nike shoe is more breathable than ever. They also said that the Flyknit upper is more breathable than previous models and had a lightweight feeling that mimicked a sock.
Starting with the Air Max cushioning that provides a high level of not only comfort but support and flexibility to keep runners protected during impact. The lightweight, woven, Flyknit upper also adds to the comfort of the shoe by providing a sock-like fit based on feedback from runners. There is also strong arch support. These features combine to meet the runner’s comfort needs. Most wearers say that the shoe offers a tremendous amount of comfort.
The sculpted cushlon midsole’s cushioning also helps to aid responsiveness by protecting the foot during impact, ensuring smoother transitions. The flex grooves work with the Max Air unit to create a more natural range of motion. Reviewers felt that the shoe created a responsive running experience.
The Flyknit upper fits the runner’s foot creating a customized feel. The single-layer construction combines not only flexibility but also support, providing structure for those that need it. The shoe also utilizes cushioning to support the foot during impact. Reviewers felt that the shoe was highly supportive.
The question concerning durability comes in with the price, and overall durability doesn’t seem to be an issue for everyday runners. It could potentially be an issue for heavy runners. Style plays a large role in the price as well, since many non-runners are able to pay this high price tag, just for lifestyle wear. They feel that the design and coloring are worth the price alone.
The shoes upper helps create a flexible shoe, ensuring that the foot is able to move comfortably, while still being supported. Nike uses its lightweight, Flyknit upper to find a balance between support and flexibility. The shoe’s cushioning and flex grooves combine to make the shoe even more flexible.
• Nike Flywire technology
• Stitch and turn collar
• Sculpted Cushlon midsole
• Flex grooves
• Reflective elements
• Midsole drop 12mm
The shoe is designed to fit like a sock, and most runners agree that the shoe does just that. The shoe is highly responsive and flexible, creating an optimal running experience. And runners in need of arch support can feel comfortable purchasing this shoe.
While the high level of comfort makes this shoe an excellent choice, runners were put off by the price and the possibility of the air bubbles popping. Lifestyle wearers, though, felt that the shoe ranked well on style, and was willing to purchase it for everyday wear. Overall, the Nike Flyknit Air Max 2015 is a shoe that provides a comfortable, supported running experience.