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NIKE REACT INFINITY RUN: TESTER REVIEW

With a rocker shape and great step-in feel, the diverse JackRabbit running team took the new Nike React Infinity Run for some test runs and reports back.

 

NIKE – REACT INFINITY RUN 

by MELANIE MITCHELL  | JANUARY 2020

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit - JackRabbit Staff Review
 

 

NIKE REACT INFINITY RUN

NEW SHOES, NEW FEEDBACK

The launch of the Nike React Infinity Run introduced a new sleek, stylish and practical running shoe for everyday runs and base mileage. With a rocker shape and great step-in feel, the diverse JackRabbit running crew took the shoe for test runs and reports back.

What stood out to the run testers with regards to fit was the arch support and the wider toe box, a bonus for many testers. Performance? It was the rocker shape and the cushion that made this a perferred shoe for base miles and weekday training for our testing crew.  Read on to learn what the JackRabbit team reports back.

Want to know more about the technical aspects of the new Nike React Infinity Run?  Read our full tech review of the Nike React Infinity Run on the JackRabbit blog.

 
Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit - JackRabbit Staff Review

JACKRABBIT WOMEN RUNNERS ‘REACT’ TO THE NIKE INFINITY

Jess: Keep the Miles Comin'
This shoe has been a new “go-to” in my training shoe lineup. The wider base on the shoe allows for my wider foot to feel super comfortable. The flyknit always makes for a smooth step-in. I've logged over 50 miles in this shoe in only 2 weeks; it’s been that good for marathon training. The colors are attractive and the cushioning is top dollar. Great for neutral runners as well as those needing some stability. 

Melanie: Arch Support For The Win
I'm not used to so much arch support in a running shoe, and laced up for my test runs with a smidgen of skepticism.  A few runs in, I am a convert to the stability the arch support actually gives me.  Add to that the wider toe box fits in with my swimmer foot shape that has denied me so many Nike styles in the past.  Score.  

Destini: Fast Shoe that keeps you stable
In the past, I’ve run in the Epic Reacts I loved that they were lightweight and springy. This new shoe is all that and more; I like the extra support so I can run farther.

Alison: Thumbs up Nike
Wonderful open toe box! Light! Cushioned! And that arch support is out of this world!

Jen: Love the Infinity
The Nike Infinity React is very lightweight and comfortable. Being a more novice runner, this shoe feels supportive and secure with a cushioned heel that makes me feel like I can add more miles.

Emily: Great for High Arches
New Nike React Infinity Run is perfect if you have high arches and a wider toe box. I'm a neutral runner who needs a little extra stability for my high arches and this shoe is perfect for that. I would recommend getting the same size you normally wear as I went up a 1/2 size and my heel slips out a bit, but my normal size 9 fits great! The midsole foam also breaks in nicely getting softer the more you wear them. 

Kaitlyn: Light & Supportive
These shoes are great for high arches–plenty of support yet still super lightweight. They are true to size and form to your foot over time. I love the color for the first season and the overall look is very vibrant! Perfect for both running and casual wear.

Lauren: Nike React Infinity Run
I am loving the cushioning of the shoe! It is a great blend of soft cushion but feels very durable. I love that it is a little wider but still feels very secure. The upper is very comfortable and stretchy!

Kyndal: Great for Race Training
The new Nike Infinity React has been my go-to shoe for training runs during the week. It's soft and comfortable, but offers great arch support and the cushioning I typically look for in a midsole. This shoe looks great too, making it my new go-to for everyday needs.

Kenzi: More Room & More Cushioning
I love that the toe-box of the Infinity is a little wider compared to the Epic React. Another new update is the additional midsole cushioning that is responsive and easy on my joints. In my opinion, this is one of the best color line that Nike has done in running shoes!

JACKRABBIT MALE RUNNERS WEIGH IN ON THE NIKE INFINITY

Collin: The Nike Shoes I've Been Waiting For
This is by far my favorite Nike running shoe. The wider toe box gives me more comfort in the forefoot and the FlyKnit upper keeps my foot firmly in place. What really sold me though is how I feel after running in these. The specially designed features allow me to run without the usual knee and ankle pains. I feel like these were specifically designed for me. 

Sean H: Soft and Springy
I love these shoes! They have a larger stack height then I'm used to but that PLUS the rocker shape really propels you forward! the Foam is very comfortable and helps me run longer and with less strain.

IT: Stylish & Comfortable
I finally found a shoe that is both stylist and comfortable. Not only does it provide great comfort during my runs and workouts, with minimal impact, but when I need to dress down or throw on a pair of shoes with jeans… these are perfect!

Eric: A Gamechanger
A great shoe! I've run many miles and my feet are comfortable and secure in the great upper. The shoe is also very springy and fast, but doesn't sacrifice on great cushion at all.

Dan: Plenty of Responsive Cushion
Highly cushioned, without being mushy soft. Feels very responsive in transition with a comfy amount of firmness. The stability was definitely there, I felt totally supported and stable in every step, without being overcorrected. My only challenge is the flyknit is very stretchy and expansive, designed to accommodate a range of foot shapes, but for me that meant feeling pretty loosey goosey, unless I got the lacing just right. I recommend trying on a couple of sizes to make sure you get the right fit.

Chase: Speed meet style! (and stability)
I need a lot of support and stability when I run, so for a shoe as springy and light as the Infinity to deliver on that front was a pleasant surprise. They hold up well going from road runs to my Orangetheory classes, and the fun design & color choice on the white pair is super cute. I'm a big fan.

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