Nike always puts its best foot forward when releasing new gear and technology, especially with shoe drops. With years of professional trust and victories, the label’s running shoes always take footwear and athletes to the next level. The Flyknit technology that was released in 2012, for example, has become a mainstay in the brand’s running lineup, and the new Nike Infinity RN 4s that were just announced are slated to be the best-fitting Flyknits to date.
These street runners are made with the soft and supportive ReactX foam from Nike, a new foam that promises 11% more softness and 13% more energy return than the label’s previous cushioning. The support from this cushioning is bolstered by the curved outsole, which helps with your running form, and they work together to provide a stable and comfortable running experience with high support and super-high cushioning. But how are they the best-fitting Flyknits? Well, a new internal band (which Nike refers to as “a rubber band around the middle of your foot”) provides security and better support, and there’s even a water-repellent liner on the toe to protect you from puddles and rain. Additionally, the tongue is adjustable, and the soft foam collar will keep you stable and supported for the whole run. And Nike’s rubber Waffle outsole is durable enough to stand up to intense runs and provide the traction you need to get them done right (and safely).
As for the colorways available on release, Black/White/Black, Black/Anthracite/Racer Blue/White, Black/Anthracite/Black, and White/Light Lemon Twist/Volt/Black are the four options. Additionally, the ReactX foam reduces the carbon footprint produced by the midsole’s construction by 43% compared to previous Nike foam technology.
The Nike Infinity RN 4 shoes are $160 and coming soon (no official date has been released at this time).