Running as a sport and a leisure activity is at an all-time high these days—with the heightened awareness of its benefits and perks, all are suddenly aboard the marathon bandwagon. But who wouldn’t love a low-equipment cost cardio activity that you can do literally anywhere with anyone, right? All you need is that best pair of running shoes to get you all “suited-up” for your marathon… and the weeks of training beforehand.
Most people look to Nike for their first pair of running shoes, and we don’t blame them. The brand is known for its wide-range of selections and comfortable pairs that can be snatched up for a really good price. Case in point: Nike Flex Contact. We’ll tell you why.
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The Nike Flex Contact joined the running collection of Nike back in 2017 with a fair introductory price point of around $60. The launch of the lightweight sneakers came at the peak of the athleisure style, able to include in its target market not only runners, but fashion enthusiasts as well.
No matter how fast you run or how hard you train, you can count on the Nike Flex Contact Running Shoes to cushion every step you take. Built with maximum support through its soft foam midsoles, ground impact isn’t too stressful for the feet with these sneakers. Changing terrains and running environment isn’t much of a problem for these running shoes as well, with the flexible outsoles and high-wear zone rubber material, you’re assured of the sneakers’ durability and traction.
The pair is pretty lightweight too, allowing a faster gait minus the extra weighing down on the ankles. But what most runners appreciate about this pair is how comfortable it is for running, thanks to the breathability features of its mesh design. Do we even have to mention the cool and sleek look of the outer design?
Most new sneakers may cause a bit of irritation on the skin, and with Flex Contact Running Shoes, it is usually concentrated on the heels. Some runners might get turned off by the easy-adherence of small stones on the outsoles, especially with the hot-knife cut features added in them for better traction. A few might also get a bit of a tight feel on their feet, with the quite narrow design on this pair, yet a half size-up should solve the issue like nothing happened.