Nike Odyssey React Flyknit 2 Review

April 15, 2023
David Sunnyside

nike odyssey react flyknit 2 review

Nike odyssey react flyknit 2 review

The Nike Odyssey React Flyknit 2 is a running shoe that delivers a strategic combination of lightweight Flyknit and synthetic material for support just where you need it. The shoe also features Nike React cushioning underfoot for a soft, springy ride with every step.

A comfortable fit for daily runners.

The upper is made with a neoprene-like sleeve that cocoons your feet and keeps them snug, allowing you to run without socks. This sleeve feels great and requires no break-in time, so you can get going quickly.

Sizing is a bit smaller than other React shoes, so make sure to go up at least a half size. I ended up going up 1 full size, and the fit was excellent.

Comfort is a high priority for Nike, and the Odyssey React Flyknit 2 offers some of the best cushioning you can find in a light stability shoe. The molded foam collar is comfortable around your ankle and the athlete-informed outsole pattern helps evenly disperse impact.

Stability is another important aspect of a good running shoe, and the Odyssey React Flyknit has a slightly more firm heel than you may expect from a shoe with this name. But the modified heel shelf does nothing to affect the neutral ride quality and it actually does a great job of keeping your foot centered.

The React midsole is an interesting technology that mixes softness and a touch of springiness, making it an appealing choice for a variety of running goals. It can provide enough cushioning for a marathon distance, while being responsive enough for speedwork and race-days.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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