I have to admit: my relationship with my fitness routine is not the best. It’s a love-hate kind of relationship. I like the results I see on my bathroom scale but I have to really push myself to get those results. Can you relate? Well, despite my complicated relationship with my fitness routine, I always make sure to use the right gear while exercising.
The right gear ensures my body is well protected and also gives me the push I need. One exercise that helps me keep fit is jogging. And if you are a frequent runner, you understand the need to have shoes that will last for many seasons. My all-time favorite running shoes are the Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit 2 shoes. But, before we take a detailed look at this Nike shoe, let’s look at what to look for in the best running shoes for women.
How to choose running shoes
- Design: Pick a pair designed specifically for running. Don’t be tempted to wear fashion sneakers while jogging. Running shoes are designed with features that help you run efficiently without hurting your feet. We recommend you pick the Nike Air Vapormax 2. They’ve got all the essential features you will need.
- Your weight: This determines the wear and tear on your shoes. We recommend you buy a pair made from durable material.
- Fit: As you run, you feet tend to spread in the shoes. To accommodate this spread, your running shoes should be a bit roomier than your other shoes. Also make sure your shoe’s upper is smooth and fits the shape of your foot. The ankle collar should be padded for comfort. Also ensure the curve on the back of the collar does not irritate your Achilles tendon.
- Running surface: Different types of shoes are designed for different surfaces. Look for shoes with outsoles that provide traction without adding more weight to the shoe.
Now, without further ado, let’s look at the best running shoes for women, the Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit 2 Running Shoe.
One word to describe these Nike running shoes... Exceptional!
Every year millions of women hit the streets or the gym. Well, most of us do it not because we enjoy the workout part 100% but because we know this is the best way to get our butts and thighs toned. You know, like Beyonce’s. Other benefits you will get include boost in brain activity, increased blood circulation making your skin glow, and reduction in risk of life threatening diseases.
In this review we’ll take and in depth look at one Nike’s running shoe that I’ve come to love. Here is what you need to know about the Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit 2 running shoe.
There are two features that make the Air Vapormax 2 running shoes super comfortable; the flyknit material and the innovative midsole. This footwear’s upper is designed using Flyknit technology. This innovative technology ensures the shoe is breathable, ensuring your feet remain cool and dry. The flyknit material is also stretchy, allowing the shoe to follow the contours of your feet for a perfect fit.
Unlike traditional running shoes, the Air Vapormax 2 running shoes do not use foam cushioning. Instead, this footwear is constructed using air cushioning technology. The Air Vapormax Flyknit 2 features individual air pods in its midsole. These compressed air units are designed to offer comfort, bounce and responsiveness. However, it is worth noting that some users feel Nike should have used foam cushioning instead of the compressed air units. But, if you are an environment conscious runner you will be pleased to know Nike recycles six plastic bottles and uses this material to construct the Air Vapormax Flynit 2’s outsole.
For protection, the TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) toe cap area is reinforced with sturdy material to ensure you toes remain unhurt incase of any accidents. The Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit 2 is constructed to fit snugly on all types of feet.
Another reason why you ought to consider this Nike running shoe is its weight. Nike has always strived to produce lightweight shoes and the Air Vapormax 2 is no exception. The shoes weigh just about 8 ounces, which is light enough for running shoes. This weight has been achieved by using lightweight material to construct the shoe’s upper and the use of air cushioning technology on the outsole.
The first thing you will notice about the Air Vapormax 2 is its unique modern-looking design. Unlike other running shoes, it has a translucent midsole that gives it a luxurious look. Its upper comes in muted colors that enable it to blend perfectly with other colors. As stated earlier, if you want your Air Vapormax 2 to be in a more vibrant-colored, you can make a special order via the Nike website.
Speaking of the upper, it is constructed from one piece, no-sew flyknit material. This means there are no overlays or stitching. This type of construction gives this shoe a clean, beautiful look. To secure your feet, the Nike Vapormax Flyknit 2 uses a combination of Nike’s Flywire cabling and the traditional lace-up system. The cabling allows for a customizable, snug fit.
Another reason you should get the Air Vapormax 2 is because of the breathability of its upper. Most users agree that the Air Vapormax 2 is more breathable compared to other running shoes. The Flyknit material used to construct the upper allows for airflow on the whole upper area. This allows for heat and moisture to escape which in turn helps prevent sweating, blisters, overheating, and odors.
So, how flexible is the Air Vapormax 2 running shoe? The designers constructed this shoe with flexibility in mind. There are two features that allow this running shoe to be flexible. One, the rubber pods on the outsole are placed in a way that ensures there is space between the pods. And two, the noticeable gap on the middle part of the outsole. These two features allow the sole to adapt to the movement of the foot. While style is not important when one is running, it is still a huge plus to own a pair of stylish running shoes.
So, why do I recommend these Nike running shoes? Well, the price notwithstanding, I believe these running shoes will do you justice no matter the type of terrain you are running on. Speaking of terrain, the Air Vapormax Flyknit 2 is designed for use on different types of terrains. The rubber pods are sturdy enough, allowing the shoe to be used on turf, tracks, concrete, roads, and gravel terrains. We recommend you do not use them in harsher terrains than the ones listed here.
Another reason I highly recommend these shoe is the traction it offers. The lug provides the grip needed to protect you against slippage. When it comes to durability, the Air Vapormax 2 will last for several seasons if it is well maintained. To take care of the Flyknit upper, ensure your shoes do not come into contact with sharp objects such as stones and branches. To maintain the outsole avoid running on really rough surfaces.
On matters price, Air Vapormax 2 is not the cheapest running shoe. It is considerably costlier than the average running shoe. But, with this price you are assured that the material used is of high-quality. Also, the unique design of the Air Vapormax 2 running shoes makes them statement shoes. So, if you are looking to pull a Kim Kardashian sporty look, these shoes will give you just that.
So, is the Nike Air Vapormax 2 running shoe a worthy addition to your sporty wardrobe? Absolutely yes! Despite its steep price point, this shoe is a must-have for any woman who wants an innovative, well-built running shoe. Just like other Nike shoes, the Air Vapormax 2 is a blend of sophistication, style, and comfort. To ensure your feet’s comfort, the shoe’s midsole is designed using Nike’s air cushioning technology. Most users have commented that the air pods made them feel as if they were walking on air.
The upper is constructed from Flykit fabric. This material is soft and breathable. This helps keep your feet cool and dry. The outsole is sturdy enough to be used on different terrains. However, avoid routes with sharp rocks or branches. It’s worth noting that it will take a few wears to break them.
For style, the Air Vapormax 2 shoes appear luxurious and elegant, ensuring you stand out from the crowd. It comes in neutral colors but you have the option to order your fave color from Nike. So, if you are looking for some comfy, super sexy running shoes, pick the Air Vapormax 2 running shoes. This shoe is worth every penny you will spend on it.
I could go on and on about this sexy sneaker but I think this review is long enough. Bottom line, you won’t be disappointed with this purchase. If you already own a pair of these Air Vapormax 2’s let us know what you think in the comments below.
I hope you enjoyed reading this review as much as I enjoyed preparing it. Before you go be sure to checkout my other sexy shoe reviews especially my awesome review on Tiosebon Women’s Comfortable Walking Shoes. Enjoy!