9 out of 10 runners will likely say their number one concern is injury, whether it’s an elite runner training for World Championships, or a friend asking about the best shoe for knee pain, running related injuries are a common topic among athletes at every level.
When Nike React first launched, it aimed to create new and better solutions for all runners. After extensive research and new innovations, the React Infinity Run is helping this become real.
So what’s the lowdown?
- The Nike React Infinity Run is ideal for the kind of runs that don’t fall into the silo of interval or tempo, long run or race.
- Best for middle-mileage (three-to-10-mile), moderate runs.
- An external study by the British Columbia Sports Medicine Research Foundation (BCSMRF) on 226 runners in the Nike React Infinity Run and the Nike Structure 22, a traditional motion control shoe, showed that runners in the Nike React Infinity had a 52 percent lower injury rate than in the motion control shoe, with wearers confirming that they felt less pain in their knees and feet.
- A wider platform, and supportive foam, help guide the foot in a smooth, straight line, reducing side-to-side movement.
- To create a more fluid transition from heel to toe, the team borrowed learnings from the Nike Vaporfly 4% and created a rocker geometry that allows for that smooth transition.
- The Nike React Infinity Run encourages a slight lean forward, moving a runner’s foot strike from heel to midfoot, or even forefoot; this creates a natural forward feel of propulsion.
Seasoned runners know that for optimum performance and injury prevention, it is crucial to vary the types of runs you do. The same goes for the shoes you wear. Nike’s suite of running shoes caters to the variety of workouts that help deliver peak results, and with the Nike React Infinity Run, that suite now has a key new staple.