The Nike Free Run+ 2 Parkour shoe is the followup to the Nike Free Run+ with an improved upper, lighter-weight construction, and the same Free outsole, many have grown to love.
The Nike Free Run +2 Parkour shoes did see a slight price increase from its predecessor bumping up from $85 to $90 at retail. But how do they behave under normal Parkour training conditions and what is the verdict on these new Nike Free Run Parkour shoes. I made a great overview, testing them a few days ago.
Look: They are not the lunky thick foam sole shoes you might think. Nothing about the sole is thick, you can feel everything under your feet. And although the little squares are straight rubber, the so-called “foam” part isn’t like foam at all.
Weight: The combination mesh and supportive synthetic leather uppers are both lightweight, yet hardy. They feel really light and fast, especially during sprinting or horizontal movements.
Comfort: They have a center-of-pressure heel construction that delivers cushioning upon impact without affecting flexibility or transition. You feel really cozy in them and they actually mold to your foot’s profile after a few sessions of training.
Impact: They are fairly balanced. I used to roll my ankles in a lot of shoes, but I didn’t have as much of a problem in these. They keep you well-guarded in high impact movements. Maybe a little too safe by my standards. You don’t feel the impact of the movement as well as you should.
Jump/spring: They’re really good and I like them. Also, when you’re landing if you mess up there’s a lot of extra spring to back you up and push you upwards again. This is one of the features that I liked most about these shoes.
Grip: I don’t do wall-runs all that often, but these have slipped a few times. They are not horrible, but not the best either. The good thing is that they don’t shred on walls as fast as they look like they might.
Other things: Asymmetrical lacing minimizes pressure over the top of the foot for increased comfort. This is a great feature for those practicioners who like their laces nice and tight around the foot.
Overall: A great pair of shoes for novice free running practitioners that require good impact support for bad landings. They’re not so great for wall-runs, but they work great on dry concrete surfaces.
Nike Free run+ 2 Parkour shoes conclusion
You should definitely check them out and give them a try if you’re at the start of the road. Most probably you will benefit from the padding and comfort they offer while wearing them.