If you’ve been dying to get your hands on the brand new Nike Epic React Running shoe, then you’re going to want to pay attention. We’re giving you the chance to order the Nike Epic React before their release date on the 22nd.
If you thought ordering them early was good, it’ll get even better when you step out and everyone sees them on your feet on release date.
You’re going to want to download the Finish Line app for Apple or GooglePlay on 2/17 or 2/18 and get ready to order your pair on 2/19 or 2/20. Your only way to make sure they’re on your feet by the 22nd will be through our exclusive early app release and you’ll have 48 hours to make it happen.
The Nike Flyknit Trainer made its return last year after sneakerheads had been asking for them for years. After the resurgence last year in a classic colorway and some fresh new ones, Nike is picking up where they left off last year by dropping a new colorway that looks good on any shoe. Get ready for the next Nike Flyknit Trainer to get murdered out with a dope ‘Triple Black’ colorway that everyone loves. The sneaker is basically dipped in the black hue while subtle anthracite accents are used on the flywire cables and swooshes across its sides. A matching rubber sole finally completes the tonal design altogether. Everything looks better in ‘Triple Black’ and the Flyknit Trainer is one of the best.
Epic React is an incredible, ground-breaking design, but what does this running shoe actually feel like? Nike gave athlete testers React shoes that had been worn for at least 500 miles and told them to go on a run. When they returned, Nike asked how many miles they thought the shoes had on them. The highest answer was 100, average was 15 and the lowest was “brand-new”. If that doesn’t get you excited about what these shoes feel like, we don’t know what will. Softer and lighter than LunarEpic Low Flyknit, Nike React is a competitors best friend.
Mo Farah, 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist for Track & Field is one of the first athletes to share what Nike Epic React feels like and his energy around the design is contagious to say the least. Expressing “They’re amazing. It feels like a kangaroo “G’day mate! – soft as a pancake.”
Nike Epic React, is 11% softer than the LunarEpic Low Flyknit and 13% bouncier. It is also 5% lighter, making it one of the lightest-cushioned shoes you can buy. Powered by heat map data, designers determined how much Nike React technology was needed and where. After testing with athletes – how their feet move, which direction and with much speed and force, Nike was able to shape the foam for a running shoe.
Nike has stated that the best innovations come from listening to the athlete. When asking athletes what they would improve with cushioning, their answer was EVERYTHING and Nike was up for the challenge. Nike chemists took three years testing materials and design methods and after 400 combinations, they finally landed with Nike React.
Nowadays it’s hard to find a look that you can call your own. With trends changing so fast and must-have pieces being so key to any wardrobe, it can be hard to find that one piece that is a must-have. Now, you don’t have to look any further than hitting up your local Finish Line for the new NSW Anorak Jacket when you need that staple piece.
The ’90’s fashion looks are coming back strong and you can see it everywhere you look. Big logos, vibrant colors, eclectic patterns and more are being used by brands to bring old-school style to life. This Anorak jacket embodies the big logo approach as Nike’s infamous SWOOSH covers the front from shoulder to shoulder.
Pair this with your favorite pair of jeans and some fresh forces and you’ll stand out when you step out. The half-zip design allows for custom coverage so you can craft your look to be specific to your style. With its lightweight feel, this jacket is essential for transitional weather and almost any outfit you can put together.
Through the last couple of years, sneaker brands have celebrated and honored historic moments through colorways and special designs. Nike has honored February and Black History Month with special colorways and designs on numerous styles and signature sneakers over the years. While Nike Basketball dropped their pairs a few weeks ago, Nike Running has decided to honor this feat with a primarily black Vapormax iteration that furthers Nike’s continued Pan-African aesthetic with touches of green and red scattered that are scattered throughout and a tri-colored stripe on its heel. More gold detailing is featured on the insole and aglets, adding a luxe aesthetic to the model as well. Like we saw on the LeBron 15 and KD X, the Nike Vapormax BHM is following in their footsteps with “08 20 1993” featured toward its heel in that same gold lettering. On that date, Gail Devers set the IAAF world record for the 100m run; the record still stands today.
When it comes to running, you want THE shoe that will deliver on many levels. More cushion, energy return, light in weight and durable. Nike teams came together and is revealing the first running shoe that will feature their new foam, Nike React, which should cover all wants and needs for the ones striding it out on the road.
With a simple upper, the Nike React Flyknit is easy to love at first glance. Taking cues from the Nike Flyknit Racer this running shoe also has a one-piece Flyknit bootie that allows support, flexibility and breathability. Compared to EVA-based foams, Nike React is softer and takes bumps on the road with ease.
As the Flyknit upper sits on one piece of foam, the outsole is close to the same, but with rubber under the forefoot and heel. This allows for more traction and stability. Said to be the running shoe that can do it all, the Nike Epic React Flyknit will be sure to impress those chasing down miles this year.
Earlier this year Nike introduced us to Air VaporMax. The model quickly became the brand’s biggest running revolution of the year. Just in time for the holidays, Nike is improving upon that revolution. The Air VaporMax Flyknit MOC boasts an adjustable gore strap across the midfoot, the change allows for a easily customizable fit and eliminates the need for a traditional lacing system. Nike dropped some clean colorways back in November and now we’re getting another clean pair. Adorned in a ‘Midnight Fog’ colorway, this laceless iteration allows the easiest of slip on access, sitting atop a translucent bubble sole that furthers the tonal aesthetic.
As Nike continues to push the envelope on their designs and stories, they have started to mesh the old school with the new school. The Nike Air VaporMax took 2017 by storm and the style evolved throughout the year as we saw different variations of the shoe. Now the VaporMax is getting mashed up with a classic running style from the SWOOSH, the Air Max Plus. The Nike VaporMax Plus mixes together the Air Max Plus and VaporMax into one. It features a neoprene upper with TPU overlays that follows the signature style of the Air Max Plus, and the shoe sits atop a VaporMax sole, Air Vapor Max Plus branding on the tongues and “VM” logo on the heel to complete the design altogether. Talk about the best of both worlds.