Nike just dropped a sneaker than can actually prevent injuries
For a running shoe that looks and feels like magic, look no further than Nike.
I am a big fan of workout wear. It's comfortable, looks fab and it's now socially acceptable to perform all daily tasks in it.
However, the most important word in that sentence is comfortable. So in some fabulous news, Nike has just dropped what it believes to be its most comfortable shoe yet and okay, I'm listening.
It's called the Nike React Infinity sneaker and as an avid Nike follower, it looks pretty damn sick.
Release date: 30 January
Where to buy: Nike
It's not only the look of this shoe that will have you excited. The design is lightweight and supportive and was really designed to assist runners.
According to a release from Nike, the key features of this shoe include:
- More foam: 24% more React foam than the 2019 Epic React for optimal cushioning that is soft, springy and long-lasting.
- New Rocker Geometry: The midsole is engineered to roll you through a fluid foot strike.
- Steadfast & Stable: A wider base is featured for improved stability.
- New upper: The Nike Flyknit Loft upper is a new lightweight and breathable three-layer mesh for a durable upper.
"We designed the Nike React Infinity Run to help reduce the risk of running-related injuries," Nike said.
The British Columbia Sports Medicine Research Foundation conducted a 12-week half-marathon training study and researchers found that this model "showed a 52-percent lower injury rate compared to the Nike Structure 22". Further, the study found that out of 226 participants, 30.3% of people who ran in the Nike Structure 22 got injuries, with only 14.5% of those who ran in the Nike React Infinity Run experiencing injury.
Pretty much, if you're in the market for a new trainer and you enjoy going for a cheeky run here and there, this could very well be the shoe for you.