When word of a sneaker to prevent injury was rumoured in late-2019, it immediately gained traction. Running, like many are aware, is not easy and with risk of a slew of injuries it can be hard to find the motivation to get moving – that is, until the anticipated introduction of the Nike React Infinity Run. Designed to keep runners on the run, the Nike React Infinity Run is a step forward towards a future where no runners gets injured and every runner gets faster.
With the question, “Are injuries actually inevitable?”, the sporting powerhouse looked to combine its very best in running technology. After the debut of the Zoom Vaporfly 4% and the Nike React, a proprietary foam offering game-changing cushioning, the possibilities opened for a welcomed hybrid iteration containing the same soft, resilient, lightweight and durable desires of the runner. The result has seen the newly-released React Infinity Run encompass the best qualities of those two technologies — a fine-tuned blend of biomechanical efficiency and cushioning — for a breakthrough shoe that offers a more democratic solution to stability, and an advance from traditional motion-control designs.
Thanks to the shape, reminiscent of the 4%, it is said to be instantly stable and energetic while the React foam lends an instant spring. The Infinity’s rocker-geometry encourages a slight lean forward, moving a runner’s foot strike from heel to midfoot, or even forefoot to reduce side-to-side wobbling. Is anyone else’s ankles aching at the thought of wobbling? And its made or the runner who looks to base-run days requiring moderate effort.
In fact, 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.
Add a new staple to your sneaker collection with the Nike React Infinity Run available from January 30, here.