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Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2
Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 3
HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 8
ASICS GEL-Nimbus 25
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Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2
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Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 3
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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Trainer
Pronation Control
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Neutral
Weight
11.1 oz. (men's), 8.9 oz. (women's)
10.9 oz. (men's), 9.1 oz. (women's)
11.1 oz. (men's), 10.1 oz. (women's)
10.2 oz. (men's), 9 oz. (women's)
Stack Height
37mm.
40mm.
43mm.
42mm.
Forefoot Height
28mm.
31mm.
39mm.
34mm.
Drop Height
9 mm.
9 mm.
4 mm.
8 mm.
Upper material
Flyknit
Engineered mesh, Lycra comfort frame, Internal heel counter, Pillowed Tongue
Engineered Knit Mesh, Ortholite X-55, Knit Tongue, Pull Tab
Shoe Released
Q3 2022
Q1 2023
Q3 2022
Q1 2023
MSRP
$180
$180
$165
$160
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.8
8.5
9.2
8.8
Comfort
9.6
8.7
9.5
9.7
Cushioning
10.0
9.6
9.6
9.7
Durability
8.2
8.1
8.3
8.6
Appearance
7.8
8.3
8.2
8.1
Value
7.6
7.5
7.8
8.2

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Marshmellow cushioning, but unstable

    35 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    8.0

    Fantastic shoe if you're prone to impact injury. Best shoe out of dozens tried for my old knees. However, all that cushioning and bounce comes at the cost of stability. Even a minor tree root can throw you off balance in a way I've never experienced with any non Nike shoe. So run with caution on all surfaces. It's not a fast shoe, but it is great for training.

  • Great shoe - bouncy foam; longest lasting trainer I've ever had. Also ugly.

    25 miles per week, overpronator, high arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    6.0
    Value
    9.0

    This was a great shoe for me -- bought during a Nike year-end sale and worn for over 500 miles of training, it's light, the foam retained it's bounciness, and was an all-around beast for anything that I needed it for. The tread pattern is even great for off-road jogs. 

    The shoe is ugly. It was used in a rotation for about 7 months to get to 500 miles. Finally wore through the rubber outsole at about 520 and decided to move onto another pair, but the foam likely would've been good for training longer. 

  • Best recovery shoe ever

    30 miles per week, overpronator, high arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    7.0

    Super cushioned. Great for recovery.

  • Soft and flexible

    20 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    7.0

    The Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit 2 is very cushioned and relatively light. It fits my feet well with average width in the heel and toebox. The ZoomX foam is bouncy, but the absence of a plate leaves the shoe a bit too flexible for my taste.

  • Heavy but Cushiony

    50 miles per week, overpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    8.0

    The shoe is fairly heavy ,but it is the most cushioned shoe I've ever put my foot in.

  • Most comfortable shoe for those runs but the price throws me off

    Neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    7.0
    Value
    7.0

    The Nike invincible two had only a small update from its predecessor, which was the slight upper change, but it still remains as a very cushioning shoe that can push through those long, easy miles even after the foam's "lifespan". It is on the heavier side but it doesn't bother me and the upper was a definite upgrade making the lacing significantly better the the Invincible 1s. 

  • Great comfort, but average durability

    50 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    6.0
    Appearance
    5.0
    Value
    8.0

    The Nike Invincible 2 is the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever run in. The upper is snug, but not so tight that it causes blisters. The cushioning also provides a bounce and support similarly to, but less than Vaporflys and Alphaflys. Despite the huge sole and stack height, they don’t feel heavier than the average running shoe. 

    The only drawback I’ve encountered is that the sole has started to separate from the upper. I’ve used the shoes for about 500 miles, so I expect some wear, but not the shoe starting to fall apart like it is now. If it were not for this problem, the Invincible 2 would have been the best running shoe I’ve ever worn. 

  • Cushion, Cushion Cushion

    25 miles per week, neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    8.0

    Love for slow jogging and recovery and standing in place at work.  Feel is off the charts.  I run 2 to 4 miles daily with the dog and this shoe has greatly reduced my sore knees calves and feet.  Only down side for me is the soft heel sole rubs against stairs at the back and degrades and breaks down the exterior finish of the sole.  

  • Best daily trainer I have worn, but price tag is a lot

    65 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    6.0
    Value
    6.0

    6’2, 155 lbs, midfoot striker. Really love cushioned shoes and these didn’t disappoint. They have some pop too. The only issues are the price and they are a tad heavy for my liking.

  • Best Shoe in 51 Years

    Neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    8.0

    Invincible2 have outstanding cushioning.