Nike Flex Experience Run reviews
When I went through customs in New Zealand I check marked “hiking shoes” on the form to be checked for contamination. Although I didn’t have legitimate hardcore hiking shoes, my Nike Flex Experience Run 2 — Women’s Running Shoes have been through a lot so I thought I’d play it safe and mark it. The customs officer checked my form and then glanced down at my shoes and asked: Are those your only shoes? As I answered yes, he scribbled out my check mark, deeming them as just ordinary shoes.
It was a relief to avoid the hassle of waiting for the officer to wash them, but I still had a slight urge to say: You don’t understand sir…these shoes have climbed the Great Wall of China, hiked over a snowy mountain pass in the Himalaya, walked Champs-Elysses in Paris, stepped on sandy beaches in Thailand, and trampled through Siberia. They probably need the most washing out of anyone here.
Nike Flex Experience Run 2 passed off as regular casual sneakers while taking the abuse of long walks and steep climbs. Sure, I may have had some people stare at my footwear, quietly thinking to themselves that I was naive and unprepared for the hike I was about to take on. But almost every single time, I’ve made it with ease.
The Himalayan mountain pass was probably the biggest challenge where I slipped around quite a bit on the snow and iced trails. However, a guy next to me with his fancy name-brand, ankle-topped hiking boots was slipping just as much. I think regardless of the shoes, only Yaktrax would’ve solved that problem for most hikers on the trail.
My favorite thing about Nike Flex Experience Run 2 is that the design is made for wide feet. It makes the shoes even more comfortable especially since my feet become swollen after walking so much and feel constricted if wearing narrow shoes. The synthetic and mesh material also helps air out my shoes and keep the smell at a low.