I was a little nervous when I picked out the Nike FS Lite for my 2014 running shoe, I couldn’t find a single review online! Every year, I ask for new running shoes as a birthday present and I went with my mum and sister while in Washington to pick out a pair.

I had already signed up for the 10k and really wanted a good shoe. While trying on the many different kinds what struck me about this shoe was the extra cushioning in the arch. I have high arches and deal with shin splints every time I start running. But I was still nervous because this shoe had so little sole! I’m used to Asics with the thick, cushion-y soles. But my mum told me that the trend was minimalist shoes (true) and she suggested I try a light weight shoe for once.

Official Product Description

A lightweight, flexible, low profile trainer, the Nike FS Lite Training Shoes are perfect for performance training indoor and out. Built with a seamless upper and crafter with increased flexibility in the midsole, the FS Lite is designed to move naturally with the foot and provide lateral support for strength and agility training.

Features:

  • Seamless upper with no distractions, crafted to move with your foot
  • Low profile, flexible, and supportive midsole crafted
  • Natural motion outsole design with rubber compound under the heel, lateral forefoot, and toe for grip and durability

After running my 10k in these babies, here are my thoughts:

Pros

  • Amazing cushion on my arches!
  • No tingly feet after long runs (this happens to me often, I am crediting the extra arch support)
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • The tongue can slip and expose the laces and metal brackets which chafes the tops of my feet
  • Sometimes during long runs the ball of my right foot aches

Final Verdict

I think I’m hooked. Normally my shin splints always act up when I run but I have not had a single issue since getting these shoes. I think the extra arch support has made all the difference. I would definitely recommend these to any high arched runners out there.

Muddy and wet after the race!
Muddy and wet after the race!

6 thoughts on “Runner Review Nike FS Lite Run

  1. Thanks for this post! I’ve been looking for a review of these and hadn’t seen much online. Doing a half marathon and desperately need a new lightweight pair just for training so I think i’ll go for these in black and grey 🙂

  2. Thanks for the review. Just bought these in guys. Your review was the first one to pop up on Google search that I felt was a true review. Thanks for helping me make up my mind!

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