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