Premium High-top: Nike Rise React Flyknit Gunsmoke/ Dark Stucco/ Green
The new Nike Rise React Flyknit Gunsmoke/ Dark Stucco/ Green is available now. The Swoosh continues to innovate with their latest cushion tech. The highlight of runners like this is the React cushioning system.
This innovation combines two opposing traits. It is both soft and provides quite a bit of energy return. Before React was official, Nike had a challenge on its hands. They asked runners what it was they were looking for. Specifically, they wanted to know what cushion systems worked for them.
The answers were a bit complicated, but one thing was unanimous. Runners wanted both impact protection and energy return. By Nike’s own admission, this is complicated.
Generally speaking, cushions are one or the other. They’re either soft and absorbent or give back energy to each step. Somehow, Nike managed to bridge this divide.
The React midsole is the perfect balance between a soft ride and energy return. On this Rise React model, it’s also easy on the eyes. Speaking of which, the colors here are also impressive.
The Gunsmoke base serves as a neutral tone. In fact, even the accompanying Swoosh branding is in a somber Black. The only real hit of contrast comes via the Green of the heel tab.
All of this comes together nicely on the Rise React’s Flyknit base upper. This shoe also comes with a few other worthwhile design notes. The Swoosh is embroidered for a 3-D effect. Additionally, a good chunk of the upper comes with breathable perforations.
This build comes with a sock-like fit. The one-piece construction is anchored by a leather heel section. As a result, we see a flexible design that also provides stability. The colorway is an interesting contrast to the shoe’s debut Sonic Yellow. While you’re here make sure to check out also the Nike Air More Money Gym Red, Black & White.
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