When shopping for men's Nike Reax shoes the first thing you should recognize is that this technologically advanced shoe is only available through retail stores that sell Nike products, and the line has been discontinued by Nike. After 5 different Reax editions of both the Reax Rocket Cross Trainer and the Reax Run, Nike has stopped production. However, there are still a myriad of places where you can find both types of the Reax shoe and even though Reax shoes are no longer made, they have yet to sell out of retail stores.
Nike's Reax shoes come equipped with state of the art shock absorbers on the heels. These shock absorbers are designed to alleviate some of the pain associated with exercising and joint problems. This technology is especially handy for people who plan on running on concrete surfaces, because concrete provides none of the shock absorption running on dirt trails or tracks do. The combination of synthetic leather and a mesh upper part provides athletes from all backgrounds with a shoe that breathes, important for long work outs and keep feet feeling cool and dry. The padded insole of Nike's Reax shoes make them comfortable and also helps to take away some of the pain associated with breaking in an athletic shoe. One of the strongest selling points of the Nike Reax is the brand specific BRS 1000 Outsole Nike has created. The material the BRS 1000 is made out of is special because it has a high concentration of carbon that allows it maintain its integrity even under heavy usage. The outsole also happens to be where the Reax Run and the Reax Cross Trainer diverge. The Reax Run has a narrow outsole with a waffle like surface which provides a sturdy grip for one directional running. The cross trainer, conversely, has a flat surface with small grooves on the outsole and a wider base making it an excellent shoe for activities involving quick turns and stop and go motion.
When shopping for either the running or the cross trainer version of Nike's Reax Shoes expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $75 depending on style, the shoes are high quality and their price reflects this. Interestingly however, the same exact shoe frequently comes at different prices from the same stores. The basis for the price change is 100% aesthetics in most cases. For example, Kohl’s currently offers the Nike Reax Run 5 shoes for only $50 in the black and grey color scheme, while the white and navy pair on the other hand costs $70. The fact that Nike Reax shoes are no longer in production is a red flag for this type of pricing. Shoe stores and their warehouses have limited storage space and need to move the leftover Nike Reax shoes out in order to make room for new products. The abundance of the Nike Reax shoes in unpopular colors makes them a great buy for shoppers looking for high quality shoes at a discount price.