Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 Shoe Review

Nike Free Run Commuter 2.0

Tell me that I’m not the only one with jam packed days; from teaching, to coffee meetings, to my own training, run club and catch ups with friends?!

And tell me I’m not the only one who feels like they need a suitcase to carry everything they need for one day?! …laptop, charger, phone, portable charger, snacks, make-up, spare clothes… the list goes on, right?!

So when the Nike Free RN Commuter 2017 (aka Nike Free Run Commuter 2.0) womens trainers landed, they sounded like they were right up my street. The USP for these being their “all-day versatility”. Taking you from your morning workout to your workplace and then for your run (not that I’m advocating double workout days, aight?!).

I’ve worn mine to teach in (Lift at Frame, Shoreditch plus my HIIT classes at Gymbox), to hang out in (coffee dates on the weekend) and even with my little black dress out for dinner on a Saturday night / hanging out in the sunshine as pictured at the top of this post.

The shoe upper fits like a sock making it super comfortable to wear all day. If, or when, you decide to workout all you need to do is use the bungee to tighten the laces for increased stability and then loosen when you are done.

Nike Free Run Commuter 2.0
Nike Free Run Commuter 2.0 | on feet

The number one comment I’ve had from people when wearing these is… “oh are they Nike?” …as they are so discreet with minimal branding which means the shoes just blend into your work wardrobe – you know, no more of the “work dress with running trainers” look.

The sole of the shoe uses the Nike Free technology which came about from the principles of barefoot running. This means the shoe has a low profile (just 8mm), is lightweight and flexible. So perfect for packing in your gymbag if you really, really have to wear actual shoes…

You are gonna love these if… you’re a multi-tasking fitness junkie like me

Think twice if you… need a more supportive shoe for running (but they’d be okay for day to day wearing to “exercise” your feet)

The Nike Free Run Commuter 2018 shoes are currently available from Nike for £65.97 at the time of updating this post.

Elle 🙂 



  1. Eulanda
    May 24, 2017 / 17:36

    I've been looking for a cute, versatile pair of sneakers! I'll definitely be checking them out!

    • Elle Linton
      May 26, 2017 / 10:39

      I knooooow right?! …I'm a huge fan of all black too!

  2. Chi-Chi
    May 24, 2017 / 14:37

    I was actually thinking whether they were really appropriate for running if one needed a stable trainer; they look really nice though. simple, stylish and would be usefully for yoga or NTC x

    • Elle Linton
      May 26, 2017 / 10:40

      If you already run in frees then they'll be no different. I am however an advocate of not always running in supportive shoes even when you think you "need to" as then your feet will never ever get a chance to get stronger and you'll rely on the support from a shoe forever…

  3. Coco
    May 24, 2017 / 11:28

    I wish I could wear shoes like that at work all day. I need to start a new trend ….

    • Elle Linton
      May 26, 2017 / 10:39

      If you work at a desk surely no one can see your feet?! lol… 😉

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