Nike Epic React vs Odyssey React

The second shoe out with the Nike React foam midsole is here, the Odyssey React. It is $30 less than the Epic React, but what is the difference? We go over the details in the video. provides honest reviews of running shoes, running gear, and running races.


Indra Prambudi says:

Just ordered the triple black! Got a good feeling about this shoe. More rubber coverage outsole, react midsole, pegasus-like upper, less price. What more can you ask?

Eric Sisk says:

Thanks! Can’t wait for the review!

Cali S says:

Thanks for this comparison! Could you possibly do an update after running in it? I purchased the react after your review but I did find that exact problem that others had with the lacing issue and discomfort in the top of my foot but overall it is a very plush ride.

Anthony Santoro says:

I’m currently running in pegs but I’m interested in the oddesy. Theres just a few things that are keeping me from trying out the oddesesy and I was wondering if you could help me out.
Does the oddesy feel too soft vs the peg? (Like will my flats feel worse if I get used to daily running in the oddesy?)
Is react as versatile as the peg?
If I can get peg 34s for about 50 vs 100 for the oddesy, is the oddesy worth the extra money?

Brad Patterson says:

Do you have any problems with the Epic not locking your foot in place with the stretchy upper? I have huge problems with the GoRun6 in this area, and basically can’t run fast in it due to that problem. I am wondering what your take is on foot security of the Epic, as compared to the GR6 and also the Odyssey. Thanks Thomas!!

iFossil CH says:

Great video as usual, much looking forward to the full review after those mileages!

D R says:

if after so many miles, your epic sole seems intact and holding well, then its a good shoe… I thought it will wear out soon

mikes1929 says:

The Odyssey should be a great seller for the more serious runner. But shame on Nike for a lame release of colors.

Ceasar Arian Ando says:

How’s the weight sir? Which one’s lighter?

Fordy Runs says:

Rubber coverage!!! but your epics look good mate after that mileage which gives me confidence

Gabe says:

Do yoy think the ground feel is better on Epic React due to the lack of high abrasion rubber?

Jamison Michael says:

Which one is better?

Daniel Ragland says:

Thank you for the comparison! I do have a quick question for you. In your review of the Vomero 13 you stated that the shoe had a “bump” on the lateral edge of the shoe which I noticed also and drove me nuts in that shoe. Do either the Epic React or Odyssey react have the same issue for you at all? Thanks for your time!

Andrew Ichwan says:

Is odyssey a stability/over pronator show OR is is a neutral shoe? I am confused

Ryousuke Takahashi says:

sizing on both??

MYH SmartShop says:

nice shoes

FTStratLP says:

How would the Zoom Fly compare with the Epic and the Odyssey?

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