I remember being quite disgusted when I first came across of Nike’s Free silhouette, it just didn’t sit right with me – looked futuristic and plain weird. All I ever wore were Nike Dunks or Air Force 1‘s back then in my wannabe hood days. Spending last summer in the west coast of America, there’s NO WAY you’d go out there and not buy a pair of Nike Free kicks. It’s almost standard uniform for that part of the world, everyone’s a lot more active and the Frees are by far the most comfiest shoe I’ve worn. Perfect for long walks and runs – ideal if you’re holidaying. The shoes were created 10 years ago with a purpose of being able to flex, stretch and be themselves – essentially
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This season, Nike Free presents five new styles across running and training – the Nike Free 5.0+, 4.0 and 3.0 in running; the Nike Free TR Breathe for women’s training; and the Nike Free Trainer 5.0 for men’s training. The Nike
- Nike Free 5.0+: Dynamic Nike Flywire technology provides secure support without added weight.
- Nike Free 4.0: Utilizes no-sew overlays and a tongue-wrap fit for stitch-free comfort.
- Nike Free 3.0: Nike engineered mesh improves fit and breathability with looser patterns where ventilation and stretch are needed and tighter patterns in areas where support is key.
If you’re a keen sneakerhead that’d like to know the behind-the-scenes look at the silhouette, Explore Nike Free A-Z, an interactive experience that examines key moments behind this technology’s genesis, evolution and vast influence. Click the image below to read.