The Nike Free 5.0+ Running Shoe provides the foot strengthening benefits of natural motion, along with the cushioning, traction and underfoot protection of a traditional shoe.
The flex groove outsole made up of deep cuts along the length and width of the midsole enhances natural range of motion, encourages a smooth, efficient stride and helps maintain stability.
A low-profile midsole delivers a natural barefoot-like feel. It features the highest offset offered by Nike Free running shoes, with an 8mm difference between heel and forefoot height for greater cushioning while still promoting a natural stride. Plus, the Phylite material in the midsole is tough enough to double as an outsole, dramatically reducing the shoe's overall weight.
The Nike Free 5.0+ is the most supportive of the Nike Free family thanks to ultra-light Flywire
technology. This updated version of Flywire consists of soft yet durable cables that wrap the midfoot and arch from underneath the foot for a glove-like, supportive fit that adapts to your stride.
Textured mesh full inner sleeve for a dynamic, sock-like fit and easy on and off. No-sew and synthetic overlays for lightweight durability and support. Asymmetrical lacing system for reduced pressure on the top ridge of the foot. Diagonal cuts through the arch to encourage natural motion and help increase foot strength. Minimalistic, molded sockliner mimics the foot's curvature for a great fit, enhanced comfort and added support. Abrasion-resistant rubber under high-wear areas for enhanced durability. Waffle outsole pistons for impact absorption and added responsiveness.
After learning that Stanford athletes had been training barefoot on the university's golf course, three of Nike's most innovative and creative employees set out to develop a shoe that felt natural and weightless, simulating bare feet. In 2002, they examined a group of men and women with pressure-measuring insoles taped to their feet, using high-speed cameras to capture images of each foot in motion.
The team spent eight years studying the biomechanics of shoeless running. The results yielded a profound understanding of the foot's natural landing angle, pressure and toe position, allowing Nike designers to build an unconventional and flexible running shoe from the inside out.
Studies suggest that barefoot runners develop stronger feet. Natural motion builds strength, and strength means speed. NikeFree is all about speed. But first you'll need to build your muscles, because NikeFree takes some getting used to. Deep cuts in the outsole mean your feet flex and move the way they would if you were barefoot.
ready. Nike+ makes it easy to track your runs. Measure your time, distance, pace, calories burned. When you join Nike+, the world’s largest running club, you can see your progress, join challenges, set goals, map your routes and connect with friends. To get instant workout feedback, you’ll need Nike+ ready shoes and one of the following: (not included in delivery)
- Nike+ SportBand (sensor included)
- Nike+ SportWatch GPS
- latest generations of iPod® nano and Nike+ iPod Sport Kit (includes a sensor and iPod nano receiver)
- Nike+ Running app (available for iPhone ® mobile digital device and Android)
When placed under the sockliner of the left Nike+ ready shoe, the sensor measures your pace, distance, time elapsed and calories burned. This information is transmitted wirelessly to the receiver for real-time feedback. More Informations on Nike+
: Nike shoes are quite small. We strongly recommend to take one size larger than usual.