All-weather comfort. Dynamic flexibility.
The Nike Free RN Distance Shield Men's Running Shoe features Lunarlon cushioning for comfort during longer runs, along with updated water-repellent fabric and durable traction to take you through challenging weather conditions.
A durable, water-repellent coating with targeted breathability helps you stay dry and comfortable. Durable rubber at the toe and heel adds traction over wet surfaces.
The natural-motion outsole features hexagonal flex grooves that offer six points of flexibility, allowing your feet to move the way they were meant to.
The lightweight Lunarlon cushioning system delivers miles of soft responsiveness. It fuses soft foam and a lightweight Phylon carrier to deliver an excellent blend of plush comfort and durable support to go the distance.
- Flywire technology wraps your midfoot for an adaptive fit
- Partial inner sleeve wraps your forefoot in breathable comfort
- Deconstructed mesh heel provides support and breathability
- Reflective laces and additional details enhance visibility in low light
- Anatomical heel enables more natural motion
Light, soft, responsive. Nike Lunarlon technology
uses specially designed foams of varying densities to provide incredibly lightweight sport-specific cushioning that feels soft yet springy.
The Lunarlon midsole cushioning system consists of two parts that work in tandem to deliver a light, soft, responsive feel. A soft yet resilient foam core spreads impact forces evenly over a large area. Firmer foam carrier stabilizes the softer core, holding it in place so it springs straight back up.
helps provide ultra-lightweight support and comfort for your foot. It gets its strength from thin Nylon fibers strategically placed on the upper of the shoe to hold the foot in place, helping to reduce slippage during activity. This allows for a massive reduction in weight because material is used only where it’s needed for structure.
Nike Free Origins
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, similar to bare feet. The team spent eight years studying the biomechanics of runners' feet in motion. 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.