All you need to do is have a glance at my Instagram account (go on, you know you want to) to know that I have a serious shoe addiction. Sure I love my heels like any girl but what really gets me is fresh, shiny new kicks. Limited edition Jordans being released next week? Yep I’m all over that. New colours coming out for Autumn for a pair that I already have? I can justified that. A new release from Nike? Well that gets the heart going. Some may call this sad. I call this AWESOME!
And when this new release is the result of over a decade of Nike Free innovation and research, its something I know you will love too.
Nike has unveiled new additions to its Free footwear family. Each features a progressive geometric auxetic midsole designed to enable an athlete’s natural motion and develop strength, whether they are running or training.
Drawing upon new studies that reveal how the foot expands and contracts upon impact with and lift-off from the ground, the splaying, auxetic midsole mimics how the body and foot react to force. It absorbs shock while accounting for the dual-plane expansion in foot size, approximately one size in length and two sizes in width that occurs throughout your foot strike.
The multi-directional outsole flexibility closely mimics this changing shape, whether an athlete is moving linearly in running or multi-directionally in training. The resulting flexibility puts the foot, rather than the shoe, in control. Or, as explained by three-time gold medal sprinter Allyson Felix, “Using Nike Free footwear in my training is all about strengthening my feet. I really like having that natural movement in my shoes. Everyone’s feet are different, so it’s great to have a shoe that really moves with you.”
Every runner possesses a one-of-a-kind stride, defined by his or her respective gate and physique.
NIKE FREE RN MOTION FLYKNIT
This running shoe enables the runner’s most dynamic movement. It pairs a fully adaptive, single-piece Nike Flyknit upper featuring 3D ribbing from the forefoot to heel with the new auxetic midsole.
NIKE FREE RN FLYKNIT
The zonally engineered, lightweight Flyknit upper combines a sock-like fit with a classic silhouette that moulds to the foot. The midsole features the same expansive auxetic technology with a brand new, softer IU foam for additional underfoot comfort.
NIKE FREE RN
Lightweight and dynamic, this running shoe unites an engineered mesh upper for flexible support with a brand new, softer IU foam for additional comfort underfoot.
The ways an athlete trains are as varied as the reasons why. They run, jump, cut and lift, requiring varying degrees of support and flexibility.
WOMEN’S NIKE FREE TRANSFORM FLYKNIT
This low-profile training shoe features a Flyknit upper designed to enhance support. Flywire locks down the foot during lateral cuts while an integrated heel counter keeps an athlete stable for movement in all directions. A two-piece interior pairs cushioning for repetitive high-impact moves with a firm outsole that delivers more support during the toughest workouts.
MEN’S NIKE FREE TRAIN FORCE FLYKNIT
This low-profile training shoe features a 5/8-height Flyknit upper designed to promote a feeling of support. Flywire locks down the foot during lateral cuts while an integrated heel counter keeps an athlete stable during hard cuts. Dual-density tooling pairs cushioning for repetitive high-impact moves with a firm outsole that delivers stiffer support during rigorous lifts.
See, all pairs totally justified!