ULTIMATE FLEXIBILITY FOR YOUNG FEET
The Nike Free 5.0 Boys' Running Shoe delivers a barefoot-like feel and a breathable mesh upper for freedom to move and total comfort wherever you go.
Freedom to Move
Nike Free flex grooves along the length and width of the midsole allow for full range of motion and unrestricted comfort during activity.
Flywire technology wraps the midfoot and arch from underneath the foot up through the laces for an adaptable, glove-like fit for your foot.
Ultra-breathable mesh on the upper provides breathability for extra comfort.
- Easy-entry tongue features notches for easy on and off
- Strategically placed no-sew overlays for durability and support
- Lacing system is offset to the lateral side of the foot for reduced pressure
- Abrasion-resistant rubber under the heel for durability
- Waffle pistons in the outsole to absorb impact and provide traction
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. 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.
What You Should Know About Nike FreeNike Frees are different than traditional athletic shoes. They’re designed to let your feet move more freely and naturally, which means your muscles will be doing a bit more work than demanded of them in some other athletic shoes. Nike encourages you to get used to them gradually for a safer, more effective and more enjoyable experience.