The Nike Free Run 3: Super natural flexibility for supernatural athletes
The ultra-lightweight Nike Free Run 3 Boys' Running Shoe offers a barefoot-like ride with cushioning, traction and underfoot protection for comfort on the track, playground and beyond.
- Nike Free flex grooves for full range of motion
- Glove-like, custom fit that adapts to a variety of arches
- Ultra-breathable mesh upper for ventilation and comfort
The Nike Free Run 3 features the Dynamic Fit system, made up of 'fingers' of soft material that wrap the midfoot and arch for a glove-like fit. They move with the foot as you run, reducing the space between the foot and shoe for unparalleled comfort. For extra comfort and an even more supportive fit, the upper also features a stretchy mesh inner sleeve with seamless overlays.
Flex grooves along the length and width of the outsole enhance flexibility and help maintain stability. As a result, they promote a smooth, efficient stride.
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, just like 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.
- Reflective Swoosh design trademark for enhanced visibility in low light
- Waffle outsole pistons to help absorb impact and add responsiveness
- Abrasion-resistant carbon rubber under high-wear areas for enhanced durability
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. Please visit http://www.nike.com/nikefree for more information on how to get the best from your Nike Free shoes.