BAREFOOT-LIKE FEEL, PREMIUM STABILITY
The Nike Free 5.0 EXT Men's Running Shoe is made with Flywire bundles that wrap the foot for excellent lockdown and adaptive comfort. Deep Nike Free flex grooves provide the ultimate in natural flexibility with every stride.
- Lightweight mesh upper for breathability
- Flywire Technology and adaptive inner sleeve for lockdown and dynamic comfort
- Phylite midsole/outsole for durability, cushioning and reduced bulk
- Deep Nike Free flex grooves for a natural, barefoot-like ride
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.