The Nike Free Run+ 2 Liberty: Iconic style and a glove-like fit
Taking a cue from human anatomy, the Nike Free Run+ 2 Liberty Women's Running Shoe maximizes the foot's natural range of motion with deep flex grooves and a lightweight fit. Part of the Nike and Liberty of London's design collaboration series, this shoe features Liberty's eye-catching print with an innovative, barefoot-like feel.
- Mesh upper with synthetic overlays for breathability and support
- Phylite midsole and outsole with deep Nike Free sipes for more natural movement and an extraordinary feel
- Asymmetrical lacing system to help reduce pressure over the top ridge of the foot
- Waffle lugs at the outsole for impact absorption and traction
- Nike+ ready
One of Nike's most coveted collaborations, the design partnership with Liberty of London celebrates the legacy and evolution of the brand's running innovations over four remarkable decades of style. A range of heritage and modern Nike classics have been remixed with Liberty's iconic print for a touch of supernatural style.
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 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.