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February 03, 2012

Barefoot training with a feather-light feel

Introducing the Nike Free Gym+. It’s our closest barefoot experience, with the comfort and protection of a shoe.

Is it possible to make a shoe that’s better than being barefoot? That’s the question Nike Women has answered with the Nike Free Gym+. The shoe features a second-skin fit and feel, with added cushioning, superior traction and all over flexibility inspired by the most bendable yogis.

Created for dynamic yoga and other mind-body classes typically taken barefoot, the Nike Free Gym+ is also ideal for training classes and Nike Fit workouts. It will protect the feet from whatever lives on a gym floor, while providing needed traction during a downward dog or other positions you choose to get yourself into.

A rubber outsole with a special herringbone traction pattern keeps feet secure. Deep, multi-directional flex grooves, informed by the game-changing Nike Free, enhance your full range of national motion. The split toe construction with extra traction on the big toe allows for barefoot-like gripping and helps you stay steady during the most challenging single-leg moves and balances.

Designed to be worn without socks to further the barefoot feel, the Nike Free Gym+ uses instant comfort heel pads and arch support, and has a naturally odor-absorbing lining infused with volcanic rock-derived fibers. The molded yet breathable sock liner also has a traction pattern and conforms to your foot to further reduce slippage and to add comfort.

Weighing in at just 5 oz, the Nike Free Gym’s ultra-light profile maximizes reactivity and speed. No sew and Nike Flywire construction with soft mesh upper reduces the overall weight of the shoe. A uniquely crafted arch strap lock engages the full arch when closed, giving a custom, secure fit.

Nike Free Gym + is available at and is part of the Nike Women's Training Spring 2012  Collection.