Three Free Facts
- Nike created Free technology in 2004. The first shoe to feature it was the Nike Free 5.0 V1 for running.
- The numbering system in Nike Free’s naming convention originally followed a scale ranging from 0 (barefoot) to 10 (a standard running shoe) to indicate that particular shoe’s level of cushioning. That system was retired in 2016.
- The rubber outsole of Nike Free shoes feature siping (deep slices) and reverse flex grooves that encourage flexion and extension for linear and multi-directional movement and also allow your toes to flex and grip.
Choose how you want to move, then find the latest Free that can help you through it.
Featuring a Flyknit upper constructed in a complete 360-degree form that wraps the entire foot, the Nike Free RN Motion 360 offers a closer fit that locks the foot in to reduce in-shoe movement. It launches today in men’s sizes on nike.com and at select retailers.
LIFT, SPRINT, JUMP, CUT
The Nike Free x Metcon combines the durability and stability of Nike Metcon with the flexibility and comfort of Nike Free — a Nike training shoe first. It’s available in men’s sizes on nike.com and at select retailers.
TRAIN AGILITY AND STRENGTH
Designers of the Nike Free TR Flyknit 3 training shoe focused on increasing stability in the heel and maximizing flex and movement in the forefoot. It’s available in women’s sizes on nike.com and at select retailers.
TAKE A FITNESS CLASS
The updated Nike Free TR8 training shoe has a stronger heel for better containment and stability, and extra cushioning to dampen impact. The flexible sole offers a natural, lightweight feel and lateral support in any direction and through every rep. It’s available in women’s sizes on nike.com and at select retailers.
The first-ever Nike SB Nyjah, which launched February 27 and releases in a new black colorway this week, has a wearable-right-out-of-the-box fit and feel. It’s available in men’s sizes on nike.com and at select retailers.
SURF AND TURF
Featuring an updated Nike Free outsole, the water-resistant Hurley Phantom Free Motion sandal was designed to deliver maximum flexibility with every stride. It’s available in men’s sizes on nike.com and at select retailers.