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Nike Free Trainer 1.0 Brings Barefoot Feel to Training

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Gold-medal boxer Ryota Murata wants to feel low to the ground during his workouts, almost as if he’s barefoot. Insights like this sit at the heart of the new Nike Free Trainer 1.0 line, which boasts the most articulated sole of the Nike Free Trainers.

The first colorway, the Nike Free Trainer 1.0 "Chalk for Your Feet" is indicative of the shoe’s tough and lightweight rubber outsole, which wraps up around the edges of the foot for an agile grip on any training surface, similar to the grip that chalk provides athletes in the gym. 

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Designed with a zero-millimeter offset that makes foot muscles work harder to grip and balance, the shoe enables natural motion and offers a barefoot-like feel to athletes who lift, run, jump and cut as they pursue their performance potential. 

The heel counter in the Nike Free Trainer 1.0 keeps the outsole platform balanced while Dynamic Flywire delivers lockdown and lateral stability through sharp cutting motions.


A low-profile platform, zero-drop foam midsole maintains stability under the load compression of weight lifting at the same time responsive cushioning in the sockliner offers comfort.

The Nike Free Trainer 1.0 is available at and select retailers beginning November 4, 2015 at Additional colorways launch on November 18, 2015.