The Nike Free was first introduced in 2004, for the sole purpose of allowing the muscles in the foot to gain strength by providing less restriction. Stanford University athletes that were training barefoot on the University’s golf course inspired the Free. 10 years later, advancements in technology, product engineering, athlete observation and the study of the foot in motion resulted in a more revolutionized Nike Free Collection.
Three developments in Nike Free since its launch in 2004:
Hexagonal flex grooves – Delivers multi-directional flexibility.
Anatomical Shape – Designed to roll as the athletes foot hits the ground by allowing the foot and body to move more naturally.
Nike Flyknit Technology – Enables designers to micro-engineer areas of stretch, support and breathability where needed.
The shoe that brought the concept of barefoot running to the mainstream has remained a best seller for the swoosh, equally accepted by athletes and sole lovers alike. The Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit, Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit and Nike Free 5.0 are products that truly capture the understanding of natural motion.