Iconic hexagonal mesh upper is durable, light and breathable
NikeSkin technology, Flywire and bootie design create a custom fit
Free 3.0 outsole gives you natural feeling flexibility and support
Phylite midsole offers a resilient ride and is tough enough to double as an outsole
Rubber outsole pods enhance durability in high-wear areas
Asymmetrical lacing is borrowed from Nike Hypervenom soccer cleats and reduces pressure on the top of the foot
Minimal, molded sockliner mimics the curvature of the foot for a great fit and support
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 shoe that felt natural and weightless, similar to 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.