The Men's Nike Free Trainer 3.0
V4 Training Shoe Black/University Red/Volt/Team Red features new circular-knit technology for superior lateral control and a responsive fit. Hexagonal flex grooves let you move naturally.
FLEXIBLE AND QUICK
Low-profile midsole offers stability and responsiveness
Circular-knit mesh for lateral strength and a responsive fit
Hexagonal flex grooves let you move naturally
Mesh and synthetic leather upper for breathability and a lightweight feel
Flywire technology wraps the arch to provide an ultra-light, locked-down fit
Phylite midsole/outsole for durability, a resilient ride and reduced overall weight
Waffle outsole pistons help absorb impact and increase responsiveness
5mm offset in Phylite foam for a firm, stable feel
Abrasion-resistant BRS 1000 carbon rubber in the heel enhances durability
Anatomical heel is rounded to roll with the ground
Nike Free Origins
After learning that Stanford athletes had been training barefoot on the university’s go-lf 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.
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