After Nike discovered that Stanford athletes were training barefoot around the golf course of the University, three of their most innovative and creative employees worked to develop a shoe that is so naturally weightless, similar being barefoot. For 8 years, the team studied the biomechanics of shoeless running by testing on men and women group. They measured insoles taped to the feet, using high-speed cameras to capture images of each foot in motion. They were able to understand the mechanism of the feet as to its angle, pressure and position of the toe. They used all these data to design Nike’s running shoe from the inside out.
Nike Free 5.0 description:
Nike Free 5.0 shoes offer a natural and weightless experience during the most intense training sessions; it is the way to get a barefoot-like feel. This is a perfect combination of flexibility and support that lives up to the intensity of the hardest workouts. For support and ventilation, the upper mesh is lightweight with no-sew overlays. It is durable as the low-profile Phylite midsole are durable enough to double as outsole. Impact is easily absorbed by the waffle outsole pistons. To enhance support, the minimal and molded sockliner is just like the curvature of the foot. For seamless fit, the foot is wrapped by ¾ length bootie. The anatomical rounded heel easily rolls on the ground.
Feet are kept well-ventilated by a breathable upper mesh while the welded flex zones enable a wide range of motion during training and lifting. To keep your form strong, your foot is held in place by an internal support structure. Multi-directional movement is made possible by flexible hexagonal pods in the midsole. A bootie that is ¾ in length wraps your foot for a seamless fit. The traction pattern of the rubble outsole provides durable grip on any kind of surface. During dynamic lateral movements, flywire technology wraps the foot and locks it in place for support. There is no added weight as over-lays are not sewn throughout providing support and durability. During extensive training seasons, your feet are ensured maximum comfort. It has a 4 star rating.
Dimension: 11 in x 4 in x 7 in
Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
Who buys Nike Free 5.0?
Nike Free 5.0 V6 shoes are designed for athletes as it is customed design to facilitate their activities and movement. The shoes are so light that gymnasts feel that they are without shoes. This is the ideal shoes for people who move around a lot.
• Comfortable to wear
• Adequate cushioning in the underfoot
• Its form is minimal
• Contoured fit
• Great style
• Perfect fit
• It is full size smaller than marked
• Arch support is just moderate
• Poor support
Despite the latest technologies in the shoes construction, Nike Free 5.0 has an affordable price tag that fits both professional and casual runners who are looking for the best CrossFit shoes for men on the market. The shoe is highly recommended for people with unnatural foot arch as it is more supportive to the outward foot roll motion of the runner. You can hike anywhere wearing Nike Free 5.0 V6 is designed for road, track and gravel use since the shoes take the hard edge of the pavement through its reliable underfoot cushioning. The best buy for you money!