The Nike Free 3.0 v5 EXT Women's Shoe features a mesh inner sleeve that offers breathability and a supportive fit. Flex grooves and Flywire cables deliver lightweight support and enhanced natural motion to this lightweight shoe.
Inner sleeve made with engineered mesh for a dynamic, sock-like fit that hugs the foot and allows for easy on and off
Flywire cables support midfoot for an adaptive fit
Fused Phylite midsole for an ultra-lightweight, resilient ride
Deep flex grooves for enhanced flexibility and a smooth, efficient stride
Diagonal cuts through the arch for flexibility and foot strength
Strategically placed carbon rubber on the outsole for enhanced durability
NIKE FREE ORIGINS
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.
This high-performance, microfibre, polyester fabric wicks sweat away from the body and moves it to the fabric surface, where it evaporates. As a result, Dri-FIT fabric helps you stay dry and comfortable.