The Nike Free Run+ 3 Men’s Running Shoe offers a barefoot-like ride with the cushioning, traction and underfoot protection of a traditional shoe. Its low-profile midsole doubles as an outsole, dramatically reducing overall weight.
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.
Nike Free: Nike Frees are different than traditional athletic shoes. They’re designed to let your feet move more freely and naturally, which means your muscles will be doing a bit more work than demanded of them in some other athletic shoes. Nike encourages you to get used to them gradually for a safer, more effective and more enjoyable experience.
Glove-Like Fit: The Dynamic Fit system is made up of 'fingers' of soft material that wrap the midfoot and arch, tailoring the shoe perfectly to your foot. For added support and comfort, the molded sockliner mimics the foot's curvature.
Flexibility: Flex grooves along the length and width of the midsole enhance flexibility for a more natural stride, while diagonal grooves through the arch enhance flexibility and help increase foot strength. The low-profile midsole doubles as an outsole, dramatically reducing overall shoe weight.
Seamless Feel: The upper offers lightweight support right where you need it, with seamless overlays for a supportive, skin-like fit.
Nike Free Run+ 3 Shoes Features:
Reflective Swoosh design trademark for enhanced visibility in low light.
Waffle outsole pistons to help absorb impact and add responsiveness.
Abrasion-resistant carbon rubber under high-wear areas for enhanced durability
Nike+ ready: Nike+ is an ecosystem of digital products and experiences designed to measure, motivate and empower you to improve. By tracking your progress and allowing you to share your sports data, Nike+ offers you ways to measure up, compare, compete and excel.