The Nike Free 5.0+ Shield Women's Running Shoe is made with a three-layer mesh upper featuring a water-repellent film that helps keep water at bay, and deep Nike Free sipes deliver a smooth, comfortable ride and maximum flexibility.
Three-layer mesh upper with water-repellent film for breathability and protection from the elements
Injected Phylon midsole for lightweight cushioning
Dynamic Fit technology uses Flywire cables to wrap the midfoot and arch in a glove-like fit
Deep Nike Free sipes for excellent range of motion and a natural, barefoot-like feel
Reinforced outsole rubber on high-wear areas for durability
Reflective elements for visibility in low-light conditions
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.
Weight: 7.4 ounces (women's size 8)
Minimalistic, molded sockliner mimics the curvature of the foot for natural comfort and support
Tightly-woven mesh tongue with DWR (durable, water-repellent) finish helps repel water while maintaining airflow
Nike Womens Free 5.0+ Shield Shoes
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