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NATURAL FLEXIBILITY. DURABLE COMFORT.
The midsole expands multi-directionally to deliver more dynamic flexibility with every step.
Durable mesh stretches across your midfoot and heel for support with breathability.
Soft foam allows pressure to distribute equally across your foot, delivering exceptionally comfortable cushioning.
Nike Free OriginsAfter 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.