Nike Free A-Z

This season Nike Free, the shoe that essentially allows the foot to behave how it naturally wants to, is available in five new styles across running and training – the Nike Free 5.0+, 4.0 and 3.0 in running; the Nike Free TR Breathe for women’s training; and the recently featured Nike Free Trainer 5.0 for men’s training.

First appearing in 2001 the Nike Free, more than a decade later, is introduced in three new upper designs for enhanced natural motion:

  • Nike Free 5.0+: Dynamic Nike Flywire technology provides secure support without added weight.
  • Nike Free 4.0: Utilises no-sew overlays and a tongue-wrap fit for stitch-free comfort.
  • Nike Free 3.0: Nike engineered mesh improves fit and breathability with looser patterns where ventilation and stretch are needed and tighter patterns in areas where support is key.

There are plenty of Nike Free options to choose from, shoes to suit all tastes, activisties and styles. Nike has been good enough to create a Nike Free A-Z – an interactive look-book that examines key moments behind this technology’s genesis, evolution and popularity.

Through imagery, video, and interviews with innovators and athletes, Nike Free A-Z sheds light on the design process and illustrates Nike’s constant commitment to serving the athlete. From hot knifing to dynamic Nike Flywire technology, Nike Free A-Z takes you on the journey of how a coach’s insight about natural motion led to a new performance language.

Chris Beastall

Chris is the Founder and Editor of Ape to Gentleman. His interests lie in men's style, male grooming and leading a better lifestyle - through minimalist, basic and clean design.