Nike Free Trainer 1.0

For those of you who like to squat, which ideally, if you’re a gym goer should be the basis of any good lower body routine- then you’ll have no doubt felt the benefits of training barefoot. Off the back of this, Nike have released the Nike Free Trainer 1.0- inspired by Gold-medal boxer Ryota Murata the 1.0 has the most articulated sole of the Nike Free Trainers.

The first colour-way, the Nike Free Trainer 1.0 “Chalk for Your Feet” represents the shoe’s tough and lightweight rubber outsole, which wraps up around the edges of the foot for an agile grip on any training surface, similar to the grip that chalk provides in the gym.

Designed with a zero-millimetre offset that makes foot muscles work harder to grip and balance, the shoe enables natural motion and offers a barefoot-like feel for those of you who lift, run, jump and cut. The heel counter in the Nike Free Trainer 1.0 keeps the outsole platform balanced while Dynamic Flywire delivers lockdown and lateral stability through sharp cutting motions.

A low-profile platform, zero-drop foam midsole maintains stability under the load compression of weight lifting at the same time responsive cushioning in the sockliner offers comfort.

The Nike Free Trainer 1.0 is available at and select retailers beginning November 4, 2015. Additional colour-ways launch on November 18, 2015.

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.