Nike adds five new releases to Nike Free collection

The Nike Free collection has been around and growing for over a decade now, and it’s latest evolution has been realised with five new releases from the iconic sneaker brand, each possessing progressive geometric auxetic midsole designs to enable athlete’s natural motion and develop strength for both running and training. The new releases come as a result of new studies which have revealed how the foot expands and contracts upon impact with, and lift-off from, the ground. Auxetic midsole mimics how the body and foot react to force by absorbing shock while accounting for the dual-plane expansion in foot size that occurs throughout an athlete’s foot strike.

All of this seeks to add to a great flexibility for the athlete, working with a changing shape during constant movement – whether linearly or multi-directionally in training – to put the wearer in control. It mimics natural movement, necessary when one comes to an understanding that an athlete who is able to develop his or her innate natural abilities is able to run farther or faster, jump higher, become stronger, and perform without boundaries. As Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman said: “it’s all about the feet – it’s not about the shoes”.

In the running category for the Nike Free collection the brand have added:

  • The Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit

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This running shoe enables the runner’s most dynamic movement. It pairs a fully adaptive, single-piece Nike Flyknit upper featuring 3D ribbing from the forefoot to heel with the new auxetic midsole.

  • Nike Free RN Flyknit

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The zonally engineered, lightweight Flyknit upper combines a sock-like fit with a classic silhouette that moulds to the foot. The midsole features the same expansive auxetic technology with a brand new, softer IU foam for additional underfoot comfort.

  • Nike Free RN

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Lightweight and dynamic, this running shoe unites an engineered mesh upper for flexible support with a brand new, softer IU foam for additional comfort underfoot.

For the training category:

  • Women’s Nike Free Transform Flyknit

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This low-profile training shoe features a Flyknit upper designed to enhance support. Flywire locks down the foot during lateral cuts while an integrated heel counter keeps an athlete stable for movement in all directions. A two-piece interior pairs cushioning for repetitive high-impact moves with a firm outsole that delivers more support during the toughest workouts.

  • Men’s Nike Free Train Force Flyknit

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This low-profile training shoe features a 5/8-height Flyknit upper designed to promote a feeling of support. Flywire locks down the foot during lateral cuts while an integrated heel counter keeps an athlete stable during hard cuts. Dual-density tooling pairs cushioning for repetitive high-impact moves with a firm outsole that delivers stiffer support during rigorous lifts.

All the above sneakers, except for the RN Motion Flyknit, are now available via Nike. The Nike Free Motion Flyknit will be available from May 5th.

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Chris Singh

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