If you've seen or heard of Nike Free shoes, then you know they provide Adidas ZX 750 Mujer more flexibility than most running shoes. This high level of flexibility comes standard with Nike FREE, but there are plenty of other features in each Nike FREE shoe that specialize them even further for different runners, making the choice of which Nike FREE shoe to buy a bit more difficult. In this article, we'll cover the differences between the FREE 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0.
If you're Adidas ZX Flux Womens looking for more flexibility than what a standard running shoe would offer, without the reduction in support and cushioning, then the Nike FREE 5.0 might be the shoe for you. The Nike FREE 5.0 is a lightweight running shoe that offers significantly more cushioning than the 3.0 and 4.0, but is still designed to maximize the foot's full range of natural motion.
The FREE 5.0's Phylon? Adidas ZX Flux Femme Noir midsole adds lightweight support and cushioning, while doubling as an outsole to greatly reduce the shoe's overall weight. The dual midsole/outsole construction also decreases the amount of Nike Air Max 2017 Mujer material between your foot and the ground, allowing for a barefoot feel that can help you develop a more natural gait that will eventually strengthen the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the foot over time. The FREE 5.0's 9mm heel-to-forefoot drop, while far from making it a minimalist running shoe, brings your foot closer to the ground than an ordinary running shoe would. This gives the FREE 5.0 the benefits of a minimalist running shoe without sacrificing cushioning and support.
The hallmark of the Nike FREE shoes are the deep flex grooves that run along the length and width of the outsole. The flex grooves turn the bottom of the FREEs into Adidas Gazelle Dames a flexible grid, able to twist and turn with your foot more than most other running shoe outsoles. The flex grooves allow your feet to move naturally through the gait cycle, providing a smooth, less restricted ride and helping your feet further develop the small muscles that can result in a lower long-term risk of injury.
As with most Nike running shoes, the FREE 5.0 features a Waffle? pattern in the rubber outsole that works with the Nike FREE flex grooves and strategically placed rubber lugs to provide ample traction, decreasing your chances of falling or rolling an ankle.
For more varied workouts with the same flexibility, give the Nike FREE Trainer 5.0 a try. The FREE Trainer 5.0 is built to enhance agility drills, lifting, and light running while offering the same super-flexible, barefoot-like benefits of the Nike FREE Nike Air Max 2017 Mujer 5.0.
Nike FREE 4.0
The Nike FREE 4.0 includes many of the same features as the FREE 5.0, including the adaptive innersleeve, dual midsole/outsole, Nike flex grooves in the outsole, and the traction-boosting Waffle? pattern, however, instead of a Flywire? upper and Phylon? midsole, the 4.0 has a uniquely constructed mesh upper, and a lower profile midsole made of Phylite?.
The Nike FREE 4.0 combines a mesh innersleeve with a seamless mesh upper and a laser-perforated design to keep the upper moving naturally with your foot. This unique construction offers the same snug fit as the FREE 5.0, but reduces the weight and offers a slightly less-restricted ride. Another added feature of the FREE 4.0 is an asymmetrical lacing system, which offsets the laces to the lateral side of the foot to help reduce pressure over the ridge of the Adidas Superstar Dam foot for additional comfort.
Nike FREE flex grooves in the outsole provide nearly boundless flexibility, allowing the foot to move naturally through each stride, and the Waffle? pattern and rubber lugs add traction and durability.