The Nike Free 5.0 is a comfortable shoe fits like a glove and had my feet saying, “Ahhhhh!” at first try. The extreme flexibility from the grooved sole allows your foot to move as it wishes, not how the shoe wishes. Yet the insole provides arch support and the shoe provides enough cushioning to make every walk or run a joy. The shoes come with a recommended training schedule to slowly build your time in them, as your feet and body adjust to the extreme freedom.
The Nike Free 5.0 imitates being barefoot. The outsole is grooved so that each inch of the foot can flex as it naturally wishes to do. The result is a shoe that is a pleasure to wear, but one you are recommended to ease into wearing.
It comes with a schedule to slowly build up your time in the shoe as your body gets used to the extreme flexibility. But being flexible doesn’t mean being sloppy. Walkers more than runners need a flexible shoe to allow the foot to roll through a step. I didn’t realize how limiting my other lightweight, flexible shoes were until I put on the Nike Free 5.0.My immediate reaction was wanting to racewalk in them. Although the heel is extended in the running version, you can get a great heel plant and roll-through for a fast walking stride. These shoes make my feet want to zoom.
Among my personal favorite jogging shoes from this past year was the Nike Free 3.0 V2 Womens Flyknit. Actually, the four. Flyknit may be my personal favorite Free from all-time my only real complaint was the lacing put a little bit of pressure on top of my foot with extended wear.
As opposed to the four. the five. had been a total bust for me personally. A band of material in the lower lace row was too tight and dug into my foot. Sizing up failed to help, and i also was required to return the pair which i purchased.
Today Nike releases the 2015 editions from the Free jogging shoes, with new versions from the 5.0 4. and 3.0 striking the market (they are in-stock in the Nike.com store). The 3 turn to be upper updates that keep the sole of previous versions this really is encouraging because the issues I needed using the 4. and 5.0 had related to the uppers.
The brand new Free 5.0 features a completely redesigned upper, as well as the band that dug into my foot within the 2014 version looks to become gone. Given my affinity for your Free shoes as well as the discounted price tag about this one, this will probably be the model which ill get one of the three released today. MSRP for your new Free 5.0 is $100. Update 5/18/2015: View my overview of the 2015 Nike Free 5.0 here.