The Nike shoe brand is known for keeping up with the demands of their loyal customers with a huge range of model choices. For those who prefer a minimalist shoe that is out of this world in its comfort, the Nike Free offers some styles that will make you feel like you’re going barefoot, or nearly so anyway. The Nike Free line of shoes is one of the more popular among fans of the brand, so we did our research and found the five best models in the line that are available on the market today.
5. Nike Free RN Commuter 2018
The latest edition of the Free RN Commuter is ideal for all-day casual wear. The sole provides a high degree of flexibility which makes it feel like you’re practically barefoot. Feet are allowed to move with a more natural motion without feeling bound or overly restricted. You’re in charge of the amount of snugness with the quick lacing system that lets you make adjustments easily so you can change the fit for running, for work or other activities to find the most comfortable fit. The shoe is made from a flymesh material that is a breathable fabric that lets air circulate around the foot to prevent overheating or sweating for greater comfort. The sole of the Free model is made to be highly flexible for a minimalist running shoe while rubber pods give it greater traction as well as durability.
4. Nike Free TR8
The Nike Free TR8 is a women’s cross-training shoe that has a reinforced heel for extra strength and support. This is offset with additional cushioning that gives the shoe a snug fit against the feet and extremely soft comfort. The sole is ultra-flexible and provides a lightweight feeling that is natural with lateral foot support. Although the shoe is light, flexible and minimalist, it is made to be tough and durable. The mesh material allows for excellent ventilation to prevent sweating and overheating. The sole is designed with deep cutouts and grooves that help to make it so flexible so movement from all angles has a more natural and free feeling, hence the name. Rubber pods provide for greater traction and durability and it offers a sock-like fit with the full inner sleeve. The collar is crafted of a combination of mesh and foam for the ultimate in comfort.
3. Nike Free X Metcon Men’s
The Metcon Free X is a training shoe that has been specially designed to provide power when doing intense workouts. The Free X is made of TPU faced mesh material with is both lightweight and durable at the same time. It’s supportive yet provides the ideal amount of stretch for flexibility. Flywire technology is integrated into the laces which offer a fit that is dynamic and it locks the foot into the shoe. The lock does not inhibit or restrict natural movement. Extra comfort is supplied by the bootie that is made of soft materials for just the right amount of cushioning. The heel is cradled in a sidewall wrap up design to offer yet more foot support. The midsole features dual density with cold fusion technology and the outsole is designed with laser siped flex grooves for more natural motion while training.
2. Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018 Men’s
The Free RN Motion Flyknit for 2018 is a men’s running shoe that gives your feet a natural sensation with uninhibited movement while making your training runs. The sock liner that was included in previous editions has been done away with to allow the Flyknit to wrap completely around the foot. The sole is extremely flexible to provide natural foot motion and a free feeling under your feet. The Flyknit extends to the mid-height collar for a snug, yet comfortable fit. The Free RN has a lace-free design that requires just one strap for loosening or tightening the fit, allowing you to customize the amount of snugness. The heel is rounded to make the shoe roll with the ground when you’re in your full stride and the toe and heel sections of the sole are textured to give you additional traction.
1. Nike Women’s Free RN Flyknit 2018 Lace Up Sneakers
The Nike Women’s Free RN Flyknit for 2018 feature a lace-up design that puts you in control of the degree of snugness so you can customize the fit in accordance with the type of activity you’re engaging in. This popular model, along with the others in the Free lineup has an ultra-flexible sole that is minimalist, yet provides ample foot support with a natural feeling when in motion. The shoe is made off open weave stretch knit fabric that is breathable for greater ventilation and foot comfort. Light cushioning give it a comfortable fit.