taking inspiration from the chinese finger trap, the new NIKEfree trainer 5.0 delivers lightweight comfort and supportive lockdown with a distinctive look for training in the gym, field or street.the shoes will be available globally march 28 at selected retailers and nike.com.
adaptability is key to effective training. scheduling, weather, location
and coaching are constantly changing. NIKE is focused on providing one constant – the best shoe for multi-sport training.
athletes must adapt to the ever-changing factors in training and evolving
training footwear is no different. NIKE designers are committed to constantly improving footwear to allow athletes to perform at their best.
the evolved approach to maximizing the support and natural motion intuitive to training comes to life in the NIKE free trainer 5.0.
while the woven upper has an eye-catching aesthetic, the shoe’s high-performance aptitude sets it apart. the dynamic fit moves with, adjusts to and supports the foot during the rigors of training.
designers laura parrett and jeff rasmussen took inspiration from the chinese finger trap device. like the toy, the upper consists of intertwined bands that are soft and pliable. when the foot is at rest or moving forward or backward the bands are flexible and compliant. when pressure is applied with side-to-side movements the bands engage and tighten around the foot for enhanced support.
three performance benefits distinguish the NIKE free trainer 5.0:
· dynamic-fit technology for a glove-like fit
· natural motion design to deliver a barefoot-like feel with resilient cushioning
· aggressive rubber nodes on the sole that provide multi-surface traction