The new Nike Free 5.0 running shoes have an environmentally friendly design that uses at least 20% recycled material. Designed for both running and training, the new shoe’s breathable knit upper provides a secure fit while promoting airflow. A lightweight, softer cushioning system helps to keep the foot close to the ground and provides superior comfort. The new cushioning system is also more responsive and light, allowing for a more natural feel.
As the name suggests, the Free 5.0 running shoes are anatomically shaped to allow for natural motion. The anatomical heel design makes it possible for the foot to move more naturally during running. The hexagonal flex grooves in the Free 5.2 allow the foot to move freely and support the foot’s natural gait. Some minimalist runners are opposed to shoes that obstruct their gait. The mesh upper of the Free 5.1 allows the foot to touch the ground and move into pronation while reducing impact on the joints.