Nike has once again invented a shoe that will have you running, (literally) to their stores. Forget those five finger barefoot shoes that are frankly frightening to wear and see. Instead, let’s welcome the new Nike Free Trainer 1.0.
Story By: Chris Keith
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Thanks to Gold-medal boxer Ryota Murata who according to Nike, wants to “feel low to the ground during his workouts, almost as if he’s barefoot” has lead to the creation of the new Nike Free Trainer 1.0 line, boasting the most articulated sole of the Nike Free Trainers.
The Nike Free Trainer 1.0 “Chalk for Your Feet” sports a tough and lightweight rubber outsole, wrapping around the edges of the foot that according to Nike gives you an agile grip on any training surface, similar to the chalk grip in the gym.
The shoe is designed with a zero-millimeter offset that works foot muscles harder to balance and grip. The shoe also enables natural motion while offering a barefoot-like feel, without the toe cutouts for any athlete who jumps, runs, lifts etc.
The low-profile platform, zero-drop foam midsole maintains stability under the load compression while the responsive cushioning in the sockliner offers comfort. The Nike Free Trainer 1.0 heel counter keeps the outsole platform balanced with Dynamic Flywire delivering lockdown and lateral stability through any sharp cutting motions.
A nice holiday gift, the Nike Free Trainer 1.0 is available at Nike.com and select retailers beginning November 4, 2015.