The Nike Free Run+ Running Shoe is built to give the sensation of barefoot running while still protecting one’s feet. If you love barefoot running, but are tired of the damage your feet endure because of it, these shoes are for you.
While the webbed toes of most shoes designed to create a barefoot feel when running will elicit snickers from strangers as you run by, the Free Run+ series is designed to look like regular shoes. This means no more running around in strange looking rubber sock. The Nike Free series of shoes not only look like real shoes, they’re an attractive pair of sneakers you can wear anywhere.
Nike has spent a long time refining the Nike Free Run+ series of shoes, and the result is an ergonomic pair of shoes that protect your feet while still allowing you to feel the ground as if barefoot. The deeply-grooved soles force you to stay on your toes, keeping your heels slightly lifted while you run. The inner sleeve fits your feet snugly with or without socks, keeping the shoe from rubbing up and down on your heel. Get the right size and the snug fit is perfect, neither too tight nor too loose. This goes a long way towards creating a true barefoot feel.
These shoes are packed full of features your feet will thank you for. The asymmetric positioning of the laces go a long way toward relieving pressure on the top of your feet. The deep grooves running the width of the midsole flex naturally while running, while the cushioning in the heel is flexible enough to allow free movement, and thin enough to allow you to feel if you are slamming your heels into the ground while running. The outsole includes waffle pistons to help increase responsiveness and absorb impact.
These running shoes were created to meet the needs of the minimalist runner. They will help you feel more in touch with the ground, yet still manage to provide enough protection to keep your feet safe from the dangers of running barefoot. Since these shoes tend to work out different muscle groups than normal when running, it’s suggested that you ease into them, running short distances until your muscles get used to the new style of shoe.
They feel broken-in straight out of the box, and are a comfortable and fully functional pair of running shoes. They look good, and can be worn for anything from running down a trail to shopping for groceries. Buy the Nike Free Run+ shoes today and your feet will thank you for it.