Slated for release next month, the Nike Free Trainer 3.0 is the latest apex of footwear technology for Nike; simultaneously their most minimalist and most advanced shoe ever.
In fact it’s the advanced technology that enabled Nike to engineer such a minimalist concept. Weighing just 9 ounces, the Free Trainer 3.0 is the closest you can get to “barefoot” in a training shoe without compromising performance.
The Dynamic Fit system conforms to the wearer’s foot, ensuring a custom, locked-down fit and a relatively custom ride.
Meanwhile the mesh upper is reinforced with Polyurethane, creating a “strand” pattern that gives the shoe tensile strength, enhancing support while maintaining the shoe’s light weight, flexibility and breathability. The Polyurethane also increases durability and abrasion-resistance while moving with the natural motion of the foot.
And then of course there’s the barefootiest feature of the shoe, the Nike Free 3.0 sole — currently the lowest number on the Free scale, meaning it’s the closest to a barefoot experience. A phylon midsole adds responsive cushioning without adding bulk and that 3.0 sole ensures superlative multidirectional-flexibility, a low-profile ride and a full, natural range of motion.
The Nike Free Trainer 3.0 releases globally January 1st.