The Nike Free RN 2017 Running Shoe brings you miles of comfort in an updated version with reduced layers and weight. A breathable circular-knit upper and a tri-star outsole pattern adjust to your foot's every step, delivering support and flexibility.
Circular-knit uppers will encase each foot in breathable comfort. Perforations in the fabric increase airflow, creating a better, healthier environment for your feet to thrive in. The upper is thinner and closer to your foot than in previous versions, but it still provides a secure and substantial feel for wear all day, all year, almost anywhere. Dynamic Fit technology uses strong, yet feather-light, Flywire cables that work with the laces to provide more support as you tighten them. One set of cables has been removed from the top lace to allow for a smoother, less distracting feel when you bend at the forefoot. The medial seam has been removed to create a seamless, irritation-free fit, because we know how rubbing and blisters can ruin your day, plus an updated tongue construction contributes towards the low profile and airy environment of the Free RN 2017. A reflective strip completes the upper, increasing your visibility to passing vehicles and keeping you safe on those late-night adventures.
A minimal, moulded sockliner lies atop a low-profile midsole to mimic the curvature of the foot and add lightweight support. The Nike Free sole provides the feel of a minimalist running shoe. It moves with you, imitating the movement of your foot by expanding and contracting with every landing and push-off, for a natural feel. This injected unit of lightweight, yet durable, foam doubles as a midsole and outsole, drastically cutting down on weight while still delivering protection. Its touch of cushion helps to attenuate shock as you power through the gait cycle, ample enough to spare your joints as you strike down onto hard, unforgiving surfaces but modest enough to do so without weighing down your pace.
The anatomical heel is rounded to roll with the ground as you heel-strike, encouraging a more natural, uncaged stride. An auxetic tri-star outsole pattern, hot-knife cut into the foam platform, expands with your step for flexible cushioning and an adaptive feel. Segments of solid rubber adorn the outsole to enhance traction and durability; placed under the toe and heel, they supply reliable grip across every surface, resisting the traumas of foot-strike and toe-off to provide you with a long-lasting running buddy. Deep flex grooves further enhance the bendy, barefoot feel of the shoe. For the athletes who crave clean lines and a lighter, simplified experience, choose the Nike Free RN 2017.
Circular-knit upper - Provides lightweight and breathable support.
Dynamic Fit technology Uses strong, yet ultralight, cables to provide adaptive stability.
Seamless - Reduces the risk of rubbing and discomfort.
Updated tongue construction - Supplies a low-profile silhouette and enhanced breathability.
Reflective ankle strip - Increases visibility in low-light conditions.
Moulded sockliner - Mimics the curvature of the foot to supply lightweight support.
Nike Free sole - Injection moulded foam that doubles as a midsole and an outsole; cuts down on weight while delivering durable protection.
Rounded heel - Rolls with the ground as you strike.
Auxetic tri-star outsole pattern - Expands with your step for flexible cushioning.
Solid rubber toe and heel - Increases durability and grip.