NIKE'S MOST NATURAL RIDE
Designed to offer the most natural running experience, the Nike Free
3.0 Flyknit Women's Running Shoe helps you run the way you were meant to
with an ultra-low-profile midsole and a lightweight, supportive Flyknit
Hexagonal flex grooves offer six points of flexibility to let your
foot move naturally in every direction. Secondary cuts in the midsole
enhance natural range of motion.
With a 4mm offset between heel and forefoot height, the Nike Free 3.0
Flyknit features the lowest-profile midsole and a rounded heel to
encourage a more natural footstrike.
Now with a slightly looser weave, the strong, lightweight Flyknit
upper provides snug, supportive comfort that promotes natural motion.
Flywire integrated with the laces delivers added support and an adaptive
NIKE FREE ORIGINS
After learning that Stanford athletes had been training barefoot on
the university's go-lf course, three of Nike's most innovative and
creative employees set out to develop a shoe that felt natural and
weightless, similar to bare feet. In 2002, they examined a group of men
and women with pressure measuring insoles taped to their feet, using
high-speed cameras to capture images of each foot in motion. The team
spent eight years studying the biomechanics of shoeless running. The
results yielded a profound understanding of the foot's natural landing
angle, pressure and toe position, allowing Nike designers to build an
unconventional running shoe from the inside out.
Nike Flyknit technology was inspired by feedback from runners seeking
a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Nike
embarked on a four-year mission with teams of programmers, engineers and
designers to create the technology needed to make the knit upper with
static properties for structure and durability. Then the precise
placement of support, flexibility and breathability—all in one layer—was
refined. The result is a featherweight, formfitting and virtually