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The Nike Free 3.0 v4: Barefoot-like freedom, shoe-like support
The Nike Free 3.0 v4 Men's Running Shoe offers the best of both worlds: the benefits and feel of barefoot running, along with excellent support and cushioning.
Minimalist by design, the Nike Free 3.0 v4 features a seamless upper that's as flexible as it is breathable. Open mesh allows air to flow, while bonded lightweight overlays help lock the foot in place without restricting natural movement. The inner sleeve adds a plush feel, and off-center lacing reduces irritation that can be caused by chafing.
This version of the Nike Free has wider flex grooves across the forefoot for muscle activation, providing natural flexibility, ample protection and just enough support for serious comfort. On Nike's barefoot scale, the 3.0 most closely mimics the barefoot experience.
After learning that Stanford athletes had been training barefoot on the university's golf course, three of Nike's most innovative and creative employees set out to develop a shoe that felt natural and weightless, just like 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 and flexible running shoe from the inside out.
Born to Run is the Web's Best Barefoot/Minimalist Running Shoe Store.
It all started in 2010 when Dan Fairbanks decided to improve his running form and try barefoot running, but he couldn’t find a pair of Vibram FiveFingers anywhere to aid in his transition away from traditional running shoes. He knew what he had to do. With the help of Barefoot Ted, Dan created Born to Run®, and minimalist running shoes are now only a click away.
Born to Run is spreading the joy of natural movement through principle-based education and a truly world-class retail experience. Our goal is to become the best running brand in the world. Shop with us online, visit us in our retail locations, and help us make it happen!