Review overview

Performance 9
Design 9
Price 7.5


8.5 Excellent The Nike Free 5.0 is proven to be among the most wonderful shoes for both short and long distance run. It’s made to be of high quality while offering a stable and comfortable fit.

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The Free series of Nike shoes have always been one of the most in demand choices among runners for some time now. It’s a unique combination of comfort, aesthetics, and function. This year brings with it a complete revamp of the shoe from the sole to the upper. The Nike Free 5.0 for is light and boasts its minimalistic design while imitating the movement of being barefoot and offering cushioning, traction, as well as underfoot protection.

Nike Free 5.0 Performance

The Free 5.0 has a very flexible sole with its upper part boasting of a soft yet guaranteed sturdy mesh design that allows you pound the pavement in complete comfort. Its mesh design offers a simulation of actual socks that support with overlays and internal mid-foot straps to guarantee maximum comfort while running by hugging your feet to prevent slippage.

Its midsole has low profile heel, with an offset of just 8mm that delivers a barefoot feel while letting you enjoy better stability even when running on the most uneven grounds. The arch is also composed of diagonal cuts encouraging more natural motion flexibility while the sole unit of the shoes are made a bit thicker to offer additional cozy cushioning. All in all, it’s just a comfortable shoe. Whether you consider this shoe for everyday use or for your runs, you’ll enjoy the lightness and performance capabilities of it.

Nike Free 5.0 Design

In terms of aesthetics, it’s a great looking shoe through and through. And what would you really expect from a company like Nike? They take immaculate care in terms of the design process, from how it
functions to how it looks on foot.

Nike also made sure that Free 5.0 is an attractive choice not just in terms of design but even with the impressive array of colors available. The series includes bright orange, purple, green, blue, atomic red, black metallic, bright magenta, glacier white and many others. Both men and women have a great rnage of colours to choose from.

Nike Free 5.0 Price

As a price of $130, it’s a tad on the pricier side, but you do get a premium package. Top of the line materials, design, and performance, so it can work out in the long run in terms of price-per-usage.

Shoe Info

  • Weight: Mens 8.3Oz and Womens 6.8Oz
  • Heel-to-Toe Offset: 8mm
  • Type: Neutral
  • Terrain: Road

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