Taking a cue from the intricate workings of the bare foot, the Nike Free Run+ 2 Running Shoe is designed to maximise the foot's natural range of motion while providing protection and cushioning for a smooth ride.
After learning that Stanford athletes had been training barefoot on the university's golfcourse, three of Nike's most innovative and creative employees set out to develop a shoe thatfelt natural and weightless, just like bare feet. In 2002, they examined a group of men andwomen with pressure-measuring insoles taped to their feet, using high-speed cameras tocapture images of each foot in motion.
The team spent eight years studying the biomechanics of shoeless running. The results yieldeda 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 insideout.
- Shoe Category
- Ideal Use
- Barefoot/Road Running
- 7.05 oz