Comfortable and lightweight, Nike Women's Free RN Distance shield is the perfect flexible longer-mileage trainer, for the natural runner. Its single layer jacquardd upper ensures you're in ultimate comfort, whilst the Fused Lunarlon core cushioning midsole that delivers a soft and in tune feel. Flywire tech gives your feet that locked in feel and you'll find minimal rubber pods on the outside, for the ultimate in durability and traction in wet conditions. Puddles are no match for the Distance Shield, thanks to its very own DWR coating upper that helps to keep your feet warm and dry.
When superstar track and field coach Bill Bowerman met talented middle-distance runner Phil Knight, an unlikely partnership was formed.
Bowerman was looking for lighter, more durable running shoes for his Oregon University Runners, and Knight was searching for a way to make a living without having to give up athletics all together. The two put their heads together and came up with a shoe that featured outsoles modelled on a waffle iron – unconventional, but somehow it worked.
Bowerman and Knight named their new venture Nike, after the Greek goddess of victory, and began selling their shoes from out the boot of a car. From these humble beginnings, the company has grown into a sports industry market leader, and its distinctive ‘swoosh’ logo is arguably the most recognisable brand logo on the planet.
Despite this success, Nike’s mission statement remains the unchanged: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. Because if you have a body, you’re an athlete.
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