NATURAL MOTION. HIGH VISIBILITY.
The Nike Free 5.0 Flash Kids' Running Shoe combines a flexible outsole with the cushioning, traction and support of a traditional running shoe. Reflective elements stand out during early morning and night runs.
Benefits Flywire cables provides an adaptive, locked-down fitReflective details remain visible in low-light conditionsHexagonal flex grooves let your foot move more naturallyMinimal sockliner molds to the foot's shape for added support and comfortStrategically placed no-sew and synthetic overlays add lightweight durability and supportWaffle outsole lugs help absorb impact and add responsiveness
Product DetailsFull inner sleeve made of textured sandwich mesh provides a dynamic, sock-like fit that hugs the footLow-profile Phylite midsole is durable enough to double as the outsole for soft cushioning and minimal weight
Nike Free Origins
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, 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 and flexible running shoe from the inside out.