FREE TO STRIKE
Inspired by the latest high-performance soccer cleat technology, the Nike Free 5.0 Hypervenom Kids' Shoe features a soft upper that hugs the foot for a secure fit. A flexible outsole and strategically placed pods let your foot move naturally and offer durable traction where it's needed most.
BenefitsSynthetic upper for a snug fitNike Free midsole doubles as an outsole for lightweight cushioning, durability and reduced weightFlex grooves for more natural movement and an extraordinary feelRubber Waffle outsole for traction
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.