STREAMLINED LIGHTWEIGHT FLEX
The Nike Free SB Nano Men's Skateboarding Shoe combines the natural flexibility of Nike Free technology with the durable performance of a board shoe for the ultimate in comfort and control.
The suede upper has a streamlined look that hearkens to classic skate shoes with a clean, updated silhouette. The suede has strategically placed perforations for breathability.
Board Grip and Balance
The skate-specific outsole has Nike Free flex grooves for a comfortable, natural feel and better board grip and balance. Rubber outsole pods provide extra traction and control.
More Benefits Reflective elements keep you visible in low lightHerringbone pattern on the outsole for traction in all directionsPhylon foam under the heel for lightweight cushioningPadded tongue for comfort
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.