SLEEK LOOK. BAREFOOT FEEL.
The Nike Free Viritous Fleece Women's Shoe is all lightweight comfort, with a fleece upper and cut-outs that help keep you cool. An ultra-flexible outsole helps you move more naturally with every step.
BenefitsOutsole flex grooves for more natural flexibility and increased range of motionFlywire cables for lightweight support and an adaptive fitCooling cut-outs create lightweight breathabilityLow-profile, Phylon foam midsole/outsole offers cushioning with reduced weightExtra rubber on the heel and toe for better tractionBootie construction made with fleece for easy on and off
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.