OK, March 28 can’t come soon enough. Rolling out that day is only one of the most wicked shoes to support spring training — the Nike Free Trainer 5.0.
Pause on performance features for a second (because that obvi takes priority). Just absorb this shoe’s style details — crosshatching lime and royal blue. Yes.
The funky aesthetic is inspired by the Chinese finger trap, which is flexible and smooth and moves with your fingers.
Naturally, that’s what the Nike Free Trainer 5.0 is designed to do around your foot. Since it’s categorized as a cross training shoe, it’s ideal for speed and agility training (i.e., you won’t want to wear this shoe for long distance running).
The shoe features what Nike calls dynamic-fit technology, which is made to provide a glove-like fit and help lock the foot during quick and sharp changes of direction.
And to keep the foot from slipping when you move like so, the shoe has rubber nodes on the bottom that aid with traction on multiple training surfaces.
The outsole is also flexible, purposed to enhance the foot’s natural movement to work and strengthen foot muscles.