The “free” in Nike Free 5.0 V4 is short for the freedom your feet will feel when wearing these shoes. The Nike Free line of shoes is Nike’s response to the minimalist and barefoot shoe movement. While Nike is traditionally known for making fancy, ultra-supported athletic shoes the Nike Free shoes is a welcomed breath of fresh air.
The Nike Free 5.0 V4 is the fourth generation and version of the Nike Free 5.0 shoe. Nike has an informal “barefoot scale” ranging from 3.0 to 10.0 with 3.0 being the closest to barefoot and 10.0 being a normal supported athletic shoe. By wearing the 5.0 you are in essence getting the same benefits of running barefoot on grass which are stronger feet and less injuries.
In addition the Nike Free 5.0 V4 has been built with breathable mesh material which will keep your feet dry and provide excellent ventilation. This also allows you to comfortably wear these shoes with or without socks.
The Nike Free 5.0 V4 is best used as a running shoe.
Nike has replaced the Nike Free 5.0’s with the new Nike Free Run+
Nike Free 5.0 V4 Men Testimonials
St. Paul, MN
|Less Pain and Running Again
13 years ago after I tore both of my achilles tendons I thought I would never run again. So for the most part I never ran how I used to be able to run. The pain was just too great. However, lucky for me a friend introduced me to the whole running barefoot movement. At first I thought it was just weird, but after researching and looking further into it it started to make sense. Considering that up to that point I had just about tried everything else what harm would there be in running barefoot? Unfortunately, my gym here requires only closed toed shoes and seeing as it gets quite chilly here in Minnesota I decided to get a pair of Nike Free shoes since I read about their “barefoot” benefits.
It’s now been 6 weeks since I started running in these shoes and I am now running more than I ever have since after my accident and I am having significantly less pain too. I highly recommend these shoes to anyone looking experience more freedom in their running (or in my case freedom from pain!).
|These Shoes are Amazing!
They are super light, super flexible, and very cool looking. These shoes will bend in any way your foot can move making everything easy. These shoes are amazing for running because they’re so light and flexible. They are somewhat durable for a running shoe and they look real cool. On the inside of the shoe, your foot is surrounded by under armor like material. This makes your feet always cool and not sweaty. Unless you were thinking of using these shoes around a construction site, YOU MUST GET THESE SHOES!
San Francisco, CA
|Great for No Pain Walking
These shoes are incredibly comfortable. Not only are they great for running and other exercise, I’ve also found them to be perfect for daily use when you know you’ll be walking a lot – on vacation for example. I wore them for a full day walking with a heavy backpack on – zero pain/soreness in my feet that night. To me, that’s pretty impressive.