The “free” in Nike Free Everyday+ 2 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 Everyday+ 2 is the 2nd generation of the popular Nike Free Everyday+ running 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. The Everyday+ 2 is an 8.0 on the barefoot scale.
This is a transitional shoe for people looking to get their feet wet with barefoot running without jumping headfirst. It offers some traditional padding and support as other running shoes, but at the same time has the Nike Free barefoot sole. It is also the only Nike Free shoe which as air cushioning support built into the heel (Nike Zoom unit located in heel).
In addition the Nike Free Everyday+ 2 can accommodate the attachment of a Nike+ sensor which will allow you to track your distance and running speed via an iPod or iPhone (the sensor is not included).
Nike Free Everyday+ 2 Men Testimonials
Carmel Valley, CA
|Great Transitional Shoe|
I have put a lot of miles on these shoes since I received them a couple of months ago. They’ve been a great accompaniment to my true barefoot running; on days when my ankles were feeling sore, or my feet were still too raw from asphalt friction to go barefoot again, I’d put 8 to 10 miles at a time on these shoes very comfortably.
It seems like Nike hit pretty close to the intended target with the Free Everyday+ 2: it’s a comfortable, durable trainer that would be a good transition shoe towards barefoot running, or a good alternative for barefoot runners who want to maintain a higher weekly mileage while giving their feet time to recuperate between barefoot workouts.
|Took the Pain Away from My Toes!|
My second metatarsal (toe) was aching really bad. I bought the nike free everyday+ 2 and it helped relieve the pain and even strengthened the ball of my foot. Amazingly over time, I got my toe back into alignment with the help of stretching and these shoes. I thought it might be just a cosmetic change (ie my toe looked straighter), but even on the x-ray the bone had straightened out!
|Worth Every Penny or 1 Month’s Allowance|
I started Free Running and I realized that my old skate shoes weren’t well suited to the task, so I decided to buy a good pair of running shoes. After trying several pairs, I came across a pair of Nike Free Everday+2’s, and I instantly fell in love.
First of all it was extremely comfortable; it was like I was running with only my socks on. The grip was great on the soles of the shoe. I went home and started my daily 5 mile run and noticed that It was rather narrow, at least more narrow than I was used to. But other than that it was amazing, the only downside to these shoe’s would be the fact it costed me a month’s worth of allowance. Other than that I recommend it to any runner for any sport!
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