Nike Free 4.0 Women's Running Shoe
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A MORE CUSHIONED, BAREFOOT-LIKE FEEL More minimal than the Nike Free 5.0+ and more cushioned than the Nike Free 3.0, the Nike Free 4.0 Women's Running Shoe provides the foot strengthening and flexibility benefits of natural motion without sacrificing underfoot protection or multi-surface traction. Advanced Flexibility The flex groove outsole-made up of deep cuts along the length and width of the midsole-enhances natural range of motion, encourages a smooth, efficient stride and helps maintain stability. Super-Low Profile A low-profile midsole delivers a more barefoot-like feel than the Nike Free 5.0+, with a 1/4" offset between heel and forefoot height for a blend of cushioning and flexibility. Plus, the Phylite material in the midsole is tough enough to double as an outsole, dramatically reducing the shoe's overall weight. Seamless and Breathable The seamless upper provides exceptional comfort and fit with minimal no-sew overlays. Unlike the previous version, the upper features large mesh panels on the midfoot that increase airflow for enhanced breathability. 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. Learn more about Nike Free . More Benefits Textured mesh full inner sleeve for a dynamic, sock-like fit that hugs the foot Tongue-wrap construction for easy on and off Diagonal cuts through the arch to encourage natural motion flexibility and help increase foot strength Minimalistic, molded sockliner mimics the foot's curvature for a great fit, enhanced comfort and added support Abrasion-resistant rubber under high-wear areas for enhanced durability Waffle outsole pistons for greater traction and durability and a more efficient toe-off Product Details Weight: 6.3 ounces (women's size 7) Offset: 1/4"