In 2004, Nike introduced Free technology. To say the least, it changed the way most people think about running shoes. The original Free concept came from designers Tobie Hatfield and Eric Avar, who noticed a group of runners at Stanford University who were training on the golf course. After years of testing, using pressure-measuring insoles, high speed cameras, and in depth studying of the human foot’s natural movements, Nike Free was born.
Ten years later, Nike Free is not just a barefoot running inspired sneaker, it’s one of the most trusted designs on the market. But now, Nike Running is at it again and Free is getting reinvented. This week, Nike Free 3.0 and 5.0 will relaunch with new designs that are more outside the box and more flexible than ever. Check out the video below to see the new Nike Free designs for 2014 and look for the first of the new editions to release April 3rd at 12AM EST on finishline.com.