The Nike Free Viritous
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helps keep your foot cool, comfortable and moving naturally with breathable mesh and lightweight, flexible cushioning.
A PERFECT FIT FOR SUMMER
Breathable mesh upper helps keep your feet cool
Bootie construction for a snug fit
Natural motion outsole for barefoot-like flexibility
Ultra-lightweight Flywire cables for a dynamic, glove-like fit
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.
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