Nike’s latest four-shoe Free Flyknit aims to have something for every runner

It’s been more than 10 years since the original buy nike free shoes technology was released, which was a large contributor to minimalist shoes winning their place in the spotlight. The recently-unveiled Nike Free Rn Flyknit is the latest in the line’s rich history and is one of four shoes included in Nike‘s latest release.

Canadian Running has had the Free Rn Flyknit and Free Train Force since the shoe’s public release on April 7 and put the two to the test on the roads, on turf and in the gym.The Free Rn Flyknit is in line with what Mens Nike Free 3.0 V3 have looked like in the past but with the added Flyknit technology on the upper and unique cushioning on the sole. It feels like a sock with no rigid heel structure and with minimal seams throughout to limit the risk of blisters.

The Force and Transform, on the other hand, have rigid heels that act as a stabilizer and should be used in the gym or when strength training. Imagine you’re doing squats or dead lifts and you need some heel support– these are the go-to shoes. The Train Force (men) and the Transform (women) provide stability and for that reason, they are a lot better to wear during strength sessions versus regular running shoes.

Runners can try out the shoes for 30 days (if purchased through Nike online or at an official Nike store), put the Frees through the toughest of tests and be able to return them for a full refund if necessary. It doesn’t get much better than that.

The new line of Frees takes into account how one’s foot expands and contracts through landing and takeoff with the use of a multi-directional outsole. Whether you’re moving laterally, likely in the gym, or out on a run, the shoe can handle it.The Nike Free Train Force Flyknit is similar to the LunarEpic Flyknit‘s upper and is easily noticeable because of its sock-like feature that surrounds the ankle as well as the absence of a tongue. The women’s equivalent, the Transform, is low-profiled and wraps around the ankle like a traditional shoe.

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