The core of Nike’s success has always been fueled by innovation and nothing exemplifies that more then the Nike Free series. The Free series most notable claim to fame is it’s continued innovation of footwear cushioning and reducing the amount of material between foot and ground allowing for a more natural and free fit.
Nike is continuing to push the boundaries of with the upcoming 2014 Free Collection with the introduction of newly designed hexagonal flex grooves, which allow the foot to move even more freely in all directions. Included in the much anticipated collection is the Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit, featuring a double-layer outsole and Flyknit shell, the Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit, a updated version of the classic with added cushioning, and the Free 5.0, the perfect hybrid of classic running sneakers mixed with the growing barefoot feel.
The Nike 2014 Free Collection all feature a more anatomically shaped heel to help roll the foot as it hit’s the ground and provide a more natural feel. Also included in the collection is Nike’s Flyknit upper providing superior comfort and fit in the Free 3.0 Flyknit and the Free 4.0 Flyknit. The specially designed upper keeps the foot secured over the sole while providing the flexibility to move more naturally in all directions. Finally, the biggest piece of tech Nike added to this year’s Free series was the integration of hexagonal flex grooves. Nike gathered years of data and came to the conclusion that the foot doesn’t move in a perfectly straight line while running, so they designed the first ever sole with a hexagonal flex-groove pattern to give multi directional flexibility.
The much anticipated 2014 Nike Free Collection will be available at select Nike retailers beginning April 3. Check out the whole collection and check back to @SneakerReport for future updates and further release information.