Moving “freely” with Nike
Nike has never stopped evolving, and this time it has come up with newer, better technology to improve performance.
After seeing Stanford University runners cool down barefoot on the grass in 2001, Nike designers decided to research the movement of the human foot. A year later, they created a super-minimal bootie-like prototype of a running shoe featuring a light mesh with silicon pods on the sole. It looked more like a ballet slipper than a running shoe.
They refined this prototype and came up with the 2019 Nike Free Running Collection, that allows the foot to freely flex, splay and move. The Nike Free RN 5.0 and Nike Free RN Flyknit 3.0, which are great for jogging and low-mileage track workouts, go for THB3,600 and THB5,000 respectively. Check them out at Nike stores near you.