If you’ve been reading for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of the lightweight, flexible Nike Free 5.0 running shoes.
Well, for some reason, they’ve been discontinued and replaced with the Nike Free Run 2. Above are the latest color combos; although I believe they have more options online. (you can design your own with NikeID.) I’ve tried them on twice, and I don’t like them nearly half as much as the old 5.0. They fit like a shoe, not like a glove.
Apparently Nike cancelled both the 5.0 and 7.0 (a more rigid pair of Frees) and thought a hybrid – the Free Run 2 – would be acceptable. They also increased the price from $78 to $90. If you’ve never slipped into 5.0, you’ll think the Free Run is super light and flexible. You’ll love it. Fans of the 5.0 should expect to be disappointed to find it’s heavier and stiffer than what they know.
There’s really not much else to say about the matter. Try one on. See what you think. I believe Nike is one of the best shoes on the market, and by far one of the most stylish athletic shoes.Tweet this!