When Nike first introduced Free technology back in the mid 2000s, any potential detractors were silenced about the barefoot-simulating soles when the Free Run Trail was released. Basically a beefed up version of the Free Run to offer extra protection while still promoting natural motion, this is a favourite among normies and hardcore sneakerheads alike. Some years since it was last seen, Nike have decided to bring it back in its original form, and hidden some Easter eggs too!
Capable of stepping over streets and streams with equal aplomb, this Free Run Trail colourway is suitably casual with its dual-layered upper. The top section offers support and durability, with ample cutouts all over the vamp to reveal the mesh liner underneath and enable some mechanical ventilation. And once the sun goes down, the grey upper reveals a hidden hiking trail when light is shone on it. Where does it go? That’s for the wearer to find out!
The namesake Free technology appears underfoot with a green midsole featuring multiple deeply cut flex grooves from heel to toe, in both medial and lateral directions. Of course, this means the foot has to work extra hard to maintain stability if it’s never experienced Nike Free before. But it’ll be worth it!
Check in with local Nike retailers for when these Free Run Trails are out.