Visit any cool joint in town where all the hipsters and hypebeasts hang out, you’ll notice one thing, everybody be rockin’ the Frees or Flyknits. This can only mean one thing, if you do not have either pair in your shoe game, you are struggling hard my friend and that is a mortal sin punishable by the shoe Gods. Come on, what else are you going to pair that black drop-crotch sweat pants, mesh top, and quilted bomber with? Trust us, you need these to flutter around your streets with smug and arrogance.
With that said, Nike just unveiled their newest line of Frees and we gotta say, they are on fire! To be shameless about it, yo Nike, you gotta hook us up! Based on what we see, for 2014, the Free sole receives a complete overhaul fuelled by loads of science $hit and athlete insight, which probably means that Nike is really trying to up their arsenal due to competition arming themselves up as well (the kicks scene is a battlefield, my friend). What you’ll see from the soles are the new hexagon-shaped strategically-engineered flex grooves through their arches, ensuring natural movement from no matter where the wearer’s feet strike the surface. This provides a more energised transition and superior flexibility. Also, the all new colourways seem to provide an even more striking and bold look to footwear gear. We really dig the black one, imagine us winking knowingly here.
Combining both the Free and Flyknit tech seems to be a very smart move because now you won’t have to spend twice the amount of money to cop both the shoes. The origin of the Frees comes from tedious research by Nike when they chanced upon Standford athletes training barefoot on the university’s golf course. After studying the hell outta that, they set out to develop a shoe that felt natural and weightless, similar to bare feet. And boom came the Frees. The Flyknits however, came from the runners themselves seeking a shoe with a snug and virtually unnoticed fit reminiscent of socks, this caused Nike to embark on a mission to design and engineer the technology needed to make the knit upper with static properties for structure and durability. It is stuff like these that sends waves across the sneaker world.
Retailing at RM539, the Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit is available at selected Nike stores.