For some time now Nike has emphasized the importance of supreme fit and worked hard to give runners the most natural ride possible with its sneakers. The introduction of Flyknit construction pushed us closer and now Nike has taken it a step further. Nike combined two of its most praised innovations – Flyknit and Free technology to create “compression fit with free flexibility” for a second-skin feel. A compression fit keeps the foot in place no matter how hard you run. Specific zones on the shoe were engineered to have more stretch than others and more firm that others to give proper flexibility and support exactly where needed. The popular Free technology gives runners a comfortable ride over long distances.

“Nike Free Flyknit is the ultimate expression of natural performance principles, combining a supportive, sock-like upper and a flexible midsole and outsole that move with the body,” says Sean McDowell, Creative Director for Nike Running. “The compression fit brings the foot closer to the sole for enhanced lockdown and propulsion.”

The Nike Free Flyknit will release this Thursday, August 1st at Foot Locker and online at for $160. Check the Launch Locator to see which stores will carry this release.

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