April 21, 2015

We love shoes. All types. Heels, pumps, strappy sandals… there’s no end to them, so it really doesn’t come as a surprise when we’re literally head over heels for a pair of trainers that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The 2015 Nike Free TR 5 Flyknit shoe was conceptualised to support the six core moves of training. Nike researchers were inspired by this multidimensional training and sought out to study the fundamental movements across different types of training; from personal training to weightlifting to group fitness classes and boot camps.

The Flyknit technology used for the upper gives a sturdy, breathable and lightweight support with a sock-like fit. Nike Flywire cables are knitted into the Flyknit material to provide support in the forefoot for side-to-side movements and from the heel to the top eyelet for heel fit and support.

“We added cushioning and traction underfoot, and support in the upper only where needed. The parts of the shoe work together to deliver multidirectional natural motion,” says Nike Women’s Training Footwear Design Director Nicole Mueller.

The hexagonal flex grooves on the sole follow the movement of the foot. The rubber pods on the outsole gives added traction and stability for where needed for the more common training moves – the toe (mountain climbers), the side (side plank) and the heel (lunges).

The Nike Free TR 5 Flyknit is available at Nike stores for $209.