Women's NIKE® FREE RUN+ :: Free your feet, free your body and free your mind when you train in the women's Nike® Free Run+, the lightweight, super flexible shoe that will make you feel like a kid running barefoot. By letting your feet and body move naturally, the Free Run+ actually strengthens your feet, which may protect you from injury. This new version has improved cushioning, and an ultra-light full-bootie, seamless construction that hugs your feet like a soft glove. 7.9 ounces
I am an avid trail runner, and do ultra races. I switched to minimal shoes a few years ago (Nike Free and Vibram 5 finger), and have never felt better. Most people would not consider these a trail shoe (not a ton of traction or support), but my feet have never been healthier. I particularly like the fun pink and purple colors! I also find that they last for many more miles than you would think. The only con is the tread sometimes picks up rocks/gravel because it's so flexible, but this model is better than the last few I've had.
If you're looking for cushion and stability, this isn't the right shoe for you, but a light, fast shoe that let's your feet get strong it is!
I LOVE THIS SHOE
I switched from asics to NIKE honestly just because I had heard great things about this shoe and the color options and designs were AMAZING! Hot pink, purple and green lime, I liked them all.
I am a triathlete (sprints-half ironman distance) and I love this shoe, no more discomfort on my knees or hips after running. They are very light and comfortable. You do have to ease into them though, I felt my legs a bit more tired than usual the first 2-3 weeks I used them.
I have to say that I did get blisters at first, this shoe is very flexible and I live in a very humid area, still, I ordered a 1/2 number larger and the problem is solved. They are GREAT, I don't think I could ever go back to anything else!
The Woodlands, TX
Light and Comfortable
I only run in Nike Free, because with them I have never had shin splints. I have very average feet with no knee problems, my feet do not need support and I don't feel comfortable with shoes that try to mold my foot to their shape. I buy 1/2 size up because I was told by a professional runner to do so and it works. I'm 49 years old woman and have been running for six years. I run 3 to 6 miles four or five times a week if not more. The best feature besides the lightness and flexibility is the integrated tongue lacing system, it fits like a glove.
The Dalles, OR
No problem first time out
I was interested in finding out what "minimalist" felt like. It was suggested that I not do a long run in them at first - so I ran 3 miles. With my orthotics, I still felt enough cushioning in the shoe. There was no problem with rubbing even on the first time out, but I did wear RRS thin socks. The lightness felt good, and it seemed like I could feel the road better. The reason I wear orthotics is due to a bunion on my right foot. It was a short run, but I didn't feel any pain in my bunion at all. Next, I'll try my normal 7 mile run with them, but I can tell already that I won't have a problem in them. My favorite shoe up until now has been the Asics Gel-Cumulus. Those I have had to break in because they seem so stiff in the beginning and my foot seems to "flop" down in them before break-in. The "Free" didn't do the "flop" thing on me and required no break-in time. I am going to buy a pair of these for my husband's birthday in April.
Sayuri the Runner
Coral Springs, FL
Lightweight and flexible
I tried the LunarRacer (did 4.5 miles) and hated them. Returned them to RRS (with no problems) and got the Nike Free Run. They are lightweight and very flexible. Got a half size up and they fit perfect. Not tight around the toe box area like the LunarRacer. I wouldn't suggest them for people with really wide feet though. I have bunions on both my feet and these shoes were fine. There's good cushioning in them, not sure if I would use them for more than a half marathon though. Good shoe for the gym and crosstraining.
I gave this shoe 4 stars because I would like to see them a little more breathable and a little more cushion in the heel. They would be great for longer distances (i.e. marathon) if there weren't so much material on top and a little more cushion on the heel. I think this would make them a very versatile shoe. Usable for quick short distances (5Ks) and steady pace long distances.
a comparison to the 5.0 v4
i just got these to replace my 5.0 v4's, which i love, and so far this shoe feels nothing like it, even though they say this is the replacement version.
for one thing, the insole on the v4 was padded, and this one is not. also, the toe box on these is wider, so it doesn't have the nice "glove-like" feel. i might have to try going 1/2 size down to my regular shoe size because maybe that's the problem. i've always ordered up when it comes to running shoes, and the old nike frees were a perfect fit when i did that. these shoes feel a bit wide to me.
if you have sizing issues i suggest buying 2 different sizes just to make sure.
yet another gripe, i just finished picking a million little rocks out of the sole. the spaces between the grid on the 5.0's are wider, so only larger rocks get stuck and they are easy to get out. there are a lot of little crevices on this new version for tiny rocks to get stuck in, and they aren't as easy to get out.
i don't like the mesh they put on the toe box because in the winter it's cold. i'm sure it'll be great for the summer though.
finally, these feel stiffer and not as cushioned as the 5.0's.
i will definitely try running in these a couple more times because i love the nike free line, but i am very impressed so far.
Nike Free 7.0 - awesome shoes!
After wearing the Nike Lunarglides for 1 year during my marathon training, I was ready to shift to something lighter for my summer triathlon season. My sister has had Free's over the years and highly recommends them, so I decided to order a pair. In my first run in them it took me about 20 minutes to get used to the different/minimalist structure, but after that initial 20 minutes they were fine. I love the built-in sock/liner thing which definitely makes them good triathlon shoes, in my opinion. I've done a few brick runs in them, and I am able to just slide my foot in the shoe - already tied & double knotted.
My only complaint about the shoe is the laces - which can be easily changed, so it is not much of a complaint. But the stock laces were very slick, and were coming untied even when double knotted.
Overall, a great running & triathlon shoe!
Comfortable minimalist shoe
Broke in this shoe over a spring break volunteer trip during which my original "work" shoes were ruined -- walking, climbing trusses, and, of course, running daily. I was surprised by the excellent traction and all-around usefulness for a minimalist running shoe -- and even more surprised by how much I wanted to wear these shoes all the time.
I considered and rejected Vibrams because I was afraid of transition problems. These were easy to transition into from my old Nike AirMax sneakers. I only ran 15 miles on them in my first week and am gradually upping the distance to 20-24 this week. With ankle injuries & shin splints, it's definitely better safe than sorry... but I have seen my running form start to improve already.
Run on a gravel trail & paved surfaces. After decades of running am looking into the "barefoot running" craze to possibly help my aching knees. Have found these extremely comfortable as well as helpful in changing footstrike to one that seems to protect my joints better. Haven't used them long enough to know long term effect but I LOVE them (worn knees are just worn knees, but if these keep me able to run ....). Great for walking too. Know I won't go back to other running shoes. Don't know if this will lead to true barefoot running either :-).
I am on my feet, walking around all day (on concrete and tiled floors) and these are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn. They are incredibly lightweight; I almost forget that I am wearing them. I have learned, however, that the shoe runs about a half-size small, so I compensate appropriately. My only complaint is that the laces don't stay tied very well; I am constantly having to retie my shoes, but as the shoe is a "slip-on, no tongue" style the laces seem more decorative than constructive. I love these so much, I now own 6 pair.
Skeptic convinced...um, so far...
Love these. I've been running for more than 25 years - 40-70 miles a week, raced a couple marathons this past year - lots of shorter races. I've been dealing with various injuries - mostly tendinitis/tendinosis - and right now, plantar fasciitis. I've tried lots of stuff for the foot issue, and these feel great. I was a little nervous about them, as the minimalist shoe approach is frowned upon by most med. professionals. But I've been using them for shorter runs 5-6 miles and they feel good and my foot doesn't hurt. I have a pair for walking around in too. Haven't tried them on anything long yet.
I'm on my second pair of these now and love them--I'm just sorry they are on the endangered list, but that's how it goes with shoes. They are so light and flexible that they give me a good 'feel' for the road and have helped me improve my running form. I've run 6 miles or more at a time in them with no problems, and I feel my feet have been strengthened by using them. The one mildly annoying thing about them is because of the flexibile sole, the tread picks up and holds gravel when I run on trails--just means a few minutes of work getting it all out when I'm done.
I purchased the Nike Free Run+ a few weeks ago and have been running on them daily ever since! They're incredibly light, but offer enough support to give me confidence during longer runs. They do tend to pick up bits of gravel in the treads, but that hasn't interfered with the comfort or functionality of the shoe.
My only complaint is the whimpy color combo. C'mon Road Runner! We know Nike makes this shoe in some killer colors...so...why not offer the purple and/or black models of this sneaker? If more color options become available, you can be sure I'll be snatching those up as well!
best shoe ever
i have been running cross country for five years and all this time i have been searching for "the shoe". when i first picked these shoes up i knew they were going to be the best. let me put it this way, i have never had a better running shoe in my life. i wore them through rain, snow, sleet, mud, and everywhere inbetween from june to november and they are still in good condition. i love that they are super lightweight and flexible. if your looking for shoes that stand out above the rest, this is your shoe.
My go-to shoe, for trail and road
I love this shoe! I wear it for short and long runs, both on road and on trail. I switched to this shoe after several years of persistent foot problems, and have been on the mend ever since. Also, I am prone to ankle sprains and in regular running shoes would sprain an ankle every couple of months, especially while running on trail. Since converting to the Frees, I haven't had a single sprain.
The only downside I've found so far: in snow and mud, the traction is terrible.
Incredibly lightweight and flexible
They're incredibly lightweight and flexible, but provided more than enough cushion to keep my midfoot from getting sore.
It was a constant reminder to reduce the heel-stomping since there was not a huge amount of foam in the heel.
Nike free shoes are the best!
I use my Nike free shoes at the gym, for walking, and casual wear. I love how they fit and can always count on immediate comfort. I have had foot surgery and have become very picky about the shoes I will wear and Nike free's never disappoint! I buy them in different colors so they go with everything. Since they came out they are the only running shoe I will wear! [...]
Nike free Dee
Free at Last
I normally can't wear Nikes as they are too narrow, however, these fit perfectly. I like that fact that there are no seams and no tongue. I've had problems in the past with the tongue shifting around and seams rubbing.
I work on my feet and also have plantar fasciitis. These have great cushioning. Not only are they my new running shoe but also my new work shoe and my feet never felt better!
ran in the pegasus for years, nice neutral shoe, thought i'd give this minimal craze a try. tried the newtons first but the bottom wasn't comfortable and my calves were sore........from the first time out of the box this shoe was great! comfortable for running and walking around. lightweight and fast! the only problem is the shoe has zero traction which makes it no good for trails or slippery conditions / snow.
I was a skeptic....but was wowed!
I got a pair of these as a gift and was skeptical since I run about 40 miles a week. I wore them tonight for a short run with the dogs....OH MY GOSH they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn! And i just bought a new pair of running shoes last week and ran 8 miles in those this morning. The difference was amazing in the two. I am not sure how they will hold up for longer runs or length of time, but I have happy feet right now!
Best Shoes I've Ever Owned!
I ADORE these shoes. So much that I have 5 pairs stockpiled in the event that they are discontinued or I can't locate my size. :) I am an avid runner and kick boxer and these shoes are flexible, comfortable, stylish (they also come in an amazing number of colors) and they are as close to 'barefoot' running as I've been able to find.
Las Vegas, NV
Fit like a glove!
I bought these shoes to wear when i am weight training and i have been so happy with them. Not only do they look great but they are so easy to pack into my gym back and very comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised when i found out the fit my orthotics which means they give me that extra support my feet need. I don't run outdoors with them as i like a more cushioned shoe however on the treadmill they are great.
Liked These A Lot
I won't say it feels like being barefoot - but it's the best shoe I've put on. It is very flexible, comfortable and my toes don't feel constricted at all. I generally run barefoot or in Vibrams and this is the first pair of actual running shoes I have been able to stand. It's not the same motion as being barefoot, but I'm able to get a lot more of a natural stride than I have in any other 'minimalist' shoes.
Kansas City, MO
These shoes are truly amazing! So light on the feet it barely seems like I am wearing any shoes. I swear I ran a little faster because they are so light (but that could be all mental!). The only problem I have with them is they seem like they are going to wear-out fast... But they support my feet wonderfully. I have really high arches, and I have no pain with these!
Santa Monica, Ca
I was looking for a shoe that would put a little more between me and the pavement than my vibram 5 "finger" shoes as I'm trying to run as naturally as possible. These are those shoes! Toe box is wider than most other running shoes which is fine for me. The flexibility is AWESOME. Felt good on my feet the first time out. I'm a treadmill runner but these are great to run around in all day.
I like the flexibility of this shoe I have spent many years in nikes and been patient with their constant tinkering and adding support to every part of a shoe so there was no way you could run naturally if you tried. I love these shoes and hope they don't get lost in the fad world of sneakers . Neutral runners need to be more vocal so we do not loose these also.
Do not disappoint
FInally! I had been waiting for the new Nike Free to replace my old worn out ones and this one does not disappoint. Low profile, fast and fits perfect without socks (which I don't wear). The only problems I've encountered is they (just like the old ones) pick up gravel in the tread grooves and I would have preferred more color choices. Other than that, I hope they never discontinue this model :o)
I just keep loving this shoe
I actually have the kind of feet where I'm told I need extra cushioning, orthotics etc and yet the Nike free are the most comfortable shoes I own! I use them primarily for track work outs and shorter races but my new ones are so comfortable I'm starting to use them for longer work outs. Something about their light design makes them feel like slippers on my feet. Also I love the look of them.
Pam with challenged feet
Most comfortable running shoe
Lightweight, comfortable, breatheable. These are perfect for my beach/trail running. I bought 1/2 size larger, inserted orthotics and no more pain in shins or planters fasciitis. I'm running faster and for longer distance cause the weight of my shoes no longer tires out my legs. After my run though I can feel that I've had a great workout. Love this shoe, wished you offered more colors.
Best shoes I've ever had!
I run track and I absolutely love these shoes. I run distance so I needed something that would be comfortable for long distances. These were perfect fot the job. Most new shoes take a long time to get used to but with these I was ready to run right away. I really don't have anthing bad to say about them. They are great!
Womens Nike Free Run+ Running Shoe
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