Men's NIKE® FREE 5.0+ :: Set your strides free with the running shoe that maximizes your foot's natural range of motion without sacrificing cushioning or protection, the men's Nike® Free 5.0+. Enjoy a snug yet flexible fit from the adaptive inner-sleeve that combines with the lightweight and dynamic Flywire technology to give you your most natural steps. Protect your joints with the superior cushioning of this running shoe, and get plenty of durability in a surprisingly lightweight package thanks to the midsole Phylon® and strategically placed rubber lugs on the outsole. 8.9 ounces
I'm a frequent runner and love this shoe. I normally wear a size 9. Before purchasing my first pair a couple years back, I tried them on in store and found that I need a size 10 in this shoe. Since the new model came out, I decided to buy these at a closeout price. When you find a pair of shoes that work, stick with it. These are the ones for me. I run outside 3-4 times per week and am at the gym 2-3 days depending. The feel is great. Not too tight but not loose either. They breathe well. I highly recommend. Plus Roadrunner got the shoes out as promised. Overall great experience!
Like old Nike 3+ better
I have been running in the Nike 3+ for the last year. This shoe is taking its place. Ordered almost full size larger due to some other reviews. Good thing because the fit is still a little snug. It seems the sole is a little stiffer which really is not a problem, it just feels different from what I have been running in. So far no quality issues and can't really say if the flywire system is a plus. Will see how the shoe performs after more miles and decide if I will purchase again.
I don't have anything positive to say about these shoes. I've been wearing this style since the original free runs...which were the best...the version before last was "ok" but with quality issues. I thought this version would be better...I first ordered the size I normally wear, they fit too small...RR exchanged them sending me my original size (8.5) again plus one size larger. The new 8.5's fit fine in length but had a noticeable bump this time on right foot. I've just had too many quality issues with the free runs to recommend them anymore.
Comfortable Shoe, but check the size
I've had several pairs of Nike Free and love the shoe. Be careful since it runs small. In the past I've gone up 1/2 size, but seems this shoe is a little smaller (I could have gone up full size).
The shoe does seem to wear out quicker than others, but easy to identify when you're in need of a new pair by looking at the tread wear on the bottom of the shoe.
Very Good Shoe (but runs 1/2 size small)
I have run in various Nike Free's over the past few years and ordered the 5.0+ online assuming the sizing would be the same. Unfortunately, this shoe runs 1/2 size smaller than other Free models. However, I kept the pair after wearing them. I trimmed the toe of the insoles to slide the arch forward to make the fit right. I also ordered a 2nd pair 1/2 size larger. I run in both pairs.
Digging these Nike Free 5.0's
I use these shoes primarily for in the gym and playing indoor volleyball. They are very comfy, with good breathability, and nice arch support. Not sure about how long they will last, but the last generation lasted me over a year so they should do well. The tongue is a bit shorter and will take some getting used to. All in all a really good shoe.
Narrow and tight but comfortable overall
Use this shoe as a secondary shoe in my gym shoe rotation. Primary to build-up my feet and arch strength. I've worn Nike size 12 for over 15 yrs. and this is one of the few shoes that I could barely fit into. Shoe was very tight at first, then loosen up a bit after a couple of workouts. Have to wear thin socks to get the correct fit.
New York, NY
Consistently good shoes
Tread picks up a lot of rocks, be careful on gravel or dirt paths. Arch support not as good as it was in previous models. Buy a half size larger!!! I mainly use these for walking since the arches are pretty decent. I wish they would make a better looking walking shoe to go out in with this arch.
Los Angeles, CA
Mens Nike Free 5.0 is awesome just fit
I used this shoe for running and soccer playing and I found it awsome and comfortable. I really satisfied with the look on hand and the look on the picture. The size also just fit for me and I dont know why some people say it is tight, may be my foot is a kind of thin. I am having a great time and wish you have too.
Nice and comfortable!
This would be my second free run shoes. It's perfect for treadmill running, walking or just training at gym. Seems like made with great quality material, works with wide feet like mine and doesn't heat up when running very fast unlike my other running shoes which feels like burring when running 12 + mph.
Perfect shoe for my foot
The next best thing to running barefoot safely. Enough cushion, but your feet are truly free. Open toe box. These shoes are light and fast.
FYI, I wear an 11 in a street shoe and typically a 12 in a running shoe. I headed the advice of othre reviewers and ordered a 13 - perfect.
Nike did it again! I have several Nike Free's and their new Free 5.0+ running shoes definitely does not dissapoint. It is super flexible, comfortable and provides an extremely smooth ride. I not only love to run in them, they are also a great shoe to wear all the time!
San Diego, California
Bought by mistake, but I like it.
I mistakenly purchased these thinking they were the 3.0. However, I do not regret the purchase. After using these for a while, they work well for my longer distance training days. They look great and go well with jeans.
This shoe cured my plantar facsitas when no inserts or other shoes could. I highly recommend these shoes. You do need to ease in to wearing them if you've worn traditional running (highly cushioned) shoes.
Used Nike Free 3.0 in 9.5. Fit perfect. The 5.0's 9.5 is at least half a size too small. Hope it will loosen up the more I run in it, but am disappointed that it doesn't fit properly right out of the box.
Hope they keep this product
Great for runs up to 1/2 marathon. Ran one marathon and had some foot discomfort but no injury. Truly makes you use your feet more and puts less stress on your knees.
Upstate New York
Present for student Athletes - both decided these shoes are beyond comfortable. I was worried about sufficient arch support but that apparently isn't an issue with these shoes.
I typically wear these just to go to the gym and work out. I have never ran further than two miles in them. They are great for what I use them for.
Like the shoe, but have to return them
Shoes are great but run smaller than usual. I wear a size 13 in my Zoom Vomero's. I bought these in a size 13 and my toes are hitting the tip. Too bad, I love the color.
feels narrow and tight at first but after the first two runs the feel awesome and perfect couldn't see a better shoe than this one
fort myer, va
First pain free Nikes for me!!!
These are the first Nikes that don't hurt my knees or feet. I am glad I tried them and I think I will stick with them.
I like to power walk and bike ride. These shoes are great for that activity. Lightweight and good traction.
Nice balance of features
This pair gets about 10-12 miles/week as their share and they feel great. Been loving the Free's for some time now.
Nike Free 5.0 Review
Fits good, looks good, great for shorter runs of 5 miles or less, as well as for working out in the gym.
Love these shoes
These shoes are more for casual wear and are very comfortable. I'm really in love with the Nike Free line.
Danny the Godfather
Buy again, other color.
I was disappointed in the actual color. The red is more a flourescent pink than red.
The best running show ever made
Great running shoe, feels like your running on clouds!!!
Dude the dude
San Diego, ca
Nice comfort & fit
I keep buying Nike Free because they are the best for your feet.
great shoes for running on country roads
Bought for road course running, love training in these shoes.
More cushion that the 3.0 but still very lightweight.
Mens Nike Free 5.0+ Running Shoe
Watch the Men's Nike Free 5.0+ Video!
Your Help Is Here
Shop with confidence knowing your team of Fit Experts is waiting to answer all your questions.
You can always find your perfect product and your perfect fit.
Your Road Runner Sports Fit Experts will make sure you get exactly what you want and have tons of fun in the process!
Give us a call, chat, or email!
Call 800-743-3206 to
Get help with your order or finding a product
Learn how to find your perfect fit for shoes, apparel and gear based on your feet, body, and training goals
Or just to have a great time talking about life, liberty and the pursuit of running!!!