Taking a cue from the barefoot, the Free 5.0+ Shield Men's Running Shoe by Nike, is designed to maximize a foot's natural range of motion while providing protection and cushioning for a smooth ride. This shoe provides the foot strengthening benefits of natural motion, along with the cushioning, traction and underfoot protection of a traditional shoe. Highly reflective elements offer visibility in low light, the three-layer mesh upper repels water without limiting breathability and, for added warmth on your run, there's a micro fleece collar and tongue lining making this shoe ideal for running in wet, dark, cold conditions. The Nike Free 5.0+ is the most supportive of the Nike Free family thanks to ultra-light Flywire technology. This updated version of Flywire consists of soft yet durable cables that wrap the midfoot and arch for a glove-like, supportive fit that adapts to your stride.
A low-profile midsole delivers a natural barefoot-like feel. It features the highest offset offered by Nike Free running shoes, with an 8mm heel-to-toe drop that feels more barefoot than a traditional shoe while still offering excellent cushioning. Plus, the Phylite material in the midsole is tough enough to double as an outsole, dramatically reducing the shoe's overall weight.