The Free 5.0+ Shield Women's Running Shoe by Nike provides the foot strengthening benefits of natural motion, along with the cushioning, traction and underfoot protection of a traditional shoe. Water resistance, reflectivity and a fleece collar and tongue make it ideal for running in wet, dark, cold conditions. Highly reflective elements offer visibility in low light, while the three-layer mesh upper repels water without limiting breathability. The flex groove outsole - made up of deep cuts along the length and width of the midsole - enhances natural range of motion, encourages a smooth, efficient stride and helps maintain stability.
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 traditional shoes with excellent cushioning. Plus, the Phylite material in the midsole is tough enough to double as an outsole, dramatically reducing the shoe's overall weight. 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 mid-foot and arch for a glove-like, supportive fit that adapts to your stride.