March 6th, 2013 by John Kim / 5
Today, Nike unveiled the latest design of its Training heritage – the Nike Free Trainer 5.0. The combination of a Free outsole and a unique Weave upper inspired by the traditional Chinese finger trap, Nike designers Laura Parrett and Jeff Rasmussen created the supremely versatile sneaker to deliver lightweight comfort and supportive lockdown while creating an outstanding aesthetic fitting of the Nike standard. The glove-like fit on the woven upper tightens with natural motion of the foot, providing support and leniency where needed. The Nike Free Trainer 5.0 launches globally on March 28th, so continue one for an official look as well as some unique design sketches and tech breakdown below.