March 26, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
The closest thing we’ve ever seen to Nike Free on a basketball court was that jaw-dropping freestyle commercial from the mid ’00s, but here’s a case where a grooved runner is seen to follow in LeBron James’ footsteps. To be fair, we’ve seen plenty of Swoosh runners earn upgrades, and while the Nike Free 3.0 v2‘s name might have you thinking of King James’ current on-court kicks of choice, it’s worth noting that the 3.0 refers to how relatively flexible you’ll find their soles. At the top end of the range, 7.0s offer the most support, with 3.0s about as close to true barefoot running as you can safely achieve on pavement. The Free 3.0 v2 offers a considerably more structured look on its upper, though they’re just as lightweight and breathable as the originals. Click through to see all three spring colorways and grab yours today from NikeStore.
Color: Anthracite/Total Orange-Cool Grey
Color: Neo Lime/Black-White
Color: Blue Spark/Black-White