September 27, 2012 BY Brendan Dunne
This year has been a pretty big one for trainers on the retro side of things, with no shortage of classic cross-sports Swoosh silhouettes making their way back into the retail spotlight. Holding down the new era and much more functional side of things is the likes of this, the all new Nike Free Trainer 7.0 Shield. The higher hitting silhouette features the rare 7.0 Nike Free sole, an almost Air Jordan IV like netting placement, some hefty ripstop packaging, and a nice heel counter on the back end for support. Even better the style will debuting with the shield upgrade, built to power through the more inclement sporting situations. Click through to check out the tough looking debut colorways and look for them to release on October 1st.
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Designed to the training specifications of athletes across multiple sports, the Nike Free Trainer 7.0 Shield features lockdown support, Nike Free natural motion, breathability and water resistant upper to overcome winter weather.
With the progression in outdoor training – plyometrics, circuit drills, speed training – comes an evolution in Nike Training footwear. The harsh weather beginning in October through April in many worldwide locations can be an obstacle for outdoor training, but the Nike Free Trainer 7.0 Shield is specifically designed to brave the elements. Its Nike Shield upper features Durable Water Resistant (DWR) material, while the cage netting on the sidewall and heel clip provide lockdown support needed for training. The Nike Free outsole is articulated with rugged tread for outdoor use on a variety of surfaces.
Athletes across multiple sports adhere to a strict winter training regimen and professional athlete insight fueled the design of this shoe. To train properly for game-day outdoor conditions, these athletes now have a versatile training shoe for their needs.
“Our goal was to design a durable, outdoor training shoe that maximizes Nike Free technology – all in a lightweight and weather-ready package,” said Laura Parrett, Nike Training footwear designer. “We’re happy with the shoe’s performance versatility.”
The Nike Free Trainer 7.0 Shield also provides the adaptability and function for non-training use with its rugged street-friendly aesthetic. Performance benefits also include dual-pull lace technology and padded fleece around the ankle for warmth and comfort.
The shoe is available globally on October 1 in three colorways – black, khaki and silver. The silver colorway features a reflective upper tuned for the outdoors, a first for a Nike Training shoe. The Nike Free Trainer 7.0 franchise will carry through to Spring with new colorways and attributes.
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