Review of the Nike Free 3.0 as a Transitional Minimalist Shoe

Nike Free 3.0 – 2nd Generation (Update 5/23/2013: The Nike Free 3.0 is now in version 5, you can read my review of the Nike Free 3.0 v5 here) About a month ago I wrote a series of posts in which I was critical of the newest member of Nike’s Free line of minimalist running […]

Wired’s Crappy Review of the Nike Free Run+: Ignoring Running Science and Themselves

In my previous post (On Minimalist Running Shoes: Vibram has Balls, Nike Dropped Them), I expressed my disappointment with Nike for the direction they appear to be heading with their Free line of “barefoot-simulating” running shoes. In particular, I feel that marketing of the new Nike Free Run+ as a “barefoot-like” shoe is disingenuous, particularly […]

On Minimalist Running Shoes: Vibram has Balls, Nike Dropped Them

Earlier today I wrote a blog post about Nike’s release of the new Nike Free Run+. As I was driving home, I got to thinking about why I was disappointed by this shoe (these are the things I think about, and yes, I do have a problem…), and this post began to crystallize in my […]

Nike Free Run+ & Free 7.0 V2: New Models Coming in 2010

The Running Warehouse Blog has released details about two new Nike Free models set to be released sometime around Summer 2010 (the post also discusses new models in the popular Lunar line as well as some others). As a big fan of the original Nike Free 3.0, I’m a bit disappointed with the direction the […]

Nike Free Commercial: Bear Butte Running Camp

I’ve been running a bunch in Nike Free 3.0′s lately and came across this Nike commercial for the shoes. This takes miminalist running to a whole new level – have to give Nike credit for pushing the envelope with this ad