Nike Free 3.0 v5 Review: Redemption For One Of My Favorite Shoe Lineages!

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Update 3/14/2014: Nike has just announced the release of the Nike Free 3.0 v6. For details, visit this post. After a phenomenal debut, the Nike Free 3.0 line entered a steady downward spiral, culminating in one of the worst shoes I have worn since I started reviewing running shoes back in 2009. The Free 3.0 […]

Nike Free 3.0 v5 Preview: The Awful Upper is Gone!

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The Running Warehouse blog just put up a post introducing the Nike Free 3.0 v5. As I’ve written on this blog many times, the Free 3.0 is a shoe with special meaning to me since version 1 of the model was my first “minimalist” running shoe. It led me on the path to where I […]

Nike Free 3.0 in Stock at Footlocker.com

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I’ve written several posts about how much I like the Nike Free 3.0 – it’s still one of my all-time favorite running shoes. The problem is that the model is pretty hard to come by these days, leading some (myself included) to speculate that the model might be going away. Just noticed that Foot Locker […]

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

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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

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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

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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