It accommodates runners with medium feet. The shape of the human foot is mimicked by its semi-curved shape. The Auxetic Tristar Flex Pattern is comprised of a series of grooves that are designed all over the surface area of the external sole unit. These narrow channels are meant to encourage natural foot flexibility. The heel section of the platform is rounded, which means that a smoother rolling of the foot through the gait cycle is encouraged. It also makes each heel landing much smoother.
It offers responsive and long-lasting cushioning to the foot of the runner. The smooth construction of this material makes it feel like a sock. A cleatie construction is employed in this shoe. This basically means that there is no traditional shoe-tongue because it has been fused with the upper collar, making a single opening. Such a design makes the fit smoother and more cohesive, potentially preventing hot spots and irritation. A layer of knitted fabric serves as a saddle that goes from the mid-foot to the heel.
It helps the rest of the upper unit when it comes to hugging the foot and keeping it secure. The Dynamic Flywire Cables connect directly to the traditional lacing system. They adjust along with the tightening and loosening of the shoelaces, thus giving a custom fit. This element has been used in some Nike running shoes as well.
A pull tab in the rear section of the upper makes it easier for runners to wear and remove the shoe. Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at minutes. May not ship in original packaging. Select Size Select Size. Add to cart options Product Actions. Saucony Kinvara 8 Review. Altra Lone Peak 3. Altra Paradigm 4. Altra Escalante Racer Review. New Balance RC v2 Review.
New Balance RCv2 Review. Skechers GoRun Ride 3 Review. Inov-8 RoadXTreme Review. Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. The initial soft underfoot feel was retained during the run. In the forefoot, this is one of the softer feeling shoes available.
The soft Lunar foam and tremendous flexibility made my forefoot feel like it was engaged during the run. The original Altra Instinct also made my forefoot feel very active, but lacked the cushioning of this shoe.
Rudy Project provides lightweight eye protection for runners. Edit Your Profile. Facebook Handle. Twitter Handle. Instagram Handle. Profile Photo. Male Female. In past versions of the shoe the laces have been just that laces or laces with some cables to help provide added fit.
As you tighten the laces the cables are in turn pulled and you can feel the internal support increase. With some shoes on the market that include the heel lock you do not get the same feeling of support that you do with the Free Runs. In fact some shoes with the heel lock in my experience have caused blisters.
I did not have any issues with rubbing or blisters with this heel lock. Overall, I have to say that these are by far the most comfortable shoe in the Free Run family. I was impressed by the fit, the feel, and the performance of the shoe from mile one on.