Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit Road Running Shoes - Men's
A single piece of fabric forms the upper of these road shoes, so they mould to your feet like a second skin. This design also produces less waste than traditional cut and sew construction. The 4.0 rating indicates that they are on the barefoot end of Nike’s classic-to-minimalist continuum. They allow natural movement while providing support and protection to help you build strength.
- Flyknit uppers are a single-piece of ultralight, strong polyester.
- Ultralight Flywire cables woven into the uppers connect to the laces for supportive fit that follows your foot's movements.
- Phylon midsoles add cushioning and support, siped to allow foot strengthening flexibility.
- Hot knife siping on the soles promotes natural movement and provide additional flexibility.
- Outsoles have rubber pistons for cushioning and a rounded anatomic heels.
|Ideal for||Road running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Minimalist and natural|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize pronation or supination, where the foot tends to roll inward or outward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.