Nike Free: Natural Motion Inspired Design

Since the early 2000s the principle of natural motion has been an inspiration for Nike footwear designers across a variety of sports. In these linked videos, Mark Miner - the designer of three Nike Free running shoes this season - explores the creative process behind his design.

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The Nike Free collection features natural motion design with trans-tarsal cuts in the mid-sole arch for enhancing foot flexibility and strength.

Flexibility of Nike Free sole

And if you ever wondered what the numbers meant on the various Nike Free Range referred to, here's a few differences, depending on an individuals levels and preferences:

 *Nike Free Run +3: Features the innovative Dynamic Fit construction, wrapping the arch and helping to eliminate the space between the foot and the shoe for a glove-like fit. A seamless upper provides lightweight support and ventilation where needed most.

 *Nike Free 4.0: Modified siping helps inch this shoe closer to barefoot. A seamless upper and molded sock liner that follows the curvature of the foot provide a great fit and enhance comfort and support.

 *Nike Free 3.0: Additional siping in the arch and a seamless lightweight upper help make this the closest Nike running shoe to barefoot for foot strengthening and flexibility. Pods of solid rubber in high wear areas enhance durability and traction.

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