It’s hard to believe that it’s now a decade since Nike first introduced the Free Run 5.0. Nike are in a reflective mood this year and are issuing a tenth anniversary pack to commemorate the fact. They’ve also produced this killer piece on the history of Free technology and the earlier Nike technologies that influenced it which you can check out HERE. We’re all huge Free Run fans here at Urban Industry with both myself and Dan early adopters of the Free Run 2.0. Dropping later this week we have the Nike Free OG which pays homage to that first Free 5.0 with some new added touches of its own.
Remembering the first born of the Nike Free line — the Nike Free 5.0 — the Nike Free OG replicates its silhouette and provides updates for a modern look and feel. A traditional tongue replaces the original bootie for a wider range of fit and increased comfort, while an updated Nike Free outsole specific to Nike Sportswear lends a contemporary, sleek aesthetic. The original synthetic suede, perforated upper and dynamic heel pocket are carried over, completing the 10-year celebration of Nike Free.