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These Nike Free 5.0 Athletic Shoes Are Designed for Growing Feet

 - May 2, 2014
References: nikeinc & sneakerfreaker
The Nike Free 5.0 youth-targeted footwear are a range of athletic shoes for boys and girls that embrace the natural motions of growing feet to help them move faster and become stronger. As children grow, their movement patterns change, altering their strides. This fact inspired Nike designers to incorporate increased flexibility -- inspired by the Nike Free line -- into children's shoes to encourage natural development patterns.

In adult athletic footwear, the heel typically stands 10-12 millimeters higher than the forefoot. This offset is done away with in the Nike Free 5.0 shoes, bringing feet closer to their natural stance and allowing them to move naturally rather than restricting their movement.

The Nike Free 5.0 shoes include a range of features designed to strengthen growing athletes' feet by encouraging natural motion. Outsole hexagonal flex grooves allow for natural feet movements, while a Flywire-reinforced knit mesh upper provides great ventilation and fit.