The NikeLab Free Rift is a sandal with a split-toe design for added comfort and performance. This design allows the foot to move in a natural and unrestricted fashion.
The original footwear fell sort of halfway between shoe and sandal, but the design in the latest version of the NikeLab Free Rift falls closer to the sandal side of the spectrum than its predecessor. Rather than having a textile upper and rubber outsole, the NikeLab Free Rift sports protective TPU cages and plush Phylon midsoles for comfort and support. The use of Nike Free technology makes the package well and truly complete, creating the best and most versatile sneaker-sandal hybrid ever seen.
Ultimately, this is a product that marries the best of two worlds, and will be suited to athletes of a wide variety of persuasions.