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Nike's Strapped Sneakers are So Slick They Need to be Strapped Down

 - Jan 15, 2013
References: nike & sneakerfreaker
Nike has some much needed encouragement for those trying to uphold their New Year fitness goals with these stealthy strapped sneakers called the Free Sock Racers. Traditionally, straps are somewhat of a fashion faux pas, but they are pulled off quite nicely here. And considering its functional benefit in keeping you securely locked in, straps may be something that can be looked past faster than you are out the door for a run.

The monochromatic color scheme works wonderfully here and will easily match with the rest of one's fitness gear. Its minimalist and simplistic design is beneficial for runners as the structure is more conducive to proper running form. Made of breathable and lightweight fabric, these will make you feel as though you aren't wearing shoes at all -- just make sure to take them off before bed.