Nike has released the Free 5.0 and Pegasus 32 versions of their Solstice running shoes. Why the name Solstice? The Winter Solstice is just about here in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. Winter will be here, and summer will be there. The Nike Solstice celebrates the synchronous balance and the fact that the longest night and the longest day of the year will take place at the same time halfway around the globe.
Nike Free 5.0 Solstice for Men and Women
The Nike Free 5.0 have their origins in university athletics. After learning that Stanford athletes had been training barefoot on the university’s golf course, Nike set out to develop a shoe that felt natural and weightless, similar to bare feet. In 2002, they examined a group of men and women with measurement instruments attached to their feet, and used high-speed cameras to capture images of each foot in motion. Valuable information was gained regarding the foot’s natural landing angle, pressure and toe position. This allowed Nike designers to build this unconventional running shoe from the inside out. The Nike Free 5.0 Running Shoes are the most cushioned Nike Free available with a different and unique look. Outdoor prints cover the mesh upper from the toe to the heel on the Nike Free 5.0 Solstice to blend in with whatever terrain you are traveling on. These running shoes are lightweight and feature hexagonal flex grooves on the minimal, Nike Free sole for a more natural footstrike. A rounded heel also adds to the natural design of these running shoes. Other performance enhancing features include Flywire cables that wrap your foot for lightweight support, and a mesh upper which provides a fit which conforms to the shape of your foot. The Nike Free 5.0 Solstice running shoes can be found at Finishline and Eastbay.