Nike officially releases the second episode in their Tales From the Kitchen animated video series, which started with the Hyperfuse story last July. Tales From The Kitchen Episode 2 takes a fun look inside the story of the birth of one of it’s best “recipes,” Nike Free.
The story starts with Tobie Hatfield, Innovation Director in Nike’s Innovation Kitchen. To Hatfield’s credit are shoes like Michael Johnson’s Gold Medal Olympic sprint spikes from 1996 and the classic Air Presto.
In the early 2000s, Tobie and a group of colleagues began the process of finding a way to bring to life the concept of training barefoot, a commonly used technique that helps strengthen the foot. The goal was to create a product that not only replicated barefoot training, but offered the support and traction of a lightweight performance shoe as well.
With those ideas in place, Nike Free was born. Since then, the technology has gone on to revolutionize running footwear as we know it. Check out the video below for the story behind the birth of Nike Free.
One of the go-to Nike running shoes here at Eastbay has always been anything in the Nike Free Run+ series. Currently on the third installment in the series, Eastbay is now offering us the clean silhouette in yet another vibrant colorway. The natural-motioned runner provides everything needed on any terrain, while still remaining stylish.
We see black working most of the breathable mesh upper, while volt takes care of the overlay providing the perfect amount of support to the runner. White is also in on the look, handling the ankle Swoosh and Free Run sole down below.
This latest colorway of the Nike Free Run+ 2 is now available from Eastbay.
Standing above the rest of the women’s Nike running shoes offered by Eastbay is this all new colorway of the Free 3.0 V3. They might be just for the ladies, but this Viotech-esque colorway is guaranteed to be a hit amongst both men and women. We see a boldberry purple covering the entire mesh upper, while sonic yellow handles the heel Swoosh, tongue branding and outsole pods down below. Summit white completes the look, covering the Free sole down below.
The Nike Free 3.0 V2 offers the feel and natural benefits of running barefoot, while still maintaining under-foot protection and multi-surface traction. The seamless one-piece upper provides us with a lightweight fit, along with maximum breathability.
This latest colorway of the Free 3.0 V3 for the ladies is now available for purchase from Eastbay.