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The Nike Free 5.0 2014 is a lightweight running shoe with extreme flexibility, promoting a natural running experience.  It can be used as a daily trainer or a training tool.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Experience the ultimate in flexibility without sacrificing cushioning with the Nike Free 5.0 2014. Inspired by the natural movements of the bare foot, this neutral shoe features deep midsole sipes, allowing your foot its full range of motion through the gait cycle. A seamless upper provides a close, socklike fit for wear-all-day comfort. Lace up the Free 5.0 for your daily training or as a training tool.  Ideal for those looking to make the transition from traditional to natural trainers.

Model Number:

Weight: 8.2 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (21mm), Forefoot (14mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Mid-foot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Curved


  • Phylon is a full-length midsole foam that delivers lightweight, resilient cushioning.
  • Flex grooves within the midsole allow for natural motion in multiple directions.


  • Hexagonal Flex Pattern offers six directions of motion to promote flexibility and natural foot movement.
  • Beveled Heel consists of a curved outer heel, to encourage midfoot and forefoot striking.
  • Waffle Lugs built into the Phylon midsole compress on impact for increased cushioning.
  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber provides durable traction.


  • Free-specific mesh has a stitch-free design for breathable, barefoot comfort.
  • Dynamic Flywire provides necessary support and unmatched fit while reducing the shoes overall weight.
  • Dynamic Fit uses a supportive inner sleeve that wraps under the arch and around the midfoot for increased arch support and an adaptive fit.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: The feel of these shoes does not reconcile with the description of a "natural" running experience. With the 8mm drop and rear cushioning, they are more fitted for a heel striker. As a mid-foot striker, they feel like an odd combination of a true barefoot shoe but with way too much drop. On the plus side, I like the tongue and lacing design, and they are light and comfortable for everyday/walking/gym. I just can't see any use for them as a serious running shoe.
From: Anonymous. October 31st 2014

Comments: Full disclosure, I got these shoes comped for me. I can't run in them since they're for work and I need to keep them fairly clean; not that I would want to run in them anyway. They fit pretty true to size, and are a touch wider than your typical Nike last. They fit around the forefoot similar to my Pegasus 30's. The heel, though, is a sloppy mess. Its comparable to the lunarracer 3. There's no heel counter and allthough the collar fits well enough and you don't have to worry about heel slip, I still find it anoying. It also doesn't breathe super well, but its a really comfortable shoe regardless
From: Matt, St. Paul, MN, USA. June 11th 2014

Comments: I transitioned to this pair of nikes after wanting a shoe that was lightweight but still with good arch support. I traditionally wear asics but couldn't find any new asics that fit so I purchased these instead. I tested them out on a 6.5 mile run last night and I felt they provide good support. I'm not sure how yet how they will perform for longer runs but I wanted them for my 5 and 10k races this year(1 per month)
From: Ryan, MI, USA. April 16th 2014

Comments: I was a tester for this shoe and it's an awesome nike free shoe. It's 5.0 and if your a minimal runner don't jump to the 3.0 right away. It feels like you have no shoes when you run and gives enough space in the toe box to allow natural spread. I put about 100 miles on em and they were still intact with minimal wear. Used these to train for Bataan death march and got a PR for the race just running in these. I will probably end up buying one of these pairs.
From: Luke, Fort Riley, KS, USA. April 14th 2014