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A lightweight shoe featuring an ultra-flexible platform and an adaptive fit, the Nike Free 5.0+ offers minimal cushioning and a semi-soft ride.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


For those pursuing an uninhibited run, the Nike Free 5.0+ delivers a flexible yet protective ride. Formerly the Free Run+, this lightweight shoe features deep midsole sipes from heel to toe to allow for the natural motion of your foot through the gait cycle. Dynamic Flywire wraps the midfoot, offering a secure and adaptive fit that moves with your foot for lasting, sock-like comfort.

Model Number:

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Weight: 7.1 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (23mm), Forefoot (14mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

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


The Free 5.0+ is a minimum featured, minimum neutral shoe designed for speedwork, racing, and daily training. It is Nike+ sensor compatible.


  • Phylite uses a lightweight midsole material designed for a resilient ride with enough durability to double as an outsole.
  • Phylite uses a lightweight midsole material designed for a resilient ride with enough durability to double as an outsole.
  • Crash pad at the bottom of the heel is a decoupled, gender-specific unit that reduces impact shock and corrects over pronation.
  • Nike Free sipes uses gender-specific flex grooves to allow barefoot-like flexibility and stability.
  • Transtarsal Flex Grooves are deep outsole cuts running diagonally under the midfoot area for increased flexibility and mobility.
  • 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.
  • Asymmetrical lacing wraps the foot to the shoe and relieves pressure over the top ridge of the foot.
  • Molded sockliner mimics the curvature of the foot for a closer fit and underfoot cushioning.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full-length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
  • Waffle lugs built into the Phylite outsole compress on impact for increased cushioning. 
  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber provides durable traction.

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: Great shoes, I honestly haven't owned Nikes since High School, but these made me a believer again. Running they feel lightweight and I love how the tongue doesnt move on me. But I mostly use them for heavy lifting and theyre my favortie shoes to date.
From: Ellie Kolek, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Comments: I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SHOE. I'm an 11th grade sprinter. And I highly reccomend this shoe. I was a bit uneasy about getting this because I was really attached to my New Balance WR1400 they had great comfort and fit for me. But once I broke into my nike frees it was great. I'm definitely going to be buying more of these shoes.
From: Gillian, New Hyde Park, NY, USA