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Featuring an ultra-flexible platform to allow for natural movement of the foot, the Nike Free 3.0 v5 offers minimal cushioning and a semi-firm ride.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Slip on the Nike Free 3.0 v5 and let your feet take control. The thin midsole brings you close to the ground but provides soft cushioning and impact protection, while deep sipes allow the shoe to flex naturally with your foot. An open mesh upper offers a seamless fit for sock-like comfort, making the Free 3.0 v5 a wearable option all day, everyday.

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Weight: 6.2 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (21mm), Forefoot (17mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

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


The Free 3.0 v5 is a minimum neutral, minimum featured shoe intended for racing, tempo runs, and daily training.


  • 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.
  • Nike Free sipes uses gender specific flex grooves to allow barefoot-like flexibility and stability.
  • Transtarsal Flex Groove is a continual groove that runs the length of the shoe for improved flexibility and more natural foot movement.


  • Engineered mesh comprises the upper, providing lightweight breathability.
  • Bootie Tongue construction combines the tongue and upper into one seam-free piece for next-to-skin comfort.
  • 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.


  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber is located along the heel for durability.

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: love this shoe. so comfy and hugs my feet just right. the color is stunning and almost don't want to get them dirty! i would say nike shoes in general run small, and this one's no exception. i am a pretty solid 8.5 and i bought these sneakers in a 9. the fit is perfect and of course great price and fast shipping from running warehouse!
From: Alison, CT, USA. April 10th 2014

Comments: Took these out for my first run, initially to test them out for a quick 5-miler, but these shoes felt so good that I continued running an additional 9 miles. These are in the minimal category, but for me, these have enough cushioning to go for long distances. I loved the V1, V2, and V3. The V4 was too restrictive and lacked breathability because of the plastic overlays. The V5 returns to the open mesh design and I absolutely love it. I instantly returned to the Running Warehouse site at bought another pair in a different color. 
From: Gio, Irvine, CA, USA

Comments: I purchased this shoe two weeks before the Boston Marathon and after one run I knew this was my race shoe. I've previously trained in the Free Run but never ran in the 3.0. The transition from the Free Run to the 3.0 was smooth. They performed well and left my feet in good condition after the race. I typically wear a racing flat and end up with blisters and black toe nails. I'm looking forward to training in these shoes.
From: Philadelphia