The recently launched shield running series of nike offers night visibility by using reflective materials and water resistance to keep feet dry. So we now look at the free run+3 shield and look at how it performs.
The principle of nike free shoes is that it works the muscles in the foot and the legs more actively, thud strengthens those muscle to achieve better performance all while keeping it comfortable. It mimics running without shoes also known as “barefoot running”. Nike categorizes it into 3 categories: 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0. Where the least is the closest to running barefoot, and the largest would be akin to wearing a regular padded shoe.
The FR+3S’s construction uses an assortment of materials that are put together without sewing which makes it pretty sturdy and pretty light.
In more than a months use, it did perform as expected. It feels light, has a good grip especially on asphalt roads. Pretty good ventilation to the feet with and without socks and with the “shield” moniker a water resistant coating that keeps the shoe dry and easy to clean.
It is not without it’s limitations though. First of all, the pebbles or any debris could get stuck in between the cutout spaces in the outsole, and it is hard to clean ( at least the outsoles and not the upper material).
The nike FR+3S is a great shoe that offers comfort with the benefits of running barefoot. It is for all foot arch types and is a great shoe for foot conditioning as well as mid foot strikers as well.
It’s cost may be expensive (Php 5k+) compared to other brands but you get your bang from your buck with these!