Our verdict


Its versatility in several physically challenging activities and the comfort it provides are what consumers admire about the Nike Free TR 8. However, complaints from a few wearers about the laces and collar came up. Despite the issues, this Nike footwear remains highly recommendable as a footgear for various fitness regimens.


  • Comfortable cushioning
  • Versatile
  • Snug fit
  • Lightweight
  • Flexibility
  • Appealing style and colorways
  • Durable


  • Laces are quite long
  • Collar causes chafing

Who should buy the Nike Free TR 8

Providing consumers with a very versatile shoe, the Nike Free TR 8 boasts of its many traits that meets the needs of the fitness community. It is a solid option if:

  • Your workout routine includes one or more of the following: cardio-centric exercise, HIIT, cross-training, weightlifting, kickboxing, and other strenuous activities.
  • You are looking for a shoe that has stability yet offers a barefoot-like experience.

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Enhanced outsole durability

The Nike Free TR 8 features a full-length rubber foam outsole. The unit is durable as it withstands the wear and tear of high-intensity training. It features deep grooves and cutouts that facilitate flexion and expansion of the compound in every direction. It also serves as a shock-absorbing layer because of its soft nature.

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The heel on this model is flatter and wider compared to its predecessor. This construction delivers stability during exercises.

Such high-wear areas as the heel, the toe, and the ball are lined with an extra layer of rubber. This compound enhances the durability of the sole unit and increases traction.

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Barefoot-like feel

The midsole of the Nike Free TR 8 is made of soft foam. It attentuates shock keeping the foot comfortable and free of any discomfort. The platform is created in a way that the sides near the heel are raised up. This wrap delivers stability during lateral movements. The Nike Free technology also gives the wearer a barefoot-like experience with its lightweight and flexible nature.

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Slip-on design

This workout shoe from Nike sports a cleatie silhouette. This slip-on design allows for the quick putting on or removal of the trainer.

What keeps the foot locked down is the lightly padded collar. It also prevents chafing of the ankle area. The pull tabs are attached on top of the tongue and behind the collar helping users quickly put on the trainer.

Nike Free TR 8 Collar

Snug lacing system

Since it has an attached tongue, the lacing system provides a snugger fit. The laces integrate with the Flywire cables which reinforce the lateral support of the upper.

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The Nike Free TR 8's upper

The upper is made of a lightweight mesh which ensures that the foot chamber is well-ventilated during rigorous training. It also withstands abrasion during training but is still pliable as it allows natural foot flexion. The synthetic component forms an external heel counter that keeps the rear foot steady during dynamic exercises.

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Inside the footgear is a full inner sleeve that provides a sock-like fit. This smoothens the inside by hiding the seams and prevents them from irritating the foot.

Nike Free TR 8 Sock-like Fit