Who should buy the Nike Free TR V8

Designed to provide men in the athletic community a pair reliable enough for intensive, high-impact workouts. It is a solid choice if:

  • You are looking for a shoe that can perform very well in the gym and at the same time looks good when worn with casual clothing.
  • Your fitness regimen includes plyometrics and sprints.
  • You are after a trainer that is worth the money for the quality it offers. 

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Grippy outsole

Rubber pods are added in the key areas of the outsole. They provide grip on gym surfaces and protect the platform from abrasion. The rubber compound at the front part also serves as a toe bumper for burpees and other exercises.

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The Nike Free TR V8's midsole

The bottom part of the Nike Free midsole is dissected by hexagonal cuts. They allow the platform to bend in multiple directions, helping the foot move seamlessly throughout the training session. The edges on both sides of the sole have an abundance of flex grooves that contribute to the flexibility.

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The Nike Free TR V8 sports a full-length EVA foam for lightweight cushioning. The back and side portions of the unit extend up to form a cradle. This construction keeps the foot in place during lateral movements.

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Aerated upper

A combination of textile and synthetics makes up the upper unit of the trainer. The material on the forefoot has a more open construction than the rest of the unit. Its ventilation pores help in keeping the inside aerated.

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Rearfoot stability

A thick synthetic overlay wraps the back of the shoe to form a heel counter. It is made firm to afford stability in the rearfoot.

Nike Free TR V8 Overlays

Extra midfoot support

The TPU wings render additional support on both sides of the footwear. Integrated with the lacing system, they lock the foot in the ankle area to provide lateral stability.

The flat laces easily slide through the metal eyelets, allowing for a quick fit adjustment. The Flywire cables can be seen in some of the eyelets. They become taut when the laces are tightened to give extra support in the midfoot.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10.6oz
Update: Nike Free TR 8
Use: Workout, HIIT / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Collection: Nike Free
BRAND Brand: Nike
Toebox: Medium

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Author
Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Bodybuilding.com, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.