Who should buy the Nike Free Train Force Flyknit

Advertised as a versatile trainer designed to lift, run, jump and cut, the Free Train Force Flyknit belongs to the Nike Free family, inheriting some of its staple features. What sets this shoe series apart from other Nike workout shoes is its mission to create shoes with a barefoot, second-skin and free feel. It is a solid choice if:

  • Your fitness regimen includes a wide array of training activities.
  • You are looking for a shoe that provides a sock-like fit. 
  • You are after a pair that allows toes to splay naturally.

Nike Free Train Force Flyknit Logo

Multidirectional flexible outsole

The Nike Free Train Force Flyknit employs the series’ renowned Tri-Star structure. It features triangular cuts throughout the unit to allow multidirectional flexibility of the foot.

The outsole is reinforced with solid rubber pods on the heel and forefoot sections for grip and traction. These pods are strategically placed in the high-wear areas to protect the midsole from abrasion.

Nike Free Train Force Flyknit Outsole

Extra cushioning

The dual-density foam is utilized in the Free Train Force Flyknit. It strikes a balance between firmness and flexibility to accommodate different kinds of training activities.  

A drop-in insole provides an extra layer of cushioning. It can be removed to achieve a more grounded and less plush underfoot feel.

The midsole extends past the upper in the forefoot section to form an outrigger. It creates a more stable pressing surface for weightlifting and helps in maintaining balance during lateral movement.

Nike Free Train Force Flyknit Midsole

Flexible upper

The full Flyknit construction of the upper in the Nike Free Train Force Flyknit creates as a soft yet supportive fit. The material is a bit more open in the areas that require flexibility and is more tightly-woven in the sections that need more structure and support. This proprietary material can be found on another popular workout shoe from Nike, the Train Ultrafast Flyknit.

The embedded Flywire cables on the lateral and medial sides stretch up to form eyelets for the laces. This combination serves to lock down the entire midfoot.

Nike Free Train Force Flyknit Upper

Extra rearfoot support

The use of an internal heel cup contributes to the stability of the heel.

The mid-rise collar wraps the rearfoot for additional ankle support.

A pull tab is placed at the heel for a fast and easy on-and-off wear.

Nike Free Train Force Flyknit Rearfoot

Facts / Specs

Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Narrow, Normal / Normal
Collection: Nike Free, Nike Free Train
BRAND Brand: Nike
Colorways: Black / Red
SKUs: 833275001 / 833275006 / 833275010 / 833275013 / 833275017 / 833275018 / 833275300 / 833275451 / 833275665 / 833275999

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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.