Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 9.8oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    May 2017
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Expert Reviews

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76 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | Nightwing2303

    If you're looking for a pair to train in, then you can never go wrong with something that is low profile like the Nike Free v7. It just promotes a lot of stability, while maintaining some level of comfort.

  • 60 / 100 | Sun and Sole

    I know that the standard Free Trainer is oriented as a light, less expensive option in Nike’s Training line, but just a few tweaks could have really made a difference.

  • 90 / 100 | AskMen

    If you're a fan of flexibility and a shoe that conforms to your natural movement patterns, Nike delivers the Free Trainer V7.

  • First look / Unboxing | Shop Zappos

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Updates to Nike Free Trainer v7

  • The Nike Free Trainer v7 hails from the brand’s line of shoes that deliver a barefoot-like training experience. Because of its name, this man’s training shoe can be easily confused with the women’s Nike Free TR 7. While the two models share similar Free sole units, their designs differ significantly.
  • The new model ditched the hexagonal panels that were prevalent in prior versions. It now features a triangular pattern for multi-directional flexibility.
  • The upper unit employs a half-sleeve design for a snug and secure fit. It also utilizes a dynamic stretch band instead of laces to keep the foot locked-in.

Nike Free Trainer v7 size and fit

The Nike Free Trainer v7 is offered in men’s version only. The sizes range from 6 to 18 with half-size options available as well. The trainer caters to medium-sized feet as it comes in a D – Medium width profile. It typically runs true to size and width.

Outsole

The Free Trainer v7 features an updated Nike Free sole. The new sole has triangular segments that allow it to expand and contract in any direction. It helps in delivering more flexibility and freedom of movement for the foot.

The sole also has rubber pods that are strategically placed on the toes and heel portions. They serve to protect the platform against the wear and tear while ensuring traction on a variety of surfaces.

Midsole

The midsole of the Free Trainer 7 is made of a one-piece foam material. The material is designed to be lightweight and responsive. Its form-accommodating construction promotes the natural toe splaying.

Upper

This Nike trainer features a half-sleeve construction with a fully attached tongue. The coverage is comprised of a 3D-printed, breathable mesh. This material keeps the shoe lightweight and capable of providing support in the right areas.

The upper is reinforced with the Flywire, a proprietary technology developed by Nike. It features sturdy filaments that add support and prevent the foot from slipping throughout the training session.

For the lacing system, it uses dynamic stretch bands. They allow wearers to easily slip on the shoe and acquire a snug fit while still having the freedom to move.


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