Updates to Nike Free Train Versatility

  • As the name suggests, the Nike Free Train Versatility was designed to accommodate various training activities. It caters to those who need a shoe for cross-training, functional fitness, working out at the gym or any other type of everyday training. It belongs to the Nike Free series, which has the mission of making shoes that would feel like “a second skin for the foot.”
  • With that in mind, the trainer employs a warp-knit upper for a snug, yet breathable fit. The synthetic skin overlays are placed at the forefoot and heel sections for support and structure. The Flywire cables are interconnected with the lacing system for a lockdown fit.
  • The dual-density Phylon midsole provides a balance of cushioning and firmness for a plush, yet steady ride. The 5 mm heel-to-toe drop promotes a more natural positioning of the foot.
  • The outsole employs the Nike Free’s staple Tri-Star grooves. They are designed to deliver enhanced multi-directional flexibility.

Size and fit

This workout shoe from Nike was designed specifically for men. It is available in full and half sizes and follows the standard Nike measurements. It accommodates athletes with medium foot dimensions as it is offered in the D – Medium width.


The Nike Free Train Versatility makes use of a rubber outsole for traction and durability. Two kinds of solid rubber pods are strategically placed throughout the unit for enhanced grip and traction.

The shoe also uses the Nike Free’s renowned Tri-Star structure. It features triangular-shaped cuts throughout the outsole which allow the foot to bend naturally in various directions.


The dual-density Phylon foam is employed in the midsole unit of the Free Train Versatility. It aims to provide sufficient cushioning for running and jumping and optimal firmness for lifting weights.

A drop-in insole offers additional cushioning for the underfoot. It can be removed for a more grounded feel. When retained, it molds to shape of the foot for added comfort.


A knit mesh material provides a lightweight and breathable coverage for the Nike Free Train Versatility. Its warp-knit style forms ribbings throughout the entire upper for a snug and versatile fit.

The synthetic skin overlays guard the toe box and the heel section against abrasion. They also contribute to the structure of the upper.

The concealed Flywire cables are utilized on the lateral and medial sides. They work together with the lacing system to lock the foot firmly in place.

The pull tab on the heel helps with a fast on-and-off wear.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 340g
Drop: 5mm
Use: Workout, HIIT / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Features: Low drop
Collection: Nike Free, Nike Free Train
BRAND Brand: Nike

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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.