Who should buy the Nike Free Train Virtue

A men’s training shoe designed for cardio, agility, and gym workouts, the Nike Free Train Virtue is a solid choice if:

  • You are doing plyometric training.
  • You are into activities that require speed.

Nike Free Train Virtue Logo

Enhanced outsole traction

The grooved Tri-Star outsole features triangular patterns, which allow the platform to move in accordance with the natural motion of the foot and give an explosive speed from the first acceleration.

Nike Free Train Virtue Tri-Star Outsole

Rubber units are placed in the heel and forefoot sections for enhanced traction and durability. The combination of these technologies provides both great responsiveness and solid support for the foot during speed movement and quick changes of direction.

Nike Free Train Virtue Outsole Heel

Shock-absorbent midsole

The lightweight dual-density midsole combines hard and soft foam to offer a plush, yet dynamic cushioning. It ensures smooth transitions of the foot during runs and reinforces the shoe’s shock-absorbing properties.

If you are doing CrossFit and would like to keep the flexibility and natural feel of the Nike Free sole but need more stability for weightlifting, be sure to take a look at the Nike Free x Metcon as well.

Nike Free Train Virtue Midsole

The spacious forefoot section accommodates a natural toe splay, which is helpful when it comes to acquiring steadiness during weightlifting.

Breathable upper

The engineered knit upper of the Nike Free Train Virtue is flexible and breathable.The main textile material is integrated with the dynamic stretch bands to heighten the snug coverage while still encouraging the natural movement of the foot.

Nike Free Train Virtue Upper

Sturdy lacing system

Support is maximized by the Flywire nylon threads, which are attached to the lacing system to hold the foot firmly in place.

Nike Free Train Virtue Lacing System

Pull-tab heel section

The cleatie-style construction of the upper utilizes a stretchable collar, which offers a supportive and glove-like fit. A pull-tab is placed in the heel section. It makes it easier for the wearer to wear and remove the shoe. The seamless textile interior design offers additional comfort to the foot of the wearer. It smoothness of the material prevents irritation.

Nike Free Train Virtue Heel section

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 268g
Drop: Men 5mm
Use: Workout / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: Apr 2017
Features: Lightweight / Low drop
Collection: Nike Free, Nike Free Train

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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.