Who should buy the Nike Free Trainer v7

A majority of the wearers marveled at how comfortable the Nike Free Trainer v7 was. It is a solid option if: 

  • You are looking for a lightweight and breathable shoe
  • You are looking for a shoe that is flexible for many types of fitness activities.

Nike Free Trainer v7 logo

Updates to the 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 men'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 stretch band

Flexible 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.

Nike Free Trainer v7 flexibility

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

Lightweight and responsive Free Trainer v7

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 natural toe splaying.

Nike Free Trainer v7 foam

Breathable upper

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

Nike Free Trainer v7 breathable upper

Nike’s Flywire Technology

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.

Nike Free Trainer v7 flywire

Snug fit

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.

Nike Free Trainer v7 slip on

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 277g
Drop: Men 5mm
Use: Workout, HIIT / Gym / Cross-training
Width: Normal
Release date: May 2017
Features: Lightweight / Low drop
Collection: Nike Free

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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.