The Nike Free RN 2017 Toddler Shoe combines a lightweight, breathable upper with the cushioning and flexibility of a Nike Free midsole.
Textile upper provides breathable support
Foam Nike Free sole for lightweight, flexible cushioning
Hook-and-loop fastener offers a snug, adjustable fit
Flex grooves allow natural motion in all directions
Nike Free Origins
After learning that Stanford athletes had been training barefoot, three of Nike's most innovative and creative employees set out to develop a shoe that felt natural and weightless, similar to bare feet. The team spent four years studying the biomechanics of runners' feet in motion. The results yielded a profound understanding of the foot's natural landing angle, pressure and toe position, allowing Nike designers to build an unconventional and flexible running shoe from the inside out.