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According to Kim, there's a common misconception that running shoes should fix the way that you move. While a small percentage of people might need a corrective "intervention" from their running shoes, most people benefit from being able to move more naturally — even those who over pronate or supinate, he says. "We've found you're going to benefit from being able to move the way your body must move, even if its outside of the norm," he says. In recent studies, researchers haven't been able to prove that minimal running shoes help people find a more natural gait or prevent injuries.
But it's important to note that the Nike Free 5.0 isn't meant for every workout. It's ultimately a matter of preference, but Kim says many elite athletes will use the Nike Free as a shoe for warmups and cool-downs, as well as gym strength-training workouts. "That's great too, because that's enabling their feet to work through that wide range of motion at least part of the day, and then they do their running in shoes meant to help them be faster," he says. Others might use them for everyday running shoes.And some people might not like the Frees at all. "It's okay if Free isn't for everybody," Kim says. Some people might find that they like the softness underneath the foot, while others might have a toe that doesn't move very well, so it won't feel the same way, says Blaise Williams, senior researcher for sports performance insights in the Nike Sports Research Lab. In order to ease people into the Nike Free 5.0 sensation, Nike created a training protocol to use along with the shoes, which was something that they did when the shoe first launched in 2004. The recommendation is essentially to start slow, and as you feel more comfortable and confident on short runs, see if it makes sense to take it up, says Jennifer Bishop, director of applied product connection in the Nike Sports Research Lab."Even if all you do is walk around in it, that's okay," Kim says. "We really do believe in the benefits of natural motion for everyone even if that means all you're doing is walking."
So, should you get these shoes?
At just $100 a pair, the Nike Free 5.0 are more affordable than comparable top-tier sneakers, but they should only be used for specific workouts. If you run more than three miles during a usual workout, or if you prefer a lot of support, these might not be the best option for you. But if you want a comfortable, flexible, lightweight shoe for strength-training, HIIT, an occasional short run, or even dance cardio, you might like the barely-there feeling of the Nike Free 5.0.2019 - Drawing from one of Nike's boldest tennis silhouettes, the LEBRON 16 “Hot Lava” features a splatter pattern on the heel, perforated leather on the upper and a classic tongue label.Two colorways release May 24 on SNKRS North America and at select retailers.2019 - The LeBron James x John Elliott Icon QS returns in a black colorway and extends the collaborative partnership between James, Elliott and Nike from the 2018 collection. Featuring the midsole tooling of the LEBRON 8, the colorway introduces black detailing contrasted against translucent panels on the upper.

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