1. Sole dimensions. Per Running Warehouse, the Free 5.0 has Nike Air Max 90 baratas online a stack height of 23mm heel, 14mm forefoot for a drop of 9mm. The 3.0 has a stack height of 21mm heel, 17mm forefoot for a drop of 4mm. So the 5.0 has a bit more cushion under the heel, and a bit less under the forefoot. To be honest, the feel is not hugely different to me.Typically not quantified, but another way in which the soles of the two shoes differ is in width. The sole of the 5.0 (bottom image below) is quite a bit broader across both the heel and forefoot.Nike Free 3.0 v5 SoleNike Free 5.0 sole
In terms of the ride, I find the Free 5.0 to be semi-firm with not a lot of rebound. It¡¯s a smooth shoe due to the extreme flexibility of the sole, but it is not the most responsive shoe on the market. It¡¯s not a shoe you would choose for your next 5K, and probably not the best choice for a marathon unless you have done extensive training in them. I prefer them for runs from about 3-10 miles. My max in the 5.0 2015 is a bit over eight miles in one run, and short of a Nike Roshe Run Hombre Oferta few hot spots on the inside of my heels (not sure what caused this) they worked just fine.
In terms of function and fit, I¡¯ve come to love the upper on this shoe. It isn¡¯t nearly as tight-fitting as I anticipated, and it does a great job of securing my foot against the sole. My guess is that fit and security will be highly dependent on foot shape ¨C if you have a particularly wide foot it may feel a bit restricting, if you have a narrow foot you may have some lack of security, though in the latter case the laces may help a bit. Personally, I haven¡¯t cinched the laces at all and tension in the upper weave is pretty much solely responsible for keeping the shoe on my foot.
Nike Free 5.0 2015 interiorOne of the things I¡¯ve always loved about the Free shoes is that they lack a heel counter. In case you¡¯re not familiar with the terminology, a heel counter is a firm, plastic insert located in the back of many shoes to give the heel region structure. In the Free 5.0 there is no counter at all, and this adds to the slipper-like experience. The lack of a heel counter is also one of the reasons why I often recommend the Free to people with insertional Achilles tendon issues that may be aggravated by a plastic counter in the heel.
I bought a pair of the Free 5.0+ sometime last summer and ran in them several times. For some reason I never got around to doing a review, but lately I¡¯ve been pulling them out more frequently for casual use. I figured I might as well write something up after a refresher run. So, I took them out for 5 miles yesterday and wanted to share my thoughts since my guess is they will soon be on clearance with a new version (Fre Nike Air Max Tailwind zapatillas e 5.0 v2) apparently coming soon. Comparison of Free 3.0 and 5.0 Let¡¯s start by going through the major differences between the 5.0 and the 3.0 v5
I¡¯ve found the the fit of the Lunarglide 5 to be different than a lot of other Nike¡¯s I¡¯ve tried. I have plenty of room in the forefoot (and the stretchy upper in the forefoot is awesome), but the midfoot is quite snug. This has improved a bit as the shoes have broken in, but it¡¯s something to be wary of if you have New Balance 574 Mujer zapatillas a high-volume foot. A swap to a thinner insole will help.