When NIKE introduced the FREE RUN+ 2 model into the market just a couple of years ago, it’s such an excellent shoe, that it was no surprise it’d hit the dizzy heights that it has, in such a short space of time.
With its wacky looking cube-like, fused Phylite midsole providing, as the name suggests, ‘free’ foot movement, teamed up with asymmetrical lacing and a hugging inner sock for a snug, supporting fit, it’s designed to create an almost true-to-life barefoot running experience. Undeniably, all of the above are successfully achieved and without any expense to its cutting edge styling, whilst seamlessly incorporating NIKE+ tech in to the mix, too.
Fast forward to 2013 and the Nike Free Run +2 EXT has gained the reputation for being a modern day classic. There’s no doubt that this is a fantastic performance shoe, but there’s definitely a place for these in any respectable trainer collection. With so many great colourways been and gone in the past, as well as being available on Nike’s iD options (keep an eye out for our forthcoming NIKE FREE iD #SUPERNATURALRIDE Design Competiton), it’s no wonder that this ultra-lightweight runner has crossed over into the rotations of many a collection.
We love this Squadron Green colourway, and like many of the previous releases, premium suede overlays wrap around the strong yet flexible texture mesh upper. The speckled midsole makes another appearance after featuring on the popular Black and Atomic Teal versions, and the subtle, yet popping highlights come in the form of the Neon Yellow underlay suspension, barrel laces and tongue branding, to make up this delightful offering from the excellent FREE range.
What’s surprised us the most, is that only a handful of UK stockists picked up on it, but as it’s a summer shoe, and we’ve been in the thick of a horrendous winter for as long as we can remember, we think it’s a colourway that once gone from the shelves, will still be sort after for a long time to come.
Take a closer look at the NIKE FREE RUN+ 2 below, and as these have been out for a little minute now, if these pics and words sway you, then be quick, as there’s still a few pairs left with URBAN INDUSTRY, so just click on any of the pics below to grab them, before they’re gone for good.