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    Nike Free..anyone wear them?

    Just wondering if anyone has a pair of Nike Frees? i hear they are awesome shoes for lifting because its like being in bare feet. I am thinking about picking up a pair, so im looking for some reviews.
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    joe

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    Looks awesome ~>

    http://www.nike.com/nikefree/usa/ind...e.com/nikefree

    I may have to give 'em a go.
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    jesus those are some ugly feet!
    COME GET SOME!!

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    ^^

    You noticed that too? LOL. You'd think they'd find some more photo-friendly feet for their advertisement.
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    that was the whole marketing scheme -- they're good for anyones feet, ugly, pretty, pes planus, pes cavus...

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    Just so you know their isn't much shoe their. They were designed as an alternative to barefoot running- a practice runners often do as a strength exercise. Pretty expensive alternative if you ask me. Most folks just go barefoot or use water socks. In fact if your looking for that kind of thing just consider a pair of teva watersocks. Thats what I use(not in the gym to run in).

    In either case just hope a dumbell doesn't roll on your foot(ouch).

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    People with home gyms that like that just go barefoot anyway. But you wouldn't want to go barefoot in the gym.


    In either case just hope a dumbell doesn't roll on your foot(ouch).
    If you drop massively heavy weight on your foot, a shoe probably won't do much to protect your feet anyway.
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    yeah i go to the gym, so i need to wear something, and i know a lot of lifters go in bare feet so this has to be the next best thing for balance purposes. and i am really sick of getting basketball shoes to work out in.

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    oh! i like those.Will check them out.
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    I think they look pretty cool, but I lift bearfoot at home anyways.
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    they definitely look badass. i may have to buy some...
    Been out the game for a little while, but jumpin back in

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    How exactly do you benefit from lifting barefoot.. I have a gym at my house too so I could do this if it is actually beneficial in some way?
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    someone i know runs in them and they said after the first time they ran in them their feet were sooooo sore because they werent used ot actually using the muscles in their feet while running - so wearing them will make your feet stronger

    i think these shoes are much better for runner then weight lifters i dont think they owuld really benefit me much in the weight room
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    I use a pair of the nike free's for my weight training and I really like them because they are very light and agile. I havent really thought about them providing more balance, but maybe they do.

    I love mine, so get some

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    I know of AT LEAST one much cheaper way of simulating the barefoot experience.

    Next thing you know, Nike is going to come out with a shoe that simulates being barefoot in a shoe to strengthen your socks. People will still buy it cuz it's got that ****ing swoosh on it.
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    I wouldnt rush to the store quiet yet. Me and a friend both bought them for an indoor football camp only 2 days long. And to keep it short they just completely fell apart for both of us in that short of a time. Granted it was on turf but still.... 2 days? Ive never had trouble with shoes on that surface before the frees.

    They also dont provide any ankle support at all. I suppose for just lifting this wont be a big problem most of the time but if you do much running cutting jumping ect watch out. I could just feel my ankle on the brink of turning many times in those shoes.

    Took them back right after that.
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    @ deeder: What cheaper way would that be?

    @ schmitty: That doesn't sound too good. Then again...they're not football shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8.8 View Post
    someone i know runs in them and they said after the first time they ran in them their feet were sooooo sore because they werent used ot actually using the muscles in their feet while running - so wearing them will make your feet stronger

    i think these shoes are much better for runner then weight lifters i dont think they owuld really benefit me much in the weight room
    There advertised that way but I wouldnt recommend them as running shoes. No ankle support at all. Go get some asics. Way better shoe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    @ deeder: What cheaper way would that be?

    @ schmitty: That doesn't sound too good. Then again...they're not football shoes.
    Yeah, I realize I made a terrible choice on football camp shoes lol...

    But in general I just dont recommend them. Your just asking for a sprained ankle in those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    @ deeder: What cheaper way would that be?

    @ schmitty: That doesn't sound too good. Then again...they're not football shoes.
    Well I guess it's not simulating it... But actually going barefoot!
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    I guess the ONLY thing I can see them for is lifting...because you're standing in place and not moving around. But that doesn't sound too good for running. =(
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    If you worried about germs at the gym. Get some deadlift slippers. You shouldn't be squatting barefoot anyway....
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    Gym germs? LOL. That's fun to say.
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