Nike Women’s Free Run 5.0 Running Shoe Review

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Nike’s Free Run shoes have been a popular choice with runners for quite a while now. They haveNike women’s Free Run 5.0 released many running shoes, both for women and men and they really understand what a runner needs in a shoe. The Nike women’s Free Run 5.0 is just another great example of this understanding they have. This new running shoe was released in 2014, and was an upgrade from the previous Free 3.0 and Free 4.0 models.

The Nike women’s Free Run 5.0 shoe is light with a minimalistic design, and imitates bare foot movement while still providing traction, cushioning and underfoot protection needed by runners. Even though they do have a minimalistic design to them, the Free Run 5.0 shoes do offer a lot of comfort and support.

A closer look at the Nike women’s Free Run 5.0

Design features

The stride and step that a woman makes when running is different to that of a man’s, and this should affect the way a shoe is designed. Fortunately Nike understands this, and they have designed this shoe specifically for women’s running style, and to specifically fit and adapt to women feet.

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Nike have also made them a very attractive option, not only with their design, but also with the massive range of colors they have available. The shoe therefore comes in many colors including purple, bright orange, blue, green, black metallic, atomic red, glacier white, bright magenta, name them.


Nike-womens-Free-Run-5.0-2Comfort is a very important factor while looking for running shoes. For one to run for long distances, the shoe she is wearing should continuously provide comfort throughout the race, irrespective of how long the runway is. The Nike women’s Free Run 5.0 is much more comfortable than its predecessor, Free Run 4.0. This is due to its low weight of only 3 pounds.

It features supportive overlays as well as internal mid-foot straps to ensure optimum comfort while running. And if that’s not enough, the shoe’s air sole unit in the heel is slightly thicker to provide extra cozy cushioning.

Stability and flexibility

The sole is more flexible, while the upper part has a soft but durable mesh design, letting you to pound the pavement in comfort. This mesh design also provides a simulation of real socks, making the shoe to hug the foot thus preventing slippage.


The midsole is a low profile heel, with an offset of only 8mm, delivering a bare foot feel while providing more stability even in uneven grounds. Moreover, the arch consists of diagonal cuts that encourage natural motion flexibility.

Highlights of the Free Run 5.0

  • Well cushioned sole
  • Great upper fit
  • Upper seamless design with small perforations
  • Comfortable Phyllite midsole
  • Flex groove outsole
  • Textured full inner mesh sleeveNike-womens-Free-Run-5.0-4
  • Flywire shoe-lace system

Last thoughts on the Nike women’s Free Run 5.0

The Free Run 5.0 for women proves to be a great shoe for long distance running. It is made to a really high quality and provides a comfortable and stable fit. Whether you just need a shoe for occasional exercise, or you want it for regular long distance running, the Nike women’s Free Run 5.0 is an excellent choice and offers great value for money.






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Pearl iZumi EM Road N1 Running Shoe Review

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Whatever kind of running you do you will always need a good pair of running shoes. The Pearl Pearl iZumi EM Road N1iZumi EM Road N1 running shoes will give you a very stable and cushioned platform on which to run with. The shoes have a very distinct design that adds a lot of style to the quality build. Designed for road running, your feet will certainly appreciate the cushioning provided by the soles of these shoes as you pound on the hard service.

A closer look at the Pearl iZumi EM Road N1

Design of the shoe

When it comes to the design of the shoe, you will not be disappointed when you see what Pearl iZumi EM has to offer. The company does not compromise on the quality of their products, this is clearly evident from the first time you wear the shoes. They fit extremely well around the feet, and you can feel the support they provide around the foot.

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The stylish design of the shoes certainly catches the attention as soon as you see them. At a closer look you will notice just how simple and effective the design is. The sole of the shoe is made from rubber. This ensures that you have greater friction for running and on top of that flexibility and durability.


The foam midsole will absorb shock nicely and also return energy with every launch of your feet. The Pearl iZumi EM Road N1 men’s running shoe comes in two colors- electric blue and yellow (more like luminous green).

Comfort and stability

Pear-iZumi-EM-Road-N1-2The Pearl iZumi EM Road N1 is designed to be extremely comfortable on the feet. You will feel as if you are actually walking bare feet. The foam cushioning on your bare feet will allow you extra comfort as you run, protecting your feet from shock related injuries.

The flexibility of the shoe is important when running. It allows the foot to move comfortably and enhances stability of the individual. This is why the rubber sole is very important. Not only does it make the shoe extremely flexibility but adds a bit to the stability by being very wide.

Weight of the shoe

Running with weights on the feet is a really tough activity. The lighter the shoe, the better it will be. This shoe is impossibly light- feathers might even be heavier. It is the dream pair of shoes for many a road racer. It weighs a mere 232grams (about 8 ounces). Running shoes cannot get lighter than this.

Type of running best suited for this shoePear-iZumi-EM-Road-N1-5

Speed racing needs light, stable and comfortable shoes. The Pear iZumi EM Road N1 men’s running shoe is ideal for road running, treadmill and track running too. You certainly make the conditions that much better for yourself, and your performance on the running track or road race will be greatly improved with this shoe.

Last thoughts on the Pearl iZumi EM Road N1

This is a very versatile shoe and will enable you to run on many different surfaces while keeping your feet stable. They provide the comfort you need while you walk and run, and with the stylish look the Pearl iZumi EM Road N1 running shoes certainly have a lot to offer.





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