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Nike Free 5.0+ Reviews

257 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

84%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

4%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

49% "Felt a half size smaller "

85% "Felt true to width"

59% "Moderate arch support"

245 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 5/21/13
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Love these shoes. This is my 3rd pair from the Nike Free Run series. I tried the Saucony Kinvara 3 (?), but I had to return them because they rubbed the back of my ankle raw. The Nike Frees are not constrictive--they really are "freeing" an provide sufficient support and cushion for people looking for a minimalist shoe without going extreme. Even if you're interested in transitioning to running barefoot, it might be a good place to start.

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12 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/16/13
Overall Rated:2 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

This shoe is light weight and very cute. Get them 1/2 bigger. However not for the novice runner. If you need any type of support and plan to run do not go for this shoe. I kept the shoes but now only wear them in the gym; on the elliptical or other low to no impact activities.

Additional 237 Free 5.0+ Nike Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 14, 2013

Lainie T

from Santa Barbara, ca

These Nike running shoes are so nice! I am training for a half marathon in a couple months and these shoes have made my training go so smoothly. No knee pains or anything. They have a barefoot flexible feel, but also good cushioning and the right amount of support. Our family loves Zappos. We buy a lot of our shoes through their site. We have had to return shoes for one reason or another and they have sent us our credit right away. We also had the stitching on a pair of Nikes wear out extra fast and when we asked Zappos if they could help us, they gave us a whole new pair! They are an awesome and quality company! Thanks, Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 4, 2013

Anonymous

from Arlington, Va

Absolutely love these shoes! Very light but still have a great structure. Feet don't sweat. Only thing that's not optimal is that the backs have no structure so they're hard to get on.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 1, 2013

Diana

from CT

Great shoes. I feel so comfortable in them. I had Nike Free 3.0 and decided to upgrade to 5.0. I'm very happy with the color. I got so many compliments.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 2, 2013

Twinkle15

from New York, NY

Comfy right out of the box! That's how shoes should fit, not breaking in nonsense, etc. These run small, go 1/2 size bigger. Cute looking, very light, conforms to feet very well. I appreciate the space in the toes that these offer. No more feet squeezed effect after a workout. Previously, I bought a pair in an outlet store and the fit was good and just right. I thought that after using them they would stretch but they did not and ended with a sore big toe after running. Lesson: bring your own socks and don't trust the ones given in their Nike stores.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 24, 2013

Erica M

from Tulsa, OK

These shoes are great - very lightweight and comfortable. This is my 4th pair. Zappos is great about getting shoes to you fast!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 1, 2013

Anonymous

 

These shoes are so cute, but the heel counter of the shoes does not come high enough and therefore it does not keep foot very stable. The tongue is attached to the the sides such that if one had a high instep would feel tight at that part. I tried them on with very thin socks and the instep still felt tight. I wish the tongue was flexible so that one can adjust it according to one's instep.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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April 4, 2013

Lisa

from Chicago, IL

Ordered my usual 6 1/2, which is what I always order in Nike shoes even though I'm a 5 1/2 and even this felt too small. It was a boxier toe than I am used to which should be good since I am kind of wide in my toes, but it was deceiving. Still a very narrow fit just shorter by coming to less of a point. The instep was incredibly tight. I had to have them so loose I almost didn't have enough slack to tie a tiny bow. I also agree with previous reviewer that heel felt low and not supportive. These are definitely going back. They're so cute I may try a 7 but I feel like even that may not work.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

January 10, 2014

Anonymous

 

The grey is actually a good amount lighter than what's in the picture (on my screen at least), but I actually like it even better! I usually just wear Chucks because I like the look of it, but I started taking the train to work and so have to walk ~2 miles every day, and the Chucks just weren't cutting it. After I got these....oh man, night and day. SO COMFORTABLE. Looks great, feels great, and as always Zappos' customer service is unparalleled! 10 stars!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

November 26, 2013

Laura D

from Northern Cali

10-10.5 usually fit in regular shoes, only the 11 fit in these Nike Free. Lightweight, comfortable, and cute, these are only good for me for light workouts and walking around. Not enough support for me for running or serious walking, I have plantar fasciitis, my orthotics do not work in these due to the lower cut around the ankle-my foot ends up being raised to high to keep the heel on. The black/gray look great with skinny jeans or yoga pants when you need a tennis shoe, but need to look nice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 10, 2013

Mary W

from Duluth, MN

My daughter loves this shoe. She wears a size 11 M and the shoe fits perfectly. Although the 'pink' is too bright for me, she loves it.

Brands I'd also recommend: Skechers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 15, 2013

Jennifer

from United States

I love these so much I'm going to order another pair. I wear a 7.5 to 8 in other shoes and have in the past had to buy larger Nikes but the size 8 fit perfectly. The heel isn't overwhelming. It has a nice low profile with an excellent arch support. It flexes superbly. The mesh breathes so my feet don't get too hot. My only challenge with these shoes is picking the bits of stone out of the flexible foot bed after a trail run. But considering how wonderful they feel on, it's a very minor inconvenience.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell barefoot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 9, 2013

Shelton

from Charleston, SC

These shoes fit like socks, not shoes. They are snug and I cannot wear socks with them but they are super comfortable. I am wearing them for rehab of a crushed tibial plateau and they have been wonderful. I get tons of compliments on them - even in bright orange.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike only!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 29, 2013

Kirsten M

from Austin, Texas

I saw these in a store and knew I'd had to order online as not many places carry half sizes (10.5 in my case). Came here and they shipped out very quickly. Love the color and very comfortable. First time buying these kind of Nikes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 19, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes! Was wondered they would be too small based on the reviews, they did feel a little tight initially but ran in them today for first time wearing and felt great! I got my normal size. The laces are so bright! I love the color combo.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 4, 2013

Anonymous

 

I loved the Nike+ 3 and wanted to try these because of the added support. At first they felt much tighter than the 3s, but after wearing them a few times they feel great. They definitely are more snug around the foot, but I don't find them any more narrow or shorter in length. The attached tung does make them a little harder to get on, but it will get easier with time. I do feel they have more support than the 3s and my foot isn't moving around as much. Overall I'm very happy with them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

May 24, 2013

Kellie

 

I like the Free Run 2 the best - these are better then the 3s but could stand for a little more support.

Brands I'd also recommend: asics

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 25, 2013

Anonymous

 

So disappointed with this version of the shoe. It runs at least a whole size small. The back of the shoe is soft and provides no ankle support at all. The toe box is wide and looks really ugly in my size 10 feet.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt narrower than marked

 

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August 13, 2014

V'Lou O

from Norman, Oklahoma

I have purchased 3 pairs of the Nike Free 5.0+. Its a great shoe, very comfortable with good cushioning. The first 2 pairs, I sized up from my normal size 9 to a 9 1/2. The last pair I sized up a whole size to a 10 because my toes were rubbing on the toe of the shoe. Also, I use this shoe primarily on my treadmill before retiring the shoe to dog walking. Because the soles of this particular shoe are very soft, I have learned that the belt on my treadmill had might as well be a belt sander if i let the sole overhang onto the belt when I have my feet on the side rails while the treadmill is running. If I let my foot hang over onto the belt at all the belt easily ground off the sole very fast. At first I couldn't figure out why the sole was wearing in such odd places. Now that I know, I'm just more careful and haven't sanded the soles down on the last pair.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Ahnu, Jambu

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 30, 2014

Anonymous

from Alfred, NY

Love these shoes! They're very light weight, have soft, comfy padding and plenty of room in the toe box. Wish you had them in dark colors , though, that didn't show dirt so easily.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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July 21, 2014

Mary M

from Dallas, TX

Love the shoe. Color is a bit much for me but I wanted this model. I'm a standard 6.5 but ordered a 7.0 in this (3rd pair) and it's a perfect fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

If you are going to get a pair of these, then I suggest getting a size bigger than you usually wear. Like I usually wear a 8 but I had to get a 9 in these. Other than that they are great shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 10, 2014

Devin

from California

Love this shoe. I'm on my feet all day at work and these are super comfortable and flexible. Probably not the best shoe for heavy workouts/running but I've worn them on light hikes and at the gym and they never get uncomfortable. I went half a size up and they fit great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Felt true to width

 

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July 7, 2014

Karen K

from United States

Loved these shoes so much I bought another pair in case they stop making them. Very light. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 22, 2014

JC

from Hartford, CT

I have small feet and do best buying women's sneakers. That said, I love these sneakers. They're some of the lightest and most comfortable sneakers I've worn. I can run my 15 miles every day and they don't bother my feet like others. I bought the pink and have gotten a lot of compliments on them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry, reebok, vans

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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June 19, 2014

Sarah

from Tucson, Arizona

These shoes are super cute and very comfortable. I usually wear a size 8 but I ordered an 8.5 and they fit, so definitely order up at least half a size. If you are looking for serious running shoes, be aware that they don't offer a lot of support. But they are great for light running, hiking or other activities! I get a lot of compliments on the color, too.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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