Pete Larson over at Runblogger.com has been a big proponent of the Nike Free 3.0, the most stripped-down model in the Nike Free running collection. But as we all know from firsthand experience, extreme love for a shoe can all too easily turn into extreme disgust when in your eyes the brand totally botches an update.
Pete’s been on just such a rollercoaster ride with the Free 3.0, shall we say “extremely disliking” the NanoPly upper on the prior version of the shoe. Thankfully, in the update to the Free 3.0 v5, Pete has seen one of his favorite running shoes redeemed. Like us, he greatly prefers the new engineered mesh upper, which gives you a more accommodating fit. We already liked the platform of the previous version, and now we are able to enjoy it without feeling claustrophobic in the upper.