2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Running Shoes

  • By Aaron Hersh and Matt Fitzgerald
  • Published Apr 10, 2012
  • Updated Apr 24, 2013 at 1:04 PM UTC

Nike Free 3.0 v3 $90

The Nike Free is the only minimalist trainer from a major brand to hit the market before minimalism became trendy. But just because it’s been around longer doesn’t mean the Free has been surpassed. No shoe offers more multidirectional flexibility than the Free 3.0 v3, thanks to its distinctive flex grooves. Also unique to this shoe is its stocking-like heel, part of the most minimal upper in the entire kingdom of running footwear.

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