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Nike Combines Free and Metcon Tech on Its Latest Trainer

For its latest training model, Nike has brought together two of its footwear technologies—Free and Metcon. The fusion of the two has created a brand new silhouette that provides both flexibility and comfort.

Billed simply as the Free x Metcon, the upper is composed of a durable yet breathable open face mesh with a neoprene sock collar. A plastic overlay acts as top eyelets, displays Swoosh branding, and also wraps the heel for added support. From a tech standpoint, the outsole uses the grooved Free technology to promote natural motion, while also providing the grip and durability added by the Metcon's tri-star rubber pattern. 

A grey upper with minimal white accents, black branding, and a speckled midsole act as the debut colorway for the Free x Metcon. A welcome detail is the use of the Air Jordan 4's iconic cement print pattern on the heel and outsole. The Nike Free x Metcon will be available through select retailers beginning on April 1. 

Nike Free x Metcon AH8141-004 (Bottom)
Image via Nike


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