Introducing the Nike Free Trainer 7.0 Shield

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September 28, 2012

Introducing the Nike Free Trainer 7.0 Shield

Built for the harsh elements of outdoor training, this shoe delivers lockdown fit, weather resistance and natural motion.
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Designed to the training specifications of athletes across multiple sports, the Nike Free Trainer 7.0 Shield features lockdown support, Nike Free natural motion, breathability and water resistant upper to overcome winter weather.

With the progression in outdoor training – plyometrics, circuit drills, speed training – comes an evolution in Nike Training footwear.  The harsh weather beginning in October through April in many worldwide locations can be an obstacle for outdoor training, but the Nike Free Trainer 7.0 Shield is specifically designed to brave the elements. Its Nike Shield upper features Durable Water Resistant (DWR) material, while the cage netting on the sidewall and heel clip provide lockdown support needed for training. The Nike Free outsole is articulated with rugged tread for outdoor use on a variety of surfaces.

Athletes across multiple sports adhere to a strict winter training regimen and professional athlete insight fueled the design of this shoe.  To train properly for game-day outdoor conditions, these athletes now have a versatile training shoe for their needs.  

“Our goal was to design a durable, outdoor training shoe that maximizes Nike Free technology – all in a lightweight and weather-ready package,” said Laura Parrett, Nike Training footwear designer. “We’re happy with the shoe’s performance versatility.”

The Nike Free Trainer 7.0 Shield also provides the adaptability and function for non-training use with its rugged street-friendly aesthetic. Performance benefits also include dual-pull lace technology and padded fleece around the ankle for warmth and comfort.

The shoe is available globally on October 1 in three colorways -  black, khaki and silver. The silver colorway features a reflective upper tuned for the outdoors, a first for a Nike Training shoe.  The Nike Free Trainer 7.0 franchise will carry through to Spring with new colorways and attributes.