Nike quality is on a downward trend, while surely sales are riding high on the Nike name itself. This version of the free isn't a terribly poor shoe. It cannot compare favorably with the 2011/12 Free 4 (or 4 V3), but in all, not a terribly poor design job. The only complaints about the shoe, are the accursed "Flywire" that Nike has injected into every shoe, the somewhat cheap and poorly padded back and lateral heel cuff, and the poor breathability of the shoe (although this isn't terribly bothersome). The "Flywire" digs into your foot like a garrote. The heel cuff isn't padded enough in the top (nor high enough) to prevent your heel from slipping. Disappointing. Otherwise, a very handsome shoe.
This shoe is cheaply made, with a fragile, thin mesh and foam upper that will last five visits to the gym or two lengthy runs. Very disappointing. Additionally, the much touted "Nike Lunarlon sole" is made of hard, non responsive, plastic-like foam that amounts to a stiff, un cushioned ride. Nike opts for cheaper and cheaper materials and constructions these days under the guise of "new running shoe technologies." It's kind of absolutely disgusting.
It's a legit shoe, comes in a Vans box and everything :) I was looking for these shoes everywhere and I'm glad they had them, also got them really cheap when I used a discount code. Highly suggest these shoes!
These are the softest shoes ever. They are worth way more than they sell for.
These run very small.