The Nike Free Hypervenom gives young athletes a flexible and lightweight everyday, off-pitch shoe. The superb flexibility comes from hexagonal flex grooves that are cut into the outsole and wrap around the sidewall, allowing the foot to move naturally in every direction. A rounded heel mimics the foot shape, rolling with the ground to promote natural movement and extended range of motion.
The dimpled NIKESKIN upper of the White Pack Free Hypervenom takes its inspiration from the adult Hypervenom cleat and offers durability without added weight and an adaptive, supportive fit that moves naturally in sync with the athlete.
Nike Free started with the insight that Stanford runners were training barefoot on the university’s golf course. Three of Nike’s most innovative and creative employees then set out to develop a shoe that felt natural and weightless, similar to bare feet. In 2002, they examined a group of men and women with pressure-measuring insoles taped to their feet, using high-speed cameras to capture images of each foot in motion.
The team spent eight years studying biomechanics and the results yielded a profound understanding of the foot’s natural landing angle, pressure and toe position. This allowed Nike designers to build an unconventional and flexible shoe from the inside out that enables natural motion.