Great shoe made the mistake of ordering to small, will definitely re order correct size style wise great looking sneaker
Let me make something clear ...
I don't know what is the ideal type of shoe for me. I haven't tested my running nor have I've had the counsel of a specialist.
If I were to do that, I would still not be running and reading reviews online.
That being said, I've checked a few review sites, this ranked high, the price is decent ($100) so I've went for it. I'm satisfied. They are great for running and if in most other type of shoes I'd feel pain in minutes, I can run 30 minutes in these. Yes, I feel like fainting and my heart is beating out of my chest but my ankle, my leg muscles, my knee are all good.
It feels really good in the feet (which is not what I can say about ASICS) and they are extremely light-weight. I simply enjoy them. Ironically, I don't like walking with them so much but they make the "torture" of preparing for a marathon a lot easier.
Are they worth $100 when you can find running shoes at $50?
Look ... I'm running and I'm sticking to it. The truth is that as long as I'm doing this, it can cost $1000 and they're worth it. I've tried many types of running shoes before and these are the first ones to fit so well and to feel so comfortable that I've actually stuck with running.
That's a win in my book.
I primarily use this shoe for resistance training at the gym. I bought it to replace a pair of Nike Metcon shoes. I needed something that would give me stability on my feet while doing squats and deadlifts, and at the same time be flexible enough to do lateral movements with just enough support while retaining a semi-barefoot feel. The Metcons were meant to do that but the back heel area was too stiff and caused rubbing when squatting to the ground and resetting to a standing position. The Free TR 5.0 fixes that problem because the shoe flexes with you while still allowing your heel to remain flat on the ground without the tendency to rock forward while performing squats.
The Free TR 5.0 fits exactly as expected and is comfortable enough to be a daily casual shoe. It also looks very good and can be worn with pretty much any casual outfit.
This shoe is also a Flyknit model which has minimal cushioning on the tongue, and an efficient lacing system (you don't need to pull very hard on the laces to tighten it) to give more of a barefoot feel without having your foot feel restricted.
As for the quality of the shoe itself, only time will tell. If I were to go by previous experiences with other Nike Free models, I would say this is a good shoe for indoor gym use but will probably wear very quickly if you use it for outdoor training on rough pavement.
Overall, I would recommend this shoe for daily casual wear, indoor gym activities (but not as a running shoe), and light outdoor physical activities (such as walking or playing at the park).