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When Nike introduces new sneakers with the word “Shield” in the title, it means good and bad things – first of all it means that we can look forward to some great new technical sneakers, but unfortunately it also means that bad weather is around the corner. “Shield” usually stands for great bad weather resistance – dry, reflective and breathable. For Fall/Winter 2013 Nike introduces the new Nike Free Trainer 3.0 Shield.

“The shoe blends innovative materials in the upper with the flexibility and benefits of Nike Free for increased natural motion, with a mid height for optimal support. The mesh upper is designed with enforced polyurethane support in the form of strand-like lines that increase and decrease with size over the shoe creating a pattern that is extremely supportive yet keeps the shoe flexible, lightweight and breathable.

The Phylon midsole provides lightweight, responsive cushioning and is a 3.0 on the Nike Free rating scale, offering great multidirectional flexibility and a low-to-the-ground fit and feel for a barefoot-like training experience.

The mid-height upper delivers ankle support without limiting mobility, while durable ripstop material in the collar window and tongue helps keep the foot dry while maintaining breathability.”

The new Nike Free Trainer 3.0 Mid Shield will be available globally at select retailers beginning October 1.

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