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Best Triathlon Suit Review 2017

There are plenty of options available when looking for the best triathlon suit.

Whether you are looking for the most comfortable tri suit, a suit that you can wear under your triathlon wetsuit, or a tri suit you can use for all three stages of the competition.

Straight away we recommend the following triathlon suits. The SLS CMX Men’s Trisuit is awesome value for the money and the De Soto Forza suit is top of the line when it comes to quality, comfort and durability.

You can spend anything from fifty dollars up to over two hundred dollars for the top of the line triathlon suits. Because it can be a tough choice to make we have put together this list to get you started in your decision process.

We may not cover all the best triathlon suits but hope you can find something here that suits you.  These are the most popular on the market at the moment.

Our Top 11 Triathlon Suits for 2017



Best Triathlon Suit – What to look for

A great question and the answer is – it depends.  We have created this triathlon suit guide to give you an idea of the most popular in the range and compare features.

Finding a quality triathlon suit

The first suit I bought was a real beginner special. It cost about $30 and while it did last a few races there was no comparison when I upgraded to a more reputable brand.

Straight away I noticed the fit was much better. The leg grips on the original suit were crude silicone bands that were tight enough to nearly cut off all circulation to my legs. The newer suit – a Pearl Izumi had silicone free ends on the shorts and it was the material itself that held them in place.

Padding and movement

The next thing I noticed was the padding. The old shorts had a very thin flimsy padding, which was torture on the bike section of the race and didn’t conform too well to the undercarriage areas. This was very noticeable when trying to run as it sort of wobbled all over the place.

With the upgraded shorts the bike ride was much better. It was like wearing a pair of really good bike shorts but without the overly padded area that would have hampered my run performance in stage 3 of the race.

I have used this for sprint triathlons and as a long distance tri short as well and they never let me down.

Material Makeup

All tri shorts are made from synthetics and one thing to be wary of is if the manufacturer uses any sort of chemical coating on the material to provide performance improvements. This can be great when they are new but after a few washes the chemicals dissipate and the advantage goes down the drain.

If this is a concern to you then get yourself a pair of the De Soto’s I mentioned at the start of the article as they perform the same way from day one until they wear out.

Also look at the seams. On cheaper triathlon suits the stitching can be very weak and cause irritation to the skin, especially around the zipper area. The better quality brands have overcome this by adding internal cover for the zipper and enhanced stitching to keep you chafe-free.

You also need to consider the UV properties of the suit. Chances are you are going to get caught out in the sun at some stages of the race so make sure you are protected.

The last thing we want to say on the material of your tri suit is to check how it handles chlorine. If like me you train in your gear to get used to the feel of everything then try to avoid swimming in the pool too much. The chlorine has a tendency to break down the synthetic fabrics over time.

Tri Suit Color

One quick tip to add to this post is to watch out for the color of the tri suit you pick. They come in all different colors but try and avoid a suit with white shorts sections because they will show the marks left from your saddle over time and there is no way to get this out.

This won’t really matter if you are a pro and get free tri suits from your sponsor, but if you are like the rest of us, then you buy quality kit that has to last season after season so go for something that will stand the test of time and plenty of personal bests along the way.

synergy tri suitSynergy Men’s Triathlon Trisuit – Best Value

We came across the Synergy Tri suit a while ago and because of all the great reviews, we decided we had to check it out.

A great fit, comfortable all over and it has a quality Gel pad for long distance racing but doesn’t compromise you on the run to the finish line.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the features of this great value tri suit:

  • NeoGel pad with anti-microbial fleece
  • Modesty panel for comfort and support
  • Semi-compression in the legs, Soft leg gripper
  • 3/4 Adjustable zipper, Large armholes to prevent chafing
  • Flat Lock stitching throughout, 2 mesh pockets in the back

I was wearing the XL suit as I am over 6ft and weight a bit more than I should and this suit fits perfectly. The material is solid enough but comfortable and the leg grips stayed put for the whole race without ripping the legs off you like some other suits.

Would I buy another one? Absolutely and probably will, to have a spare suit on hand.

Price wise you probably won’t find a better deal than this one on Amazon so go check it out and look the part next time you hit the start line.

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Synergy Men's Triathlon Trisuit (Red/Black, Medium) Synergy Men's Triathlon Trisuit (Red/Black, Medium) 73 Reviews $89.99

 Tri Suit Care

There are many suggestions about caring for your tri suit.  You spend quite a few hard earned dollars on a good quality tri suit so you need to look after it.  When washing your tri suit make sure you wash it on a cold wash without strong detergent.  Hang to dry and never put it in the tumble dryer.  I hear a lot of people wear theirs in the shower and wash them down with baby shampoo.  Not a bad idea as the shampoo contains very little in the way of chemicals so won’t corrode your suit.

Thanks for checking out our Tri Suit reviews.  Be sure to check out our other reviews here

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Best Triathlon Watch 2017 (Updated)

2017 best triathlon watchOne thing I put off for quite a while when I got into Triathlon was a decent triathlon watch.  Looking back I should have invested way earlier as I know can’t live without one.

I had a computer on my bike – and still do, a decent GPS app on my phone which tracked runs and bike rides but its was a bit of a pain to monitor because you have to keep unlocking your phone to check out how you are doing as you go.  

I made the plunge and invested in a Timex Ironman GPS enabled watch as an intro and have never looked back.  

I put this post together to help you decide on the best triathlon watch that suits you and your budget.  You could look at different models all day and spend any amount of hard-earned dollars on a set-up so make sure you get the feature set you need to help you track your way to a new PB.

Lets now look at some of the most popular triathlon watches available today.

Best Triathlon Watches for the 2017 Season


Garmin Forerunner 920XT Black/Blue Watch with HRM-Run

Garmin – Wireless Phone Accessory



Our Best Selling Triathlon Watch is the Garmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch. If you are looking for a watch for your next Tri then the Vívoactive is just what you need. 

Loaded with features and expert timing this watch will help you on your way to your next personal best.


Garmin vívoactive HR GPS Smart Watch, Regular fit – Black

Garmin – Wireless Phone Accessory



Garmin Forerunner 230 – Black/White

Garmin – Wireless Phone Accessory


Garmin 010-01004-00 Swim Watch with Garmin Connect

Garmin – Wireless Phone Accessory



Polar V800 GPS Sports Watch

Polar Electro, Inc. – Sports



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As you get more into triathlon your watch will become a lifeline for you.  Just look at any race and you will notice that at the start line all of the serious racers will hit the start button just before they jump into the water.  As the race goes on they rely on their triathlon watches to guide their pace, distance and heart rate.  This keeps the competitor on track and stops them potentially overdoing it on any of the stages.

Best Triathlon Watch – Our top watch choice

best triathlon watchTriathlon timing and data from each race becomes a bit of an obsession so with that in mind you will want the best triathlon watch available to make sure you have everything covered.  The Garmin 910XT will become you new best friend on race day.  This GPS-enabled device will track swim metrics and distance covered, pace of swimming, running or on the bike, elevation and heart rate.  It has an oversized display that is very easy to read while you are racing.

Best Triathlon Watch – Swimming 

The Garmin 910XT is designed for both pool and open water swimming and is water resistant to 50m.  You go any deeper than that and your watch is thee last of your worries.  It offers extensive metrics for the swim section of your triathlon race.  Distance, stroke count, stroke identification and number of lengths are some of the features on the Garmin.  It also has the unique ability to gauge your swim efficiency.

Because it’s GPS-enabled, the Forerunner 910XT even captures the path you traveled so you can view it later on a map in the Garmin Connect free online community.  This feature can help you analyze your open water swimming and adjust your technique as needed.

Best Triathlon Watch – One Button Transition.

A superb feature is the one button press to transition to your next section of the race.  This will save precious seconds when you leave the water or transition from the bike to the run.  Many times I’ve seen athletes fumbling with their watches while trying to get to transition.  It sports an optional quick release mount that lets you move the 910 from your wrist and mount it on the bike.  You can now check your time while hammering down the road at full tilt without lifting your head to look at your wrist.

Best Triathlon Watch – Time for the Bike

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The 910XT is the first in the Garmin range to provide a barometric altimeter providing highly accurate elevation data.  This includes ascent, descent and also grade.  This multisport device sports many of the features you get in Garmin’s advanced cycling computers so is jam packed with everything you could need out on the bike.

You can also configure vibrating alerts to notify you when to take some nutrition like gels etc.  When you hit a split or keep you within range of hitting a pre-planned target or goal.  Even with all of these feature you still get an impressive twenty hours of battery life so fits in nicely if you are competing at IronMan distance events.

If you have a favorite triathlon watch that you can’t live without then let us know and we may add it to the list.  We can’t obviously cover off every  style here so just picked the ones we feel are top quality for the money.

Also we would appreciate you hitting one of the share buttons and spreading the word if you feel that this post on women’s bike shorts is of value to you or perhaps to one of you friends.

Thanks for stopping by and happy timing.

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Best Women’s Bike Shorts for 2017

Wearing the correct bike shorts for cycling is critical as they are designed to provide compression and comfort on every ride.  

A key factor of a decent pair of bike shorts is the padding or chamois.  

This ingenious device provides comfort in the saddle for both short and long journeys and once you have tried a reputable pair of bike shorts you will never look back.

The women’s bike shorts picked for this review are the most popular brands out there at the moment. They should give you a view of what is on offer for female cyclists and also a breakdown of some of the features you would expect in a quality pair of women’s cycling shorts.

Our choice for the best Women’s bike shorts for 2017

Best shorts | Our number one choice

The Pearl Izumi attack women’s bike shorts are by far our favourite shorts. They are superbly designed and ultra comfortable in every way. 

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Pearl Izumi Women's Attack Shorts, Black, Small Pearl Izumi Women's Attack Shorts, Black, Small 153 Reviews $49.90

They will become your go to shorts for any distance ride. Just the right amount of compression in the material and the padding in the chamois is excellent.

Easy to wash and the quality material will last a long time.

Here is a quick video from Pearl Izumi on the main features of the shorts. Go try them out – you will thanks us later.

When you get into the sport of cycling and maybe even triathlon then you should consider investing in a more expensive pair of shorts.  You will have to pay a bit more but the quality and comfort of a really good pair of women’s bike shorts are well worth the additional cost.  

Remember you want them to last, plus you might transition into long distance cycling or perhaps even an IronMan race so don’t skimp if you don’t have to.  

When you start to look at the higher end of bike shorts for women you can pay anything up to three hundred dollars for a pair.  We love these Pearl Izumi women’s shorts as they offer good value for the quality you get from this quality brand.

Best Women’s Bike Shorts – What features do you need?


There are a few different styles of bike shorts available and the choice you make is really up to you.

  • You can get longer shorts that cover more of your let and provide extra control over muscle compression.
  • Shorter shorts that give you maximum free movement.
  • Women’s bib shorts that have shoulder straps to keep everything securely in place on longer rides.

Your colour choice is unlimited but we recommend that you go for a pair with reflective panels or seams if you are cycling around at dusk or early morning to make sure other people and traffic can see you on the roads or trails.

Women’s Chamois

As mentioned above the chamois or padding of the shorts are the most important feature to look for. With women’s cycling shorts the chamois is thicker in the middle compared to men’s ones to provide additional support for your sitting bones (ischium bones). This padding really makes the difference on even shorter rides and you would be mad to go for a pair without padding.

This padding really makes the difference on even shorter rides and you would be mad to go for a pair without padding.

Most women’s shorts have a chamois that is sewn into the material and this helps keep everything from slipping about. You wear these shorts without underwear and because of the design you are maximising comfort without having to worry about abrasion of any kind from a loose fitting material.

Free movement but controlled

You also want to invest in a quality pair of shorts that allow plenty of free movement. Some of the cheaper pairs out there are quite restrictive and will become uncomfortable very quickly.

Another issue we find with cheaper brands is the gel anti-slip band around the leg cuff of the shorts tends to be of poor quality and the shorts ride up your leg or nearly pull the skin off your leg!

The band prevents all sorts of issues when you are cycling. If your shorts ride up your let you are going to end up with bundled material that will cause chafing. The chamois will also move around and this can cause all sorts of problems – especially on a longer ride.

If you are prone to chafing then you should invest in some anti-chafe cream to keep you comfortable. This inexpensive cream can be a life saver…

What are they made of?

All good bike shorts are made of a spandex material. They should be worn as a snug fit but no too tight. You need them to fit comfortably but to stay in place. With spandex, they should hug your skin.

You might see some designs made up of several different types of material. This design allows for breathable side panels in the shorts to keep you cool on long rides and warmer days.

You are looking for a compression feel to your shorts that help with muscle movement but do not restrict blood flow in any way.

Keeping them clean

Hygiene is hugely important with women’s bike shorts. Because you wear them without underwear you need to make sure and give them a good machine wash after every use.

If you don’t look after your shorts you can get a build up of nasty bacteria in the material and chamois and this can lead to saddle sores or infections over time. Also, make sure to let them air dry to preserve the elastic in the seams.


If you have a favourite pair of shorts you wear out on the bike that you can’t live without then let us know and we may add them to the list.  We can’t obviously cover off every brand or style here so just picked the ones we feel are top quality for the money.

Also, we would appreciate you hitting one of the share buttons and spreading the word if you feel that this post on women’s bike shorts is of value to you or perhaps to one of you friends.

Thanks for stopping by and happy cycling.

Best Sunglasses for Triathlon in 2017 (Updated)

best sunglasses for triathlonOne item that I swear by is my trusty sunglasses.  Whether it’s out on the bike section or during the run these are a must.  

There is nothing worse that getting a stray fly or a bit of grit in your eyes when you are flying down the road on your bike.  It’s hard enough to keep the pace as it is without having to perform some minor eye surgery while going at 50 kilometres an hour on your tri bike.  

Or when you are out on the run section of the race and are in the zone.  You don’t want to have to worry about something as simple as dirt in you eyes impacting a chance to get a personal best…

You might be lucky enough to have a built-in visor on your helmet that removes the need for sunglasses for cycling.  

You can check out some of our Giro triathlon helmets if that is a requirement.  If not then you should invest in a quality pair of sports sunglasses as a priority.

Our Top 10 Triathlon Sunglasses for 2017

Best Sunglasses for Triathlon,Running and Cycling

Not all sunglasses are equal and when looking for a decent pair you want to make sure they stay in place while you are active.  These come in the modern style of wrap around sunglasses.  

Face hugging frames make sure they stay in place while you are head down cycling out on the course or track, or bouncing down the road during the final run section of any race.

Let’s take a look at out top Three sunglasses for running

First up are the superb entry level Xloop Silver Sunglasses.  If you are looking for a pair of sunglasses on a budget then you can’t go wrong with these little beauties.  

For something, at this low price point, these are a great start.  

When starting out I didn’t really have a proper place to store all my triathlon gear so things tended to get smashed a fair bit.  At this price, they were great because I bought a few pairs to keep me going.

They have both plastic frames and plastic lenses that are not polarised.  But again for the money what do you expect.  All in all a great entry level pair of sports glasses and should be part of your kit from day one, and also as you progress – even as a spare pair.

All in all a great entry level pair of sports glasses and should be part of your kit from day one, and also as you progress – even as a spare pair.

Next up are the Tifosi Tyrant 2.0’s.  These sports running and cycling sunglasses are top quality and come with all the features you would expect from Tifosi.

The Tifosi brand set out with the mantra that you should have all the features of a really expensive pair of sports sunglasses without the astronomical price point.  And this still stands today.  

The Tyrant glasses have managed to capture this.  Solid on your face when running on the trails, yet lightweight and super comfy when riding the bike.

If you are looking for quality without spending the life savings then these are the sports sunglasses for you.

The final pair we want to review are the Oakley Mens Half Jacket 2.0 Iridium Sunglasses.  With Oakley you never have to worry about quality.  They are at the pinnacle of sunglasses design and produce world class leading kit.

The Iridium coating on the lenses is designed to reflect bright light and aid your vision when running or cycling into the sun.  The curved shape of the lenses helps these little beauties from Oakley stay firmly in place on your face when active and although a bit pricier that the other brands we have mentioned above will provide that extra you need on race or competition day.

Looking after your triathlon sunglasses.

Like everything, if you don’t look after your sunnies they will get damaged, scratched or broken just when you need them the most. A lot of things happen during a race that can cause you to ‘forget’ about the little things. 

For instance:

You don’t wear your sunglasses when you are swimming and they are left in the transition area. Make sure they are stored somewhere safe because the chances are that somebody will hit transition before you and if you leave them lying on the ground beside your bike they may get squashed as another athlete runs by with his bike.

I have a set of carbon TT bars on my bike and when racked I flip my helmet and leave it resting on the bars. I put my sunnies inside this to keep them safe. I don’t have a visor on my helmet as I prefer wearing sunglasses when racing.

Stick on your sunnies, then your helmet and off you go. 

Chances are you will continue to wear these for the run section of the race it’s just a matter of taking off your helmet, changing into your runners and off you go again.

Post Race – Cleaning your sunglasses

After the race, it’s important to give your sunglasses a good cleaning with a soft chamois to remove any dirt or grime. If like me you sweat a lot when racing so they are going to be pretty rough when you hit the finish line.

This is especially important if your swim was in the ocean because you will be leaching salt and this can really affect the condition of the lenses if not cleaned off properly.

Any decent set of triathlon glasses will come with their own case so pop them back into this and put them away until the next race comes around. 

If you want to wear them all the time then I suggest you get yourself a second pair and keep one pair locked away for racing only because even with the best will in the world you will eventually break them, so don’t leave yourself stuck on race day.

You can check out the full range of sports cycling and running sunglasses here on Amazon. Why Amazon?? Best prices and guaranteed quality every time.

Best Tri Shorts (Updated)

Last year I spent $100’s on new triathlon gear.

Some good, some average, and some downright rubbish.

I decided there wasn’t enough information out there dedicated to triathlon shorts, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and I put this review together…

I’ll break it down and show you the best tri shorts money can buy

You are going to be flat-out for the duration of the race so need kit you can rely on to help you in your quest for your next personal best.

With this review, we have focussed on quality tri shorts as opposed to the cheapest options, but still conscious that you don’t need to spend a fortune on triathlon gear either. The reasoning behind this is they will last you much longer and provide multiple benefits on race day.

Our best Triathlon Shorts for 2017 season

Best Tri Shorts – Our Number One Pick

zoot (1)Zoot continues to produce the number one selling triathlon shorts.

These triathlon shorts really are world class and for the money, they are worth the investment.

Zoot tri shorts are designed for the pro’s but can be used by an absolute beginner and you will notice the difference from the first time you wear them.

The ZOOT SPORTS Men’s Performance Tri 8-Inch Shorts are a great all-rounder and can be used during training and on race day.

The SBR 1D pad provides ultimate in comfort while racing or training, making the Zoot Men’s performance tri shorts the most comfortable shorts in triathlon.

The Seamlink stitching helps to minimize chafing whilst providing next to skin comfort and maximum stretch in the fabric – all making this the number one choice for Tri shorts.


  • Stay comfortable and dry with the Performance Endure fabric
  • Enhance breathability and stretch with the Endura 3D panels
  • Secure waist fit with the handy inside draw cord
  • Integra SBR 1D pad construction
  • Nutrition storage in convenient hip holster pockets
  • 8” (20.3cm) inseam


 Best Triathlon Shorts – A Very Close Second

Next up is the Louis Garneau Pro 8 Men’s Shorts.  

Designed from first-grade materials the Louis Garneau PRO8 shorts are top of the line when it comes to comfort – both on race day and during heavy duty training sessions both in and out of the water.  

The multitude of different materials that make up these shorts all plays a vital role in their performance.

Delfino is a material that breathes, wicks effectively and provides superior ventilation during your ride or run.  

This fabric has been noted to provide exceptional aerodynamic properties along with added compression to enhance support for your muscles.

The biggest benefit in our eyes is the ability of the material to resist water absorption.  

This will keep you drier for longer, while on the run or bike stage of any race, or indeed while you are out training for the big day.

Finally, the Carbon-X Mesh built into the rear of the shorts provides adequate muscular support but also provides better blood flow.

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Another great feature of the Louis Garneau PRO 8 tri shorts is the 4-way stretchable chamois.  This clever piece of kit is lightweight but very comfortable on both long and short distances.

It is quick drying and provides great comfort during the bike and run, but does not hamper you in any way during the swim.


Louis Garneau is known worldwide for the quality workmanship.  These shorts are no exception.  Built from quality material with all the latest design features you can be sure that once you try these out you will never look back.

Best triathlon shorts – Features you would expect

If you are the hunt for a new pair of triathlon shorts then you can’t go wrong with any of the brands above.

There are a few features you need to look out for when choosing tri shorts.  Number one on our list is comfort and durability. You wear these shorts from start to finish at every race so they need to work in more ways than one.

First up, you are going to wearing them under your wetsuit so they need to stay in place but not be so bulky or loose fitting that they end up in places they were not designed for. They need to be quick drying when you hit the bike because regardless of how good your wetsuit is they are going to get wet and after competing in a few races you will notice the difference to your ‘undercarriage’ if they do not dry off in the wind on the bike. It’s not a very pleasant feeling let me tell you.

They need a fairly good waistband.  Because they are not all in one tri suits or bib style shorts you need the band to help them stay up. This goes for all parts of the race.

Seems a bit odd mentioning it but there is nothing worse than having to keep pulling up your shorts while you are hammering down the road during a race.

  • Stay in position under your wetsuit.
  • Stay up when you are on the bike and give you adequate compression on you thighs
  • Hold in place when running but give you enough freedom of movement to let you run unhindered

You also need to focus on the leg grips on your shorts.

They need to be tight enough to avoid slipping but comfortable enough to get you through a lengthy ride.  Some of the cheaper pairs you can buy will sort of stick to your legs and chafe while you are riding even short distances, so best to avoid this at all costs.

The next thing you need to focus on is comfortable, but durable padding.

Your ride distances will always vary in length but you want to be as comfortable as possible even on shorter rides.  Having checked the reviews on each of these shorts you can be sure that they will provide the level of comfort you would expect from quality triathlon shorts. While the padding is important on the bike section of the race you don’t want too much or it will hinder you when running. There is a fine balance here but any of the brands shown take this into consideration.

Another important factor to consider is how the tri shorts are made. Are there loads of seams in the material. This may give you a great look to the shorts but if the seams are thick and in the wrong places you are going to suffer from considerable chaffing one you start racing.

The Zoot shorts above have multiple types of material as part of their makeup but if you look closely you will notice that the seams don’t run into any confined or pinch point areas when you wear them. This allows the manufacturers to add in breathable and compression areas to the shorts to help you every step of the way.

The seams should be flush on the inside and clear of any areas like the crotch etc. There are seams around the padding in the seat of the shorts but internally you will notice these are flush with the material to again, avoid chaffing etc.

If you want to extend the lifetime of your tri shorts then try and hand wash them after every ride or run and only put them through the washing machine after five or six uses.

A good soaking in warm to hot water with some soap is enough to keep your shorts clean are presentable.  The more they go through the washing machine the shorter lifespan they will have.  Do make sure to wash them thoroughly though if you do decide to hand wash them.

Tri shorts are not for everybody and the majority of athletes prefer a full tri suit on race day but it is really up to you which one you prefer. We opt for both options and it really depends on weather conditions and the length of the race we are competing in.

This review could cover hundreds of pairs of tri shorts so we have just selected some of our favorites based on customer feedback and reader reviews.

If you have a favorite pair that you feel should be on the list then leave us a comment below and we will gladly have a look and see if it should be featured here.

We hope you like our Best Tri Shorts review and if you are interested there is plenty more Triathlon info here to keep you busy reading.

You can find the full selection of triathlon shorts here.

Thanks for visiting and happy racing.  Remember to leave a comment if you have experience with any of the products listed here.

Your feedback is key to us keeping up to date with the latest gear and recommendations.  We are here to provide honest feedback and quality reviews without bias so let us know what you think.

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Nike Free Run Womens Running Shoes

Womens Nike Free Run

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The Nike Free Run Womens running shoe gives you the feel of running barefoot while giving you supreme traction, cushioning and protection just like a normal shoe without the extra weight or restriction.

The flex groove design of the sole is made up of deep cuts along the length and width of the midsole which enhances your natural range of motion.  This also encourages a smooth efficient stride and helps maintain stability while you are out on the run.

The Phylite material in the low-profile midsole gives you a natural barefoot feel, promotes a natural stride but yet feels extremely light on your feet, promotes a natural stride but yet feels extremely light on your feet and because of its strength it also doubles as an outsole – again helping to reduce the overall weight of the shoe.

Nike Free Run Womens Features:

  • Textured mesh full inner sleeve for a dynamic, sock-like fit and easy on and off
  • No-sew and synthetic overlays for lightweight durability and support
  • Asymmetrical lacing system for reduced pressure on the top ridge of the foot
  • Diagonal cuts through the arch to encourage natural motion and help increase foot strength
  • Minimalistic, molded sockliner mimics the foot’s curvature for a great fit, enhanced comfort and added support
  • Abrasion-resistant rubber under high-wear areas for enhanced durability
  • Waffle outsole pistons for impact absorption and added responsiveness

What else should you know about Womens Nike Free Run Technology

nike free run womens The Nike Free Run Womens Shoes are very different to traditional athletic shoes.  Because of their unique design your feet can move freely and in a much more unrestricted manner while you are out running.  The recommendations from Nike are that you ease yourself into a pair of these runners and get used to them gradually.  Because of the freedom you experience wearing a pair of these runners your muscles have to do a bit more work while you are running so steady to start and you will really love these runners for years to come.

nike free run womensAnother feature of the Nike Free Run Womens running shoes is the flywire technology.  Flywire helps Nike provide maximum comfort and ultra lightweight support for your feet while you are out on a run.  This strength is from thin nylon fibers placed in very strategic positions in the shoes upper.  These fibers hold the foot in place and help to reduce any slippage you may experience.  This technology really helps in the overall weight reduction as these nylon fibers are only used where structural support is required.

Combining barefoot-like freedom and shoe-like support, the Nike Free 5.0+ Women’s Training Shoe delivers outstanding flexibility and ground-gripping traction for high-speed control.

Recent Reviews of the Nike Free Run Womens Running Shoes


Love the 5.0 Nike! My favorite pair of Nike shoes! They are a great fit, comfortable and very supportive! I think I will stick with the 5.0 for as long as I can.

I was forewarned by my runner friends to buy these shoes exactly one size bigger than my actual shoe size which seemed crazy to me but they were right and they fit me perfectly! This shoe is extremely light weight and unbelievably flexible. I have pretty sensitive feet and am susceptible to blisters on my heels and the ball of my foot, but right out of the box, I went on a three mile walk and my feet were great. Seriously, this is the best running shoe I have ever bought!

Check out some of the other fantastic offers available on Nike women’s shoes  below

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Nike Women’s Free 4.0 V3 Running Shoe

More minimal than the Nike Free Run Womens 5.0+ and more cushioned than the Nike Free 3.0, the Nike Free 4.0+ Women’s Running Shoe provides the foot strengthening and flexibility benefits of natural motion without sacrificing underfoot protection or multi-surface traction.


Advanced Flexibility

The flex groove outsole – made up of deep cuts along the length and width of the midsole – enhances natural range of motion, encourages a smooth, efficient stride and helps maintain stability.

Super-Low Profile

A low-profile midsole delivers a more barefoot-like feel than the Nike Free Run Womens 5.0+, with a 6mm offset between heel and forefoot height for a blend of cushioning and flexibility.  Plus, the Phylite material in the midsole is tough enough to double as an outsole, dramatically reducing the shoe’s overall weight.

Seamless and Breathable

The seamless upper provides exceptional comfort and fit with minimal no-sew overlays.  Unlike the previous version, the upper features large mesh panels on the midfoot that increase airflow for enhanced breathability.

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Women’s Nike Free 3.0 V4, Rare. Anthracite/fireberry/electric Green

The Nike Free 3.0 v4 is a minimal running shoe that blends the strengthening and injury-prevention benefits of barefoot running with the comfort and protection of a shoe. Nanoply engineered suede composite upper is laser perforated in strategic zonal areas of upper to provide adaptive fit. Seamless innersleeve tongue construction. Off-set 17/13mm heel to forefoot drop. Transtarsal hot knife sipes offer natural motion flexibility. IU midsole foam adds lightweight durability. BRS 1000 carbon rubber and environmentally-preferred rubber inserts enhance durability at high-wear zones. Non-removable insole

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NIKE Free Run+ 3 Women’s Running Shoes, Black/Green/Fireberry/Platinum

Interested in the barefoot running style, but want the protection of a traditional shoe? Grab a pair of the Women’s NIke Free Run+ 3 Running Shoes! The low-profile midsole doubles as an outsole to drop some weight to keep your light on your runs. A glove-like fit is created via ‘fingers’ of soft material that wrap around your midfoot and arch for a skin-like fit. Flex grooves along the length and width of the outsole enhance flexibility, help you maintain stability for a more natural stride, and aid in strengthening your feet. Nike+ enabled for your training pleasure.

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