Nike Free Trainer V7 Week 0 Ohio State Buckeyes Review

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The Free Trainer V7 sneakers are a great overall pair of shoes that many customers can appreciate. Take a great pair of athletic shoes and throw in a special edition representing your favorite college football team, and you end up with the Week Zero Ohio State Buckeye edition. They have a decent lifespan, so durability will not be a problem with them, and they are incredibly comfortable, your feet will thank you at the end of a long run or workout. They have a decent amount of flexibility to them so you can move freely and unrestricted, but at the same time, they offer a lot of supportive features to ensure that you are safely locked into place, so you wobble around and hurt yourself. They don’t have the lowest price tag on the market, but the longevity of them make the sneakers well worth it. If you are a Buckeye’s fan and you are looking for a great pair of sneakers, then these are going to be the best option for you.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros

Super comfortable

Long life span

Lightweight design

Flexible and supportive

Fits true to size

Cons

Not for pronators

Moderate price tag

Uppers

Uppers

The uppers of the Free Trainer's are made out of a mixture of textile and synthetic materials that will wrap your foot snuggly and give you a comfortable and lightweight feet while you are wearing them. They have Nike's Flywire cables integrated throughout the uppers to offer you more stability and support while you are moving around. They also feature dynamic stretch bands located at the midfoot to ensure you get a secure feeling so your feet will not slide right out of your shoes.

The uppers are also going to allow for a decent amount of breathability while you are wearing them which is essential for any kind of shoes, but especially athletic sneakers. The air is going to flow into the foot chamber easily and help keep you cool while you're working out so you are not going to overheat. Additionally, this ventilation will help keep you dry by allowing the sweat from your feet to quickly evaporate so you will not be stuck through the duration of your workout in a pair of soggy socks that breeds odor-causing bacteria.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of these sneakers is made using Phylon foam to give you a lightweight feel and excellent underfoot cushioning. The padding is made out of EVA foam pellets that are compressed, expanded by heat and then cooled so it can be easily put into a mold. This process allows you to sculpt the midsole to the design that the shoemakers want, which helps you get the right amount of cushioning underfoot to give you the best experience possible. The Polyurethane (PU) midsole is one of the densest, stable, and durable midsoles on the market so you can be sure that these are going to last you a while and will not lose their bounce after only a couple times wearing them.
Outsole

Outsole

The Phylon foam of the midsole is, in fact, so tough that it also doubles as the outsole of the sneakers. The firm foam will not wear and tear too quickly so you can be assured that your shoes will be durable and be able to keep up with your active lifestyle. The Nike's feature rubber segments placed at the heel and toe to give you some extra durability in these high wear areas to provide you with just a little bit extra strength.

They feature Tri-star flex grooves so you will be able to move your feet freely and naturally with each step that you take, no need to worry about your movements being restricted while you are on the go.

The treat design on the sole is designed to give you a decent amount of traction while you are out and about. The extra rubber segments at the heel and toes also work to ensure you are going to be able to stay on your feet. Whether hitting the gym or heading out for a long run, you want to make sure that your shoes are going to be able to keep you safe and upright so you are not injuring yourself, and these sneakers are going to be able to help you with that. They might not be the best thing to wear if you are heading out for some trail running or trekking up a mountain, but if you are running on a treadmill or a paved path, then they are going to be an excellent choice for you.
Support

Support

When talking about your athletic footwear, you are going to want something that will give you enough support to keep you relatively safe while you are wearing them. You do not want to feel like you are slipping and sliding around inside the foot chamber of your sneaker while you are hitting the road or working out in the gym. Thankfully, the Nike Free Trainer V7 Week Zero Ohio State Buckeyes Limited Edition sneakers are going to provide you with a decent amount of support to help reduce the risk of injury and discomfort.

They feature Nike's Flywire technology integrated into the uppers, which are cables made out of Vectran fibers, they are ultra lightweight, smaller than a piece of human hair, and sturdy so you can be assured that they are going to be able to give you fantastic support and much higher durability. They work with the lacing system of the sneakers to lock your foot into place, so you do not slip while you are running. It is more of a minimalist design with maximum functionality. The cables are placed where they are needed the most for that secure feeling, mostly in the forefront and heel, allowing the sneakers to remain flexible while still giving you the support that you need.
Comfort

Comfort

Customers seem to really appreciate the high comfort level they get from these sneakers. The Phylon foam that makes up both the outsole and the midsole provides a decent amount of underfoot cushioning so your feet will not be killing you at the end of your workout session. They uppers hug your feet snuggly, almost giving you a socklike feel, for an even higher level of comfort all the way around.

As for arch support, the midsole seems to provide enough cushioning underfoot to give you the padding that you need in all the right places. If you find that there is not enough there for you, then you can purchase an additional insole and wear it with the sneakers, but most customers have had no complaints about how these feel right out of the box.
Durability

Durability

When purchasing your sneakers, the goal is to find something that is not going to break the bank while still receiving an item that is going to last so you won't have to worry about replacing them for a while after your purchase. The Free Trainers might not have the cheapest and most affordable price tag on the market, but they should not break the bank. That being said, they do not appear to suffer from a lot of premature wear and tear as they are built to withstand your active lifestyle. You might spend more than you want initially, but you are ultimately going to be saving money in the long run, as they will not have to be replaced for a while.

The Flywire support cables in the uppers, along with the other synthetic and textile materials that make up the top portion of the sneakers are made to be worn by those who are active, so they are not going to rip and tear on a whim, they will work just as hard as you do. Same goes for the midsole/outsole combination. The Phylon foam is strong enough to take on the repeated pounding into the ground while you are running without having to worry about them losing their cushioning or the tread on the bottom wearing down. All and all they are a reliable pair of shoes that can stand up to a lot of abuse.
Style

Style

The Special Edition Ohio State Buckeye's sneakers are designed in the color scheme of the college football team, allowing you to show your support and represent your alma mater. The bottom half of the uppers is red while the top half is white, with the iconic Nike logo in white located on the side of the sneaker. They have traditional lacing system to give you support and comfort while you are wearing them. They, however, do not have a tongue, which some customers find to be very beneficial. The Free Trainer V7 Week Zero sneakers are available in a plethora of team colors, but this special edition is reserved for Ohio State's red and white. If you want different color options, you can always check out their other versions of the sneaker.

They are going to fit in great at the gym or hitting the running trails, but you are not limited to working out in these bad boys. They will look great as a pair of casual sneakers as well, which is what a lot of customers choose to wear them as. They will look great in most casual events and fit right in with most of your outfits.
Fit

Fit

Ensuring that your sneakers fit your feet is essential to both your comfort and your support. You do not want a pair of shoes that are too big on you, as you will have way too much room inside the foot chamber to wobble around which could lead to injury. On the same note, you do not want them to be too small either, as they will cut into your feet and pinch your toes, causing you significant discomfort and even pain. The goal is to find that fine line for the perfect fit. Nike, thankfully, makes this extremely easy for customers. They run true to size so it should not be hard to determine what you should be ordering. If you do not know, then you can take a quick look at a size chart to help figure out what size would work best for you. Customers like the way they fit on their feet, with only a few saying they were a bit on the tight side, but not enough that they were overly uncomfortable.
Flexibility

Flexibility

These Nike's are designed with flexibility in mind. They feature Tri-star felx grooves in the sole to help ensure that your feet are going to be able to move naturally with the bend of your feet with each step that you take. The Flywire in the uppers are also going to aid in giving you the freedom that you will appreciate. You are not going to feel like you are being restricted in any way while running or working out in these sneakers, keeping you comfortable and free.
Stability

Stability

The Flywire technology in the uppers and the Phylon midsole offer a certain amount of stability while you are wearing them, giving you some decent support and protection, so you are safe and secure while you're on the go. You are going to be able to move around easily without fear of injury while running around in these sneakers. One downfall, however, is that if you are one of the thousands of people around the world of who tend to supinate or overpronate while walking, these sneakers might not be the best fit for you right out of the box. They do not have any kind of stability feature that will help with your steps. Yes, you can get an insole that will help you out while wearing them, but right out of the box they are not going to be right for you.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Do you want a great pair of sneakers to wear to the gym or when heading out for your morning run, but you still want to show your support for your favorite college football team? If this is what you're looking for, then you may want to consider purchasing the Nike Free Trainer V7 Week Zero Ohio State Buckeyes Limited Edition sneakers. These shoes give you the red and white color scheme of the school and the functionality you would expect from a great pair of Nike's. They are super comfortable and can provide you with a lightweight feel while still being strong and durable. They are both flexible and supportive, giving you a fantastic experience while you are out and about. The moderate price tag might scare you off, but keep in mind that the extended lifespan will actually save you a little money in the future as you won't have to replace them for a while. Overall, they are a great pair of shoes for many activities, and you will still get to show your support to the school. Go Bucks!