The freedom and flexibility of Nike Free sole technology and the progressive design and performance of Nike's SB line come together for the first time in the Men's SB Free Skate Shoe. By adapting Nike Free technology for the demands of skateboarding, the SB Free gives skaters the potential to expand their performance and imagination on the board. Nike designers distilled the brand's vast body of research and experience gained from using Nike Free technology in other sports to create a performance solution to meet the distinctive needs of skaters. The uniquely flexible Free sole gives skaters the feeling that their feet are free and can spread with less constriction, which enables better board feel, grip and balance. The SB Free also gives skaters an extremely flexible and uniquely close feeling of connection to their board. This ultimately delivers more control, more freedom and faster progression. The thin suede upper allows for excellent board feel and flick while maintaining durability, and mesh panels promote breathability to keep your feet cool and comfy. A Phylon midsole cushions harsh impacts without sacrificing board feel or flexibility, and the rubber outsole ensures traction and durability.