Nyctophobia, Aquaphobia, Frigophobia—you can chalk all of these up as being conquered by Nike’s New Shield Collection of sneakers. When winter starts to set in, the longer and darker nights (nyctophobia), the wetter conditions (aquaphobia), and the colder weather (frigophobia) can all conspire to keep you from sticking to your running habit.
Fortunately, Nike’s New Shield collection has an answer for each of these challenges. The Shield Collection has been weatherized to protect against winter elements. The uppers of the Nike Free RN 2018 Shield are made from a water-repellent upper to keep your feet dry and warm. The material used is lightweight, so it won’t feel like you’re running in snow boots, but it’s durable so it will last. Even with this water-resistant feature, the shoes still maintain the flexibility your feet need. In fact, the outsole consists of an Auxetic tri-star pattern that is hot-knife cut. The Auxetic shapes assist with natural foot splay and provide balanced cushioning.
The shoes also feature reflective surfaces to keep you more visible in darker times, and thus keep you safer. The shoes also have a toggle lacing system for easier adjustment in cold and wet weather.
With the New Nike Shield Collection, you don’t have to let your worries about the dark, the wet, and the cold keep you from enjoying your run.