2006 was the year that the Nike Free took off. A number of collaborations were created that year to showcase the latest and greatest Nike cushioning system. One of the shops asked to work on their own sneaker utilizing the Free sole was premier Japanese boutique, atmos. A long time partner of Nike, atmos designs always have the details that help them stand out in the crowd. Here we see the special limited edition Free 5.0 Trails they created.
atmos x Nike Free 5.0 Trail uploaded by Rido
Known for their creativity and having a knack for using a variety of materials, atmos created a version of the Free 5.0 Trail that stood out from crowd. Using the model made for more rugged duties that featured more layers and a higher cut then the normal Free 5.0, atmos went a step further by adding a reptilian print on the upper. This silver print stood out on it’s own but then atmos decided to add 3M detailing, again, taking it to another level. A mixture of colors were then added to complete its unique look. This look was such an attention grabber that #sneakerholic Nash created a special bike seat from the sneaker for a BMX exhibition.
The second build was a more subdued build in mostly black and pink, but featuring a 3M reptilian upper as well. The mostly black upper had pink highlights to create its unique look (maybe Kanye West got inspiration for his Yeezy from this colorway?). This version of the Free 5.0 sat on a more typical white Free sole. Both atmos x Nike Free 5.0 versions are very limited, hard to find and rarely seen today.
atmos x Nike Free 5.0 uploaded by Ming Knackle