I was provided with custom NikeID Free 5.0 Shoes to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
Many of you may remember that last year J-Man and I had the chance to visit the Nike Headquarters in Oregon to learn about what makes Nike an amazing shoe for young athletes. While we were there, J-Man got to do so many awesome things and we both learned what made Nike Free shoes so different. We came back with a completely different train of thought than what we went there with and we were instantly a Nike family – from MillerBug on up. And one of J-Man’s most treasured possessions became his Nike shoes.
So this year, when Nike gave us a chance to #FreeOurMoves with custom NikeID shoes, we were so excited! Since all three of us had completely worn our beloved new Nike’s out, we couldn’t wait to get some new ones. But what made these even more exciting was that we got to customize them with colors and words, making them uniquely ours. And while we’re an active family in the first place, the ability to create one of a kind shoes got us more than excited to get out and start moving.
With the NikeID shoes, we were able to start with the template for the Free 5.0 shoes and then turn then into exactly what we loved. We started the process with a basic Nike Free 5.0 shoe that looked something like this:
And then we were able to change the color of the shoe, the swoosh, the tongue, the sole and even the shoestrings to morph it into the perfect custom shoe for each of us. J-Man started and immediately got so wrapped up in changing everything about his shoe. From moment one I saw the light in his eyes as he took an ordinary looking shoe and turned it into a perfect reflection of who he is.
He was able to change everything about the show down the the smallest details like adding his own wording where the signature Nike had previously been on the tongue. And when he as done, he was so excited about the creation he had in front of him that he just couldn’t wait to get him feet in them and start moving!
But he wasn’t the only one who got to have some designing fun. In typical MillerBug style of wanting to be like his brother, we next moved to the toddler shoes. I loved that we were able to get the same great sole and fit that both J-Man and I have fallen in love with in the Nike Free 5.0 shoes in a size that was perfect for probably my busiest son! With his feet growing daily, the flexibility and support were huge but what he really loved was getting to point at colors on the screen to create his custom shoe. And while mommy helped him a little, he was able to have a big say in what his shoe looked like. I’ll have to say I think it was somewhat inspired by big brother’s though.
We were even able to add his nickname, Lil Bug, to the tongues of his shoes to make them especially “him”. Once both the boys were done it was time to move on to mama! And let me say, this was super exciting to me. I didn’t get the chance to customize my own shoes in Oregon last year and I was like a kid in a candy store. I played around with colors. I almost went with something simple and traditional but then I really got inspired and decided to change things up a little and create a shoe that I know I won’t see on anyone else at the gym.
And hey, I’ll admit it, I put Super Mom on my tongues! After all, when I’m chasing my crazy kids at the park, I may need a little reminder that us moms have super powers!
The entire process of creating our NikeID Free 5.0 shoes was so much fun from start to finish. I know that these shoes are going to continue what started in Oregon last year and help free the athlete in each of us. From running into school to running at the park to powering through my workout at the gym, I can’t wait to see where our new Frees allow us to go!
So now they are ordered. They are on the way. And we’re ready to be Free! Be sure to check back next month to see the final product on our feet and find out how Nike helps to #FreeYourMoves each and every day. You know we have a busy, boy crazy lifestyle but we’ll be taking things to the next level and showing you how these awesome shoes help us get out and get moving! And we’ll even show you why they inspire us to stay active!
But until then, be sure to head over to the Nike website and start creating your own custom NikeID shoes. With the bright colors, fun inspiration and ability to make the perfect shoe come to life, your favorite shoes may just help you free your moves too!
I received complimentary NikeID Free 5.0 Shoes to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.