A few months ago I was sidelined with a pretty bad knee injury, and it's been a slow road to recovery ever since. As I've progressed from just learning how to walk again to the basic strength training I'm doing today, the Nike Free TR 4 women's training shoe ($100) has been with me all the way.
Its lightweight and flexible design has made it easier to tackle lateral movements while still providing enough support to keep me stable on my unsteady knee. Once I am fully recovered, I can't wait to use these during some explosive plyometric moves in a circuit-training class.
— Michele Foley, editor