The Nike Sock Racer is officially back. After first being debuted in 1985, the Sock Racer makes its return as part of the "Genealogy of Free" pack that celebrates the 10-year anniversary of Nike Free technology. Even though the Sock Racer isn't equipped with a Free sole, it was significant to the Nike Running history and played a role in the development of Free technology.

With lightweight runners and barefoot tech leading the charge these days, you could even consider the Sock Racer ahead of its time as it possessed all the qualities we admire in trainers today. Get laced, or buckled, in a pair today by copping at Nike Running retailers like Sneakersnstuff.

[via Sneakersnstuff]