Who: Nick Schonberger, Deputy Editor
Sneaker: Nike Free Breathe, $100
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The current sneaker climate is full of anniversary celebrations. While traditional timer makers—10, 20, 25 years—were once standard, the market now accepts looser moments. Still, milestones matter. After a decade Nike's Free platform has proved a successful mate to Air for the folks in Beaverton. The original Free has returned as the Nike Free Breath; though slightly modified from the original (the tooling is now NSW specific and the upper is built of a double-sided mesh). It could be considered better. At the very least, its the type of retro this generation of sneakerheads should be championing. Especially those who like to go barefoot. — Nick Schonberger