The Nike Free Trail first arrived on the scene almost 7 years ago, a time when the Free scene was still in its infancy and populated only by 3.0s, 4.0s and 7.0s. The Free Trail itself was intended to take wearers off-road, as evidenced by its beefier, SFB boot-like sole, which today would sit somewhere between a 5.0 and standard Nike performance shoe. Sock-like, the sneaker’s uppers were constructed from a perforated, dual-layer mesh and suede combination — the mesh underlay provided a one-piece booty-like fit, while the suede overlay added durability and ruggedness. This Free classic returns for Winter 2012 in a duo of strong colorways — dark obsidian, orange and red, along with a murdered-out version perfect for this time of year. Re-introduced by Nike at the pinnacle of the barefoot shoe movement, these especially timely pieces of sneaker history will be available soon at retailers like Crooked Tongues.