Who should buy the Nike Air Max Plus III

More popularly known as the Nike Tn 3, the third-gen Air Max Plus promises a burst of speed and sustained momentum. You're part of its main audience if:

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Who should NOT buy it

If you're really annoyed by hotspots and the inevitable blistering they cause, skip the Air Max Plus III and opt for the comfy-from-the-box Nike Air Max 270 instead.

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If you're looking for a more reasonably priced futuristic Air Max, the Nike Air Max VG-R and the Nike Air Max Exosense are worth a look.

Nike Air Max Plus III: Fine-tuned comfort 

The Nike Air Max Plus III is unbelievably comfortable, nearly all reviewers say. 

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Efficient energy consumption

To many users, including owners of VaporMax sneakers, walking in this kick feels like walking on clouds. They have nothing but praise for the shoe's Air cushioning unit.

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The Air Max Plus III's remarkable construction

Verified buyers are impressed with the top-quality materials used in the Air Max Plus III. They also say that, in the area of longevity, this sporty sneaker is exemplary, much like most Nike sneakers.

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Beware the blister-prone

According to a handful of wearers, the shoe's hard plastic trim causes hotspots. They seem to go away once the sneaker breaks in completely, now leaving its fit feeling "snug forever," according to one tester.

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Airy days guaranteed

The Air Max Plus III keeps stuffiness at bay with its partly mesh upper.

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For people who are anticipating a long winter season ahead, an all-black all-leather version is available, described by one sneakerhead as the "best Air Max for winter."

Nike Air Max Plus III: Visually energizing

Practically everyone who has bought the Air Max Plus III says that it looks great. Fans praised its "futuristic" and "forward thinking" aesthetic, leaving one stunned, saying it "stands out in a good way."

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People notice the details of the sneaker. One of them highlighted its cool gradient and the way it "comes up to the side and fades," while another loves its faded look coupled with reflective highlights.

Built to stabilize

An aggressive heel clip keeps the foot stable when walking and running.

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This, combined with the sneaker's arch support and cushioning has led it to be called "a saving grace" by one person who has it on all day.

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike Air Max, Nike Air, Nike Air Max Plus, Nike Tuned Air
Closure: Laces
Designed by: Sean McConnell
Material: Leather, Mesh / Fabric

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.