Verdict from +100 user reviews

9 reasons to buy

  • Legions of fans agree that the Nike Vapormax Flyknit 3 is better compared to the previous two, hailing it as the best one yet in the series.
  • Various testers, including a few fitness teachers, are impressed with the Flyknit 3’s superb level of comfort and support, saying it feels like walking on clouds.
  • It also feels lightweight, according to a few customers.
  • Quite a handful of users say its Flyknit upper pleasantly hugs their feet like a sock.
  • A couple of users mention that it’s an excellent sneaker for standing, walking, and chilling all day as well as training at the gym.
  • Heaps of shoppers flock around its funky, high-fashioned look, which, they say,  goes well with everyday clothing.
  • The Flyknit 3 is presented In vibrant, exciting, but not too loud, colorways, which some customers regard as the best colorways they’ve seen.
  • These are worth their slightly expensive price, according to several satisfied users.
  • A good number of wearers—both males and females—rave about getting lots of compliments while wearing a pair of Flyknit 3s.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A considerable number of users report durability issues, such as the bubble soles cracking and popping and the Flyknit upper ripping out after a few weeks of use.
  • Quite a few customers complain that the Flynit upper stretched out too much that their feet are now sliding around the sneaker.
  • It makes a squishy noise while walking, at least three users brought up.

Bottom line

Nike continues to evolve the VaporMax series with the release of the Air VaporMax Flyknit 3, which fans regard as the franchise’s best yet. This newest installment aims to climb up the sneaker ladder as it excels in terms of function and style.

Unabashedly futuristic, the Air VaporMax Flyknit 3 showcases the heights of fashion and technology. Its upper comprises of an upgraded Flyknit construction, which flashes fresh, boisterous colors. All settles atop a toe-to-heel, air-bubbled VaporMax midsole. 

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Good to know

The Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit 3 is offered to both sexes. This low-top, laced-up model features a Flyknit upper, which delivers a lockdown, stretchable, and breathable fit as well as full ankle mobility. Also, Flywire cables work with the laces to provide additional support when tightening.  

Stripped down to its roots, the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3 is basically a running-inspired sneaker. That said, it goes without saying that it easily matches any casual or sporty outfits or athleisure for both males and females.

However, this model also drops doses of high fashion, making it stand out among the pack. So one might want to mix the Flyknit 3 sneakers with some experimental, daring outfits. After all, the Air VaporMax Flyknit 3 does look like it has come from the future.

Moreover, these Nike shoes are available in brilliant colorways, which some sneakerheads label as among the best color schemes and themes they’ve seen. Here are a few standout colorways to check out: lava grey, cookies and cream, white/university gold/photo blue/habanero red, black/volt/blue lagoon/black, black/pink blast/hyper turquoise/black, and flash crimson/cool grey/blue fury/black.

The Flyknit 3 is even more daring than its predecessors. Its weaved textures and vibrant colors flaunt doses of Haute couture-ish vibes that tickle the modern sensibilities. It also has a tongue label inspired by Apollo spacesuit patches, literally exudes out-of-this-world vibes. All this on top of the revolutionary VaporMax midsole.

The road to the VaporMax franchise began in 1978, with the debut of Nike’s Tailwind. It was the first shoe that dreamed to literally walk on air. From this innovative model, along with Frank Rudy’s idea of air cushioning system, sprang the foundations of Nike’s Air technology.

In 1987, the Nike Air Max 1, designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, made its debut. The Air Max 1 had showcased a distinct silhouette with a transparent pocket in the heel side filled in with air. Nike banked on this model and never stopped innovating on its idea of an air-filled midsole. In 2017, Nike had reached a milestone or an apex in innovation: that is the Vapormax series. These sneakers have a full-length, air-filled, contoured midsole, dubbed as the closest thing we’ll ever get to actually experience running on air.

Though looking ultra-modern, the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit 3 does pay homage to its predecessors who paved the way. This model joins in Nike’s catalog of iconic Air-soled silhouettes. It stands out among the pack as it brings in richer palates to Nike’s enduring Air technology.  

  • Nike based the design of the tongue on spacesuits.


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Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.