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Terrain

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Arch support

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

Price
$76
Weight
Men: 9oz
Women: 7.7oz
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

10 reasons to buy

  • “Very comfortable” is almost a unanimous expression from a large number of reviews.
  • The Winflo 3 is very affordable.
  • Several users appreciated the soft midsole cushioning.
  • It runs light, according to a handful of reviewers.
  • Some reviewers noted that it is quite fashionable.
  • The Zoom Winflo 3 has decent durability, based on a few comments.
  • A small group of users has used it for other activities, besides running.
  • There are more than a dozen color combinations to choose from.
  • Some runners opined that the Winflo performed like the Pegasus without the jarring Zoom Air pocket in the forefoot and with a cheaper price tag.
  • It requires no break-in period to get the most out of the Winflo 3’s fit and performance.

4 reasons not to buy

  • A few runners remarked that the traction suffers on wet surfaces.
  • It is a bit narrow for a few runners.
  • A handful were disappointed with the outsole durability.
  • A small number of runners remarked that it runs a tad smaller than its predecessor.

Bottom line

The Nike Winflo 3 is a dependable trainer that can mix runs of almost any length. It is a shoe that delivers decent arch support, great comfort, a nice style, and pillow-like cushioning at a very wallet-friendly price. The shoe is a really solid option for those who are looking to blend functionality and style without breaking the bank.


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2.9 / 5 based on 836 ratings

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3 star
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2 star
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Updates to Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3

  • Nike offers changes in small amounts in the Winflo 3. The shoe has a new engineered mesh with bigger and more holes in the forefoot for better breathability. It is a bit thicker than before, so durability should also be enhanced.
  • Another clear change in the upper is the strategic placement of the Flywire cords to provide better midfoot hold and support. In this version, the cables are not as thick as before to lessen the risks of blisters on top of the foot.
  • Lastly, Nike changed the laces in the new version. From tube-like laces, this shoe has a flatter and more textured variety to enable the laces to stay tied for the duration of the run. It is also slightly longer so runners have better options when it comes to the cinch of the shoe.

Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3 size and fit

The Winflo 3 has medium fit from the heel to the forefoot. It has basically the same fit used by Nike in the past model. The heel and midfoot are comfortably snug with a decent forefoot room. Most runners with narrow to medium foot should be able to get their most preferred fit in this shoe. The sizing runs true in the latest version of the Winflo.

Outsole

The Waffle outsole of the Nike Winflo 3 offers numerous square-shaped figures for enhanced grip on a multitude of surfaces. There are also flex grooves for better flexibility. Nike covers the heel with carbon rubber for durability and blown rubber in the forefoot for added traction.

Midsole

Nike’s proprietary Cushlon foam, which is a bit softer than average EVA, provides that pillow-like feel in this shoe. Moving through the gait cycle is smooth as the foam runs the entire length of the midsole. For more heel cushioning and better shock-absorption, an Air Zoom unit is located in the heel.

Upper

Nike uses a no-sew construction in the upper of the Zoom Winflo 3 to reduce risk of blisters of hot spots. The upper is largely made of engineered mesh with synthetic overlays. Providing rock-solid support and midfoot hold are the Flywire cables that are directly attached to the midsole and coiled around the laces. The tongue and collar are very comfortable while a removable insole enhances cushioning and support.