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  • Terrain
    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
    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 normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low 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.

  • Use
    Use

    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
    Price
    $150
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 7.7oz
    Women: 6.4oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 10mm
    Women: 10mm

    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.

  • Heel height
    Heel height
    Men: 28mm
    Women: 28mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 18mm
    Women: 18mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Feb 2015
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Summary

We spent 7.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Flyknit upper brings a comfortable and secure coverage that’s also breathable.
  • The Flywire mid-foot system responsibly keeps the foot feeling snug and in place.
  • Many runners felt that the upper felt like a sock against their feel, letting them move freely and naturally.
  • Most testers felt a definite springiness when it comes to lifting off the ground, thanks to the cushioned mid-sole of the Nike Flyknit Lunar 3.
  • The platform was created for neutral runners who need adequate cushioning.
  • The many color schemes allow this shoe to be visually appealing to runners.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Flyknit Lunar 3 was half-a-size smaller than what most runners were used to.

Bottom line

Runners are given the capability to streak through their exercises and running sessions with t Nike Flyknit Lunar 3. This update brings lightweight, flexible and responsive performance to its wearer. Neutral runners are the ones who are going to enjoy this running shoe.

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Expert Reviews

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82 / 100 based on 20 expert reviews

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Updates to Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

  • A lightweight ride is given to the runner by the Nike Flyknit Lunar 3. This running shoe offers reliable performance to its wearer. It uses high quality materials and systems in order to keep the foot secure, comfortable and well-cushioned at all times. Even the cover system is tuned to deliver irritation-free experiences that’s helpful when it comes to extended running sessions.
  • The upper unit utilizes a fabric that resembles woven cloth. A slightly tighter construction is used in the rear section, which helps in securing the heel of the foot, while a more open weave keeps the mid-foot and forefoot areas well-ventilated. The Flywire cables connect directly to the lacing system to provide a customizable fit.
  • The mid-sole unit uses the Phylon foam unit as a carrier for a plusher and responsive unit in the core. It also serves as part of the outsole, so it is able to provide full-bodied cushioning while also being able to stay resistant to wear and tear. The core of the mid-sole uses the Lunarlon foam, which is springy and flexible.
  • Aside from having a surface-contact mid-sole foam, the Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 also has durable rubber placed on the contact points of the outsole. These areas are the ones that are exposed to the ground. The rubber shields them from wear and tear, therefore extending the lifespan and effectiveness of the sole unit.

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 size and fit

The Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 runs a bit smaller than what runners are used to. It is recommended to choose one that’s ½ size smaller to get a more relaxed fit. The available width is medium, so it accommodates those with medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape adheres to the natural shape of the human foot, enabling the runner to acclimate well to it when wearing it.


Outsole

The BRS 1000 is made from carbon rubber, a very durable material that serves as a shield against abrasion and wear. Placed in contact zones of the outsole, it prevents damage from affecting the efficacy of the Nike Flyknit Lunar 3’s sole unit.

Phylon is a cushioning technology in this shoe that acts as a carrier for a much plusher foam core. It’s still able to give cushioning, but it acts as a foundation for the other foam so that it won’t succumb to sagging or depreciation of quality. It is also durable, as it also serves as part of the outsole.


Midsole

The Lunarlon is a responsive cushioning unit that’s placed inside the foam carrier. Its responsive nature allows the runner to move more efficiently through the gait cycle. It is also springy, thus enabling the runner to feel more lift when handling the toe-off.

Molded flex grooves allow the platform to be more flexible. It is most helpful when it comes to the toe-off phase, where the foot bends the most.


Upper

The Flyknit fabric technology used in this model uses a one-piece construction with differing densities of knitting. The rear area is more closely knit, so it helps in securing the heel more effectively. The mid-foot and forefoot sections have a more open construction, allowing air to enter the shoe easily.

The Flywire cables connect the upper unit’s fabric to the lacing system. Whenever the shoelaces are adjusted, these cables tighten or loosen, giving a customized but secure fit.