Who should buy the Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

The Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 is a road running shoe that delivers a combination of performance and style. This model is recommended if:

  • You need a shoe that stays comfortable throughout speed training
  • You want a beginner-friendly running shoe that can handle daily use

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 who should buy

Updates to the Flyknit Lunar 3

  • A more lightweight build for a more easygoing ride
  • An updated upper construction: a tighter weave in the rearfoot for a secure fit, and an open weave in the rest for better ventilation
  • A dual-density midsole for a combination of cushioning, flexibility, and responsiveness

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 updates

Protective and durable

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.

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 brs 1000

Double-duty Phylon foam

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.

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 phylon foam

Responsive cushioning of the Flyknit Lunar 3

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.

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 lunarlon

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.

A diverse upper construction

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

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 upper

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.

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 flywire

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 7.7oz / Women 6.4oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 28mm
Collection: Nike Flyknit

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.