DiscontinuedUpdate: Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit 2018
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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 7.7ozWomen: 6.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 4mmWomen: 4mm
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 heightMen: 21mmWomen: 21mm
Forefoot heightMen: 17mmWomen: 17mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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80 / 100 based on 13 expert reviews
It is for long-distance running, jogging, or even sprinting in a straight line.
These are just really awesome.
The 3.0 is also a great choice as part of a shoe rotation if you want something to force you foot to do a bit more work on occasional workouts.
Even without my modification to create the Modified Nike Free, it's a good minimalist running shoe and a half way house to a zero drop shoe.
Updates to Nike Free Flyknit 3.0
- A natural running experience is what the 3rd version of the Nike Free Flyknit offers. Featuring a low-profile, flexible mid-sole, and a fabric covering that’s very breathable, this running shoe is sure to deliver a comfortable and natural stride that’s feels like it’s next to the foot.
- The mid-sole unit has a low-profile construction. It still delivers adequate cushioning, but it also allows the foot to move naturally without feeling as if the sole unit is restricting its capability to go through the gait cycle with ease. A natural foot strike is encouraged because of its 4mm drop from heel to toe.
- The outsole unit of this running shoe uses a waffle design in order to absorb impact shock and add responsiveness to each movement. Flex grooves add more flexibility for the foot. A durable rubber material is even placed in crucial areas of the outsole to protect from wear and abrasion.
Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 size and fit
The Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 has a standard running shoe length. The men and women’s versions follow the regular measurements when it comes to the size. The available width is medium, so this shoe accommodates those who have medium sized feet. Its semi-curved shape allows the foot to acclimate well to it.
A Waffle Pattern was designed to absorb impact shock while also giving some springiness to the running performance. It encourages the foot to move forward in a sure and enabled manner.
Hexagonal flex grooves are cut all over the surface of the outsole. It offers six points of flexibility, ensuring that the foot is able to move in a natural and unrestricted manner.
A solid rubber material is placed in areas of the outsole where wear and abrasion are most likely to occur. It delivers durable protection and traction over the roads.
A very low-profile mid-sole is used in this running shoe. It still delivers sure protection from impact, as well as responsible overall cushioning for the entire gait cycle, but it’s sure to give reliable natural movement of the foot.
A 4mm drop from the heel to the toe of this running shoe makes sure that a more natural foot strike is achieved. It feels as if the platform is very well-balanced, so each step becomes smoother and more efficient.
The upper unit of the Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 uses the Flyknit technology, which is a woven-cloth-like material that delivers a comfortable and breathable coverage. It is strong and it is constructed securely, so it won’t tear off easily. This upper material is also used in the Free Flyknit 5.0 and other popular Nike running shoes.
The Flywire cables are integrated into the lacing system. These durable cables adapt to the adjustments made to the shoelaces, making sure that the upper feels snug yet secure at all times.
Added underfoot support is provided by a molded sock liner, which actually follows the contours of the foot. The heel, arch and forefoot are well-cradled by this insole.