Who should buy the Nike Free Flyknit 3.0

You will love the 3rd version of the Nike Free Flyknit if:

  • You want a minimalist shoe that is ultra-light and flexible
  • You want a neutral slip-on shoe for daily walking or running

Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 logo

Updates to the Nike Free Flyknit 3.0

  • A low-profile, flexible midsole
  • Breathable fabric covering
  • The mid-sole unit has a low-profile construction that delivers adequate cushioning
  • The outsole unit of this running shoe uses a waffle design in order to absorb impact shock and add responsiveness to each movement
  • A durable rubber material is placed in crucial areas of the outsole to protect from wear and abrasion

Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 side profile

Stride naturally with Nike Free Flyknit 3.0

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. Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 midfoot outsole

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.

Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 front pressure points

Extra durable protection in the outsole

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.

Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 heel rubber outsole

Unshakeable impacts with Free Flyknit 3.0

A very low-profile midsole 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.

Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 midsole

Achieve natural foot strikes

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.

Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 side of midsole

Extra comfort and breathability

The upper unit of the Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 uses the Flyknit technology, which is a woven-cloth-like material that delivers comfortable and breathable coverage. It is strong and it is constructed securely, so it won’t tear off easily. 

Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 upper flyknit

Secured fit with Free Flyknit 3.0

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.

Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 lacing system

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.

Nike Free Flyknit 3.0 top insole

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 7.7oz / Women 6.3oz
Drop: 4mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Nike Free Flyknit 5.0
Forefoot height: 17mm
Heel height: 21mm

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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.