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Update: Nike FS Lite Run 4
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Use: Jogging
Weight: Men: 9.3oz | Women: 7.1oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 3mm | Women: 3mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 18mm | Women: 18mm
Forefoot height: Men: 15mm | Women: 15mm
Brand: Nike
Type: Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $75
Colorways: Black, Grey, Blue
Size
Small True to size Large
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A top rated Road running shoe
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  • Nike introduces the FS Lite Run 3 to address issues of the previous model. The company decided to put substantial changes from the ground up in this new version. What is most apparent in the change is the new honeycomb mesh that practically covers the entire shoe. This will most likely guarantee a cool and sweat-free run.
  • Another visible change that has something to do with support is the new placement and size of the Nike logo. This is now located on the medial side, near the arch, to enhance midfoot support. A new Breathe Tech system enhances midfoot fit and support as well.
  • The laces get a revamp as Nike’s way of responding to concerns of past laces that get undone midway through the run. These new laces have more texture that will surely hold up starting from the first until the last stride.
  • The outsole features anatomically-placed pods for better cushioning and durability. Nike also adds flex grooves for enhanced flexibility and better transition throughout the gait cycle.

The overall revamp of the 3rd version of the FS Lite Run 3 did not include the fit and sizing. They remain to be essentially the same as the last version. It has a snug heel and midfoot with ample of room in the toe box for natural splay. This kind of fit will be great for those with medium measurements and who love plenty of wiggle room for their toes. The widths are the standard D and B for the men’s and women’s, respectively. Sizing is true and is offered with choices from 7 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.


The undersurface uses Nike’s renowned Waffle Outsole for exceptional durability with Pressure Mapping points to help attenuate shock. Nike adds the flex grooves for flexibility while the new pods help with the cushioning duties of the midsole. The hexagonal treads offer multi-directional traction and work very well on a variety of road surfaces. This outsole configuration is also used in Nike FS Lite Run 4 running shoe.


A molded and dual-density foam deliver the right balance of cushioning and responsiveness. As always, the softer layer sits on top of the firmer foam to get the right mix. Nike’s own Phylon foam enhances the responsive features and durability of the midsole.


A no-sew upper made of mesh and welded overlays deliver exceptional breathability and snug comfort. The Breathe Tech design integrates the side panels, the midsole foam, the overlays, and the mesh for support and a glove-like fit.

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