DiscontinuedUpdate: Nike FS Lite Run 4
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: 9.3ozWomen: 7.1oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 3mmWomen: 3mm
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: 18mmWomen: 18mm
Forefoot heightMen: 15mmWomen: 15mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
Updates to Nike FS Lite Run 3
- 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.
Nike FS Lite Run 3 size and fit
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.
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.