Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The majority of reviewers have experienced comfortable strides while wearing the Nike Joyride CC3 Setter.
  • Most buyers like the strikingly distinct look of this footwear.
  • For a handful of users, the Joyride CC3 Setter from Nike runs true to size.
  • Buyers can pick from multiple colorways available in the market.
  • Some reviewers love this pair's fashionable overall style.
  • A few buyers have shared that this sneaker is lightweight, just like most Nike running-inspired sneakers.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Nike Joyride CC3 Setter is offered at an expensive price range.
  • A user complains that this pair is a tad narrow.
  • A video reviewer criticizes the narrow opening that makes it hard to put this sneaker on and off.

Bottom line

Combining two of Nike's comfiest technologies, the Joyride CC3 Setter delivers comfort and a responsive feel suitable for all-day strutting. Also, the unique details found throughout the sneaker provide a futuristic look that elevates one's usual everyday getup. 

Albeit the narrow and pricey tag complaints, this shoe is still a highly recommended one for its whole new level of comfort, as shared by many reviewers.

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Good to know

The mid-top Nike Joyride CC3 Setter is offered in men's sizing. This sneaker has a stretchy upper with inner sleeves that hug the feet comfortably for a snug fit. The collar was also inserted with padding for an added plush feel without restricting the ankle movement. Unlike the conventional look of other lace-up sneakers, this kick has a burrito tongue with an asymmetrical lacing system for a secure, adjustable fit. Meanwhile, the pull tabs on the heel and tongue are used for easy on and off.

Nike used the Nike React foam on its midsole with the innovative Joyride cushioning technology that is made of tiny beads. This conforms to the feet and delivers a personalized plush feel and lightweight experience in every wearer's step.

Fusing the latest technologies and fashionable look, this is what the Nike Joyride CC3 Setter sneakers are all about. The stretchy knit upper is added with several remarkable overlays to add style and reinforcement. To make this pair look unique, Nike used a transparent underfoot rubber outsole to give its audiences a better look at the innovative Joyride balls.

Labeled as the "muscle car of the Joyride family," this run-recovery sneaker is finished with an asymmetrical lacing system added with unique pull tabs. Nike offers this model in various colorways for wearers to pick from. Some of the popular hues are sail/sequoia/team orange/black, white/barely volt/crimson, hyperpink/kumquat black/, black/black-volt/oatmeal, and white/black/barely violet.

Styling this athletic-inspired sneaker is reasonably easy. Just match this kick up with a crew-neck t-shirt and a pair of ripped jeans for a laidback look. This sneaker can also be paired with dark skinny jeans with a long camel overcoat for a stylish casual appeal on one's modish getup.

The edgy look of the Nike Joyride CC3 Setter shoe delivers a futuristic vibe, which many reviewers, buyers, and onlookers have glorified. The ultramodern overlays and combination of textures on the upper creates an audacious appeal.

Also, the bead on the midsole of Nike Joyride sneakers is visible through the transparent rubber outsole. This innovative element is found in three strategic areas of the foot that adapts to the wearer's every step. The Joyride beads not only delivers excitement among its followers but also supply extra comfort to its wearers.

For its continuous quest to provide everyone with shoes that are better and sleeker, Nike has been nonstop in innovating technologies. The brand launched the React foam technology in 2017 in their basketball shoes. This ultra-soft technology provides superior cushioning and energy return to its wearers.

A few years after, Nike unveiled the Joyride tech in 2019. This tiny bead technology is made of TPE - a blend of plastic and rubber. These small balls are placed in specific cushioning units in the sole aims to reduce the strain on legs, ankles, and feet by providing cushioning on areas that are needed the most.  

In the same year, Nike fused React to the Joyride cushioning to meet the endless need of any runner. The brand launched the Nike Joyride CC3 Setter that is considered a sneaker that bears the look of both running and walking footwear.

This kick is made of an adaptive knit upper with an asymmetrical tongue for that futuristic vibe. Like its predecessor, Nike Joyride Run Flyknit, this kick has Joyride beads on the midsole visible through the transparent rubber outsole.

  • The lightweight rubber outsole of Nike Joyride CC3 Setter delivers dependable traction and grip on various kinds of surfaces in different conditions.


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Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.