Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • A good number of owners are delighted that the Nike Reax Trainer III SL feels comfortable to use for workouts.
  • This pair of Nike training shoes feels solid, especially during leg day, says a bunch of fitness enthusiasts.
  • Several reviewers have mentioned that their heel pain is reduced when wearing this model.
  • Multiple users are pleased with how easy to clean and maintain the leather top is.
  • Some folks were surprised that it is lightweight given its sturdy build.
  • According to a lot of consumers, the sleek style of the trainer pairs well with both casual and gym wear.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Several people have commented that the Reax Trainer III SL is too stiff and needs a break-in period.
  • The outsole detached after a few months of use, says a couple of individuals.

Bottom line

the Nike Reax Trainer III SL is a workout shoe made with a leather top that molds to a person's foot to deliver reliable support. For cushioning, it employs the Nie Reax technology, which consists of pillars that are responsive to impact and absorb shock. The shoe comes recommended for high-intensity workouts.

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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick combines 10+ years of experience in the health and fitness industry and a background in the sciences in his role as the Fitness Research Director. During his competitive powerlifting years his PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on, LiveStrong, Healthline, WebMD, WashingtonPost, and many more. Along the way, collaborating with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.