/
Your running community NEEDS YOU!!
Help other runners, review your shoes today and be in with chance to win a new pair! *more info*

Win new shoes!

At Shoeguide.run we love reviewing shoes

We try and bring you un-biased reviews to help you pick from the vast choice of products available. However don't just take our word for it... we want your reviews too!

Find a shoe you run in, leave a review (either good or bad!) and our favourite one will win a brand new pair of shoes of their choice from our current top 10!

Winner anounced by email on the 31st July 2020

follow us on Facebook follow us on Twitter follow us on Instagram

Mens Nike Zoom Fly 3

Mens Nike Zoom Fly 3
9.0
0.0
0 REVIEWS
Write a review

Everyday version of the Next% racer. React foam replaces ZoomX foam but you still get that Carbon-Fibre plate for added 'spring'!

Mens Nike Zoom Fly 3

Everyday version of the Next% racer. React foam replaces ZoomX foam but you still get that Carbon-Fibre plate for added 'spring'!

9.0
0.0
0 REVIEWS
Write a review
View reviews

Our verdict

For those that don't want to spend the big money on the top end Alphafly and Next% shoes, this model combines the Carbon plate technology in a more useable, everyday shoe. It's still light enough to race in, but should stand up to daily miles at the same time.

  • Positive
  • Carbon-Fibre tech
  • Durable React cushioning
  • Responsive feel
  • Negative
  • None

First impressions

A more everyday version of the highly popular Nike Zoom X Vaporfly Next% racer. The use of the React foam allows enough response when combined with the carbon plate to give an energised feel, yet remians durable enough for more regular use.

If you want a more affordable racer, consider the Air Zoom Streak 7, it's been at the heart of Nike's racing line-up for years. If you are racing over longer distances such as the marathon, don't discount the bulkier but still light, Air Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2.

Midsole

React foam with a Carbon-Fibre embedded plate provides a race ready feel with the cushioning and durability of an everyday trainer. The plate stiffens up the metatarsophalangeal joints and creates a larger lever from the toe joints for increased push off. 

Upper

A lightweight and breathable upper has a minimalistic design to keep the weight down, but the fit is neat and secure and actually a little neater and closer than the more expensive Next % on which the shoe is based and takes inspiration.

Sole

A rubber forefoot provides traction and two rear foot rubber pieces help to increase durability at heel strike.

Conclusion

The shoe aims to replicate the feel of the brands Next% shoes and their Carbon-fibre plate for that highly responsive and propulsive feel. They manage to do this to some extent and for many the feeling of extra push-off force will be enough. The React foam isn't quite as light or 'springy' as ZoomX but for everyday use it's more durable and so makes the shoe a better option for many runners.

Technical info

Nike React is soft and responsive cushioning material built to deliver a high level of shock absorption whilst retaining its original shape.

Full-length carbon fiber plate is embedded in the foam to enhance propulsion by stiffening the metatarsophalangeal joints (MTP) and increasing the area of the foot that 'pushes off'.

 

 

There are no user reviews for this shoe

Be the first to review this shoe

Shoe details

Gender Mens
Year 2020
Season Summer
Current model
Release date 2020
MSRP $160.00
Weight 9.6oz / 274g
Heal Drop 11mm

Suitabilty

Shoe Type
Lightweight
Racer
Surfaces
Road
Treadmill
Weight
Light
Regular
Heavy