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Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe

Men's Nike Air Zoom Elite III

Item #NIK1094
MSRP:$99.99

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Product Description:

You'll rise to the top in this lightweight and low-profile high-performer. Part of the Bowerman series, it's supremely cushioned and explosively responsive for the neutral runner with high arches.

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Specifications:

  • Predecessor Product Type:  Air Zoom Elite 2
  • Shock Absorption: Heel|Air-Sole|Forefoot|Air-Sole
  • Toebox Width: Medium
  • Shoe Construction: Combination Last
  • Midsole Material: Dual Density Compression Molded EVA
  • Outsole Material: Carbon Rubber
  • Upper Material: Mesh|Synthetic Leather
  • Country of Origin: China

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Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe
 
4.1

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5.0

I got this shoe on sale ...

By S runner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

I got this shoe on sale and love it. I'm a faster neutral runner, 175lbs, narrow heel, wide forefoot. This feel soft but stable. So far I've run a 15 miler fine with no blisters and no aches. I'm going to buy another pair right now. I've read that the next version will lack forefoot air due to that stupid nike+ thing...what a waste.

 
5.0

absolutely amazing shoe. ...

By richard

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

absolutely amazing shoe. i thought that my asics kayano 13s were great until i tried these on. great cushioning, stability and breathability. makes me want to run fast and run far.

 
3.0

Good shoe overall, ...

By FredSanJose

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

Good shoe overall, especially for heel cushion and stability. However, forefoot air sole is too stiff, causing medial collateral ligament pain after a easy 10K run. Would be nice to have the air sole is replaceable....

 
3.0

Loved the shoe, but the ...

By ottorunner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

Loved the shoe, but the suede-like heel gave me crazy blisters. Fit my foot really well though. Nice lightweight trainer that I could do speed work in too.

 
4.0

I am giving this shoe 4 ...

By Eric

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

I am giving this shoe 4 stars, only because it felt so much different than the Elite II. Wider and too plush. Otherwise a great shoe. I'll just use thicker socks this winter.

 
5.0

I've worn all 3 ...

By John B

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

I've worn all 3 generations of the Zoom Elite...probably the best running shoe Nike has ever made. I'm very disappointed to hear they're being discontinued, but probably shouldn't be surprised given Nike's propensity for doing such a thing.

 
3.0

I loved the Zoom Elite II ...

By Youmaniacs

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

I loved the Zoom Elite II but III doesn't have the fit or feel I enjoyed with the earlier version; seems wider and less sleek. Even with the fit problems, they were the best performance trainers on the market. Alas, I need to find a new shoe. Thanks Nike.

 
5.0

After going on a search ...

By Dan McCracken

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

After going on a search for a new brand, i've come back to the one that was my orignal favorite, Nike. I had the 1st generation elites and liked them, but this new generation blows them out of the water. Cushioning is great, and everything about this shoe is excellent, I would recomend them for anybody with a smaller frame that needs that little bit of extra support. Thanks Nike.

 
1.0

caused shin issues, and ...

By beaverton

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

caused shin issues, and i'm not sure why. Switched to the pegasus and sklon for speed, PEGASUS FTW

 
5.0

Light, cushioned, ...

By Ron

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

Light, cushioned, sufficiently stable & plenty of room in the toe box. I have enjoyed running in this shoe. Can't believe that the new edition or replacement can be better.

 
5.0

The elite 3 would have to ...

By vinnie Giorla

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

The elite 3 would have to be the best light trainer that I have run in,much better than asis DS.Cushioning and stabillity are great for such a light shoe.Ihave changed my mind about nike shoes,Bowman series anyway.Highly reccomend.

 
5.0

This shoe has great ...

By Stanton

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

This shoe has great stability for my 195 pound body frame. It's very light weight and really made me want to run fast. I'm very happy with this shoe made by Nike. Keep up the good work Nike

 
5.0

I have run predominantly ...

By lh8802

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

I have run predominantly in the Mizuno Precision and NB 825, but in the past I owned 2 pairs of the Zoom Elite I (mustard color). The new Elite III is an excellent upgrade and replaces both the Precision and NB in my opinion as the best light wt trainer for runners with normal to high arches. Runners who need more stability may be disappointed.

 
5.0

The horrific upper is ...

By pw

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

The horrific upper is gone (finally), the heel strike has been improved in the mold of the Nike Structure Triax, and the stability has been improved which makes this a smooth lightweight trainer. It's a bit stiff in the forefoot, but overall the cushioning is good and expected for a shoe of this price

 
5.0

I love this shoe! Great ...

By Kdogg

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

I love this shoe! Great cushioning AND lightweight. Are you kidding me? Provides excellent stability and fits like a glove. Works great with Green Superfeet.

 
2.0

I was looking forward to ...

By Stephen

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite III Running Shoe:

I was looking forward to the 3 after the excellent 2!

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1.    S runner rated this product 5 stars
Sat, February 02,2008:
I got this shoe on sale and love it. I'm a faster neutral runner, 175lbs, narrow heel, wide forefoot. This feel soft but stable. So far I've run a 15 miler fine with no blisters and no aches. I'm going to buy another pair right now. I've read that the next version will lack forefoot air due to that stupid nike+ thing...what a waste.
2.    beaverton rated this product 1 star
Fri, December 14,2007:
caused shin issues, and i'm not sure why. Switched to the pegasus and sklon for speed, PEGASUS FTW
3.    FredSanJose rated this product 3 stars
Fri, November 23,2007:
Good shoe overall, especially for heel cushion and stability. However, forefoot air sole is too stiff, causing medial collateral ligament pain after a easy 10K run. Would be nice to have the air sole is replaceable....
4.    ottorunner rated this product 3 stars
Wed, November 21,2007:
Loved the shoe, but the suede-like heel gave me crazy blisters. Fit my foot really well though. Nice lightweight trainer that I could do speed work in too.
5.    Eric rated this product 4 stars
Wed, November 07,2007:
I am giving this shoe 4 stars, only because it felt so much different than the Elite II. Wider and too plush. Otherwise a great shoe. I'll just use thicker socks this winter.
6.    Youmaniacs rated this product 3 stars
Sun, October 28,2007:
I loved the Zoom Elite II but III doesn't have the fit or feel I enjoyed with the earlier version; seems wider and less sleek. Even with the fit problems, they were the best performance trainers on the market. Alas, I need to find a new shoe. Thanks Nike.
7.    John B rated this product 5 stars
Fri, October 12,2007:
I've worn all 3 generations of the Zoom Elite...probably the best running shoe Nike has ever made. I'm very disappointed to hear they're being discontinued, but probably shouldn't be surprised given Nike's propensity for doing such a thing.
8.    richard rated this product 5 stars
Sat, October 06,2007:
absolutely amazing shoe. i thought that my asics kayano 13s were great until i tried these on. great cushioning, stability and breathability. makes me want to run fast and run far.
9.    Dan McCracken rated this product 5 stars
Tue, September 25,2007:
After going on a search for a new brand, i've come back to the one that was my orignal favorite, Nike. I had the 1st generation elites and liked them, but this new generation blows them out of the water. Cushioning is great, and everything about this shoe is excellent, I would recomend them for anybody with a smaller frame that needs that little bit of extra support. Thanks Nike.
10.    Ron rated this product 5 stars
Wed, August 22,2007:
Light, cushioned, sufficiently stable & plenty of room in the toe box. I have enjoyed running in this shoe. Can't believe that the new edition or replacement can be better.
11.    vinnie Giorla rated this product 5 stars
Mon, August 06,2007:
The elite 3 would have to be the best light trainer that I have run in,much better than asis DS.Cushioning and stabillity are great for such a light shoe.Ihave changed my mind about nike shoes,Bowman series anyway.Highly reccomend.
12.    Stanton rated this product 5 stars
Thu, May 10,2007:
This shoe has great stability for my 195 pound body frame. It's very light weight and really made me want to run fast. I'm very happy with this shoe made by Nike. Keep up the good work Nike
13.    lh8802 rated this product 5 stars
Thu, March 15,2007:
I have run predominantly in the Mizuno Precision and NB 825, but in the past I owned 2 pairs of the Zoom Elite I (mustard color). The new Elite III is an excellent upgrade and replaces both the Precision and NB in my opinion as the best light wt trainer for runners with normal to high arches. Runners who need more stability may be disappointed.
14.    Stephen rated this product 2 stars
Wed, February 14,2007:
I was looking forward to the 3 after the excellent 2!
15.    Kdogg rated this product 5 stars
Wed, February 14,2007:
I love this shoe! Great cushioning AND lightweight. Are you kidding me? Provides excellent stability and fits like a glove. Works great with Green Superfeet.
16.    pw rated this product 5 stars
Sat, January 27,2007:
The horrific upper is gone (finally), the heel strike has been improved in the mold of the Nike Structure Triax, and the stability has been improved which makes this a smooth lightweight trainer. It's a bit stiff in the forefoot, but overall the cushioning is good and expected for a shoe of this price
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