Women's NIKE® FREE 3.0 FLYKNIT :: Feel free to float naturally through every run, finding your most connected, comfortable strides in the new Women's Nike® Free 3.0 Flyknit running shoe. Feel that close-to-the-ground connection you crave in this lower heel-lift shoe that's lightweight, flexible and features an Anatomically Rounded Heel. Experience the uniquely natural, multi-directional freedom provided by the revolutionary Hexagonal Flex Grooves working in harmony with the midsole to provide you with flexibility right where you want it most. Plus, your feet will be cradled in breathable, secure support, mile after mile in these Nike® Free 3.0 Flyknit shoes thanks to the wrap-around Flywire technology and breathable Flyknit material. 5.6 ounces
First off, no two pairs of feet are the same and what works great for me could be a disaster for you. These are not for folks who over-pronate badly and/or need a huge amount of support. But they are great for my 60-year-old, under-pronating feet that can develop metatarsalgia if the toe box is too narrow or there is too little cushioning. I run about 5 miles every other day, occasionally 10k and will also take 3-8+ mile walks, sometimes on running days. So more than casual, less than "Avid Athlete".
If I were transitioning from a standard somewhat stiff, large-drop running shoe, I would have thought I'd died and gone to heaven with these new 3.0's because I cannot run in stiff, large-drop running shoes; I develop all sorts of problems almost immediately. I have been doing all my running in Nike Hyperfeel running shoes and I love, love, LOVE those. They are not for everyone but they are the perfect running shoes for me. I do not like a lot of shoe under my foot, and neither my feet nor my shins can tolerate a stiff shoe with a lot of arch support and a huge heel.
I wanted to try the new 3.0's in order to run in something different now and then. They have the same 4mm drop and flyknit top as the Hyperfeel, and while the soles flex differently than the Hyperfeels, they are very flexible, which is important to me. The cushioning in the Hyperfeels is mainly in the insole while most of the cushioning in the 3.0's is in the sole itself. That difference make the 3.0's feel slow compared to the Hyperfeels, and in fact my pace is somewhat slower when I run in them. Compared to the Hyperfeels, they feel kind of squishy. I feel less connected to the road compared to the Hyperfeels which feel like...nothing...which is how I like my shoes to feel when I'm running--but not walking.
I find the new 3.0's to be particularly awesome for long, long, walks (the Hyperfeels are definitely not--they are strictly running shoes). The "squishiness" is an asset when walking long distances or walking and standing for long stretches. I would take these to Disney World. They are lightweight, breathable, flexible, with enough support to walk and wait in line all day and night, even after taking them for a run in the morning first.
I gave them 5 stars because they are extremely comfortable shoes that do exactly what Nike says they do. They are also roomier in the toe box than the Hyperfeels so for folks who found the Hyperfeels too tight in the toe box or too connected to the road, these should work better. The flyknit top feels like a sock, there are no seams or tongue to cause problems, the shoe stays in place, feet don't slide around, and the laces are just decoration.
The description suggests buying 1/2 size up and I agree with that. I don't know how durable they are, I've only had them a month. They appear to be durable, but only time will tell.
That Woman Again
the perfect shoe
i pre ordered the flyknits when they first came out and i was so excited to get a lightweight flexible shoe. i cant stand a bulky stiff sole. i love them so much i've managed to accumulate 3 pairs. ive been wearing these for years now and i'll never go back. only thing i recommend is check your size. i ordered them a size down thinking that would be good, but they dont stretch out much and if you go to small they'll be tight. they fit prefectly. LOVE THEM!
Not just another pair of kicks...
Love these shoes, very comfortable! Even more so than the previous version. However, I was SUPER disappointed in the color. I was expecting the color in the photo, however the only thing that matched was the purple and that was on the top- instead of the sole up. I was too tired from shipping back a previous pair for the shipping fee that I didn't want to deal with another 10 dollar loss.
Other than that, they're wonderful kicks!
jump in puddles
Menlo Park, CA
Best Running Shoes EVER!!!
I LOVE these shoes! First off, they are amazingly comfortable! Put them on and go Ahhhhhh! Second, they are easy to get on and off. Third, they make walking/running SO easy! The first week I had them I had a record week for miles! I have never had the first blister from these shoes. This is my third pair and I will continue to buy them as long as they make them!
Greaat shoes, one minor complaint
I love these shoes. They feel great, are extremely light, and my feet never hurt when wearing them. My only complaint is that when I walk on a smooth surface, like tile, wood, or some concrete, the waffle cuts on the heel create a suction seal with the surface and I get this bubble-wrap-popping noise that turns heads and bothers me.
Just a half size up will be perfect. The fitting is great and the comfort is spectacular. I got a full size up and had to return to get just a half size up but otherwise this shoes is definitely a great buy!
Awesome Running Shoe
I would definitely buy this show again! These shoes get noticed quite a bit in public. I have had people ask me about them.
Bright enough to stop traffic!
Strange around the top enclosure, like a sock overall.
I would buy again other colorso
Feet dont hurt after long day
Womens Nike Free 3.0 Flyknit Running Shoe
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