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Nike Free Run+ 3 Reviews

248 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

92%Rated 5 stars

0%Rated 4 stars

0%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

59% "Felt true to size"

85% "Felt true to width"

61% "Moderate arch support"

230 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 4/20/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Bought these shoes right after they came out because I had heard such great things about the Free Run 2. The new third generation is definitely a little more shoe like. It has an actual tongue instead of a collar and the midsole is a little beefier for a more cushioned ride but I prefer these over a more minimalist shoe since I'm a big guy who needs a little support but still wanted that barefoot feel. These definitely feel like no other. Super comfy straight out of the box, like all good shoes should. Feels like a cushioned sock. I have wide feet that never felt quite right in New Balance Minimus, Vibram Five Fingers, or Merrell Trail Glove but the Nike Free 3 hit my sweet spot. I wear a 12 in most shoes but these fit me perfect in a 13, plenty of room in the toe box for your feet to flex. Isn't that the point? If you're looking for a comfy, stylish, high performance shoe that will train your feet to be stronger and still be thirsty for more after all day on your feet on hard surfaces, these are your answer. I love them.

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18 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 8/27/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

If you liked the 2.0 frees, you'll hate these. The toebox is smaller and comfort sock is gone. Booo. Somebody at Nike should be fired for this. Seriously.

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3 people found this review helpful  

April 24, 2012

Anonymous

from los angeles

Very comfortable and much more stable compared to real flex. Once you run with these shoes, you'll feel like you want to run more, even if you're exhausted already. Very comfortable.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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August 27, 2012

Anonymous

 

If you liked the 2.0 frees, you'll hate these. The toebox is smaller and comfort sock is gone. Booo. Somebody at Nike should be fired for this. Seriously.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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May 17, 2012

Daniel

 

I owned the originals and Free Run + 2nd gen. Nike ruined everything that was good about the frees. I don't know what they were thinking. This show has a tongue and weighs more and I don't like the lace system. Way to ruin a good product.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

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June 29, 2012

John P

from Baltimore

These are probably the most comfortable shoes I have. I'm not a runner so my experience may be different from others. I use them at work and as a daily wear shoe. Essentially they feel like a slipper with a fair amount of cushioning and a moderate heel. On the sole at the bottom you see the 5.0 mark which have the highest heel of the Nike Free line. I did get these a full size larger than other previous Nike shoes. A half size larger would have probably been good enough but you definitely need a larger size than you've been wearing.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 27, 2012

Sterling B

 

It seemed at first to be more solid on my feet than the 2s, which I didn't like but as I spent more time in the shoe, my feet and legs adapted as they should since Nike free were made to challenge and now it feels like the shoes do the running for me! I absolutely love them and I am excited to see the next pair!

Brands I'd also recommend: Free run 2

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 31, 2012

Anonymous

 

Super light but plenty of sole for running on trails (and off!). Really enjoying this shoe and already have 50+miles on it. I am a female with a size 11 foot but tend to find women's running shoes to fit poorly. Nike 9.5s have consistently been a great fit with plenty of room in the toes and a narrow enough heel to support a great fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 24, 2012

Pat

from Waterford, MI

Love the shoes...was worried about the lack of cushioning in the heel area but I now believe that I have been brainwashed (like the rest of the runners in the world) that cushioning is everything. My shin splints and knee pain have disappeared within two weeks of running in these shoes and the flex and feel of the shoes is great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 10, 2012

Salesman

 

I had the first gen Free Run+ for over a year and they have been great! Never really used them for running, just mainly for work. Loved the first gen I had and also love these. Very light and flexible, and extremely easy to slip on and off, yet it fits very secure. I just tie a hard double not and never touch the laces again. My feet are somewhat wide, and the mix portion fits kind of tight, but I'm sure like the first Free Runs I had, it will loosen up after some wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 3, 2012

Caleb D

from Dillard, Georgia

First of all, this is only the second real pair of running shoes that I have ever bought so I don't have extensive experience in this department, but I must say that this shoe is awesome. This is my first "minimalist" style shoe and it really feels like I have nothing on my feet when running. There is enough support that you can tell there is a shoe, but it really is a unique feeling (first couple of runs really works the muscles in your legs). The only downside, for me, is that the shoe is tight around the mid-foot area. I have very high arches though, so it is a common problem for me. I would give this shoe an 8/10. A definite buy if you are in the market for a new running shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 27, 2013

Christian V

from Branson, MO

This is my fourth pair of Nike Free's. They have been excellent shoes for training for races ranging from 5Ks to Marathons. If this is your first pair of "minimal" shoes they will take some getting used to but I credit these shoes from keeping me relatively injury free throughout the 3 years that I have been running in Frees.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 7, 2012

Melissa

from Philadelphia

So comfy! Make sure you order a half size up. I wear between 8.5-9 and 9 fits great without feeling sloppy.

Brands I'd also recommend: Nike,Mizuno

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 30, 2012

Anonymous

 

Awesome shoes. First thing you should know before purchasing these shoes is that they run about 1/2 small; I learned my lesson from the previous Nike Free Runs. I have a somewhat wide foot and they fit great. They are a huge improvement, IMO, from the previous free runs as these have actual laces and slip on and off easily. I've ran hundreds of miles in these shoes and they are by far the most comfortable running shows I have ever owned. I would strongly recommend NOT to use them while playing basketball, soccer, etc... though as your ankle can easily roll in these shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: saucony, new balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Florida

It's like walking on air. The best running shoe around. Lightweight and fits perfect on feet. Like a glove.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 8, 2012

Anonymous

from SW Florida

Purchased for my husband as a gift. He LOVES these! This is a big step up for him from traditional sneakers. They look light years better on his feet. They are incredibly light weight and he really likes how his feet feel they can breath. He's outside a lot of the day and it's blasted HOT in SW Florida's sun. These cost more than other shoes but honestly I think they're worth it. He said they felt great on his feet (arch support). Got the wrong size but Zappos took them back & fixed in a flash (my error, not theirs). Favorite online store!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 30, 2012

Francis D

from Oneida, NY

Great shoes good for short runs and races ! Must get but do run one size smaller then normally.

Brands I'd also recommend: Zoot

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 22, 2012

Mike T

from Bellport, NY

Loving these running sneakers so far. Comfortable fit and a secure/supported feel. If you're changing from a standard running or training shoe, you'll want to start slow with these - the muscles in your feet, ankles and lower legs will be getting a strain in different ways than you're used to. But after a few runs, you won't want to go back. Every run feels better in these. I've only pushed them to 8.5 miles so far, but my feet feel better than when I was running with some standard New Balance cross training sneakers. Don't hesitate on these. They live up to the hype.

Brands I'd also recommend: Asics, New Balance, Reebok

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 21, 2012

Anonymous

 

Quick description: Extremely comfortable, very light. They fit a bit tighter than most shoes I've owned. The fit is almost like a sock. I have worn them walking around as well as running and they have been great for both.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 19, 2012

Keith

from Iowa

This was my first pair of minimalist shoes, and I am hooked! I usually wear an Asics of some sort, but read lots of good things about the Free Run 3. I wore them a few weeks back for an annual 10k that I do, and I set a PR by over 8 minutes. Great shoes, and I may even buy another pair to rotate between shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 14, 2012

Jon G

from Columbus, Ohio

The shoe it self is wonderful. Good support and gives a soft run. I also want to say what a great experience it is to deal with Zappos and their employees.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 10, 2012

Yuri M

from Cleveland

I have been wearing Nike for years now, this and the lunar eclipse are the most comfortable shoes they have ever made. This shoe gives you the barefoot feel, and the very clean look. Plus Zappos has them delivered very fast.

Brands I'd also recommend: salamon, under armour

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 10, 2012

Cliff

from Virginia

Love this shoe. It fits like a glove and is super lightweight. The blue colorway really pops. I'll admit I don't wear them to run in, but they are holding up well as a casual sneaker I can just live around in.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 9, 2012

Anonymous

from Santa Cruz, CA

This shoe is incredibly comfortable as it is my first minimalist running shoe. There is a true tongue and no collar, which will always feel more natural. I normally wear a 10.5 but had to size up to 11.5

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 8, 2012

Anonymous

from K.C., Missouri

Love the Nike Free. Very light weight, flexible, and cushiony. Works the calf more when running. Followed advice of other reviewers and ordered 1/2 size larger and they fit great.

Brands I'd also recommend: New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

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June 5, 2012

Mac g

from Colorado springs

I've never used this type of running shoe before and I was basically going off of the reviews. I've used them now for about two weeks and I love them! I've always went with new balance shoes with stability and over the past two years I've kept on getting injuries with my calves and heel. Since I've used these shoes I haven't felt pain of any kind! Arch support was surprisingly nice, just feels a little weird at first. Nike free has got my business from here on out! I run about 15-20 miles a week. I love being able to enjoy my runs again pain-free!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 2, 2012

Curtis W

from Inland empire, California

These shoes far exceeded my personal expectations duribility comfort and overall wear is great. I love these shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Reebok

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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