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Advice for Road Runners: The Nike Men's Vaporfly 3 Road Racing Shoes have established themselves as very popular carbon fibre plated running shoes. A few colourways of Vaporfly 3 have been released prior to this colourway. However, we'll explain why these are such great running shoes.Read full description
Advice for Road Runners: The Nike Men's Vaporfly 3 Road Racing Shoes have established themselves as very popular carbon fibre plated running shoes. A few colourways of Vaporfly 3 have been released prior to this colourway. However, we'll explain why these are such great running shoes.
The details are still top secret, but the ZoomX foam in the Vaporfly is designed to be better than the ZoomX foam used in previous models of Vaporfly. ZoomX foam is incredibly light, soft and returns lots of energy. Therefore your feet feel protected, but you should experience a lot of return when you are running.
The full-length carbon fibre plate is there to help you to run faster.
At the heel, the midsole's design includes a noticeable bulge. This is to help with stability.
The outsole is thinner in comparison to the outsole in previous models of the Vaporfly. This allows more ZoomX foam to be placed underneath your feet.
In summary, the underfoot feel should be very cushioned and highly propulsive.
The Vaporfly 3's upper features soft, yet supportive Flyknit yarns. It should feel exceptionally breathable. The upper conforms to the shape of your feet.
The Nike Men's Vaporfly 3 Road Racing Shoes are for racing distances from the 10K to the marathon. Testing and getting used to them on some faster training sessions is a good idea. However, we really recommend keeping these carbon fibre plated running shoes for race day.
Shoe size is a personal preference and everyone's feet are different, but we want to ensure you avoid any pain or discomfort from bruised toenails, rubbing, blistering or pins and needles.
Your running shoes should have enough width to allow you to spread your toes and should have some space at the front (we recommend having a half to one thumb's width of space from the end of your longest toe to the front of your running shoes).
This usually means that your running shoe will be at least a half size bigger than your regular shoe size though this can vary from brand to brand.