Vaporfly NEXT% 3

By Nike


Catch ‘em if you can. The Nike Vaporfly NEXT% 3 is made for the chasers, the racers, the elevated pacers who can’t turn down the thrill of the pursuit. We reworked the leader of the super shoe pack and tuned the engine underneath for those who see speed as a gateway to more miles and more seemingly uncatchable highs. From elite runners to those new to racing, this versatile road-racing workhorse is built for all athletes chasing personal bests from a 10K to marathon.

Speed for Miles

Nike ZoomX, our most resilient foam, just got a little better. Running from heel to toe, it unlocks even more energy return than before and helps reduce weight with a convex shape on the inside of the foot for a more stable ride. A full-length carbon fiber plate provides a stiff and propulsive feel.

Feel the Breeze

Specifically selected Flyknit yarns and engineered zones in the forefoot bring a new level of performance to the Vaporfly. Ample breathability around the toes combined with soft, yet supportive yarns deliver our most customized upper for the Vaporfly. The result is a softer, cooler design that conforms to your foot.

Smooth and Steady

An updated thin outsole rubber uses less material without sacrificing durability, which helps reduce outsole weight and thickness. This allows for extra millimeters of ZoomX foam underfoot and smoother transition through your stride.

Light padding on the tongue helps reduce lace pressure at the top of your foot.

A new Waffle outsole pattern with perforations saves weight and delivers multi-surface traction in various weather conditions.

Offset heel seam helps reduce friction in the heel area.

More Details

  • World Athletics-approved
  • Wear-tested number on outsole
  • Wider toe area for a roomier fit
  • Internal foam pod at heel for targeted cushioning