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The Nike Vaporfly 3: Race Day Speed to Conquer Any Distance

What to Know

- The new Nike Vaporfly 3 is an all-around racing shoe that can help runners cover any distance.

- Key updates include a smoother transition, improved stability and more energy return in the Vaporfly 3’s lightweight design.

- New design details include a reductive ZoomX midsole geometry and Flyknit yarn upper.

Nike Vaporfly 3
Nike Vaporfly 3

Nike Running serves the future of the sport by designing for all runners — including those who want to push their personal bests to new levels. Enter the Nike Vaporfly 3, updated with continued refinement and improvement to make the leader of the supershoe pack even faster.

Building on learnings from the Nike Vaporfly 2, Nike designers focused on refining the Vaporfly’s lightweight design with improvements to meet the timeless needs of distance runners, including a smoother transition, improved stability and more energy return. 

The engine of the Vaporfly 3 remains the same, with the propulsive feel runners love from the pairing of a full-length carbon fiber Flyplate and ZoomX midsole. The Vaporfly 3’s reductive midsole geometry features a convex shape around the forefoot, providing a comfortable and stable ride throughout your transition with Nike’s most resilient foam. 

“The Prototype colorway of the Vaporfly 3 is again a nod to our development process, where athlete and every day runner feedback critically informs and guides our innovation journey from start to finish,” says Elliott Heath, Nike Running Senior Footwear Product Manager. 

Several design features in the model’s first colorway pay tribute to the Nike Running team’s development journey. Graphic text on the midsole nods to the number of Flyknit upper iterations the team tested (57) and a dedicated weartester’s identification number (20126-23). The iconic drop Swoosh against the all-white silhouette pays homage to the first-ever Vaporfly worn at a Breaking 2 test event in 2017.

The Prototype colorway of the Nike Vaporfly 3 is available beginning March 6 at and select running specialty stores. More colorways will follow.

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