Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 Review

This is probably one of the most impressive running shoes on the market to date. Nike has really surpassed all expectations and have designed a shoe that’s equally at home on the run or wearing when you’re out and about.

The Flyknit Lunar 3 really is an excellent shoe and in today’s review, your going to find out just how good it is!

There was a time when Nike running shoes just seemed to go off the boil a little. The footwear that they were releasing felt rushed, incomplete and just didn’t feel like a Nike trainer.

However, over the last couple of years, Nike have really put some time and money into research and development and this third incarnation of the Nike Flyknit is fantastic!


Overview The Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

The Flyknit represents everything that a runner could need.

It’s super light at 7.7 ounces / 218.29 grams, extremely comfortable and incredibly responsive when out on the road.

One of the biggest complaints about the Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 was that the ankle collar was stiff and made for an uncomfortable ride when running. There was simply too much Achilles pressure. The designers at Nike have listened to all the feedback and have created a wider opening with an improved collar that is significantly softer and applies very little pressure to the back of the ankle while still feeling secure.

Technical Specification

Weight7.90oz / 224g6.50oz / 184.5g

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 Upper

So one of my favorite features of this shoe is how the upper fits the foot.

This shoe seriously feels like a slipper, tailor made for your foot; this is thanks to the single piece kit fabric and Flywire cord based lacing system.

It may sound like marketing hype but the Flywire feels great on your foot.

Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 Sole

The sole of the Lunar 3 feels cushioned but not super soft like you’d find with a shoe such as the Cumulus 17. Again, while many shoes promise that you’ll feel the ‘energy return’ during each toe-off, this is one of the only shoes where that feels like a very real thing.

While the shoe does offer some support (more support than you’d get from something like a racing flat), it’s definitely a neutral shoe and if you’re a runner looking for something like motion control or additional support then this probably isn’t the shoe for you.

Is The Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 For Me?

If you’re looking for a lightweight, neutral running shoe that looks amazing and fits like a glove then this is certainly a running shoe that you’re going to want to take a closer look at. If you’ve previously tried (and possibly disliked) the Nike Flyknit Lunar 2, again, this is probably going to be a shoe for you.

If, however, you are looking for a cheap running shoe or a shoe with support and motion control built in then the Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 is possibly not the shoe for you.