Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3

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Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3 Review Facts

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3 is a running shoe known to be used on a casual basis. Along with it’s intended use for road running, has been used by casual hikers and used for everyday tasks such as walking the dog, or going to the grocery store. It may seem strange, but maybe not when you consider what’s packaged into the shoe. Overall, it’s a pretty basic one, with up to par features that get the job done, if the job is an easy stroll, and is affordable, so most can pick this shoe up, even on a budget. Its Flywire upper and Air Zoom foam midsole construction make it a moderately performing, lightweight, great fitting shoe. It comes in an array of appealing colors and overall compliments most outfits nicely.  Let’s have a look at this affordable and highly exceptional shoe on a performance perspective. Check it out below.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • There are three words that describe the Winflo 3 - light, comfortable and low-cost
  • The Winflo 3 is an ideal shoe for road running
  • It is known for its multi-use purpose in activities other than running such as hiking and walking
  • The Winflo 3 makes a stylish shoe with various workout attire for both men and women as it comes in various color combinations
Cons
  • The rubber waffle outsole does not have a long life as it is not durable
  • Shoe size in the Winflo 3 may run a half size small
  • The width size of the shoe may run narrow for some    
  • Not suitable for running on trails.
Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole on the Winflo 3 provides superior traction. It is made of a bridged rubber waffle design, allowing good ground grip. This structural design is beneficial for multi-surface activities. The individual cups of the waffle enforce grip through movement amongst flex grooves that allow the even distribution movement and comforting fit during activity. A drawback to the outsole is that it lacks durability over time. Be prepared to see wear down of the rubber sole early into the life of the shoe.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the Winflo 3 is comfortable to the foot and knee during the run, providing a cloud-like feel. You can wholeheartedly rely on the comfort of this shoe. The entire midsole is bound by Nike’s efficient foam and the heel is where you’ll find Air Zoom foam padding technology. Both of these foams work best together to absorb shock and maximize comfort. For this reason, the Winflo 3 is suitable for average to long distance running, making your foot feel at ease for the entire duration.
Upper
Upper

Upper

Comparatively from Nike’s previous Winflo model, the upper has made notable advancements. The Flywire structure adds to supporting the lightweight of the shoe. Its placement is in such a way that it aids in minimizing hot spots, irritated skin and enhances hold and support. The mesh overlaying the upper is extremely breathable. A significant change from the previous model to this is that the mesh holes are larger, allowing that greater breathability.
Weight
Weight

Weight

Nike once again came back with a natural stride, lightweight shoe in the market upon the launch of the Winflo 3. The minimalist yet fashionable shoe has a low weight for the comfort and support it has to offer. The combination of mesh foam and rubber make it the shoe that it is, giving it the feel of natural strides and making it feel as though you’re running without them in your natural feet.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Breathability in the Winflo 3 is quite the kind. The medium fit in in this shoe allows for not only a snug feel but apt breathability while in use. Nike decided to enlarge the mesh holes in the upper of the shoe, adding on to adaptive air flow to continuously refresh feet during the performance. The toe box has a medium fitting to the foot, allowing for ample movement, improving not only comfort but the room for toes to catch air.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

The fit and comfort of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3 are exceptional. The entirety of the midsole of the shoe is padded with Nike’s foam and the heel has an additional Air Zoom padding for absorbing shock and providing a surface to bounce the foot back against for efficiency in strides. The ease of activity while wearing the shoe is another factor that creates comfort in this shoe. The waffle cups at the bottom sole of the shoe do the job of acting as a grip to the ground, which works to provide immediate response off of the ground, increasing speed of the run. The lightweight of the shoe results in the feeling of running on a cloud-like surface.
Style
Style

Style

The style of the Winflo 3 is quite the one to catch your eyes. Its look is not only comforting, but it represents itself to be bold. The Winflo 3 comes with thicker breathable mesh holes, thicker and durable shoelaces, foam padded midsole and the wiring technology. All these features stand independent of each other as they are placed through different color shades and combinations on each shoe. Because this shoes bold, be ready to rock that style and catch attention around you.
Durability
Durability

Durability

When it comes to the durability of the Winflo 3, it is so-so. There is an even split between the good and the bad of how the durability of this shoe stands. Although the waffle sole of the shoe is stabilizing to the foot and performance, it does tend to wear down quicker than would be expected. On the other hand, a plus to this shoe is that the foam cushioning is protective of the foot and longlasting. Additionally, unlike the previous Winflo model, the Winflo 3 has thicker and sturdy shoelaces.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3 is a sturdy shoe that provides secure protection. There are a number of features that hold this shoe accountable for running. The grip-like outsole provides traction on the ground. The high level of breathability allows for the foot to stay fresh. Because the fitting of the shoe is at a medium level, there is space for the foot to move around and yet stay intact. The shoelaces are thicker than the previous model and have a grip feel to them, which minimizes the chance of them opening up while on a run, which would otherwise be dangerous. Safety wise, don’t fear - you wouldn’t go wrong.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

The Air Zoom Winflo 3 is a moderate to the high-level responsive shoe. The wiring at the upper allows your foot to sit snug and moves along with the position of your foot throughout your run. What works the most efficiently in the shoe in regards to responsiveness is the rubber grip outsole in the waffle design. This structure is designed to improve stride time and add traction to the surface. It is one of the top responsive shoes for its price and you can’t go wrong.
Support
Support

Support

Worry not when it comes to the amount of support provided by the Winflo 3. Being a shoe that is known for its comfort and stability, this may be an ideal shoe for all in terms of providing support. The foam support throughout the length of the foot and Air Zoom at the heel do a sufficient job at creating a cloud-like feeling. The wiring and mesh hold the foot in place while providing ample space for movement. It is fair to give this shoe an above average rating of support.
Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3 is a road running shoe. Its performance is ideal on flat road surfaces. The Winflo 3 can stand medium to long distance runs. Be careful not to take this shoe out on trails as it can wear down the outsole grip. When taken care of, this shoe can be maintained for many miles on the road.
Price
Price

Price

If you're looking for a trustable shoe at a lower end cost, this is the perfect shoe for you. You wouldn’t go wrong in wasting even a single dime as this shoe is supportive and stylish. For the price, the purpose of road running and the features that it has to offer, don’t hesitate and be confident when selecting the Winflo 3.
Traction
Traction

Traction

High support for traction is what this shoe does best. The waffle lug outsole on the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3 is equipped with flex gripping rubber. This makes the shoe ideal on flat road surfaces. While you can definitely depend on this shoe for traction, over time, the wear and tear results in a weaker sole. This would result in the decline of a solid traction support on the shoe over time. Although, if you are looking at using this shoe on the correct terrain and for moderate distances, it can be a sustainable shoe.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

The features of the Winflo 3 make this an adaptable shoe for many runners. It’s not a shoe that will take time to wear into as it is comforting and flexible. The mesh upper along with the wiring allows for the foot to be snug in place. The medium foot room allows for movement of the foot without it feeling that it is a too tight or too loose snug. The cushioned midsole is also flexible as it has ideal support with Air Zoom padding.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Winflo 3 is a stable shoe that is going to make you feel safe on your run. The generous rubber fiber grip on the outsole stabilize and balance the shoe for grip and support. This provides traction against the surface of the road. The foam protects the foot as well as the knees, which is highly important for long distance runners. The ankle is protected by a high rising cutoff, which will protect it from any sort of abrasions that may occur on long distances.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3 has a 10mm drop from the heel to toe. This makes the shoe reasonably comfortable per stride. Make sure to give this shoe a try on before committing to it as the high drop can be uncomfortable for a few. All in all, this drop size is standard for cushioning and support on the run.
Key Features of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3
Key Features of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3

Key Features of the Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3

•The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3 is ideal for multi-use purposes including road running, hiking and walking activities

•The rubber waffle outsole is ideal for multi-surface traction

•While offering over the top support to your run, the Winflo 3 is cost friendly and on the lower price end comparatively to other Nike running shoes
•The midsole carries an arch for arched feet, although the medium snug fit allows for placement of orthotics

•It is a bold and modern stylish shoe available in eight color combinations, ranging from standard neutrals to the colorful end of the spectrum

•The Flywire allows for a supportive hold cushioning

•Zoom Air foam is located at the heel of the shoe, protecting against shock on the foot and knee
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Nike Air Zoom Winflo 3 sure made a revolutionary comeback from its previous model. It is a one of a kind, new and improved shoe that you can’t go wrong with. Its affordable low cost is a distinct feature that makes it stand out among others. Although this shoe is not the best in terms of durability, it provides remarkable support through its foam cushioning. You may want to consider your best judgment when ordering this shoe as sizing may run a tad bit small or even narrow. All in all, this shoe is a one to please you so make sure to do your research and give it a try for your next run.