Nike Zoom Streak LT 3

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Nike took the Zoom Streak LT 2 and made some key improvements based on the requests and feedback from their athletes. The newest model of this shoe features key improvements to the overall fit of the shoe, especially the forefoot. This translates to a roomier toe box and promotes a natural toe splay. This is a super light racing shoe for the runner who wants to go fast and is looking for some added cushioning to get them there. Runners love this shoe for speedy workouts on the track. This is also a great shorter distance racing shoe. Like all Nike shoes, the Zoom Streak LT 3 features a look that works just as well on the finishing line as it does as part of your athletic leisure outfit. This shoe features a breathable upper and a durable outsole, for a long life. This translates to a great value for any runner.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Breathable upper
  • Lightweight
  • Snug fit
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Limited color options
  • Limited stability
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  • Thse shoes fit great and they are exactly as they were said to be. Great track shoe.
  • This is a more structured shoe than the 2 I race all over the word and these shoes give a great momentum and lift. Make sure to go p a half size.
  • These shoes fit a wider foot. They are comfortble and some of the best shoes I have ever bought.
  • This my 3rd pair in this model. This 3 is the best yet. It is durable and cushioned. The light weightedness is great for running. I got a half size up in these.
  • These are a bit snug in the toe box. Other than that they are great. They are light and perfect for half marathons, I think.
  • These are great for what they are made for, racing. They are durable and very light shoe, with great sole cushion and tracion. These feel like they are lifting you up when you take off.
  • Great track shoe. I have bought several pairs of shoes and these are the best so far. Theyar elight and take on a good distance without pain. This shoe is exceptionally light.
  • Lightest and most comfortable shoes yet. I do not feel like I am wearing shoes.
  • These are compriiable to the LT2. They are comfortble and light. The upper mesh is great and flexible. The arch on these is narrow and it works since the toe box is more rounded. Not good for over pronators, these take some getting used to with the straight forwrdness of the track design. They are very durable. I feel these shoes are an upgrade due to the contol in how you pronate. But, I wont buy again.Their durability is questionable.
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Outsole
Outsole

Outsole

The outsole of this shoe uses a blown rubber material as opposed to a more traditional carbon rubber. Generally speaking, blown rubber tends to be more flexible, lighter in weight and softer compared to carbon rubber. The shoe features a unique waffle design that is perfect for added traction. This design helps the shoe grasp onto the road and track below it. This is one of the key reasons that runners loved this shoe for track workouts. Due to the added traction, they also trusted this shoe to take them up and down bleachers for an intense cardiovascular workout.
Midsole
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole foam of the Nike Zoom Streak LT 3 runs the entire length of the shoe. This shoe uses Nike’s patented Nike Zoom unit. It provides added cushioning in the heel to improve the overall responsiveness of the shoe. This midsole adds a nice level of cushioning to protect the runner, but it is not overly plush or padded that it weighs the shoe down and impedes the runner’s ability to move quickly. The high level of energy return and responsiveness that the runner receives from the Nike Zoom Midsole unit makes this a great shoe for fast training and shorter races.
Upper
Upper

Upper

The upper of the shoe designed using a breathable mesh. This open mesh design keeps the foot cool and dry by providing maximum airflow to the foot. Runners loved that the breathable mesh upper moved freely with their feet and never made them feel stifled and restricted. The upper also features arch bands around the midfoot of the shoe. This helps keep the foot stable during fast and aggressive movement and in various workouts that require frequent changes in direction. Runners also appreciated the lacing system and were quick to praise how they stayed tied even on the faster runs and races.
Breathability
Breathability

Breathability

Just by looking at this shoe right out of the box, you can tell that it features superior breathability. These shoes allow for maximum airflow, keeping them dry and cool even on hot runs. The excellent breathability also aided in preventing runners from getting blisters.
Weight
Weight

Weight

These are some of the lightest shoes on the market today. At a mere 5.6 ounces, there is literally not an unnecessary ounce of material used in the design of these fast racing shoes. Each detail is carefully planned out to ensure that nothing holds the runner down on their training runs and races. One element that helps with the lightweight feel of the shoe is Nike’s choice to use a blown rubber as opposed to a heavier carbon rubber on the outsole. Another detail is the Nike Zoom midsole foam. This midsole is designed to give just the right amount of cushioning to protect the foot from harmful shock but doesn’t go overboard with the cushioning.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Runners loved the adaptive fit of these shoes. The use of a breathable, open mesh in the upper gave the runner a feeling of security and snugness without being restrictive. The snugness can be attributed to the arch bands that support through the midfoot and help keep the foot in place during speedy workouts. Another comfort element is the Zoom Nike midsole. This is not a shoe that is designed for the runner looking for an excessively plush ride, but it does provide just enough cushioning to keep the runner safe, but not so much that it impedes the responsiveness or the speed of the runner.
Style
Style

Style

Everything that Nike makes has a distinct, fashionable look and feel to it. Nike gives a rare combination of fashion that is also functional. The Nike Zoom Streak LT 3 is designed to be fast and efficient, but the look of the shoe is bright and stylish as well. Runners loved this shoe for racing and training, but they also commented that the shoe looks great with casual outfits. Many runners picked up this shoe as a pair to wear daily.

Durability
Durability

Durability

This shoe offers as much durability as a shoe this weight can. The choice to use a blown rubber as opposed to a carbon rubber saved ounces but it also reduced the overall durability of the shoe. The upper is also extremely lightweight which runners commented can lead to wear and tear, especially in the form of fraying along the collar of the shoe.
Protection
Protection

Protection

The key protective element of the shoe can be found in the crash rail that comes along the toe box. This is designed to keep the toes from bumping up against the shoe and causing damage to the toenails and potentially blisters. Another protective element that runners appreciated was the extra traction added to the outsole. This provided a grippy surface and runners reported that they even felt safe running at higher speeds in the rain.
Responsiveness
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

One of the update from the Zoom Streak LT 2 to the Zoom Streak LT 3 is the level of responsiveness that the newer version provides to the runner. The overall design of the shoe promotes a springer more responsive feel. The newer model comes with a redesigned forefoot. The Nike Zoom midsole combined with a thinner outsole and low drop allows the runner to feel the road below them and make some efficient changes in speed and direction.
Support
Support

Support

In terms of support, runners can expect to find it in two key areas. The first is in the arch bands that are found along the midsole of the shoe. This is a new addition to the Zoom Steak LT 3 and came in response to runners loving the flexibility of the Zoom Streak LT 2, but still wanting a bit more support. These bands help keep the foot in place and reduce unwanted side to side or front to back movement that can cause injuries. The other, and this may seem less impressive, is in the interlocking design of the laces. Not only do these laces support the runner by reinforcing the fit of the shoe, but they also support the runner by staying tied mile after mile.

Terrain
Terrain

Terrain

Runners love this shoe for a variety of different urban running surfaces. The most obvious terrain for this shoe is the road. This is a great shoe for the shorter distance runs, and athletes loved this as a 5k or 10k racing shoe. Another place that runners love to use the Nike Zoom Streak LT 3 is on the track. Due to the superior responsiveness and support, this is a great shoe for speed drills and sprinting workouts. The lower drop and breathable upper also make this a great cross trainer to bring to the gym. Runners love this shoe for CrossFit and other class exercises because it is low to the ground and allows runners to stay spry on their feet.
Price
Price

Price

The price on this shoe can’t be beat. While many runners love Nike but are sometimes put off by the higher price tag associated with the brand, the Nike Zoom Streak LT 3 is a very affordable shoe. Runners loved that they could get such a quality brand as such an affordable price.
Traction
Traction

Traction

The outsole of this shoe provides the runner with a higher level of traction than they were expecting for a fast racing shoe. The design of the underfoot is a series of rectangular grips along the front and heel of the shoe which provide the runner with superior stickiness throughout the entire gait cycle. Runners even reported that they felt safe and protected and didn’t experience any slippage while running on wet or slick surfaces.
Flexibility
Flexibility

Flexibility

This shoe comes with a high level of flexibility. The outsole of the shoe features a blown rubber as opposed to a carbon rubber. This material is known to be more lightweight and more flexible than a traditional carbon. The Nike Zoom Streak LT 3 promotes a natural gait cycle from start to finish. Additionally, the upper of the shoe is made using a lightweight, breathable mesh that moves with the foot and doesn’t restrict it.
Stability
Stability

Stability

The Nike Zoom Streak LT 3 is not a stability shoe. This shoe was not designed to help with pronation issues, but it does provide more arch support than its predecessor, the Nike Zoom Streak LT 2. There are many solid stability shoes on the market today, but this is not one of them. This shoe is will support the natural movement of the foot instead of working to create an improved gait for the runner.
Drop
Drop

Drop

The drop on this shoe is a mere 4 millimeters. That is low enough to bring it officially into a minimalist running category. Runners liked the low drop for how much it helped them with their speed and responsiveness. Runners reported that they felt more connected to the road below them due to the low drop and the thinner outsole and light cushioning of the midsole. Runners loved how the low drop allowed them to run in a natural gait cycle and didn’t feel bogged down by added stability features of unnecessary cushioning.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

- Nike Zoom Midsole Foam
- Blown rubber outsole keeps the shoe light and responsive
- Arch bands along the midfoot of the upper help keep the foot in place
- Crash rail along the toe box keeps the toes safe inside the shoe
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

The Nike Zoom Streak LT 3 is a shoe for the runner who is looking to go fast, save some money, and look good while doing it all. Nike is a brand that can be trusted to provide the runner with superior quality and style. They took the Zoom Streak LT 2 and made key improvements to the fit, especially in the midfoot and toe box. The new Zoom Streak LT 3 features a roomier toe box and a midfoot that is designed to provide more arch support to the runner. Runners commented that the shoe doesn’t provide enough cushioning to take them on long runs, but it is a perfect fit for the fast-paced, shorter races and training workouts. Runners love the affordability of this shoe too and were pleased to get Nike quality and their signature look for a fraction of other shoes.