Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% vs Nike Zoom Fly 3

  • Great for long distance running
  • Lightweight and responsive
  • Carbon plate is a great innovation in the shoe industry
  • Shoe is not for everyday use
  • Price point is high
  • Great for long distance runs
  • Nike Zoom Fly 3 is a stiff, responsive trainer
  • In its 3rd edition, Rival Fly 3 fills the gap in
  • React midsole doesn’t have the same bounce as
  • Nike’s new Vaporweave material manages heat and sheds water better than

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Weight

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%
Buy the Vaporfly; don't waste your money on this shoe
I cannot say enough bad things about this shoe. I bought them thinking if the Vaporfly Next% is incredible, Alpha will be even better. Not even close. I could tell they were bad after 1/4 mile. They did not improve over the rest of the 20 miler. Problems include:
1) Noticeable weight difference (I ...
1/5
Alphaflysucks
10 months ago
dickssportinggoods.com
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Nike Zoom Fly 3
Nike zoom fly 3
I had the zoom fly 3 for a little bit and returned them to Nike after trying them out for a bit. While they were pretty responsive they felt really bottom-heavy. I also have a pair of next %- and if you’re a newer runner probably wouldn’t want these to train in, most people reserve them for special runs or races.

Comfort

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%
Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% Review: Are they worth the money? - REAL Athletes - TRUSTED Reviews
Summary of Review of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% shoe This is truly an amazing shoe. It feels comfortable, responsive, cushioned even on slower, easy runs.
PositivePositive
4 months ago
blog.trivelo.co.uk
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Nike Zoom Fly 3
- Nike Zoom Fly 3: look great and are fast, but heel narrow and prone to instability/ankle roll. Plus, think the carbon plate limited foot flex which seemed to aggravate PF foot pain.

Materials

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%
Sharing my running shoe rotation & a few quick thoughts of each (NB RC Elite V2/Saucony Endorphin Pro 2/Nike Alphafly Next%/ASICS Novablast 2/NB Rebel V2)
Nike Alphafly Next%. These were a joy to run in. Strides were effortless.
Nike Zoom Fly 3
Nike Zoom Fly 3 Performance Review - WearTesters
Drew: The Nike Zoom Fly 3 has flaws but overall I think it’s worth the money.
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
weartesters.com
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Design

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%
Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% Review: Are they worth the money? - REAL Athletes - TRUSTED Reviews
Summary of Review of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% shoe This is truly an amazing shoe. It feels comfortable, responsive, cushioned even on slower, easy runs.
PositivePositive
4 months ago
blog.trivelo.co.uk
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Nike Zoom Fly 3
Nike Rival Fly 3 Review
RECOMMENDATIONNike RivalFly 3 is an excellent neutral daily trainer for distances up to half-marathon. It also works great for short races. If you are looking for an affordable shoe with modern aesthetics, it is a shoe that is highly recommended
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
geeksonfeet.com
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Fit

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%
Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% Review: Are they worth the money? - REAL Athletes - TRUSTED Reviews
Summary of Review of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next% shoe This is truly an amazing shoe. It feels comfortable, responsive, cushioned even on slower, easy runs.
PositivePositive
4 months ago
blog.trivelo.co.uk
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Nike Zoom Fly 3
Confused about the Nike Zoom Fly 4
I had the Zoom Fly 3 and loved it for a bit (as it was my second running shoe) but I am shocked they didn’t do more to update the 4. The 3 was marketed as the speed/workout trainer to complement the Vaporfly. So if you had something like the Infinity React for easy days, the Vaporfly for race day, the 3 would fit in between for speed sessions.

Features

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%
Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Review (2022): Should You Get It?
Conclusion Like with anything extreme, the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% can divide runners. Nonetheless, it’s an outstanding shoe with grand ambitions (and some of them already fulfilled). Its high stack height, low drop, carbon plate, and ultra-lightweight design make it an elite model for seasoned runners looking for a new record at the half or full marathon
PositivePositive
4 months ago
runnerslab.com
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Nike Zoom Fly 3
How Long Does A Nike Zoom Fly Last?
n uneven surfaces, the Zoom Fly 3 shows some instability that increases with speed. There is no side protection to speak of so ankle injuries are a real threat when running on rough surfaces such as trails.
NeutralNeutral
4 months ago
moneyinc.com
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Price Point

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%
You can now buy the Air Zoom Alphafly Next% in Kipchoge's colourway
’On the run, this feels exciting. Like previous models, the shape of the shoe propels you forward and I found running at tempo pace easier than normal; the shoe feels more lively and at home when the pace increases. So much so, in fact, that it was a matter of consciously holding myself back in the warmup and cool-down miles
PositivePositive
4 months ago
runnersworld.com
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Nike Zoom Fly 3
I have just found the zoom fly 3 with almost no wear for $130 nzd. It’s a cheap price for the zoom fly.