Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe

Men's Nike Free 3.0 v5

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Men's NIKE® FREE 3.0 V5 :: Find your most natural foot stride and float through your run in minimalist freedom with the men's Nike® Free 3.0 v5. Feel totally connected to the road and to your run with the lower heel lift and the incredibly light weight of this running shoe. Pad your every step with plenty of impact protection minus the extra weight, thanks to the Phylite Cushioning, and catch the comfort of a sock-like fit from the integrated inner bootie. 7.2 ounces

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If you're a runner with high arches and you love to race or train fast, Performance Neutral shoes are right for you. Enjoy a lightweight, low-to-the-ground design that's perfect for picking up speed. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • Phylite cushioning: Offers outstanding impact protection without the weight
  • A single layer of engineered mesh with built in support and cooling zones: Minimizes weight and maximizes comfort
  • Integrated inner bootie: Provides a comfortable sock-like fit
  • Ultra lightweight
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Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe
 
4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (29)
  • Lightweight (28)
  • Breathable (22)
  • Cushions impact (13)
  • Fast (11)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (5)
  • Poor traction (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (21)
  • Distance / endurance (4)
  • Gym (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      48% 

      (15 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      81% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (18), High arch (6), Low arch (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (14), Gym rat (8), Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (29)

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4.0

nice shoe

By Texas runner

from Dallas tx

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Good Arch Support
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

Shoe is tight and feels like 1 shoe size smaller..i wear a size 8.5 and bought a 9, a 9.5 would have been more combfortable.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels full size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Decent minimal shoes

By Dave

from Marysville, OH

About Me Gym Rat

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

    These shoes are what I expected - a very light, good minimal shoe. They upper is very breathable, and there was actually more cushioning than I expected.

    I wasn't sure if I would like the no-tounge "booty" design, but it was really pretty comfortable. The toe box felt a little snug to me. My previous shoes where the Altra Instinct and Mizuno Wave Cursoris which both have pretty wide toe boxes, so that's probably why the Free felt snug.

    There are some gravel sections on the trails that I run, and stones easily get stuck in the outsole. That usually did not cause problems. Big stones were easy to get out in the middle of a run, and I would clean out the small stones at home after runs.

    The shoes have held up well - almost 400 miles.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Great shoe

    By Craig

    from Ca

    About Me Gym Rat

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gym

      Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

      Great gym/running shoe.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Low Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      AMAZING SHOE

      By jack the man

      from Los angles

      About Me Professional Athlete

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Fast
      • Good Arch Support
      • Great with Jeans
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training

        Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

        This product was amazing. It fells like walking on a cloud. I love them. Very resonable priced.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By ADKarms5

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Cushions Impact
        • Fast
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

          Great for running two miles or less

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Low Arch
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Good Shoe!

          By Happy Mom

          from Texas

          About Me Gym Rat

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

            I bought these for my 17yr old son who runs track & cross country. He told me that he is very pleased with the shoes and that he thinks they have helped him considerably with his running.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            4.0

            Superb Shoe

            By Bultra1bob

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Fast
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Traction

            Best Uses

            • Endurance Training

            Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

            I slowly worked my way from the Nike Free 5.0 to the 3.0. Now I can't go back. The shoes fit like a sock. I accept that the shoe is a snug fit, but wish it had better traction on loose dirt trails.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too small
            • Width:
            • Feels too narrow
            • Arch Type:
            • Low Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            So nice, I want multiple colors.

            By Mad Machine

            from Sterling, VA

            About Me Gym Rat

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gym

              Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

              I have been steadily moving toward a more minimalist shoe, and the Nike Free was a great introduction. Although, I have not used these on anything other than the treadmill, I can feel better control over my running form. I like that it does not have a tongue; very easy to slip on and knot. The shoelace design is great, small and unnoticeable. I only have about 30 miles on them, but I'm ready to get another pair in a different color.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels half size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Low Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Foot problems... GONE!

              By Dilly

              from SLC, Ut

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Good Traction
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                I didn't realize it was so different from the previous free run 3.0 that I bought a year ago. First, I was disappointed in the color. I bought the charcoal/red shoe and was expecting it to be black & red, but it was gray & red (not what the picture showed). Second, the shoe was a different fit than I was expecting. It was much tighter which was probably due to the fact that there's no tongue. Essentially, it's just a sleeve that you put your foot into... which I actually like better but I didn't know that prior to buying the shoe. I would suggest buying at least a half (1/2) size bigger than usual and you should be fine. I've worn it twice now and have really enjoyed it. It feels just like the previous 3.0. It's comfortable, cushioned, flexible and LIGHT! I love how light and flexible these shoes are, it has revolutionized my running and alleviated my severe foot problems. I initially had inserts in my shoes to support my arch (because that's what the doctor suggested), but since switching to my first pair of 3.0 shoes 1 year ago, I stopped using my inserts (immediately) and the pain on the top of my foot (opposite my arch) subsided. Turns out my foot need less support and more flexibility... so if you have the same problem, try these shoes and see if it works for you too (so much for the doctor's advice and expensive orthotics).

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels too narrow
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Super Comfortable!

                By Big A - NH

                from NH

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Narrow / Tight

                Best Uses

                • Gym

                Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                I use the product for rowing and casual use. Very comfortable and breathable. However, my normal size, 10.5 - 11 was a little small and narrow. So I exchanged them for 11.5.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels full size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels too narrow
                • Arch Type:
                • Low Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                A little difficult fit

                By Mike

                from Homosassa, FL

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Cushions Impact
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Walking

                  Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                  While they are tough to get on due to their design, they are very comfortable once on.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Good

                  By Tase

                  from Phoenix

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                    Great running shoe. I wouldn't recommend them for heavy lifting, not stable enough. Running shoes usually are not stable enough for heavy lifting. They look good and feel good running in!

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Outstanding

                    By Viggen

                    from Boston and Aiken, SC

                    About Me Gym Rat

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Cushions Impact
                    • Durable
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                      I switched to Nike Free 3.0 v5 as a more durable alternative to saucony kinvara. I've had several pairs of kinvaras and fastwitch; the uppers on those shoes disintegrated with just minimal use. The Nike Free 3.0 v5 is comfortable, well-cushioned and so far, durable. I run 6-7 miles daily, mostly treadmill. Love these shoes. If only RRS carried flash lime, I'd buy another pair right away!

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels full size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Great with FiveFingers

                      By Randall Whitted

                      from New Albany, Ohio

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                      When running in FiveFingers takes a toll, these are the best alternative. For me, they do nothing to interfere with my stride, and they allow me to adjust my foot strike during a long run. They have great support without being intrusive, allowing a barefoot-type run without their cushioning getting in the way of my stride.

                      Two downsides - my feet were very hot in these. I run without socks, but previous Nike Free's felt cooler than these. The other is that my big toes came through the tops fairly early in their lifespan. This might be because I run without socks, but again, previous Free's didn't do that.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • High Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Snug as a glove...maybe to snug.

                      By Randy

                      from Folsom, CA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Fast
                      • Good Arch Support
                      • Good Traction
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Narrow / Tight

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                      I wish there was something between casual and gym rat to describe yourself. I run about 14 miles a week, whatever that makes me. The shoe has a sock like liner that can be a bit tight when first slipping into it. I would definitely order up one size. I am a size 10 and the 10.5 I ordered fits wel, if a little snug. However, the shoe feels great on my feet. Like it has wings or something. Very light weight, minimal design yet with good suppoprt and good traction. No Nike+ pod holder in this shoe.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Good shoe

                      By Rich

                      from Maryland

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Cushions Impact

                      Cons

                      • Narrow / Tight

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                      Found this model to be slighly smaller then 4.0. Seemed more narrow and slightly shoter in over all length, went 1/2 size up and fit as other version. If your looking for a low drop with great impact cushioning, this may be the shoe for you.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too small
                      • Width:
                      • Feels too narrow
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      A great minimal shoe, & improved frm v4!

                      By No Electric Sheep

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Gym Rat

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                        *If you heel strike the 4MM drop and minimal padding on this shoe will probably only lead to injury. So unless you are looking to transition to a forefoot strike you should stick to the Free 5.0 (Free Run +)*
                        There are my final shoes before the NYC Marathon and they are a great improvement over the 3.0 v4.
                        They breathe better, have a wider toe box, are lighter, and have better flexion then the previous iteration.
                        I find them to provide enough support for both my short and long runs.
                        They have great road feel, I even can feel the "tape" they use to put down road lines and directions.
                        These are a road shoe, they provide minimal grip on grass and dirt and the flex of the sole catches debris when off road.
                        I don't recommend them for cross training, lateral movement tends to stretch the materials and warps the toe box.
                        Overall these are my favorite 3.0's yet.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great shoes

                        By Nick

                        from Orlando, FL

                        About Me Gym Rat

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor Arch Support
                        • Poor Cushioning
                        • Poor Traction

                        Best Uses

                        • Gym

                        Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                        Great shoe and terrific customer service from Roadrunner. I bought these after wearing the Nike Free Run 5.0 for about a year. These are more minimalist in comparison, which means less support and cushioning. They are very comfortable...like athletic slippers. Great for runners and casual wear.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels half size too small
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Big surprise, in a good way

                        By FlacoBob

                        from Rio Rico, AZ

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Cushions Impact
                        • Good Arch Support
                        • Good Traction
                        • Great with Jeans
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor Traction

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                        The shoes hurt your feet at first if you never have used minimalist shoes. I only bought these shoes for casual wear, but they are now my go-to running shoes. Now that my feet are stronger, they feel like pillows.
                        I ran in them on accident (normally in an asics gel cayano 18, with all the bells and whistles and support) and found that the Nike Free's don't cause my shin splints to flare up and my occasional plantar fasciitis has gone away. My knees love them too. Less is more?

                        One con - if you run in gravel, you will be going nuts with all the rocks getting stuck between the treads.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great Service & my son loves his shoes!

                        By Sam's Mom

                        from OK

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Endurance Training

                          Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                          My son finds his shoes very comfortable and loves the bright color!

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Arch Type:
                          • Average Arch
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          breathable and super light

                          By Billy Rapp

                          from Fairfield, CT

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Breathable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Cushions Impact
                          • Fast
                          • Good Arch Support
                          • Good Traction
                          • Great with Jeans
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Road Running

                            Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                            The 3.0 v5 feels much more breathable than the v4. Its the lightest shoe I've ever run in. It gives a smooth ride with plenty of cushioning. Because of it's "free"dom, there is less lateral support, and it therefore provides a harder workout than a traditional running shoe.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels half size too small
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Arch Type:
                            • Average Arch
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            3.0

                            Like. Them

                            By Chris

                            from Akron, OH

                            About Me Avid Athlete

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Road Running

                              Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                              Use them for road runs. They feel great.

                              • Sizing:
                              • Feels true to size
                              • Width:
                              • Feels true to width
                              • Arch Type:
                              • Average Arch
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Great Nike Free shoe

                              By JohnnyC

                              from Worthington,OH

                              About Me Avid Athlete

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Road Running

                                Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                                I have two pairs of Nike Free Run but these are less cushioned lower. Love the feel and the attached tongue creates a seamless interior. Just what I wanted.

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels half size too small
                                • Width:
                                • Feels true to width
                                • Arch Type:
                                • Average Arch
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No
                                 
                                4.0

                                love the shoe but not upper part

                                By Jonoogle

                                from California and Milan

                                About Me Avid Athlete

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Breathable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Road Running

                                  Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                                  I have been using Nike Free 3.0 for a few years. My favorite version was the 3.0 and have kept buying them as long as I could find them. The problem with the subsequent versions is the upper-body "bootie" construction, instead of having a separate tounge/lace-loop. I find it hard to get into the shoe and as I do triathlon racing, its slower in transition. I wish Nike would have kept it as it was previously.

                                  • Sizing:
                                  • Feels half size too small
                                  • Width:
                                  • Feels true to width
                                  • Arch Type:
                                  • Average Arch
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Light and responsive

                                  By Desert Runner

                                  from Victorville, CA

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Fast

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Road Running

                                    Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                                    I have completed 3 runs of 4, 7 and 3.5 miles in these shoes thus far. They are fast and light. As the 3.0 is the most minimalist shoe of the Free line, you should not expect a shoe with a lot of cushion or support, but this is what I was looking for. My last pair of shoes were the Free 4.0 v2's and I really like them, but like I mentioned I wanted a more minimalist shoe. As they recommend, order this shoe a half size bigger, I am a size 8 and ordered a 8.5 and the fit is perfect. I have ample room in the toe box or least ample for my liking considering that this shoe pulls on like a bootie. I live out in the high desert of CA and the shoe has not gotten too hot for me, but I also run in extra thin socks which helps with breathability. Overall, I am satisfied thus far with the shoe, but I am curious to see how the the sole holds up, it is a little thinner than the 4.0 (which I put over 500 miles on and still have sole left for more running).

                                    • Sizing:
                                    • Feels true to size
                                    • Width:
                                    • Feels true to width
                                    • Arch Type:
                                    • High Arch
                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Nice light wieght shoe

                                    By Rpm2

                                    from Vancouver BC

                                    About Me Avid Athlete

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Good Arch Support
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                                      Bought Grey and Volt and love the colour. Super comfortable on the foot so light weight it feels like a slipper.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels full size too small
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Snug fit.

                                      By Ski

                                      from Midland, TX

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Narrow / Tight

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                                      I have been running on Nike Free Run+ 2 for over a year now. I love that shoe, but they have stopped making it and I wanted to go to a thinner sole. So I bought the Free 3.0 v5 as a replacement. I run 25 to 30 miles a week and race in 5k to half marathon distances.

                                      My old shoes were size 10's, so I ordered the same size in the 3.0 v5. I could hardly get my foot in them! So I sent them back and went to the 10.5. They are a much more snug fit and I feel I have a narrow foot. I have been running for a week in them, and I keep getting small blisters on my toes. The toe box needs to be bigger to allow the feet to flex like other more minimalist shoes do (and like the old Free Run+ 2's did. I will keep wearing them, but I cannot wear the double layer socks in these shoes. I have also been shopping around for different shoes to rotate. I will be trending towards more minimalist shoes with thinner soles and larger toe boxes.

                                      I like the sole flexibility on the 3.0 v5's a lot. The shoe also seems to breath ok and is comfortable in every other way (accept the toe box). So based on this I give it a 4 star and I would recommend them.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels full size too small
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels too narrow
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • High Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      shoes

                                      By susy

                                      from tucson,az

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Wears Out Quickly

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Road Running

                                      Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                                      pretty too!

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • High Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Lightweight sneaker

                                      By Shopper mom

                                      from Yonkers N.Y.

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Breathable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Great with Jeans
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • none

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Walking

                                      Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                                      Brought these for my hard to please 17 yr. old son. He loves them! He wears them everyday to school. Very light weight.

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels true to size
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Arch Type:
                                      • Average Arch
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Nike Free Convert

                                      By Will

                                      from Chandler, AZ

                                      About Me Avid Athlete

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Cushions Impact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Fast
                                      • Good Arch Support
                                      • Good Traction
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Road Running

                                        Comments about Mens Nike Free 3.0 v5 Running Shoe:

                                        I've been running in Brooks Ghost for a year, and I have to wear green SuperFeet with them for proper arch support. I was going to buy these Frees as a casual shoe (as I have done in the past with Nike Frees), but I decided to take them for a run. I loved them and continue to love them. I've now run about 80 miles in them, and they are doing really well. They are very light, and I love that they hug my high arches without needing extra support. I have tried Brooks PureFlow in the past for a Performance Neutral shoe, and I thought that was pretty decent, but these are way better. The only drawback to this shoe is the breathability. My feet are relatively hot at the end of my runs compared to my Brooks. My longest run so far in them has been 9 miles, and they were great through the whole run.

                                        • Sizing:
                                        • Feels true to size
                                        • Width:
                                        • Feels true to width
                                        • Arch Type:
                                        • High Arch
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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