Hyper-supportive. Hyper-propulsive. Hyperspeed. Delivering the same propulsive ride as its predecessor, the new Carbon X 3 launches off the line with a brand new upper. Reworked with a premium performance knit for improved fit, this endurance racer is engineered with the same responsive, carbon fiber plate and aggressive Meta-Rocker. A formidable competitor, this performance shoe is finished with bold, asymmetrical coloring for a statement-making finish.
Breathable engineered knit
Integrated knit tongue
Silicone gloss print logo
Extended heel pull
CMEVA Midsole with PROFLY™ construction
Carbon fiber plate
Molded EVA sockliner
Early stage Meta-Rocker
The X 3 builds off prior Carbon X versions incorporating a knit upper, but still no super foam. A fast comfortable carbon plated racer, but not quite as snappy as I’d hoped. I’ll likely reach for these on long tempo runs but not for races.
Not as snappy as Nike carbon-plated shoes, but just what I was looking for as an advancing intermediate runner. A shoe that rolls just enough for a mid-to-forefoot runner to kick into the next step with great cushion to save your recovery time.
Pros: Comfortable for mid/long steady runs, excellent energy return, affordable price for a "super shoe".
Cons: Slightly heavy for race day, knit upper feels too relaxed at times which can lead to heel lift during race pace.
Great shoe cycle add!