Power through each rep with a redesigned look that brings support and stability to your every move. It's lighter than previous versions so you can pick up the pace during circuit training and HIIT. With Zoom Air cushioning and flexibility underfoot, it keeps you ready for every lunge, step and jump.
Simon499437336 - 10 Jul 2022
I do HIIT classes once or twice per week so I was curious to look into whether manufacturers were making HIIT-specific shoes. The SuperReps seemed to be the only line by any company that was truly designed from the ground up for aerobic HIIT rather than crossfit-style exercising. So about three weeks ago I got a pair of the SuperRep 3s. My initial reactions were (1) the toe box was tighter than I'd expected, and (2) wow were these different! In terms of the fit, I'm typically either an 8 or an 8.5 and wanting a snug fit for HITT I went with 8s, which is what I tend to wear in Nikes. I would say these 8s are more snug than most Nike 8s, especially in the toe box. I thought about exchanging but since my local store didn't carry half sizes I stuck with the 8s, hoping they might stretch a bit - although these aren't flexible shoes. After about two weeks though I think that just enough stretching did happen that these became comfortable. In terms of these being different than other shoes, yeah, they are! Similar to some of the newer Zoom running shoes, the SuperReps at least feel like the heel is lower than the forefoot, which is a very unusual sensation. And the heel isn't very padded - the cushioning is all under the ball of the foot. Also, the shoes are extremely stiff, there's almost no flex (that's ensured by that odd connector plate running between the front and back portions). This did take a little bit of getting used to, but once I grew accustomed to it, I have to say I really, really like it for the HIIT use case. Because HIIT for me involves a lot of jumping and landing, and I had noticed previously that with shoes primarily cushioned in the heel it felt like I was taking a lot of jarring landing on my forefeet. And that's the exact purpose of the forefoot-focused cushioning in these shoes. It's really great! It's still a bit of a strange sensation, and interestingly it makes balancing on one foot more challenging. But I'm a big fan of this design aspect. I've also grown to like the lack of flex for the HIIT case. I'm not quite sure why I like it, it is different but it seems to force my feet forward on things like mountain climbers. Finally, I think the quality of these shoes is superb. One other reviewer mentioned the thin tongue, which is true, but I don't see any issue with it. And I really, really like the laces on these shoes. I haven't seen ones like them before, they're thin and light, almost flat, and slightly serrated. They tie easily and stay completely locked in. And they're the perfect length. One small point of suggestion to Nike for a future version is that I find it a bit tough to get my heel to stay sufficiently locked in without having to dial up the lacing tightness too high for comfort. That might come down to these shoes being just a touch small for me, I'm not sure, but it does seem a more noticeable issue in these shoes than in other Nikes I have. To me it looks like the top lacing eyelets are maybe a touch too far forward to provide sufficient tightening towards to back of the shoe. But overall I really like these shoes!
Brendan - 06 Jul 2022
After working out with these the past few weeks, they performed better than I expected. They're super comfortable and I think the Air Zoom is a major factor in that. The only thing I didn't like was how flimsy the tongue feels. I usually wear sneakers with padded tounges, so this was hard to get used to at first. It also seems like I could easily rip the tongue if I pulled on it too hard. Overall, they exceeded my expectations!
Hja90 - 24 Jun 2022
Bought for my husband for Father’s Day and he loves them! He’s a sporty guy and says they’re super comfortable and bouncy and everybody comments on them which he gets happy about!