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Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Review | Good Shoe for Classes?

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The Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit is a class-focused training shoe with sustainability at the forefront of its creation. This model features recycled materials and is one of the latest Nike training shoes to boast the “Sustainable Materials” tag.

For HIIT workouts and class-style training, I enjoyed the Nike SuperRep Go 2’s performance, so I was excited to put the Nike SuperRep Go 3 to the test. Overall, I think the SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit is a step in a good direction for this shoe line.

This model’s construction is pretty unique and the Flyknit upper was a nice addition to this shoe. That being said, there are a few durability concerns that I have with this model and I’ll discuss those below.

Reviewing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit

Who Should Invest In the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature?

The Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit is a good training shoe for anyone needing a model, primarily for classes and HIIT workouts. This shoe does a fairly good job in these contexts and delivers a nice level of responsiveness.

This model can also be a good option to explore if you prioritize the materials used in your shoes. For example, if you like using and opting for models that are built with recycled and responsibly sourced materials, then this model will resonate well with your asks.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Review

I like the Nike Flyknit upper in this shoe. It hugs the foot well and provides a nice level of security and the lightweight foam midsole provides a fairly good base to accommodate different types of training outside of classes like light lifting and treadmill running.

My main concerns and reservations with this model revolve around its long-term durability and this model’s fit. The lacing system leaves much to be desired in this model and the toe box will likely feel pretty limiting for wider feet.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit

$100

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Product Shot
3.8
Stability
3.9
Versatility
4.1
Durability
3.8

Best For

  • Light Lifting
  • HIIT Workouts
  • Class-Style Training
  • Light Treadmill Running
  • Daily Wear/Walking

Falls Short

  • For Long-Term Durability
  • For Serious Training
  • For Wide Feet

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Pros

Over the course of my testing period with the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit, I’ve found a few pros to like about this model’s performance and construction.

  1. Light and Responsive for HIIT-Style Workouts
  2. Flyknit Upper Is Breathable and Secure
  3. Comfortable for Walking and Treadmill Use
  4. Made With Sustainable Materials

The first aspect to like about the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit is its overall performance for HIIT-style workouts. This model has a nice “bounce” to it and the midsole does a good job of being responsive and supportive.

Reviewing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for working out

I think if you’re doing primarily classes and HIIT workouts that involve a lot of bodyweight and lightly loaded exercises, then this model should perform fairly well for you. This model also works for some light lifting and I noticed compression around 275 lbs.

The second perk of this model is the Flyknit upper construction. I personally typically enjoy knit uppers in shoes and have enjoyed Nike’s Flyknit in other models like the Nike Flyknit Metcon shoes.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Upper

The Flyknit in this model breathes fairly well and provides a fair amount of security despite being knit, which is a material that often lacks security for power-based exercises and multi-directional activities.

I do think the next iteration could use a little more support on the lateral forefoot and midfoot, but for the most part, this shoe’s knit upper did a fairly good job with foot security.

Testing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for gym workouts

Another thing I enjoy about the Nike SuperRep Go Next Nature Flyknit is their overall comfort for walking and light treadmill use. If you want a shoe that you can walk around in comfortably and train in, then I think you’ll enjoy this model.

The midsole on this model is also pretty comfortable for short runs that range from 1-3ish miles on the treadmill. If you like to tack on a couple of miles pre or post-workout, then I could see this being a perk for you.

Testing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for running

The last aspect to like about this shoe is that it’s built with recycled and sustainable materials. On Nike’s product page, they note that this model is built with recycled materials from post-consumer and post-manufactured waste.

Additionally, Nike points out their “Move to Zero” initiative with this model and states that shoes with the “Sustainable Materials” label are built with at least 20% recycled materials

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Recycled Materials

To be honest, I think this is a good start, but it would be really cool to see Nike bring this number up with all of their resources and also disclose how much certain models are built with.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Cons

While I think there are a few key aspects to like about the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit, there are also a couple of cons to note about this model.

  1. Tongue Lacks Security and Slides When Training
  2. Lacing System Could Be Problematic for Durability
  3. Toe Box Runs Fairly Narrow
  4. Shoelaces Are Oddly Short

The first potential drawback that I could see bothering some with the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit is this model’s tongue construction. This shoe features a lightweight thin mesh tongue that has a tendency to fold and move while training.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Tongue Construction

The tongue isn’t gusseted and it’s a super thin material. Even with the tongue loop in this model, I was having some issues with tongue movement while training and walking. I noticed this most when doing lateral movement and when walking longer distances at one time (<10k steps or more for context).

The second drawback with this model is the lacing system and the potential durability issues you can run into with it. This model’s laces are held together with knit/mesh loops which can be hit or miss over extended periods of time.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Lacing System

The good thing is that I haven’t had issues yet with this shoe’s lacing system’s durability, so I tread lightly writing this. However, it’s pretty similar to the system used in the Reebok Speed 21 TR which was prone to having issues. I’d suggest keeping an eye on this if you invest in this model.

Another drawback to the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit is their fit, especially through the toe box. If you have wide feet or flat feet, then I would suggest looking into other training shoes.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Width and Sizing

This model has a fairly narrow toe box construction, which is pretty typical in Nike training shoes, and I could see this bothering those who want more toe box room for toe splay.

The final drawback that I have with this model is the shoelaces and how short they are. It can be a struggle tightening this model and double-knotting them for security as the laces run pretty short. I could see this being more problematic for those with high arches and thicker feet.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Short Laces

Performance

To break down the performance of the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit, I’m going to talk about how this performs in a variety of training contexts. I’m going to talk about how this shoe performs for lifting, versatile training, short runs, and daily wear.

This way you can better contextualize if the SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit aligns with your individual training need and wants well before investing.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Performance Overview

Testing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for Lifting

In the context of liting, the SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit will have its limitations and it doesn’t really compare to more stable cross-training shoes. For example, the lightweight foam midsole in this model starts to compress around 275 lbs.

Additionally, this model has a good amount of toe spring with a fairly high stack height so I think some lifters will find it difficult to ground their feet when lifting with this model. That being said, this will not be your best shoe for barbell-focused training.

Testing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for lifting

If you plan to use this model primarily for lighter sessions, then I think you’ll be fine lifting in this shoe. When doing kettlebell and dumbbell leg-focused accessories, this model provided enough stability to train hard, which was a perk.

Plus, the outsole grips enough for rubber gym floors where most will be doing their lifting. The blend of this feature with the midsole makes this model a viable option for much more casual lifting sessions.

Testing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for working out

Testing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for Versatile Training

For versatile training, I thought the Nike SuperRep Go 3 did a fairly good job. Now, it’s not my favorite shoe for going super hard with HIIT-focused work, but for more casual sessions I thought this model did pretty well.

The Flyknit upper provides a fair amount of security for explosive movements, especially when working from front to back. I did notice a little foot overhang for lateral exercises, but it wasn’t alarming and it didn’t deter from the overall performance. I do think a reinforced lateral wall would be nice.

Testing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for HIIT workouts

I could see this shoe being really solid for more bodyweight-focused workouts and sessions at the track or at home. The lightweight midsole is responsive and the increased surface area of this shoe’s sole gives you a nice base to train on.

I did notice that I had a little slippage on turf when doing things like sled pushes and this was due to the forefoot’s outsole lacking a more aggressive tread.

Testing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for turf workouts

I could also see the exposed foam on this shoe’s sole being problematic for multidirectional exercises on concrete, so if that’s a primary means by which you plan to use this model, you may want to pass on this shoe.

Testing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for Running, Walking, and Daily Wear

This model is okay for running if you plan to use it for short and more casual runs. However, once I passed two miles, it became uncomfortable, so I’d suggest keeping your runs to a maximum of 1-3 miles in this model.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Outsole Construction

I also think that treadmill running will be the best call in this shoe due to the exposed foam on the sole. If you’re using these outdoors on concrete to run, then you may experience some sole scuffing and breakdown due to friction.

For walking, I’ve enjoyed this model for the most part. It’s comfortable and when logging evening walks that were around ~10k steps, this shoe did a pretty good job. The sole also doesn’t look too beat up from walking which is a good sign.

Testing the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for walking

I think if you want this model for daily wear to wear for errands and then to your favorite class or to the gym, then you should be fine doing so. I would suggest limiting this model’s use on rainy days as the foam midsole could take a durability hit in these contexts. 

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Sizing

For the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit, most lifters, and athletes should be safe going true to size in this model. This shoe’s fit is similar to models like the Nike MC Trainer and Nike SuperRep Go 2.

This model’s length fits true and their width is relatively neutral/normal with the toe box running pretty narrow. I think if you have a narrow or neutral width foot, then you should be safe going true to size in this model.

If you have wide feet or flat feet, then you may want to explore different models that will accommodate your foot’s anatomy better. I’m not convinced that sizing up in this model will give you enough room in the toe box.

  • Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Sizing Thoughts: True to size for narrow and neutral width feet.

Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit Sizing and Fit

Another note about this model’s sizing is that there isn’t a ton of upper volume in this model. If you use thicker custom orthotics or inserts, then you may find that the forefoot in this model runs a bit too tight due to this.

If you have additional sizing and fit questions on the Nike SuperRep Go Next Nature Flyknit or how they compare to other training shoes, drop a comment below.

Construction Details

There are a lot of cool subtle construction details that go into the Nike SuperRep Go Next Nature Flyknit. Honestly, I feel like this is a model that will resonate with those that love responsibly-sourced materials in their shoes.

  • Heel-to-Toe Drop: 5mm
  • Weight: 8.90 oz (for my size 10 model)
  • Removable Insole: Yes
  • Flyknit Upper
  • Forefoot and Heel Rubber Outsole Panels
  • Lightweight Foam Midsole
  • Sole Flex Grooves
  • Five Core Eyelets
  • Mesh/Knit-Loop Lacing System

On Nike’s site, they note that the SuperRep Go Next Nature Flyknit is composed of recycled materials. They don’t specify which materials in particular or how much of the shoe is composed of recycled materials.

Per their “Move to Zero” page, shoes with the “Sustainable Materials” label are made with at least 20% recycled materials. It would be interesting to know how much is used in this model and I would love it if Nike started disclosing this.

If you have additional construction questions on the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit, drop a comment below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q:
Do the Nike SuperRep Go 3 fit true to size?

A:
The Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit should fit true to size for most athletes and lifters. It's worth noting that this model has the typical narrow Nike toe box, so if you have a wide foot, then you may want to size up or look at other models.

Q:
Can you run in the Nike SuperRep Go 3?

A:
The Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit can be an okay training shoe for short treadmill runs. I'd suggest keeping your runs to about three miles or less in this shoe and avoiding running on concrete due to durability concerns.

Q:
Is the Nike SuperRep Go 3 good for lifting?

A:
If you're investing in the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit for lifting, then you'll want to keep your loading light to moderate in nature. I started to notice compression with this shoe's midsole around 275 lbs so I'd cap your loading to around that threshold.

Takeaway Thoughts

I like the idea behind the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit and I think there’s a lot to work with in this shoe. It can hold its own for class-style training, HIIT workouts, and some light lifting.

It’s also cool to see how Nike is experimenting with different shoe constructions on their “Move to Zero” initiative. This shoe is cool in theory and it looks pretty good.

That being said, I think there are areas where this shoe falls short in regard to performance and long-term durability, which should be considered before investing in this model.

If you have additional questions on the Nike SuperRep Go 3 Next Nature Flyknit, drop a comment below or reach out to me personally via Instagram (@jake_boly or @that_fit_friend).

Jake Boly, CSCS, MS Sports Science

Jake Boly, CSCS, MS Sports Science

Jake Boly is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of That Fit Friend. He's often regarded to as a go-to resource in various performance shoe communities. He’s been formally reviewing shoes and training gear for over 7 years and has hand-tested over 400 pairs of shoes. Jake is known on the internet and YouTube for blending his review process with his educational, strength sports, and personal training background.

Jake has a Masters in Sports Science, a Bachelors in Exercise Science, a CSCS, and he's been personal training for over 10 years helping hundreds of clients get stronger, lose weight, and accomplish their goals. He uses his exercise science brain and personal training background to make curated and thoughtful review content on the fitness gear he's testing.

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