Nike Romaleos 3 Finally Released

This past weekend on January 21st, the Nike Romaleos 3 finally dropped and released for the public. The lead up to the final Nike Romaleos 3 release has been anything but boring.

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There were the first looks and sneak peaks back in May, then new color schemes continually hinted at by different athletes, and even the early posting on SportChek’s website.

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Needless to say, these shoes have built more hype around their release than most lifters we’ve seen lately.


The shoes are currently available on Rogue Fitness for $199.95 and Nike for $200. They come in multiple color schemes for both men and women. Below is a list of the lifter’s features from Rogue Fitness and Nike’s website.

  • Synthetic leather reinforces mesh on upper for support and breathability
  • Flywire cables and nylon midfoot strap offer dynamic lockdown
  • Two interchangeable insoles provide soft or firm support
  • Honeycomb TPU plate for lightweight stability during weightlifting
  • Solid rubber outsole provides durable traction
  • 20mm offset allows natural movement

Photo: @Hogberglukas Instagram page. 

What may be the most exciting change to this lifter is the addition of the signature Nike Flywire. The Flywire is supposed to provide a lifter with a light breatheable shoe. It will be interesting to hear from multiple athlete’s reviews and thoughts as they’re now available for the public.

Another difference between the Nike Romaleos 3 and the 2s is the width of the shoe. The Romaleos 3 are skinnier than the previous Nike Romaleos 2.

Each shoe still comes with two different soles: soft and firm. A lot of athletes really like the choice between two soles, as they can then choose their preferred firmness. Another similarity between the Romaleo 2 and 3 is the .75″ heel.


Thus far, one thing that’s been hit or miss among Romaleo fans has been the new color schemes. What do you think? Is the new design and color scheme a hit or miss?

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Jake Boly

Jake Boly

Jake holds a Master’s in Sports Science and a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as the Fitness and Training Editor at BarBend. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand.

As of right now, Jake has published over 1,300 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake’s bread-and-butter.

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