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.

Photo: RogueFitness.com

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.

Photo: RogueFitness.com

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?

Feature image from RogueFitness.com 

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Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors 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 1,100 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. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.