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The Nike Zoom Forever XC 3 is a seriously light, seriously fast shoe that will have you breaking records in no time. The ultra light, no-sew upper minimizes weight and offers a smooth, seamless environment for feet. The responsive midsole provides a touch of cushion, while the waffle lug outsole and spike combination helps grip the terrain for excellent traction. Includes eight 5/16" pyramid spikes, two blanks and a spike wrench.

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Weight: 5.5 oz (size 9)

Sizing is based on the men's scale. Women should subtract 1 and a half sizes from their women's shoe size. Example: Women's 8.5 equals size 7.0 for this shoe.

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Meidum to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box height: Medium-low

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: July 2011
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: Zoom Forever XC 2


Nike's Zoom Forever XC 3 is an extension of the Forever franchise and is a 3k to 10k cross country shoe. The low profile Phylon midsole keeps the weight down and the shoe is designed for rubber and grass surfaces. The Forever XC 2 has a curved shape.


  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.
  • Flashlon is compression molded to be low profile yet offer a lightweight, responsive ride.
  • Open mesh covers large expanses of the upper, providing great breathability.
  • Microfiber Synthetic overlays are internally located in the forefoot to further lock down the upper for a snug fit.
  • Slip Lasting involves wrapping and stitching the upper in a bootie-like shape before it is glued to the midsole to increase flexibility and decrease weight.
  • Waffle Lugs is a full length rubber and thermoplastic blend engineered for claw like traction.
  • Pebax Plate is a full length plate sandwiched between the midsole and waffle lugs. This stiff polymer plate is designed for direct power transfer for increased propulsion.
  • Contains 4 spike receptacles per shoe.

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