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Designed and developed by the best marathoners in the world, the Nike Streak 3 has minimum cushioning and a semi-soft ride.


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Designed and developed by the best marathoners in the world, the Streak 3 is a versatile 5k to marathon road racing shoe. The Cushlon LT midsole and Zoom Air unit in the heel gives ample support and cushioning. Ounce for ounce, the one piece upper significantly reduces weight and also allows for rapid water drainage.

Model Number:

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Weight: 6.7 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (28mm), Forefoot (18mm)

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

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow 
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium width
  • Toe-Box height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Medium height

Product Lifecycle

  • Model release: January 2011 (new color)
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: Zoom Streak 2


The Streak 3 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for racing. It is built with a curved shape.


  • Zoom Air located in the heel consists of a low-profile pressurized air pocket that flexes on contact for responsive cushioning.
  • Cushlon LT is a full-length midsole foam that delivers plush, resilient cushioning.
  • TPU Shank is a Y-shaped thermoplastic unit in the bottom midfoot for improved heel-to-toe transition.
  • Ultra light one-piece upper is super thin for lightweight breathability and has reduced seams for added comfort.
  • Overlays are strategically placed in the midfoot for increased flexibility and a secure fit.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full-length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
  • Extra thick Duralon blown rubber is used in the forefoot under the metatarsal area for improved cushioning.
  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber is located along the heel for durability.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Just got them and ran a bit out of the box, really light a feel like a nice flat for long distances and full on mesh for full breathe-ability; just one thing is its quite narrow in the fore foot so people with wider midfoots might find it uncomfortable.
From: Luke, Fort Drum, NY, USA

Comments: I took a chance ordering these online and they are great.  My intent was to find a flat in which to run a 12k race and I think these are perfect.  They are the perfect blend of being incredibly lightweight with just enough support.  The mesh upper allows the feet to breath which will be great during warmer weather.  I may even use these for a half marathon I'm running next fall.

So far I've run some intervals with these to get used to them and will probably continue to do so as well as a couple 5k's before the 12k.  Things to be aware of with this shoe: it runs a little narrow, you can feel a fairly prominent arch support, and the heel may feel a little loose due to an almost complete lack of a heel counter.  I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
From: Bret, Las Vegas, NV, USA

Comments: Great shoe, feels like a 7 oz Vomero.  Love it...
From: Victor, Leesburg, VA, USA

Comments: i got these for racing flats have not yet race on them yet but ran 15 miles one day and 13 an other felt good but do feel a some thing on my right arch but no blisters yet maybe i where thick sox or some thing
From: Mauricio, Riverbank CA, USA

Comments: I tried these as well and liked them for the first short run. After that it felt like I had a golf ball under my arch. I have a narrow foot with a  very high arch and never had that problem with any other shoe.
From: Paul, Olympia, WA

Comments: Tried these and returned them. Imediately noticed a pinching in the arch as others have stated. Loved the sole, and look. But didn't want to chance it. Do not fit fit like my katanana racr 3. That is a bummer because the sole on this shoe is much better.
From: Mike, Rhinelander, WI

Comments: Ran 2 5k's and thought these shoes were outstanding and lived up to there names. Just ran a 1/2 marathon and wanted to drop them in first recycle bin I saw. I have a huge bisters on both feet from mid-way thru the arch up to the ball of the foot. I never have these types of issues.
From: Rob, Mountain Top, PA USA

Comments: The description says medium arch and this arch is more than medium.  I use the Ultra TT and Brooks Launch, also with a description of medium arch and have no issues with those shoes.  But the Streak dug into my arches and was painful and resulted in an injury.  The description needs to be high arch.  I guess I will try the XC since it says low-medium arch.  Sucks I can't return this because of improper description!  Disappointed on the return part of this, since I ran in them and discover how uncomfortable the arch is, I can't return them now.
From: Kristi, Austin, TX, USA

Comments: Stiff as a brick.
From: Bobby, Eagles Mere, PA, USA

Comments: I can take a pair of Streak XC out of the box and run 25M without socks, and without major worries. The Streak 3 is a little different, to the effect that I had to perform minor surgery, first on the massive blisters I got at the front of my arches during a marathon, then on the shoes themself. The problem for me was the lining of the mesh, which basically extends along the swoosh and from midsole to laces, both medial and lateral. In the XC shoes this lining extend less far (~1/4inch) towards the front of the shoe than in the Streak 3. Toe-off like movement during running causes a little crease to form in the mesh (just under the tip of the medial swoosh), which, due to the added lining becomes quite sturdy (and unlike in the XC). This thing dug a deep hole in my arch.
From: Anonymous

Comments: I wore the first generation Nike Air Streak (1995) and bought 8 pair because Nike would change it.  I still have one pair left (lime green & black).  I ran marathons in them, better than the Air Mariah (remember that one?).  I use this shoe for all of my runs since I have a high arch and am a forefoot runner.  Even as I age and I'm a little slower, and I tend to "sit back" a little more in the heel, and slightly heavier, I still like the way I feel when I run in them, no baggage, nothing extra to carry as you run.  I tried the Nike Lunarfly, but too much cushion and arch support and too much work to propel yourself forward in your gait.  I also wear (and wore the Adidas CS) the Adizero Adios, but I think I am going back to wearing Nike again.  I go way back:  Nike V series-Vortex, Venue, early Pegasus, Mariah, and Streak, Kantana Racer III (did not like). Looking forward to new colors and maybe a slightly beefier version of the Streak (like the same material of the 1992 Air Skylon) for training runs.
From: Lana, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Comments: Love the streak 3!  Plenty of cushioning for races up to a marathon.  I ran 1 marathon, 6 half marathons and 5 5k's all in the same pair of streaks.  Much better fit than the lunar racer.  The streak has much more volume in the shoe to allow for fatter feet. Can't wait to get another pair when the new colors are available.
From: Nick, Waukesha, WI, USA

Comments: The Streak 3s are a great update to the Nike Air Zoom Marathoners. I ordered the Streak 3s a half-size smaller and fit perfectly. They are snug to the foot and are great for road races, tempos, track workouts, and even trails.
From: Thomas, Bolton, CT, USA

Comments: I bought and unfortunately had to return these due to the very narrow sole in the forefoot.  The description states medium but the width in the sole is about 4-5mm narrower than the Katana Racer3; which is another great shoe.  I don't understand how Nike can make two racing flats for the same purpose with completely different widths. I'm bummed I had to return these because the uppers were extremely comfortable, slipper-like but I felt my foot stick out over the edge of the sole.  If you are Kenyan (which these were designed by and for, I'm convinced) or have a really skinny foot, these shoes will be excellent.
From: Mike, Menlo Park, CA, USA