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With an external TPU heel counter and EVA medial post, Ultrafly 3 offers rear-foot stability and light pronation resistance. The cushioned 2-density ZipFoam™ midsole delivers more long-term resilience and a higher rebound compared to traditional EVA. The engineered mesh upper provides a seamless and breathable fit, while a molded foam collar and Ortholite® footbed offer additional comfort. Ultrafly 3 is a perfect daily trainer for those seeking a moderately cushioned ride with light guidance. Contact us with any questions about our neutral men's running shoes.

Specs

  • Best For:Road Running
  • Stack Height:28mm (heel) // 23mm (forefoot)
  • Heel to Toe Drop: 5MM
  • Weight:9.6 oz (M9)
  • Gaiter Compatible: No
  • Cushion:
    Responsive
    Balanced
    Cushioned
  • Support:
    Neutral
    Light Stability
  • Pliability:
    Flexible
    Moderate
    Firm

Why We Love It

  • Zip Foam

    More Cushioning and Resilience

    Proprietary midsole compound which is springier than EVA and offers more rebound over the life of the shoe.

  • Multi-Density MidsoleMulti-Density Midsole

    Multi-Density Midsole

    Allows you to access two levels of cushioning: soft against the foot and firmer/more responsive against the ground.

  • Lightweight Breathable MaterialsLightweight Breathable Materials

    Lightweight Breathable Materials

    For a '2nd Skin' fit and feel.

  • 5MM Drop5MM Drop

    5MM Drop

    Our highest available drop allows you to access natural running with more under-heel cushioning.

Review Snapshot

4.1

Rated 4.08 out of 5 stars
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of respondents would recommend this to a friend

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Most Liked Positive Review

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ideal daily trainer

I love the fly lyte 3's simplicity and sleekness. I have ran everything from hard intervals to 2 hour plus runs in those shoes with good success. I have a long history of insertional Achilles issues, and intermediate drop shoes seem to be the sweet spot for me. I have found over time that I enjoy a ...

Versus

Most Liked Negative Review

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Another regression design wise

I feel this is another shoe that has regressed design wise. I feel the upper, while comfortable, doesn't provide enough support without the overlays that were on Ultrafly 2- (which is an excellent shoe). The other complaint I have is I'm not sure Zipfoam is the answer for midsole material. The foref...

Reviewed by 50 customers

Fantastic training shoe

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By James

From Santa Fe, NM

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

The Ultraflys have a great fit and a moderate amount of cushioning for runs of any length. In addition they are fairly light and quick, making them my go-to training shoe for medium to longer runs. Great job Topo!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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bottom line

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By howie

From fort worth

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

finally, a shoe that does not have something that bugs me.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Awesome shoes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Staying fit

From Foresthill Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

Awesome shoes, my second pair. Love the toe box

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Nice shoe!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Running Fool

From Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

Very comfortable running shoe. Definitely a different ride and fit than your standard running shoe. That's a good thing though. I have over 25 miles on them so far and am enjoying them. Plan to try them for a 10+ mile run next week. Maybe a bit firm for some.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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For sure

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Bill T

From Houston

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

Great for ace walking. Have been "dating" lots of shoes for a long time, these are It.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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I'll buy ToPo again

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By ANDERS

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

Perfect fit and feel. Love the roomy toe box.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Favorite Road Shoe with Awesome Colors

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Dallboy

From ID

I use these for my road days. The new model fits me perfect and the new colors make them even better. I was a little worried that the heal would slip, but I haven't had any issues. The foam is just right for me. I am 190 pounds so soft foam compresses too much and throws my form off, but I don't have that issue with these. I had issues with the previous model with too tight of lacing system over the bridge of my foot, but these don't have that issue either. To me these fit similar to the Terraventure which is my favorite trail shoe. Keep it up TOPO.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Excellent respose and firm shoe!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By David

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

was an Altra guy all the way for 5 years. Tried out the UltraFly 3 even though i knew it was not zero drop. (have a pair of magnafly too). WOW, what a comfortable shoe and a low enough stack height as to not be a problem. It is now a favorite shoe and i am quite impressed with it. You do have to size up at least 1/2 (i didn't at first and paid the price!) i am a "seasoned" runner, over 45 years of it, 30 marathons and 2 ultras. looking forward to more good miles with Topo!

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GREAT FIT

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Walt

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

This is my third pair of ULTRAFLYS. They feel like they were made for me. I rotate through at least three pairs of running shoes and these have the most comfortable fit.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Ideal daily trainer

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Doug

From Chattanooga, tn

I love the fly lyte 3's simplicity and sleekness. I have ran everything from hard intervals to 2 hour plus runs in those shoes with good success. I have a long history of insertional Achilles issues, and intermediate drop shoes seem to be the sweet spot for me. I have found over time that I enjoy a bit more cushion and support for easy daily runs, particularly in mornings when I am stiffer and also on somewhat hilly road runs on " easy days". So this shoe ( Ultrafly 3) fits the bill nicely. The fit is great. Comfortable to walk in. I've run 10 flat miles at a general aerobic effort with great comfort, and I've run easy runs and a 4 mile tempo at about 60" slower than 5 k pace. Everything felt natural and smooth. For me, the shoe will work great for long runs, general runs, and steady/ medium runs. (5 k pace is usually 550- 6/ mile: 7 minute- 715 felt good). Lastly, I regularly toy with the drop in my shoes by sometimes using 2-3 mm heel lifts ( and sometimes not) depending on how my heel feels. Shoe fits great either way. I have a large haglunds deformity/ chronic Achilles enlargement, and the heel counter has been fine. ( heel collar is slanted, versus vertical, but it doesn't hook in toward the Achilles as some shoes do, and the padding at the Achilles is a nice amount: a bit, but not overkill). As far as the stability components: I typically run in neutral shoes and am perfectly comfortable so far.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Q&A

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How light weight are the shoes? Can you buy shoes that are sized wider in the toe box to accommodate a wider foot??

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Verified Reply - MelanieThe men's Ultrafly 3 is 9.6 oz (for a men's size 9). We only make shoes in one width (wider in the toe box, medium fit through the midfoot and heel) but we hope to be able to offer "wide" shoes sometime in the future!