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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.

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

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Rated 3.96 out of 5 stars
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82%
of respondents would recommend this to a friend

Ratings Distribution

Sizing

Feels full size too small
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Reviewed by 24 customers

A great running shoe

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Scott

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

Comfortable and fitting. Wide toes offer the ability to spread the toes for better foot placement. This is my 4th pair!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great Upgrades!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By SForce

From Atlanta GA

This is an outstanding shoe. I have been running in the Ultraflys since they first came out, including using them to train for 4, 50 mile ultras. I loved the original Ultraflys, learned to like the Ultrafly 2s but am thrilled about the 3s. This is a totally different shoe from the uppers to the cushioning and much improved. Also we now have flashy colors(would like more) which was missing on the previous boring color versions. I hope Topo continues to advance this line.... it is awesome!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Nailed it with version 3

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Troy

From Undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

I really like the way these ride, highly recommend them! I run in many topos ranging from zero drop to 5mm and these great!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great shoe!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Scott

From Boston

I was looking for a flexible shoe with a wide toe box that had a 5 mm drop. Plenty of shoes meet some of the requirements but not all 3, and the Ultrafly 3 is probably the closest. Not the most flexible but again the closest I have found that also has a wide toe box and a 5 mm drop. Sole is a little slippery when wet or sandy but overall great shoe!!!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Fantastic shoe!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Kv

From Wheaton, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

This shoe is quite excellent: great toe-box room, good cushion, low drop, and comfortable. My last shoe was a Hoka One One Arahi, which was great, but the Topos are a bit better.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Sweet Ride

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Blind Beer Runner

From MA

These remain to be incredibly comfortable and supportive yet responsive. Great for super long runs on roads or short track tempo runs. All around dynamic shoe. Disclaimer-I'm a Topo Ambassador :)

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great shoe

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Allan Couch

From Johnson City, TN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

I've got a "bunionette" (little toe area instead of big toe) and these have helped me continue running. Love em so far

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Best Topo road shoe yet

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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By Dcaffer

From New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ultrafly 3

When I bought these shoes I was looking for a Bondi replacement. These are not that. But, I love them. They are cushioned enough, they don't smash my toes the way the Bondi does, they have the drop I am used too, and the shoe is light. I am still waiting for Topo to make a plush road shoe, and no the Phantom is not plush. But until then, these are my go to shoes.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Great Shoe

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By DJ

From New Jersey

Ultrafly 2 were my go to sneakers. I had six pairs. The only problem was the laces would always come undone. I think it had something with the tongue design. I just put 30 miles on my Ultrafly 3s. They are great! You can see how this model shoe has been upgraded by the design. Topo did a great good with this new shoe and also the Zehyrs, another awesome sneaker!!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Fantastic running shoe

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Submitted

By Dave S

From Seattle, WA

I received my Ultrafly 3s yesterday, and I am very impressed. They are the most comfortable running shoes that I have owned. You can tell that they are the product of a very thoughtful design. I am looking forward to many runs in my Ultraflys.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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Q&A

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Q

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!