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DOR Podcast #139: Nike Vaporfly 3 Deep Dive

Nike's back with the latest version of the "original" super shoe, the Vaporfly 3! It's quickly become a favorite of our team, and on this episode Matt & Andrea give it a deep dive. With almost every brand selling their own super shoes now, how does the Vaporfly 3 stack up against the competition? Tune in to hear our thoughts on how it compares to the Saucony Endorphin Elite, Endorphin Pro 3, Asics Metaspeed Sky+ and more!

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0:00 - Intro 
3:40 - What got updated on the Vaporfly 3 
9:38 - How does the midsole of the Vaporfly 3 compare to the previous versions? 
14:06 - Outsole updates 
16:38 - How the ride of the 3 compares to the previous versions 
27:56 - How's the durability? 
32:21 - Vaporfly 3 comparions 
36:22 - Vaporfly 3 vs. Endorphin Pro 3 
39:02 - Vaporfly 3 vs. Metaspeed Sky+ 
41:22 - Vaporfly 3 vs. SC Elite v3 
44:46 - Vaporfly 3 vs. Rocket X 2 
47:30 - Vaporfly 3 vs. Wave Rebellion Pro
49:56 - Wrap-up

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