Quick! The Nike Alphafly 3 Is Back On Sale In The UK And Selling Fast

Nike Alphafly 3 running shoes in yellow Volt colorway on feet of runner
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The Nike Alphafly is one of the best carbon plate running shoes and probably the hardest one to get hold of. It has previously been available on two different occasions in the UK so far, but in limited quantities that sold out in hours.

If you missed out, or just fancy picking up another pair, this is your pre-spring marathon chance. The yellow Volt colorway went on sale again at 8am BST on Thursday April 11 on the Nike UK website.

Nike Alphafly 3 Men’s: £284.99

Nike Alphafly 3 Men’s: £284.99

As of April 12, only UK size 9.5 has sold out. 

Nike Alphafly 3 Women’s: £284.99

Nike Alphafly 3 Women’s: £284.99

Women are not so fortunate, with only UK sizes 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4.5 and 9.5 remaining.

It’s not going to be a cheap purchase—the Alphafly 3 is one of the most expensive racing shoes ever, costing £284.99, but it does deliver a high level of performance. I’ve run 125km in the shoe now and rate it as the best Alphafly yet, with a bouncy, fast ride that’s great for any distance. My Nike Alphafly 3 review goes into more detail. This is also likely to be your last chance to buy the Alphafly 3 before the London Marathon, if you’re hoping to have it on your feet for that.

The Alphafly 3 is certainly great, but it’s not actually my favorite carbon racing shoe right now. I’ve tested pretty much all of the racers released by major brands in recent years and my top pick is the Asics Metaspeed Sky Paris—it costs £220 and is in stock in most sizes on the Asics website

Having run more than 100km in both the Alphafly 3 and Metaspeed Sky Paris, it’s the latter I’m planning on lacing up for the London Marathon. If you don’t want to wait for Thursday, or miss out again on the Alphafly 3, the Asics super-shoe is a strong alternative.

Nick Harris-Fry
Senior writer

Nick Harris-Fry is a journalist who has been covering health and fitness since 2015. Nick is an avid runner, covering 70-110km a week, which gives him ample opportunity to test a wide range of running shoes and running gear. He is also the chief tester for fitness trackers and running watches, treadmills and exercise bikes, and workout headphones.