The second update to the PR series focuses on improved materials plus a few minor design nudges, shedding weight where possible. The upper is closed mesh with sublimated graphics that lend eye appeal. The weight savings results from paring back both the overlays—which are now fully welded, no-sew film—and the strategically placed and comfy ankle collar foam.

The six-spike plate is unchanged, providing consistent traction. The rearfoot is covered with sharkskin except where an (unnecessary) oval segment was removed in the heel to shave grams. The full-length midsole is now molded EVA (replacing the sheet EVA used previously), providing enough cushioning even in the longer races. The combination of performance, aesthetics, and price sets the PR LD3 apart, earning it our Best Value award in the Track & Field category.

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Sizes: Men 5–13,14,15; Women 5–11,12
Weight: 4.6 oz. (w/spikes, men’s 11)/4.0 oz. (w/ spikes, women’s 8)
Spikes: 6, replaceable
Upper: closed mesh
Innersole: sheet EVA
Midsole: full-length CM-EVA
Outersole: combination thermoplastic spike plate, sharkskin heel
Recommended for: 1,500–10,000 meters on all surfaces, best on synthetic surfaces

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