Verdict from 76 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Almost all of the owners commended the comfort delivered by the Nike Zoom Domination.
  • The straightforward style of the trainer pleased many wearers.
  • According to a fair number of training aficionados, the shoe provided stability during weight training and plyometric exercises.
  • The snug fit of the upper was appreciated by a lot of users.
  • Multiple gym-goers raved about the side-to-side support offered by the upper.
  • Some buyers mentioned liking the lightweight and flexible nature of the footgear.
  • The durability of the merchandise was complimented by a couple of shoppers.

7 reasons not to buy

  • A minority of reviewers did not like the attached tongue on the Nike Zoom Domination because it made it difficult to put on the shoe.
  • The tight toe box dismayed several consumers.
  • A handful of purchasers noted that though the product was great for gym use, it was not meant to be worn for running.
  • The trainer was a bit stiff and needed breaking in, said some people.
  • A few testers stated that the shoe tended to tilt back because of how the heel was constructed.
  • A couple of individuals wished that this model had an arch support.
  • A critic claimed that the trainer was not stylish enough for everyday use.

Bottom line

The Nike Zoom Domination exceeded the expectations of consumers when it came to comfort and style. It was lauded for its performance during weightlifting and dynamic exercises because it provided stability. However, there were a few complaints regarding its tight toe box stiffness. The attached tongue also made it tricky to put on. But in the end, because of its comfort and performance during workouts, it came highly recommended by the owners.

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Good to know

  • The Nike Zoom Domination is a training shoe catering to male athletes that practice high-intensity workouts. It uses lightweight materials such as the textile upper that promote movement and support.
  • The trainer utilizes the Zoom Air midsole. It is a low-profile cushioning unit that uses pressurized air to absorb shock.
  • Another technology employed by this footgear is the Flywire cables. These strings integrate with the lacing system to enhance the lateral support of the upper.

The Nike Zoom Domination is generally true to size and width. It caters to male athletes and is available in US half and full sizes, from 6 to 15. For the width, it only comes in a D - Medium profile. The presence of the Flywire cables on the midfoot provides a snug fit when needed.

The Nike Zoom Domination features an exposed midsole, but the hard-wearing areas are covered with rubber pods. This compound is crafted to deliver a lightweight yet durable protection. The placement of the pods also facilitates flexibility, allowing the foot to bend and move naturally. The tread pattern on this model also promotes multidirectional surface grip.

Providing lightweight comfort to the Nike Zoom Domination is the Zoom Air cushioning. This technology utilizes a flexible urethane capsule to trap pressurized gas and deliver a structure that attenuates shock. The unit is also responsive as it is able to recover fast after being compressed because the air is pressurized.

Keeping the foot in place is the textile upper. This material is lightweight, flexible, and durable. It also employs synthetic overlays on the toe box, the quarters, and the eyestay to protect the fabric against abrasion. There’s also a plastic overlay at the back, serving as an external heel counter to keep the heel steady during workouts.

For fit adjustment, the Nike Zoom Domination is equipped with a traditional lace-up closure. There are noticeable Flywire cables integrated with some of the eyelets to enhance the lateral support when the laces are cinched.

Adding to the snug fit is the lightly padded tongue and collar. There’s also a heel loop at the back of the collar which aids users in pulling the shoe up quickly.

  • Nike has released an update, the Nike Zoom Domination TR 2. This new model still employs the Zoom Air unit, but the upper has been revamped with stability elements at the rearfoot.

How Zoom Domination compares

This shoe: 75
All shoes average: 79
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Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo

Nick is a powerlifter who believes cardio comes in the form of more heavy ass squats. Based on over 1.5 million lifts done at competitions, his PRs place him as an elite level powerlifter. His PRs have him sitting in the top 2% of bench presses (395 lbs), top 3% of squats (485 lbs) and top 6% of deadlifts (515 lbs) for his weight and age. His work has been featured on Forbes,, Elite Daily and the like. Collaborating along the way with industry leaders like Michael Yessis, Mark Rippetoe, Carlo Buzzichelli, Dave Tate, Ray Williams, and Joel Seedman.