Summary

We spent 6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Several users noted that the Nike Zoom Fly SP Fast is lightweight.
  • The shoe is comfortable, according to those who have tried it.
  • Based on some reviews, the footwear has fantastic design and unique colorways.
  • The shoe offers a sleek in-shoe feel, noted in some reviews.
  • The shoe promotes smooth transitions, according to many runners.
  • The Zoom Fly SP Fast provides ample support to the foot, several wearers remarked.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The width is narrow, according to several purchasers.
  • One of the consumers said that the Nike Zoom Fly SP Fast is expensive.

Bottom line

The Nike Zoom Fly SP Fast is said to be a successful release, but not quite for some. Although a significant number of purchasers praised the shoe’s lightweight structure and comfort level, there were a few who were not contented and happy with the price, fit and sizing. In terms of style and design, the shoe received positive feedback. Overall, the Nike Zoom Fly SP Fast is still worth trying and recommended by

Facts

Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 8.7oz | Women: 8.7oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Heel strike
Distance: Competition
Release date: Aug 2018
Brand: Nike
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $150
Colorways: Beige, Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Multi, Pink
Size
Small True to size Large
Forefoot fit
Narrow Wide
Heel fit
Narrow Wide
Toebox
Tight Roomy
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 7/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 7/10
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Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
A top rated Nike running shoe
A popular pick

Expert Reviews

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82 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 82 / 100 | Sari Qasem | Level 1 expert

    But for me, I think this shoe is different and cool.

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  • The updated Nike Zoom Fly SP Fast is crafted using the ice blue/grey and yellow/gum colorways that are visually-appealing to the naked eye. Same as its predecessor, the shoe retains the original details and shape. Minor tweaks and changes were made to improve the footwear.
  • The tongue unit uses the military-style text. This adds to the beautiful design of the shoe.
  • Another notable element is the lateral Swoosh. This oversized and eye-catching feature creates a clearer branding that is located in the midfoot area. With the updated flecked design, it replaces the familiar track-stripe pattern of the previous model.

Like the original version, the Nike Zoom Fly SP Fast utilizes the standard running shoe measurements. The width profile available for this neutral, road running shoe is D - Medium. Since it's a unisex footwear, both men and women with moderate foot volumes can wear the Zoom Fly SP Fast. With its stretchable upper material, the shoe is sure to provide a snug and comfortable fit throughout the running session.

Integrated into the shoe is the rubber outsole. This component of the footwear is focused on providing the right amount of traction during the running session. It also gives durability to the outer sole.

The Nike Zoom Fly SP Fast uses a unique traction pattern for better grip on both dry and wet surfaces. This is essential in optimizing the way the user runs.

One of Nike's proprietary midsole material, the Lunarlon foam, is used. This durable and lightweight cushioning system is the combination of firm and soft foam compounds. The primary focus of which is to deliver stability and energy return without sacrificing comfort. The material is also responsible for providing better shock absorption, from start to finish.

The carbon-infused nylon plate is utilized in the midsole of the shoe. This material is vital in enhancing the responsiveness of the footwear throughout the run. Aside from encouraging a smoother transition and responsive running experience, the nylon plate also provides a comfortable and durable underfoot protection.

Lying in the upper area are the Flywire cables. Being part of the footwear's lacing system, these cables offer a more secure midfoot lockdown. This technology is essential in maintaining a more secure and snugger fit when compared to the traditional lace-up closure.

Like the Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14, integrated into the Nike Zoom Fly SP Fast is the woven upper. It is described as a durable and semi-translucent material. It aims to provide the foot a breathable coverage without sacrificing fit and flexibility.

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