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  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $110
  • Weight
    Men: 12.1oz
    Women: 12.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 2mm
    Women: 2mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 21mm
    Women: 21mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Zoom Rotational 6 is an elite-level throwing/athletic shoe molded comfortably into the foot, according to testers.
  • This shoe offers amazing comfort as what some athletes say.
  • The Nike Rotational 6 is a technically-designed shoe focused mainly for throwing purposes.
  • A perfect grip in the foot while spinning is felt and noticed by some testers.
  • Stylish upper is very noticeable.
  • Reviewers say that the best features of the Rotational 6 are its cushioning, weight, and grip.
  • Durability is one of the things users love about this shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This is not ideal for new throwers who are not yet expert in balancing while spinning.
  • It is a bit pricey.

Bottom line

The Nike Zoom Rotational 6 is designed for rotational movement or spinning in some athletic sports like hammer throwing, discus, and shot putting. It has similar construction and technicalities as a running shoe, is mainly limited to athletics. The price is worth its looks, design, and features, and helps improve athletic performances at a more comfortable and efficient way.

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Updates to Nike Zoom Rotational 6

  • Nike provides a more stable platform in the Rotational 6 by lowering the heel offset to a mere 2mm. With an almost zero drop, this will allow athletes an effective and smoother transfer of energy when spinning.
  • The toe protection gets better as it features seamless synthetic leather. It resolves past issues of hot spots while the protection is not compromised.
  • The more significant Flywire cables can now be slightly seen both in the midfoot and around the laces. This technology offers unmatched levels of support and personalized fit in Nike shoes.

Nike Zoom Rotational 6 size and fit

The fit of the 6th edition of the Zoom Rotational is quite snug as it encases the foot in support and comfort. This is vastly similar to the past edition and may require athletes who prefer more breathing room for their toes to go half a size up. Nike continues to make this a unisex line in men’s sizes. Available sizes are from 5 to 16.


Outsole

The outsole is dominated by contoured BRS 1000 carbon rubber that spans the entire length of the underfoot. It makes for a very durable outsole with adequate traction. A Pebax Plate in the forefoot adds a bit of spring for discus throwing or shot put.


Midsole

A simple and high-quality EVA blankets the midsole for effective cushioning and shock-attenuation.


Upper

An engineered and durable mono mesh along with a seamless vamp provides breathable coverage and support. The synthetic leather delivers lightweight protection to the toes while the oversized midfoot strap offers adjustable and solid support. Nike’s popular Flywire cables rounds up the Rotational 6’s superb form-fitting features.