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.


Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 12.1oz | Women: 12.1oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 2mm | Women: 2mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Jogging
Features: Slip-on
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Daily running | Long distance | Marathon
Heel height: Men: 21mm | Women: 21mm
Forefoot height: Men: 19mm | Women: 19mm
Brand: Nike
Type: Heavy | Big guy | Low drop
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $110
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey, Purple
Small True to size Large
Neutral Stable
Stiff Flexible
Durability 9/10
Comfort 7/10
Traction 6/10
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  • 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.

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.

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.

A simple and high-quality EVA blankets the midsole for effective cushioning and shock-attenuation. This material is also used in some well-known running shoes from Nike.

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.