Who should buy the Nike Zoom SD 4

The Nike Zoom SD 4 is an all-around throwing shoe best suited for:

  • novice and elite-level throwers
  • discus, glide and rotation shot put, and hammer or weight throw

Nike Zoom SD 4 nike

Updates to the Nike Zoom SD 4 

  • More lightweight than its predecessor and equipped with features that lessen its bulk. 
  • Reduced cross-rocker features in the forefoot that gives more surface contact and stability.
  • Found in the upper is the integration of the Dynamic Flywire into its upper design, giving the shoe an improved fit without inducing added weight.

Nike Zoom SD 4 updates

Delivers elite-level performance

The Nike Zoom SD 4 is a throwing shoe that’s designed to deliver elite-level performance. Its configuration suits throwing events like discus, glide and rotation shot put, and hammer/weight throw.

Nike Zoom SD 4 delivers-elite performance

The Nike Zoom SD 4 is available in unisex sizing using men’s sizing scheme. Thus, it is advised that for female users to go 1.5 sizes down. 

Snug and lockdown fit 

Providing a snug and lockdown fit to the upper of the shoe is its midfoot strap.

Nike Zoom SD 4 snug and lockdown fit

Meanwhile, the synthetic leather upper of the Zoom SD 4 enhances the overall fit of this track and field shoe. Lastly, the dynamic Flywire of the shoe secures support and fit. 

Zoom SD 4 provides superb grip and traction

Inherently sturdy and durable, Nike Zoom SD 4’s outsole is composed of BRS1000. It is made out of textured carbon rubber that’s known for its superb grip and traction.

Nike Zoom SD 4 superb grip and traction

It has a contoured design and runs full length to protect the shoe from the asphalt’s abrasive nature. 

Allows ease of rotation

In order to permit ease of rotation, a pivot point is situated at the medial forefoot of the platform.

Nike Zoom SD 4 Allows ease of rotation

Additionally, flex grooves are incorporated in order to deliver a flexible experience and accommodate the various movements of the athlete. 

More ground contact and stable ride

To adhere to the lightweight construction of the Zoom SD 4, a low-profile EVA midsole is employed. This component cushions the foot and protects it from impact, preventing injuries.

Nike Zoom SD 4 midsole

The same midsole component is incorporated into the Adidas Distancestar. Found in the forefoot of the shoe is a reduced cross-rocker. 

Breathable upper design

It provides more ground contact and a stable ride without sacrificing the weight of the shoe. Providing the Nike Zoom SD 4 a lockdown and secure fit is its synthetic leather upper.

Nike Zoom SD 4 breathable upper design

Such upper design features some perforations over the toe box, revealing a mesh layer for breathability. 

Nike Zoom SD 4 is a supportive throwing shoe

On the medial midfoot, a midfoot strap is embellished. It keeps the upper snug to the foot, further securing the fit of the Zoom SD 4.

Nike Zoom SD 4 supportive throwing shoe

Meanwhile, Dynamic Flywires are furnished to the shoe to enhance its fit. These are composed of Vectran or nylon, keeping the weight down while maximizing the support of the shoe.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11.9oz
Closure: Lace-up, Hook and loop
Event: Throwing
Spike Type: Blank
Surface: Asphalt
Use: Discus, Shot Put, Hammer Throw
BRAND Brand: Nike

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Zack Dunn
Zack Dunn

I race distances between 800 meters and 10K whether it be on the track, the roads, or on cross country courses. My typical training consists of easy days, long days, workouts (fartleks, tempos, interval training, etc.). My typical training paces range from 7’30 a mile on easy days to sub-5 minutes a mile on fast interval days, and with many paces in between. I run anywhere from 40-60 miles a week. My personal bests are 2:00 for 800m, 4:30 for 1600m, 9:50 for 3200m, 15:57 for 5K, and 34:10 for 10K.