Facts

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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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: 6.4oz
Women: 6.4oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 8mm
Women: 8mm

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.

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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.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / 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.

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.

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.

Summary

We spent 6.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

8 reasons to buy

  • The new foot-shaped last and inner midfoot wrap make running at top speed in the Streak 6 very comfortable, according to most reviews.
  • It is a very light racer.
  • Several reviewers noted that the price tag is very acceptable for a versatile racing flat.
  • A handful noted that there is a much better responsiveness in the latest version of the Zoom Streak.
  • Though designed as a racing flat, a good number of comments mentioned that the shoe can also be used for high-mileage runs.
  • The arch support is better in this version of the Nike Streak.
  • Some runners noted the dependable traction of the Zoom Streak 6.
  • The breathability is first-rate, as cited in many of the reviews.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A good number of remarks pointed out that it is half a size smaller than standard.
  • A few stated that it is just a bit too firm than what they are accustomed to in the Streak series.
  • A significant number of runners were disappointed with the shoe’s durability.

Bottom line

The Nike Zoom Streak 6 is an exceptionally versatile racing flat. It has sufficient cushioning for long runs, and more than enough responsiveness for quick sessions or fartleks. The improvements in the last, the addition of the midfoot plate, and inner midfoot wrap, offer runners a more form-fitting fit and added spring. For those who plan to take the shoe for middle to long distance runs, there responsiveness of the Pebax plate and the Zoom air unit in the heel are just what the doctor ordered.


Rankings


Ratings

3.8 / 5 based on 18 ratings

5 star
44%
4 star
22%
3 star
6%
2 star
22%
1 star
6%

My Rating

Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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86 / 100 based on 14 expert reviews

  • 92 / 100 by RunRepeat • Josef Schuster • Level 3 expert

    A snappy, responsive racer that provides cushioning to help aid with the pounding that one’s legs take on race day or a hard workout day.

  • 85 / 100 by RunRepeat • Kory Mueller • Level 3 expert

    The Nike Zoom Streak 6 hits the mark as a responsive racing flat. Versatility though is lacking for me.

  • 75 / 100 by RunRepeat • Koh Ancheng • Level 3 expert

    The Nike Streak 6 is a responsive racer for runners who wish to have a shoe that they can use for longer workouts.

  • 92 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Thomas Neuberger • Level 4 expert

    Enough cushion for the marathon, enough cushion for the race while being light and fast.

  • 90 / 100 by GUAR Guy • GUAR Guy • Level 1 expert

    These shoes are pretty durable, snug, and makes you want to fly.

  • 98 / 100 by Road Trail Run • Peter Stuart • Level 5 expert

    The Nike Zoom Streak 6 is a nearly perfect racing flat. It’s comfortable, light, breathable, supportive and really good looking. It rides beautifully.

  • 87 / 100 by Doctors of Running • Dr. Matthew Klein • Level 5 expert

    The combination of cushioning, lightweight and responsiveness mix very well in this shoe and make it a highly versatile racer. 

  • 83 / 100 by Doctors of Running • Dr. Matthew Klein • Level 5 expert

     The Streak 6 is so comfortable, light and protective that foresee many using this as a full time trainer.

  • 79 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    There are a lot of good things about the Streak 6. The increased forefoot room is a definite improvement, and the internal midfoot strapping provides a secure grip without the pressing sensation of the imperfect Flywire based lacing. The ultra thin mesh also makes the shoe very breezy to run in.

  • 86 / 100 by Running Warehouse • Connor • Level 3 expert

    With the Streak 6, Nike took a step back and looked at what made some of their earlier streak models successful and further expanded on those ideas to make an innovative product that the serious marathon runner will enjoy.

  • 81 / 100 by Running Product Reviews • Running Product Reviews • Level 3 expert

    Well cushioned but also really responsive.

  • 90 / 100 by Running Competitor • Jonathan Beverly • Level 2 expert

    We took it on track workouts, road repeats and steady runs, and from the beginning felt like we could fly—without getting beat up from the ground underfoot or by a constrictive, rigid upper. 

  • 84 / 100 by Balkan Runner • Balkan Runner • Level 1 expert

    Streak 6 is a very light shoe for half to full marathons, but I also use it for shorter races and workouts too.

  • 83 / 100 by Believe in the Run • Brian Shelton • Level 1 expert

    The cushioning is adequate, but not too soft. The shoe is responsive, but never harsh. 

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Updates to Nike Zoom Streak 6

  • Nike unveiled several changes in the 6th iteration of the Zoom Streak. The most apparent change is the removal of the Flywire cables, after prototypes of the latest Streak model yielded mixed results from elite athletes. As a replacement of the Flywire cords, Nike uses an inner wrap around the midfoot to still provide that wraparound feel and security without the risks of blisters caused by too much pressure from the cords.
  • The elimination of the cords also directed Nike to use the tried and tested Flymesh upper variety. It has excellent breathability while giving the shoe the right blend of support, security, and accommodating fit.
  • Giving the Zoom Streak 6 more responsiveness is the result of a new midfoot plate. With this plate, there is much better torsional rigidity and provides a quick rebound from the compression on the midsole upon landing.
  • The heel section gets a slight modification with the dismissal of the thick and stitched overlay. In its place is a welded and thinner overlay to lessen the stiffness in the heel.
  • Finally, the outsole also offers considerable changes. The outsole is almost covered with hexagonal grooves for multi-directional traction. The new grooves enhance the grip of the shoe as opposed to the flatter outsole of the previous model.

Nike Zoom Streak 6 size and fit

The fit of the Nike Zoom Streak 6 is slightly modified relative to the prior model. As the new model has a more anatomically-based last, there is more room in the forefoot for the toes to splay. The heel has excellent hold without being stiff while the midfoot remains as snug as ever. Runners with narrow to slightly wider feet should be able to get their most comfortable fit in this shoe. The sizing runs true in the latest model of the Streak.


Outsole

The outsole of the Streak 6 is mostly made of different-sized hexagon-like configurations with deep flex grooves for enhanced multi-directional traction and flexibility. Nike covers the heel with hard carbon rubber for durability while the rest of the underfoot is mostly blown rubber for better grip on different surfaces.


Midsole

A full-length Phylon foam, which is made of heated and then cooled EVA capsules, occupies the midsole. As this is slightly firmer than many of Nike’s midsole foams, the ride has a very noticeable zip all throughout. Giving runners more cushioning in the heel is an Air zoom unit, which also handles shock-absorbing duties of the Zoom Streak 6. New to the midsole is the Pebax plate that adds structure and rigidity to the shoe. It gives the shoe even more responsive and makes the transition quicker and more efficient.


Upper

The upper of the Streak 6 is mostly made of Flymesh and welded overlays. Nike uses the Flymesh as it gives spot on support and flexibility to the runner. The breathability of the upper is also excellent. Giving the shoe a nice hold and security is a new inner arch strap. The more accommodating support of this design lessens the risks of blisters, particularly for those who go run hard and fast. Although the tongue is quite thin like most racers, it is made of plush material to prevent irritation. The ankle collar is adequately padded.