Who should buy the Nike ZoomX Streakfly

The Nike ZoomX Streakfly is a must-buy for runners who: 

  • want a value-oriented option for 5K to 10K races
  • are used to low-stack running shoes for a full marathon
  • are new to running and want a racing shoe that can also be a great option for:
    • intervals
    • tempos
    • track workouts

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Who should NOT buy it

If you prefer a cushioned running shoe for marathons, go for the Nike Alphafly Next%. And for a versatile racing option, pick the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2 instead.

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Bolts you forward

It's "responsive," and "rebounding," everything about the shoe's ZoomX foam screams speed-ready. On top of this, runners highly appreciate the stiff midfoot shank that creates a snappy toe-off for a quicker pace. 

Nike ZoomX Streakfly zoomx cushion

More stack, less weight

Compared to the Nike Streak 6 (26 mm heel and 18 mm forefoot), the ZoomX Streakfly has more cushion (32 mm heel and 26mm forefoot).

Nike ZoomX Streakfly stack

Despite this, it still remains Nike's lightest racing shoe to date, barely weighing on the scale at 6 oz (170 grams in US M 9).

Cushy all day

Because it's more padded than the Streak 6 from Nike, runners say they don't mind using the ZoomX Streakfly the entire day. 

Nike ZoomX Streakfly lockdown

This is also the same reason why many see it as a suitable option for marathons although it's only touted as a short-distance flat. 

The Nike ZoomX Streakfly locks the foot in place

This is thanks to its secure heel counter, form-fitting upper wrap, and tongue. According to a horde of testers, the lockdown is "incredible." 

Nike ZoomX Streakfly heel hold

The heel and midfoot are very snug, preventing slips and excessive rolling of the foot. They even compare it to a running spike's fit, particularly the renowned Nike ZoomX Dragonfly 

Nike ZoomX Streakfly knit upper

A safe space for wide feet

Reviewers with broad feet are happy about the spacious toe box. It's roomy in terms of length and width. 

Nike ZoomX Streakfly toe room

Steady strides comin' through

Apart from giving this shoe a propulsive kick, the midfoot shank also keeps the Nike ZoomX Streakfly anchored. Its firmness keeps the arch supported every footstrike. 

Nike ZoomX Streakfly midfoot shank

The Nike Streakfly latches to the ground

Sporting a similar outsole configuration to its Vaporfly and Alphafly siblings, the Streakfly from Nike is "very tacky," reported multiple experts. 

Nike ZoomX Streakfly outsole

If only looks could kill

Almost everyone agrees that the ZoomX Streakfly "nails it" in the style arena. The engineered knit looks like "modern art" with its stunning pattern. 

Nike ZoomX Streakfly design

So much so, several athletes say there's "nothing better looking" out there. 

Forefoot is too wide for narrow-footed runners

Those with narrow-width feet recommend sizing down for a more dialed-in fit. 

Nike ZoomX Streakfly toe

The laces could be better

The laces are too thin, especially compared to the Alphafly, Vaporfly, and the Dragonfly. This hurts the shoe's security, making it hard to cinch down. 

Nike ZoomX Streakfly lace lockdown

Complete lab-specs overview 

  Nike ZoomX Streakfly Average
Whole shoe
Weight (g) 171*  
Drop (mm) 6.3 8.7
Overall Internal Length (mm)    
Flexibility of the shoe (N) 13.0 33.9
Flexibility of the shoe (Freezer 20 min) (N) 15.5 46.6
Flexibility of the shoe (% of change) 19.0 43.6
Longitudinal flexibility (1-5 scale, 5 being the stiffest) 1 2.9
Torsional flexibility (1-5 scale, 5 being the stiffest) 1 3.1
Thickness - Tongue (mm)    
Width Upper - Forefoot: Max width (mm) 95.4 97.6
Widt Upper - Forefoot: Big toe (mm) 74.9 72.0
Flexibility of the heel counter (1-5 scale, 5 being the stiffest) 1  
Tongue: gusset type    
Heel: pull tab none  
Width Midsole - Forefoot (mm)    
Width Midsole - Heel (mm)    
Stack - Forefoot with insole (mm)    
Stack - Heel with insole (mm)    
Durometer Midsole Heel (Room temperature) (HA)    
Durometer Midsole - Heel (Freezer 20 minutes)    
Durometer Midsole - Heel (% of change) (TEST)    
Outsole thickness (Heel) (mm)    
Durometer Outsole Heel (Room temperature) (HC)    
Insole Heel Thickness (mm)    
Insole: removable    

*Disclaimer: The weight of the Nike ZoomX Streakfly was measured in a men’s US 8.5. In a US size 9, this corresponds to 171g per shoe, based on the weight measurements of over 40 shoe sizes.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 6oz /
Drop: Men 6mm /
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: Men 26mm /
Heel height: Men 32mm /
Collection: Nike Zoomx

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