Who should buy the Nike Air Zoom Elite 9

You will love the Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 if:

  • You like a versatile lightweight neutral running shoe 
  • You want a reasonably priced responsive shoe to use for jogging, speedrunning or even full marathons

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Updates to the Nike Air Zoom Elite 9

  • New Cushlon LT midsole that is designed for lightweight cushioning
  • Extended Duralon rubber compound in the entire outsole
  • Notched Inner Sleeve that offers enhanced comfort and a snug fit in the upper

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Duralon rubber compound in the Air Zoom Elite 9 outsole

The Duralon rubber compound is extended in the entire outsole of the Nike Air Zoom Elite 9. It gives durability to high-wear areas and added underfoot protection for an improved running experience.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 midfoot

The waffle-pattern outsole is specifically designed to provide a reliable multi-surface traction and added cushioning.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 forefoot outsole focsed

Enhanced flexibility in the Air Zoom Elite 9 midsole

The midsole of the Air Zoom Elite 9 utilizes the full-length Cushlon LT midsole foam that delivers reliable cushioning for a more resilient ride. The Zoom Air placed in the forefoot also gives added flexibility for a more responsive ride. 

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 midsole

Improved Flymesh material used in the Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 upper

With the single-layer Flymesh upper, the Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 offers a great combination of seamless support and breathability.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 top upper

The Flymesh material was modified to reduce weight while improving the overall fit and feel. The inner mesh sleeve in the forefoot and midfoot wraps the foot for an unmatched fit and comfort.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 upper on the side

The Dynamic Flywire technology joined with the laces delivers an enhanced midfoot lockdown and it generally improves fit without adding weight. The shoe comes with an asymmetrical lacing that wraps the foot comfortably while the heel counter holds the heel securely for an enhanced running experience.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 lace

Lastly, the EVA sockliner follows the natural curvature of the arch and heel to give added comfort and support.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 inner

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 224g / Women 190g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 19mm
Heel height: 27mm
Collection: Nike Air

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.