Who should buy the Nike Zoom High Jump Elite

The Nike Zoom High Jump Elite is best for:

  • elite high jumpers who look for a lightweight jumping spike
  • anyone who wants a supportive high jumping shoe for training sessions

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Delivers increased propulsion

The shoe comes in ⅜ inch Christmas Tree spikes - compression spikes. It is a miz between the bouncy attributes of a pyramid spike and the grip of a needle spike.

Nike Zoom High Jump Elite pyramid spike

A full-length Pebax spike plate is used in this shoe. It has eleven spike receptacles that provide increased propulsion and deliver the rigidity needed.

Zoom High Jump Elite provides better liftoff 

The Nike Zoom High Jump Elite is a track and field jumping shoe that features a redesigned, lighter Pebax spike plate for a better liftoff. The full-length Pebax Plate is a stiff polymer plate for increased propulsion. 

Nike Zoom High Jump Elite provides liftoff

The newly designed Pebax spike plate creates the right amount of stiffness at half the weight of the previous plate.

Streamlined fit and breathability 

Synthetic Skin Mesh Upper provides the shoe with ultimate breathability while keeping weight at a minimum. It also gives it lightweight, streamlined fit and breathability.

Nike Zoom High Jump Elite breathability

The synthetic skin mesh upper additionally offers better agility, and it is designed with inspiration from some of the world's best jumpers.

Lightweight cushioning and stability 

The midsole is incorporated with a full-length Phylon midsole foam that delivers resilient, lightweight cushioning, and stability.

Nike Zoom High Jump Elite lockdown strap

Lastly, a lockdown strap is located in the midfoot area. It is a Velcro strap that is designed to maintain a secure fit.

Spacious and comfortable fit 

The Nike Zoom High Jump Elite, although it comes in men's medium B sizing, the shoe is also a unisex-style shoe that caters to women athletes. Women wearers are just recommended to get the shoe in 1.5 sizes below their standard running shoe size. 

Nike Zoom High Jump Elite comfortable fit

The Zoom High Jump Elite has an anatomical toe shape that allows room for a spacious and comfortable fit. It comes in medium to narrow toe box width and a medium midfoot volume. These fit specifications cater to a wide range of users, helping them beat their own personal bests.

Perfect amount of stiffness

Same as the popular Nike Zoom Victory 3, the Zoom High Jump Elite features a newly designed Pebax spike plate.

Nike Zoom High Jump Elite right amount of stiffness

It creates the perfect amount of stiffness at half the weight of the previous model's spike plate. It also offers a more powerful push-off that builds a strong momentum from the beginning.

Soft and springy spike plate

The Pebax spike plate is made of a high tech polymer that is both soft and springy. It is a material that provides return energy when the wearer's foot strikes the ground, transferring it into a toe-off.

Nike Zoom High Jump Elite springy spike plate

The shoe's thin Phylon midsole is made of EVA foam. It creates stability, support, and comfort. 

Responsive cushioning

The Phylon midsole is made of EVA foam pellets that get compressed, expanded by heat, and then cooled down in a mold.

Nike Zoom High Jump Elite cushioning

It is very lightweight and responsive. This material also offers added protection to the wearer's feet by giving more cushioning. 

Nike Zoom High Jump Elite offers ultimate breathability

A synthetic skin mesh upper provides ultimate breathability in the Nike Zoom High Jump Elite. It also comes in a lightweight package that makes the shoe perform better. The mesh and nano skin upper has been constructed to deliver maximum comfort.

Nike Zoom High Jump Elite synthetic skin mesh upper

The innovative upper is paired with a midfoot strap that provides a secure and enhanced locked-down fit. This keeps the foot in place, making any athlete perform at their best. The midfoot strap is also adjustable, delivering a more personalized fit.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 278g
Closure: Lace-up, Hook and loop
Event: Jumping
Features: Removable Spikes
Spike Type: Christmas Tree
Spike Size: 3/8-inch
Surface: Rubber

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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.