Who should buy the Nike Zoom Rival S 7

The Nike Zoom Rival S 7 is best recommended for track athletes who are into:

  • short-distance races from 50 meters to 400 meters 
  • hurdles and other jumping events

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Profile of the Nike Zoom Rival S 7

Use – The Nike Zoom Rival S 7 is engineered chiefly for short-distance races. These can range from 50 meters to 400 meters. It can also function in hurdles and other jumping events.  

Spike Type – Similar to the Adidas Distancestar, pyramid pins are compatible with the Zoom Rival S 7. These dig into the surface with every stride of the runner for a propulsive performance. 

Spike Plate – Affixed to the outsole of the track spike is a Pebax plate. It has a seven-pin configuration. This is intended for maximum propulsion on the tracks.

Nike Zoom Rival S 7 profile

Updates to the Nike Zoom Rival S 7 

  • Updated outsole composition to revamp the function and fashion of the series.
  • Exhibits a new Pebax plate with a sprint shelf behind the balls of the foot, to enhance the speed. 
  • It still incorporates synthetic leather in its upper engineering for lightweight comfort and security. 
  • EVA wedge is situated in the midsole of the short-distance spike for cushioning and shock-mitigating capability.

Nike Zoom Rival S 7 updates

Classic lacing system

The Nike Zoom Rival S 7 is only listed in men’s standard sizing scheme. It is recommended that women deduct 1.5 from their usual size to secure precise fit.

Nike Zoom Rival S 7 classic lacing system

The components directly affecting the fit of the Zoom Rival S 7 are the mesh and synthetic leather upper, classic lacing system, and EVA insole. 

Zoom Rival S 7 provides a supportive fit

The upper materials deliver a snug wrap around the foot while the lace-up closure permits an adjustable fit. Lastly, the EVA footbed is responsible for giving a supportive fit.

Nike Zoom Rival S 7 supportive fit

The outsole construction of the Nike Zoom Rival S 7 integrates two major components—Pebax plate and a sturdy rubber outsole. 

Underfoot cushioning and shock attenuation

A seven-pin distance plate is equipped to the running spike to house its changeable pins. This makeup is intended to promote multi-surface traction as the track spike is designed for multiple track events.

Nike Zoom Rival S 7 seven-removable pins

It is a polymer-based plate that enables protection against hazardous track elements. It also supplements underfoot cushioning and shock attenuation. 

Highly durable

Complementing the plate is a high-strength rubber outsole. This serves secondary traction and amplifies the sturdiness of the platform while maintaining minimal weight.

Nike Zoom Rival S 7 outsole

For plush in-shoe cushioning, an EVA sockliner is situated on the midsole. This has shock-mitigating properties to protect the foot from injury during foot strike. It is also highly durable, withstanding natural wear and tear.

Nike Zoom Rival S 7 offers a well-ventilated foot chamber

The Nike Zoom Rival S 7 is a lightweight package of mesh and synthetic leather. This upper composition promotes a well-ventilated foot chamber for a healthy foot environment. This allows for an odor-free running platform. 

Nike Zoom Rival S 7 well-ventilated chamber

This combination also provides an adaptive fit as it wraps around the contours of the foot securely. To lock the foot in place, a traditional lace-up fastening system is implemented. This gives the wearer a dialed-in, accurate fit.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 193g
Update: Nike Zoom Rival S 9
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Features: Removable Spikes
Collection: Nike Zoom Rival
Spike Type: Pyramid

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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.