Who should buy the Nike Zoom Rotational 6

  • You are looking for footgear that offers both grip and bounce. 
  • A shoe that could keep your feet cool with its ventilated upper is what you are after.

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Updates to Nike Zoom Rotational 6

Nike provides a more stable platform in the Rotational 6 by lowering the heel offset to a mere 2mm. With an almost zero drop, this will allow athletes an effective and a smoother transfer of energy when spinning.

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The toe protection gets better as it features seamless synthetic leather. It resolves past issues of hot spots while the protection is not compromised.

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The more significant Flywire cables can now be slightly seen both in the midfoot and around the laces. This technology offers unmatched levels of support and personalized fit in Nike shoes.

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Size and fit

The fit of the 6th edition of the Zoom Rotational is quite snug as it encases the foot in support and comfort. This is vastly similar to the past edition and may require athletes who prefer more breathing room for their toes to go half a size up. Nike continues to make this a unisex line in men’s sizes. Available sizes are from 5 to 16.

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The outsole is dominated by contoured BRS 1000 carbon rubber that spans the entire length of the underfoot. It makes for a very durable outsole with adequate traction. A Pebax Plate in the forefoot adds a bit of spring for discus throwing or shot put.

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A simple and high-quality EVA blankets the midsole for effective cushioning and shock attenuation. This material is also used in some well-known running shoes from Nike.

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An engineered and durable mono mesh along with a seamless vamp provides breathable coverage and support.

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The synthetic leather delivers lightweight protection to the toes while the oversized midfoot strap offers adjustable and solid support. Nike’s popular Flywire cables round up the Rotational 6’s superb form-fitting features.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: 343g
Closure: Lace-up, Hook and loop
Event: Throwing
Use: Discus, Shot Put, Hammer Throw
BRAND Brand: Nike
SKUs: 685131001 / 685131003 / 685131017 / 685131101 / 685131300 / 685131413 / 685131600 / 685131700 / 685131800

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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.