Who should buy the Nike Zoom Strike

You will love the Nike Zoom Strike  if:

  • You want an affordable yet stylish shoe for those with a neutral gait
  • You want a breathable, and lightweight shoe for all-day wear, walking or jogging

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Sufficient grip on the road

The waffle pattern on the outsole guarantees shock absorption and multidirectional grip using the least possible amount of rubber. The result is a flexible yet sturdy unit that enables a steady ride on any road surface. The waffle design is further emphasized by pentagon-shaped lugs that give a sufficient grip during road activities.

Nike Zoom Strike outsole mid

The high-wear areas – heel and toe – are raised with carbon rubber. These areas help in impact dispersion while enhancing the level of traction provided by the shoe. The outsole performs well like the Nike Zoom Strike 2.

Nike Zoom Strike heel

Responsive rides of the the Nike Zoom Strike

The Nike Zoom Strike employs a dual-density midsole. On the top layer is injected urethane foam for underfoot cushioning and responsiveness, while the bottom layer is injected Phylon foam for stability and durability.

Nike Zoom Strike side back midsole

In the forefoot area are reinforced pockets filled with pressurized air – also known as the Zoom Air technology. This feature augments the shoe’s energy return capability and resiliency.

Nike Zoom Strike forefoot midsole

The sock liner is printed with quotes from Bill Bowerman, one of Nike’s co-founders and the developer of the waffle outsole design. This detail signifies that Bowerman is one of the original innovators in the running shoe industry; it also indicates that the waffle outsole is his proprietary creation.

Nike Zoom Strike inner

Enhanced breathability with the Nike Zoom Strike upper

A single-layer breathable mesh forms the upper of the Nike Zoom Strike. This material permits airflow in the highest possible amount and the quickest possible turnover.

Nike Zoom Strike mesh

Nike's Dynamic Fit technology

The Dynamic Fit technology works by eliminating the gap between the foot and the shoe, resulting in added comfort and a contoured fit regardless of the foot size or shape.

Nike Zoom Strike Dynamic fit

With a reverse “T” heel cup shape, there is enhanced foot support that aims to give the runner more speed without having to worry about slipping and sliding.

Nike Zoom Strike Tcup

Flywire cables are supporting the classic lace-up closure system. They are integrated with the shoelaces, which permit more levels of adjusting and tightening the shoe, thus allowing a more accurate fit.

Nike Zoom Strike laces

For even more comfort, the tongue and collar are padded with soft foam to prevent bruising that could occur as the shoe rubs against the skin of the foot or ankle.

Nike Zoom Strike collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 210g / Women 170g
Drop: 3mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Nike Zoom Strike 2
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch

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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.