Who should buy the Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2

The Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 is best suited for:

  • elite track athletes who are into 800m – 5000m races
  • 3K – 10K track events

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Profile of the Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2

Use – The Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 was designed to the specs of elite track athletes. This shoe was made to offer top of the line technology for 800m – 5000m and 3K – 10K track events.

Spike Type – Using six 1/4 inch non-replaceable Pyramid spikes that are very versatile, it can be used to race for both track and cross country.

These spikes are also to perform well on grass and rubber surfaces. The Nike Zoom 400 also uses pyramid-type spikes, though this shoe is more suited for sprints.

Spike Plate – The shoe incorporates the 3/4 inch Pebax spike plate which provides zoned stiffness and flexibility while gripping the track.

Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 profile of the nike

Updates to the Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 

  • Updated upper for better air ventilation using a Flymesh fabric material that provides breathable comfort within the shoe. 
  • The update above makes the shoe lightweight delivering faster speed on the track.
  • Anatomical toe design that follows the natural contours of the runner's foot, enhancing propulsion by creating more space in the forefoot.
  • Nike’s Phylon midsole technology is used in the midsole to offer lightweight and responsive cushioning.
  • A Sharkskin heel pad is also used to increase the durability, traction and optimal grip during races. 

Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 updates to the nike

Secure and snug fit

The Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 fits true to size. Like with most other track spikes, this shoe has a narrow heel width and a low midfoot volume for a snug fit.

Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 secure and snug fit

It also comes with a low toe box height to ensure a secure hold on the toes while still allowing a natural splay.

Zoom Victory Elite 2 offers right amount of propulsion

The outsole of the Zoom Victory Elite 2 features a Pebax spike plate that has a generative plate design. It combines zones of stiffness and flexibility for improved performance.

Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 outsole

This spike plate guarantees the right amount of propulsion and grip, which helps runners keep their grip on the track surface.

Maximum traction and speed

This 3/4 inch Pebax spike plate is fitted with six non-removable Pyramid steel spikes. These spikes do offer not only optimal grip but also maximum traction and speed.

Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 3/4 inch pedax spike

As for the remainder of the shoe's outsole, the rearfoot area features a grid-like construction called the Sharkskin heel pad. It helps to improve traction, offers enhanced grip on multiple types of surfaces, and faster speed at all times.

Responsive cushioning

The Zoom Victory Elite 2's midsole cushioning uses the Phylon foam technology. It is made of compressed EVA foam pellets which were also expanded with heat and then cooled down into a mold. 

Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 midsole cushioning

This Phylon foam offers responsive cushioning that gives the wearer that needed rebound during the run. This midsole foam is very lightweight and low profile. 

Ultra-breathable mesh that allows cool air

It runs the whole length of the shoe, giving it the right amount of minimal protection that is fitted between the upper and outsole. The lightweight upper of the Zoom Victory Elite 2 was constructed with the Flymesh upper material.

Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 ultra-breathable mesh

It is made from an ultra-breathable mesh that allows cool air to fully permeate the shoe's entire upper. Thus, the wearer's foot has a constant circulation of fresh air and therefore creating a healthy environment inside the shoe.

Featherlight as a racing shoe should be

This Flymesh material makes the shoe featherlight as a racing shoe needs to feel light to perform well. Its lightness also keeps the shoe's weight down, making it faster.

The Zoom Victory Elite 2's upper also features a thin mesh tongue which is also meant to offer enhanced breathability.

Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 secures the foot better

The shoe also uses the new Dynamic Flywire construction, which is an arch strap that is located internally to help secure the shoe on the wearer's foot better.

Nike Zoom Victory Elite 2 secure the foot better

Lastly, even the tongue of the shoe is made of mesh, which is an additional area that helps with ventilation.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 125g
Closure: Lace-up
Event: Running
Collection: Nike Zoom Victory
Spike Type: Pyramid
Spike Size: 1/4-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.