Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoes
The Nike Air Zoom Elite Running Shoe delivers a snappy, smooth ride and lets your feet breathe with a lightweight mesh construction. Ideal for fast track and road races or recovery runs, this shoe provides cushioning and support through each stride.
Single-layer Flymesh uppers will encase each foot in streamlined comfort. Perforations in the fabric increase airflow, creating a better, healthier environment for your feet to thrive in. The seamless construction means you get irritation-free wear, because we know how rubbing and blisters can ruin your day, and a mesh inner sleeve wraps the foot for a plush, comfortable feel (whilst supplementing the shoe’s breathable nature). Flywire technology swathes the midfoot and arch in a dynamic, glove-like fit; the cables run through the lace loops to help reduce pressure along the top of the foot whilst eliminating millimetres of movement with each stride. An internal heel counter cradles the rearfoot in a firm, secure fit; it helps to anchor the foot to the midsole and reduce in-shoe slippage so that you can enjoy a smooth, distraction-free ride. A thinner tongue reduces bulk for an aerodynamic fit, and the roomier forefoot allows for comfortable toe splay plus easier push-off. Notches at the tongue make for easy on-and off, plus asymmetrical lacing is offset to the medial side of the foot to help relieve lace pressure whilst contributing to the smooth-fitting environment of the Elite 9.
Cushlon ST Midsole
A moulded EVA sockliner lies atop a lightweight midsole to supply an extra layer of step-in, anatomical comfort. Premium Cushlon ST foam resides below; this soft and springy platform of responsiveness helps to attenuate shock, sparing your joints as you strike down onto hard, unforgiving surfaces. Nike Zoom Air features in the forefoot to supply your stride with extra bounce; it combines pressurised air with internal fibres to deliver responsive cushioning that springs back fast, so you can move faster. Zoom Air’s advantage is that, as well as providing excellent impact protection, it boasts a super lightweight and low-profile design which lets your feet sit closer to the ground, enhancing proprioception so that you can run more efficiently.
An ultra-thin outsole completes the Zoom Elite 9, implemented to keep weight low and traction high. Soft blown rubber covers the forefoot for added cushioning and improved flexibility, incorporating tiny air pockets to create a smooth, pillowy ride. The hexagonal outsole pattern creates multi-surface traction and durability, so you’re good to go across wet roads and hard-packed trails. A rubber crash rail on the lateral side of the outsole acts as a durable cushioning device at contact; segmented to enhance flexibility, it encourages an even transition from heel-strike through to toe-off. For the athletes who crave slick speed that doesn’t compromise comfort, choose the Air Zoom Elite 9.
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Cushioned / Neutral