Shoe Review: Nike Zoom Fly

One of the hottest releases for the month of June has been a new shoe from Nike, the Zoom Fly.  They market the shoe as, "Lightweight, soft and resilient providing highly responsive cushioning and houses a carbon-infused nylon plate that delivers a propulsive sensation." The Nike Zoom Fly’s 10-mm offset is designed to minimize Achilles strain and the 33-mm stack height offers impact protection mile after mile. The result is one of the fastest everyday shoes Nike makes.

After having these for 3 weeks I got to agree with this. Out of the box I put in a nice 5 mile tempo without any issues.  The impact protection is awesome on these giving it almost a Hoka like feel, but with a traditional shoe stack height.  

A few weeks ago in Philly, I raced the Oddyssey Half Marathon in these puppies.  When I got to the line I noticed another young lad wearing the Zoom Fly's. 

Photo via Oddyssey Half Marathon

Photo via Oddyssey Half Marathon

RESULTS?  He took 1st and myself 3rd.  

Obviously a shoe will never allow a runner to be successful without training, but needless to say this shoe feels awesome at race pace or on a nice recovery run.  Things are looking great for Nike in their new running series.


Written by: Breandan Lyman. Breandan is the Store Manager of our Center City store, a lifetime runner, avid food eater (check out his wing bowl results), beer mile champion (6:01 min), student of massage therapy, and pro Philly. When he isn't working on his mullet maintenance you can find him running, eating, or hanging out at the local watering hole.