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Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe

Men's Nike Air Zoom Elite 9

Item #13206
MSRP:$119.95

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Product Description:

Men's NIKE® AIR ZOOM ELITE 9 :: Fulfill your need for light weight and high speed in the updated Men's Nike® Air Zoom Elite 9. Get engaged by a quick, cushioned reaction from the Forefoot Zoom Air Unit while running more naturally and efficiently on a lowered heel height. Tuck feet into seamless mesh for smooth breathability while Flywire cables offer a glove-like fit and reduce pressure on the top of your foot. Look forward to a new, lighter outsole with terrific traction in your Elite 9 running shoe as you burn up the pace!

Features & Benefits:

  • Seamless, single-layer Flymesh upper: Provides ventilation and support where you need it most
  • Flywear technology wrapped midfoot and arch: Creates a dynamic, glove-like fit by running through the lace loops to help reduce pressure on the top ridge of the foot
  • Asymmetrical offset lacing to the medial side of the foot: Helps relieve lace pressure
  • Molded EVA sockliner: Conforms to foot shape for comfort and underfoot support
  • Updated heel foam height: Aids in a more natural and efficient run with a lower height from previous model
  • Cushion LT midsole: Provides lightweight cushioning
  • Zoom Air unit in the forefoot: Delivers responsive, low-profile cushioning
  • Hexagonal outsole pattern: Provides multi-surface traction and durability
  • Segmented rubber crash rail on the lateral outsole: Enhances flexibility and cushions at contact for a soft, smooth transition
  • DROP: 8 mm
  • WEIGHT: 7.9 ounces
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Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe
 
4.0

(based on 17 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)
  • Fast (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road running (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      75% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Reviewed by 17 customers

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3.0

I would not buy this shoes again.

By Donald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

I like the Elite 8 lot better, These are not comfortable. Do not like running in them. Bring back the 8s.

 
2.0

I would not buy it again

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

I liked the Zoom Elite 8's, but not the 9's. They changed the shoe - made it too light so there is not enough support IMO. I returned the shoe after 1 run as my knees felt every foot strike.

 
5.0

Look good, run well

By Suzanne

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

Bought for my son, he lives them. Cool look, comfortable for running.

 
5.0

Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 is a great lightweight running shoe

By Chuck

from Fairfield, CA

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    Great shoe. Lightweight and well cushioned. I plan to wear these for an upcoming Marathon.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    My husband loves this shoe

    By Terri

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    I bought these shoes for my husband to replace the Air Zoom Elite 8's that he had been wearing. He said that these are a huge upgrade in feel and design. I like the look of these much better than the 8's, though of course appearance is less important than feel and performance.

     
    3.0

    Nice shoe but has some design flaws.

    By David

    from undisclosed

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    The tongue of the shoe is too thin. That, combined with the thin shoe laces, irritates the top of my foot if I lace the shoe to normal tightness. Have not had this issue with other shoes or with prior models of this shoe. Otherwise the shoe is great and fast.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice job, Nike!

    By Tim

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    I'm not normally a Nike wearer, but I tried this on the recommendation from a friend. I was pleasantly surprised by the responsiveness of these shoes, particularly on faster runs. My only complaint is the shoelaces are very skinny and tend to come undone without double knotting. I'd buy them again.

     
    2.0

    It burns us

    By Jason

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    I run 45-50 mpw. I usually rotate 2 or more neutral shoes, and I like them to be different. My last two successful shoes were Mizuno Wave Higogami and Adidas Adizero Boston. I was hoping to add this shoe to the rotation, but the shoe was always uncomfortable after 3 miles into the run. I experienced hot spots on the lateral side of the ball of my left foot as well as a burning sensation on my left pinky toe. I recognize all feet are unique, but I won't be able to recommend this shoe based on my experience.

     
    4.0

    Nice lightweight, low profile ride!

    By James

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    Very happy with the Zoom Elite 9! lighter weight and low profile as mentioned in the description.
    I run about 25 mi. a week, but due to knee problem can't run in anything with a higher heel. these
    are perfect and still have a fair amount of cushion despite low drop.
    Only recommendation is I had to replace the laces, the thin, flat style was not letting me
    get a more secure fit. Also recommend Nike puts in a better quality insole; I have other brands
    of this style of light weight shoes that use a higher quality insole for a better feel. will buy
    another insole to improve ride.
    Jimbo
    Hoboken

     
    5.0

    I would buy again!

    By Corey

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    Less shoe than the prior versions. Very light and comfortable.

     
    2.0

    NOT QUITE THERE

    By Angela

    from undisclosed

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    I haven't worn Nike in years and thought I'd give them a try again. Recently, I've been in New Balance and Asics before that. These were lighter-weight which is what I was specifically looking for. Unfortunately, they were way too snug and will be returned.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great for tempo & faster runs.

    By Jack

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    I'm not a fanboy of any one brand, in fact I try to switch up shoes as much as possible. These zoom elites are MILES ahead of the elite 7s I had. They are much smoother and just feels natural under feet. Currently I use clifton 3 for slow recovery runs, zoom elite 9 for tempo run, streak 6 for fast workouts, and newtons thrown in to keep my gait sharp. A great rotation.

     
    5.0

    Great shoes! I have new favorites!

    By Elcio

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    Excellent, light shoes! Great springing action! Ensures your muscles and tendons do not take the brunt of a hard run.

     
    3.0

    Fast shoe...

    By Wayne

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    I really wanted to love this shoe...but sadly I couldn't make use of it. Though I only run under 4 miles, 3x/week, I had issues with the support and cushioning.

     
    5.0

    Excellent shoe

    By Edward

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

    True to size. Light. Good cushioning for such a light shoe. And they look great.

     
    5.0

    Nike Zoom Elite 9 - Awesome straight out of the box!

    By Stephen

    from New York, NY

    About Me Avid Athlete

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Faster Runs
      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

      One of those AWESOME Nike shoes that one just slips on and it runs so well!
      An amazing feel straight out of the box.
      Lightweight cushioning.
      So much better than the last few Zoom Elites.
      My favourite Nike of all time the Nike Air Vortex of the 80's . Maybe this is the new favourite!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great shoe!

      By Acorn

      from Salt Lake City, Utah

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Fast
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Gym
        • Pavement
        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Nike Air Zoom Elite 9 Running Shoe:

        This is a great version of the Elite, feels more minimalist, would be ideal for speed days.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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