Women's NIKE® ZOOM ELITE+ 5 :: Rocket through your runs in this fast, responsive ride! The lightweight, low profile design of the women's Nike® Zoom Elite+ 5 is high on performance. Get a snug, breathable fit with adaptive support that springs you through each step. Nike+ ready* 8.7 ounces
The Zoom Elite +5s are great for anyone looking for a light, fast shoe that still delivers sufficient cushion for long distances (I have worn them in training/races for both half-marathons and a full marathon). I am on my second pair and I have to say that I will be picking up a third before they are gone for good!
Having suffered from shin-splints/planter fasciitis while training for my first half-marathon (in a pair of terrible Pumas), these were recommended to better fit my mid-foot strike. The soles of the shoes seem to roll nicely from heel to toe, while providing a good amount of support/cushion in the mid-foot/arch area. Compared to my alternate shoes, which are Mizuno Waveriders, the Zoom Elites are incredibly light. I actually prefer them for longer training runs because they breathe better and my legs tend to grow less tired. Since making the swap to the Zoom Elites (and also beginning to alternate shoes), the only aches/pains I have had are those you would expect from increasing mileage during training.
In terms of fit, they do run a bit on the longer/narrower side. This fits my foot type perfectly, so I would not call it a "con," but I do not see them working well for those with particularly wide feet. As with most running shoes, these tend to fit best if you size up by a half (i.e. I wear an 8 in most shoes and an 8.5 in these). I also should note that they only fit "okay" coming out of the box, but they really shine once they adapt to your feet (it takes maybe a week or two of regular running to get the cushioning and lacing just right). The good news is that this break-in period pays off, as they do last for a good long while (my first pair was still going strong after 400 miles of marathon training).
Are these shoes perfect? Not quite. But, in my experience, they are a great middle of the road neutral shoe that can handle whatever distances you throw at them.
Momo the marathoner
New Brunswick, NJ
I bought this shoe for the second time.
I was with a friend who was running in these shoes and I liked the way they looked. She suggested they would be good for my foot so I ordered a pair and straight out of the box they were terrific and felt great all through my runs! I've bought a second pair after trying another shoe when the first pair wore out. I was not as happy so I've come back to the Zoom Elite 5.
Riverdale New York
Great shoe-my 3rd pair
This is my third pair. They are light, flat and fast, I race in them (1/2 marathons) and put lots and lots of miles on them during the week. They last longer than my LunarGlides.
The only little thing that has bothered me with this shoe is the round laces over the top of my foot--they press on a vein, so I switched to flat laces and it's all good
Happy fast feet
Went to these when the Lunar glides got too soft. Fits my foot perfectly. Feels like a racing flat in how well they roll, but with great arch support. They might be a little narrow for some. Feels best with thin socks. I am a masters triathlete running only 25 mpw.
Flat and fast
This shoe felt great right away. It holds up a little longer than the Lunar Glide, my other favorite and feels good for any distance-- my short runs are usually not less than 8 miles.
I'm about to order my 3rd pair--great value!
Very responsive shoe
This is a great tempo training and short distance race shoe. It is very springy and comfortable. If you wear neutral shoes, definitely get a pair of these for your next 5K/10K race!
South Bay Runner
wonderful tempo run shoe
This is a great 5K/10K race shoe and perfect for tempo training runs.
Los Angeles, CA
Very comfortable, supportive & didn't break the bank
First time halfer
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