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Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 Review

Modified 20 Dec 2019, 06:06 IST

Nike Air Zoom Elite 8
Nike Air Zoom Elite 8

Nike Air Zoom Elite 8, the eight-generation of the highly successful Elite series from Nike. Air Zoom Elite 8 is part of the new Nike Competitive Pack along with Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32 and brand new Nike Air Zoom Odyssey We expect a lot from the Elite series for this running shoe series from Nike is amazing. . Let us find out what this generation of the running shoe has in its store.


Heel height: 27mm

Toe height: 19mm

Heel-to-toe drop: 8mm

A size 9 men’s shoe weighs around 270g. The shoe is true to its size and offers a snug fit. This neutral running shoe is ideal for road running. The Air Zoom Elite 8 is available in seven colorways. All the offered colorways are exciting and should not disappoint anyone. The iconic swoosh on the upper makes a bold statement.

Coming to the upper, we see a highly breathable Flymesh upper. Not only the upper is highly breathable, but also offers amazing levels of lightweight stability. Like other Nike shoes such as Nike Vomero 10, we see strategically placed Dynamic Flywire cables in the midfoot area that provide unmatched support. We also see an internal heel counter that envelops the rearfoot with a great advantage. This makes sure that your strides are always top-notch. On the inside of the shoe, an EVA sock-liner offers enhanced comfort. We see a much-improved fit for an inner sleeve placed in the midfoot and the forefoot area. Asymmetrical lacing system ensures that there is just the right amount of lace pressure. 

Flymesh Upper
Flymesh Upper

The midsole area of the Air Zoom Elite 8 houses Zoom Air cushioning. Zoom Air is one of the best cushioning systems available in the running shoe industry. Zoom Air provides an ultralight and super responsive cushioning. To add to this, Nike placed Phylon foam in whole of the midsole area. The resilience levels of the Phylon foam are amazing. On the cushioning part, this shoe is brilliant. Your foot strike landing will also be a lot smoother, thanks to the unique heel design of the shoe.


We see good traction levels with the Air Zoom Elite 8. Environmentally preferred rubber in the heel area is ideal for multiple terrain. Duralon blown rubber in the forefoot area offers superior cushioning. Expect smoother transitions with tactically placed lateral crash rails on the outsole. For the icing on the cake, Nike placed Waffle design on the outsole. This trademark Nike design should offer ample traction on multiple surfaces.

Waffle outsole
Waffle outsole

Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 is a fast and responsive running shoe. This shoe is a best match for all your fast training sessions. 8mm heel-to-toe offset should offer great levels of ground feel. With ultra-light cushioning and minimal profile, you can use these shoes for all your marathon runs.

Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 retails at 8,995INR. This shoe is available with few major online retailers along with all Nike product showrooms.

Bottom-line: Definitely an Elite running shoe.

Buy Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 here

Published 04 Sep 2015, 16:46 IST
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