Nike Air Zoom Victory Spikes

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8.5 Overall Grade
7 reviews

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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Spike
Spike
Spike
Spike
Weight
4.6 oz. (men's), 4.6 oz. (women's)
4.7 oz. (men's), 4.7 oz. (women's)
4.8 oz. (men's), 4.8 oz. (women's)
Upper material
ATOMKNIT, Matumbo Hole, Notched Lace Design, Padprint Swoosh
Engineered Mesh
Enginnered Upper, Notched Racing Laces
Shoe Released
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
MSRP
$180
$150
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
8.5
9.7
8.3
8.6
Comfort
8.3
8.7
8.2
8.6
Cushioning
7.3
8.6
7.4
8.5
Durability
6.8
8.0
7.1
8.0
Appearance
9.0
9.4
7.6
7.9
Value
8.3
9.2
7.5
7.8

Reader Reviews

  • Not Nike's Best

    45 miles per week, underpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    7.0
    Comfort
    6.0
    Cushioning
    4.0
    Durability
    3.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    7.0

    As stated, this is a solid shoe in terms of performance, however I find they seriously lack stability, durability, and versatility.

    Going around turns in the 800m they almost felt as though my foot was sliding out. The upper is almost like fishing net (google close up) and is so thin it lacks the security and lockdown to hold my foot steady to the spike around any curvature at high speeds. This is extremely problematic given that they are marketed as a 800-1500m spike, meaning they should have nearly unparalleled lockdown for such high speed races.

    They are a solid spike if you forefoot strike, but if you heel or even mid-foot strike I highly discourage these spikes as the energy return (due to the plate only being half-length and in the front) simply lacks compared to a spike like the dragonfly. The lack of cushioning is also a higher injury risk, this spike really should not be used for over 1 mile of racing as it begins to pound on your feet and lower legs.

    Finally, the lack of versatility when compared to the Dragonfly simply cannot be overlooked when both products exist. Overall, I still really do enjoy racing in these spikes, they are extremely fun and bouncy, however, I simply cannot get past the price tag when the performance of the shoe is as peppered with shortcomings as glaring as in the Nike Air-Zoom Victory.

  • SUPER FAST!

    3 miles per week, neutral pronator, low arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    Best MD spike out their.

  • Best Middle Distance Spike Out There

    3 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    Running in the Air Zoom Victory is the perfect matching of a sprint and distance spike. It is so poppy and fun to run in.

  • Unstable Spikes (when cornering)

    10 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    6.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    3.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    6.0

    Really fast on the straights but unstable af when cornering. A lot of effort required to maintain stability underfoot while cornering. Running form need to be pretty good to handle this spikes.

    Durability is quite ass. Also half size down (if you are US10.5, take US10) for normal fit.

  • Best Spikes For 800m/1500m

    2 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    3.0
    Durability
    3.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    I’ve used these spikes for everything from a 400m race to a 3k, and I would set the upper limit at 1500, and wouldn’t recommend them for a 400m unless you are slower than ~0:58, because they aren’t meant for insane speed. The carbon fiber plate helps a lot, and feels very energy efficient in a fast 800.

  • Great racing spike

    5 miles per week, neutral pronator, high arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    1.0
    Cushioning
    1.0
    Durability
    5.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    great for 800-1600 races a really fast shoe thats fun to run in its also very springy.