Nike ZoomX Dragonfly Spikes

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9.6 Overall Grade
25 reviews

Nike's flagship distance spike, this racer is built on the same ZoomX foam as the Vaporfly and Alphafly supershoes. Its popularity has made it ubiquitous at every level of the sport from middle to long distance.

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$150 $104.97
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Shoe Properties
Shoe Type
Spike
Spike
Spike
Spike
Weight
4.7 oz. (men's), 4.7 oz. (women's)
4.6 oz. (men's), 4.6 oz. (women's)
Upper material
ATOMKNIT, Matumbo Hole, Notched Lace Design, Padprint Swoosh
Engineered Mesh
Shoe Released
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
Q2 2023
MSRP
$150
$180
LRC Ratings
Out of 10
Overall
9.6
8.5
8.3
8.0
Comfort
8.7
8.3
8.2
8.6
Cushioning
8.7
7.3
7.4
7.0
Durability
8.0
6.8
7.1
8.1
Appearance
9.4
8.9
7.6
7.5
Value
9.2
8.3
7.5
8.2

Reader Reviews

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    You’re probably heard this one before

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

    Extremely cushioned and comfortable, more so than the air zoom victories. Is it worth $150? Depends, but even so, it seems like they are easier to find on sale now. Also a lot more durable than air zooms - I’ve worn mine since spring 2021 with multiple races each season (including cross country)

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    I like it but it need some small inprovements

    25 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    5.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    10.0

    I realt like the Dragonfly for the 3000m but i do not find it aggressive enougth for the 1500m or gruppe enough for the steeplechase 

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Best spike I’ve ever worn

    1 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    8.0
    Comfort
    6.0
    Cushioning
    7.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    8.0

    This was the first (and only) plated shoe I’ve owned. I was in a pair of paper thing Saucony spikes before this, so it was a huge change. The amount of cushion is unusual for a spike but it feels great. It kind of forces you to run up on your heels. 

  • LRC Editor's Choice

    Fastest Shoe I've Ever Run In

    8 miles per week, neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    10.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    9.0

    I love this spike so much. The fit is quite snug in the forefoot which can make this shoe hard to put on without loosening the laces a bit but that's how a racing shoe should be. I will say the laces do sometimes dig into the top of the foot where I tie them. The upper is very breathable and if you wanted to, you could go sockless with this spike, I personally don't but I've seen people do this before. The midsole is super responsive and propulsive. My only concern is the durability of it. I don't know how long the foam will last but I'd guess 2 or 3 seasons. The plate kind of feels like placebo. I'm sure it makes a difference but on foot I don't feel any propulsion. Maybe my foot strike isn't taking advantage of it enough. But this spike can go fast in al events from the 400 to the 3200.

  • goated

    Overpronator, high arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    9.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    6.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    foam kinda wears out a bit, so don't train in unless training on grass, apart from that there goated for 800-5000( nike say 10,000 but i havent done a 10,000 in them yet) 

    there really good for xc as well.

  • Best spikes

    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    8.0
    Cushioning
    6.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    I love these, best spikes for cross and track.

  • Great and comfortable

    19 miles per week, underpronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    9.0
    Appearance
    8.0
    Value
    10.0

    i Really like the feel of the shoe because it is very confortable

  • Best track spike ever made

    Neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    9.0
    Comfort
    6.0
    Cushioning
    7.0
    Durability
    8.0
    Appearance
    10.0
    Value
    10.0

    It's a racer built for racing but $150 is a little steep but overall a great shoe.

  • Fast spike, which is all I need

    Neutral pronator, medium arches
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    5.0
    Cushioning
    8.0
    Durability
    7.0
    Appearance
    5.0
    Value
    10.0

    I gave the shoe an overall 10/10 even though in the individual categories I gave lower. The reason is the shoe is a fast spike that feels good to race in and that's really all I care about at the end of the day.

    I gave it a low comfort score because they give me blisters on my heels and the laces don't feel very comfortable (I have to loosen all the way down the shoe just to get my foot back in the next time after using them). Appearance, I'm not a fan of the two color options. Personal taste, but I don't like those colors and only two choices is pretty limited compared to what Nike normally does for spikes.

    But if I race well in them (which I did) I don't really care about that other stuff, so 10/10.

  • Dragonfly Review - Good Track Spike

    60 miles per week, neutral pronator
    Overall
    10.0
    Comfort
    10.0
    Cushioning
    9.0
    Durability
    10.0
    Appearance
    9.0
    Value
    8.0

    I'd rate these a 10/10. They're relatively expensive but worth it. There's a reason why you'll see every good (state-level HS / good collegiate) athlete wearing these. I think they've helped me by about 10 seconds in the 3200, 1 in the 800, and 3 in the 1600, and I think they'd do the same for any 4:00-4:20 miler.

    One underrated feature is that they don't absolutely destroy your legs. You can double after running a fast 4x800 leg and your legs won't feel shot.

    You also won't run enough in these that they'll wear down since it's a track spike. I've run about 30 miles in them and they feel the same.