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    October 12, 2011
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    March 24, 2013
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    October 9, 2011
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The Zoom Victory 2 track spike is built for the athlete looking for the complete package of performance, innovation, and speed for events ranging from 800m-5000m. Dynamic Flywire technology wraps around the midfoot to provide secure lockdown. New tongue construction and AMI mesh offers a lightweight, innovative fit. Lightweight Phylon™ midsole helps give cushion for the footstrike, while offering a quick rebound off the track. Half-length Pebax® spike plate with carbon fiber midfoot shank offers an aggressive and responsive lift off the track for middle-distance events. Includes 1/4" pyramid spikes and a wrench. Wt. 4.0 oz.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
solid Improvement on Victory I
PostedMarch 24, 2013
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gher69
from new Zealand
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:1-3 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
A slightly stiffer plate adds to the great shape that the victory are famous for. The new upper is also a lot more comfortable and seems more durable than the originals, with there not being any weak spots in these ones. Great for 800m-1500m, I also find them great in 200m and 400m.
Pros: good traction, lightweight, comfortable, breathable
+1point
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 Nike Zoom Miler - Men's
Nike Zoom Miler - Men's
The Zoom Miler is the first Nike track spike designed specifically for the mile. Designed for the middle distance runner looking for a ultra-lightweight spike with an aggressive plate and platform. Lightweight Japan inspired mesh upper, midfoot synthetic strap adds support, synthetic glove-like leather forefoot. Ultra-thin Phylon™ midsole wedge keeps the shoe light and low to the ground while offering impact protection. Light, yet aggressive six-pin plate, Pebax® plate designed to support the foot for faster running. Includes 1/4" Christmas tree spikes and a wrench. Wt. 5.2 oz.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
best thing (before victories)
PostedJune 16, 2012
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gher69
from new Zealand
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:1-3 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
very small 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I use these as training spikes for the track, and they are very comfortable. comfy upper, good plate and look nice (I got the Ethiopian colors though). alround, very nice.
The victory were going to be called the miler 2, but they changed the upper too much. But still quite similar. These aren't super light, but fine in weight, not too heavy.
They look a bit morphed in the photo, but they are aren't.
Pros: good traction, lightweight, comfortable
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Since lighter weight equals faster times, then the Mizuno Wave Universe 4 road racing flat might be considered an unfair advantage. AIR Mesh™ upper that provides breathability for the life of the shoe and helps the foot stay cool. Padded collar with fabric lining adds comfort. Printed overlays are located at both the medial and lateral sides to help hold the foot in place. AP midsole delivers lightweight, responsive, yet durable cushioning. Mizuno Wave® technology disperses impact forces uniformly over the length and width of the midsole, providing unrivaled cushioning. It resists overpronation and relieves stress on the ankle and knee joints while minimizing excessive midsole collapse as the foot lands and rolls medially providing superior motion control. SmoothRide™ engineering offers maximum comfort, ultimate feel and unsurpassed performance. G3 rubber outsole provides superior grip with less and added durability in key contact points. Non-removable insole. Wt. 3.8 oz.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fantastic shoe: racer and trainer
PostedMarch 3, 2012
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gher69
from new Zealand
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:1-3 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
These are my second pair of universe' and I LOVE them!! I even use them for long runs an they are fantastic. They are surprisingly durable I feel hypnotized (in a good way) every time I run in them. They are insanely light and a complete comfort ride.
Don't get anything else. This is THE shoe. Definitely a fluke by Mizuno though!!
Pros: lightweight, durable, comfortable, breathable
Cons: a little too much room in the heel
+4points
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 Saucony Shay XC2 Flat - Men's
Saucony Shay XC2 Flat - Men's
The Saucony Shay XC2 racing flat brings the perfect fit, feel and attitude every cross country runner needs. Comes with 10 different color swatches. Choose your favorite color or match your school colors. Lightweight breathable mesh upper with bootie construction locks down the foot through turns. SSL EVA midsole provides responsive cushioning and durability to shield the athlete from any challenge the course may bring. XT-600® carbon rubber outsole adds traction and durability. Wt. 6.3 oz.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
To minimal.
PostedFebruary 9, 2012
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gher69
from new Zealand
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:1-3 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:intermediate
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
very small 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I am a minimalist, but these have too much shape and too little to them to be comfortable. I would recommend Mizuno wave universe for the minimalist. The are thin, but are awesome.
Cons: uncomfortable, too heavy, too small
+1point
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 Nike Zoom Rival D 6 - Men's
Nike Zoom Rival D 6 - Men's
The Nike Zoom Rival D 6 track spike features a lightweight mesh upper with 3D screen application in the midfoot that delivers a great fit and a seamless feel. Compression-molded Phylon™ midsole delivers a smooth, responsive ride from heel to forefoot. Durable rubber outsole combined with a forefoot Pebax® plate with six-spike receptacles provides excellent traction on a variety of different surfaces. Non-removable insole. Comes with 1/4" pyramid spikes and a wrench. Wt. 6.2 oz.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Bad
PostedFebruary 9, 2012
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gher69
from new Zealand
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:1-3 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:beginner
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
very small 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This shoe is heavy, too thick and flat. This promotes running on the heals. If you want a good shoe, go for the zoom victory. These Rivals s could be alright for a beginner though, doing many events, but for the athletes aiming for fast times and specializing in one event, don't invest in a pair of these.
Pros: durable
Cons: gets dirty fast, too heavy, not breathable
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 adidas adiZero Pro 4 - Men's
adidas adiZero Pro 4 - Men's
The adidas adiZero Pro 4 racing flat is lighter than ever. Designed with precise amounts of cushion and support to deliver an even responsive ride on everything from 5K runs to marathons. Lightweight microfiber synthetic adds soft, glove-like fit. Air mesh upperprovides maximum ventilation. Lightweight high rebound midsole compound offers a fast and efficient transition. TORSION® SYSTEM adds midfoot integrity. adiPRENE®. Flex grooves deliver optimum forefoot flexibility. DSP gives perfect grip, high durability and light weight. Wt. 6.2 oz.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Reasonable racing shoe.
PostedOctober 15, 2011
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gher69
from new Zealand
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:advanced
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
very small 
2 / 5
2 / 5
This shoes aren't too bad, but are ruined by a stiff plate in the shoe which hurts the Achilles. Otherwise, they are pretty good. Also, they fit very small, almost a full size too small, so order large.
Pros: lightweight, durable, thin
Cons: stiff
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 Nike Zoom Victory - Men's
Nike Zoom Victory - Men's
The Zoom Victory is the lightest middle-distance spike ever made by Nike. High-strength Flywire technology works to minimize overlays and maximize the strength and durability of the spike. Compression-molded Flashlon foam midsole offers a lightweight, responsive foot strike. Zoom Miler plate design provides added comfort and traction on the track. Improved TPU sharkskin delivers grip on any surface. For 800-5000 meters. Includes 1/4" pyramid spikes and a wrench. These two shoes come in separate colors for each foot: 31036670 = Solar Red right shoe/Volt left shoe. 31036430 = Blue Glow right shoe/Electric Green left shoe. Wt. 3.6 oz.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best thing on the market
PostedOctober 15, 2011
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gher69
from new Zealand
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:advanced
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
You simply cannot get any better than this shoe. They are absolutely amazing. They support you to run on your toes, making you go much faster than expected. they are great for anything from 400m up. They also hold up pretty well for cross-country.
Pros: good traction, lightweight, easy to clean, comfortable, stays clean a long time, super fast
+1point
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 Nike Zoom Waffle XC VIII - Men's
Nike Zoom Waffle XC VIII - Men's
The Nike Zoom Waffle XC VIII is a versatile spike for racing on a variety of surfaces. Lightweight, open mesh upper offers breathability and water/debris drainage. No-sew web overlay design adds zonal support and a secure fit without added weight. Compression-molded FlashIon foam midsole provides lightweight, responsive cushioning. Heel and forefoot carbon rubber Waffle® outsole with midfoot TPU shank gives support. Four-position spike receptacles for the ultimate traction. Includes 3/8" pyramid spikes and a wrench. Wt. 7.4 oz.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Waffles are bad news
PostedOctober 12, 2011
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gher69
from new Zealand
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:intermediate
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
very small 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Either go for a spike or a racing flat. These don't have any grip compared to spikes and don't have enough on them for a racing flat. They are also too shaped for a distance shoe, they almost seem like a sprinting spike. If you had to get a waffle though, settle for these.
Pros: lightweight
Cons: poor performance
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 adidas adiZero Rocket - Men's
adidas adiZero Rocket - Men's
This racing flat is lightning fast and just as deadly. With a sleek, asymmetrical design, the adidas adiZero Rocket is focused on winning performance, from 5k runs to marathons. Asymmetrical upper design with air mesh provides maximum ventilation. TORSION® SYSTEM adds midfoot integrity. Full forefoot adiPRENE®+ aids forefoot propulsion and efficiency. Forefoot lugs give traction on road surfaces. Flex grooves offer optimum forefoot flexibility. adiWEAR® outsole delivers best durability in high wear areas. Wt. 7.4 oz.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Almost good
PostedOctober 12, 2011
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gher69
from new Zealand
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
very small 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These have potential but are slightly to thick at the front. They also compress easily and collapse on one side.
Pros: comfortable
Cons: non-durable, compress easily
+1point
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 Nike Zoom Streak XC 2 - Men's
Nike Zoom Streak XC 2 - Men's
The Nike Zoom Streak XC 2 is a low-profile, lightweight racing shoe for the roads, cross country or the track. Lightweight, breathable, one-piece mesh upper allows water to drain while still offering great support. Full-length Cushlon midsole with heel Nike Zoom Air™ unit provides added protection. Embedded midfoot shank offers improved heel-to-toe transition. BRS 1000™ carbon rubber in heel adds durability. Classic Waffle® pattern in forefoot delivers impact protection and great traction on any surface. Wt. 5.4 oz.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
good racing flat, not bad trainer
PostedOctober 12, 2011
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gher69
from new Zealand
I purchased this product for:myself
I purchased this product:over 6 months ago
The athletic skill level of the person using this product is:competitive
This product is primarily used/worn for:participating in a sport
This shoe is a good racing flat and good for 1km reps but not great for long runs.
Pros: comfortable, breathable
Cons: flimsy
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gher69's Questions
 
The Nike Zoom Victory Elite is specifically designed for the 1500 meters. Dynamic Flywire technology wraps around the midfoot for secure lock down. New tongue construction and mesh offer a lightweight, innovative fit. Lightweight Phylon midsole cushions the footstrike, while offering rebound. Two-part carbon fiber plate with carbon fiber shank gives rigidity and response. Includes 1/4" pyramid spikes and a wrench. Wt. 3.6 oz.
 

Sizing

Hi, I was wondering. Why do these spikes go up to size 12.5? Will more sizes be coming? preferably 13 and 14.
1 year, 10 months ago
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gher69
new Zealand
 
The Nike Zoom Mamba 2 track spike is designed for elite level 800-5000 meter track athletes. Lightweight mesh upper adds ventilation, comfort and breathability. Arch bandage locks down the foot to offer a snug, supportive fit. Ultra-thin, lightweight Phylon™ midsole gives superior impact protection with little added weight. Removable five-spike Pebax® three-fingered plate provides aggressive traction. Includes 7mm Christmas tree spikes and a wrench.
 

How heavy are these??

Are they the same weight as the mamba 1's or are they lighter??
2 years, 8 months ago
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gher69
new Zealand
 
 Nike Zoom Victory - Men's
Nike Zoom Victory - Men's
The Zoom Victory is the lightest middle-distance spike ever made by Nike. High-strength Flywire technology works to minimize overlays and maximize the strength and durability of the spike. Compression-molded Flashlon foam midsole offers a lightweight, responsive foot strike. Zoom Miler plate design provides added comfort and traction on the track. Improved TPU sharkskin delivers grip on any surface. For 800-5000 meters. Includes 1/4" pyramid spikes and a wrench. These two shoes come in separate colors for each foot: 31036670 = Solar Red right shoe/Volt left shoe. 31036430 = Blue Glow right shoe/Electric Green left shoe. Wt. 3.6 oz.
 

Alternating shoes/colors

Do the new color ways of the nike zoom victory (product numbers are 31036670 and 31036430) alternate colors on each shoe?
2 years, 9 months ago
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gher69
new Zealand
 
 Nike Zoom Victory - Men's
Nike Zoom Victory - Men's
The Zoom Victory is the lightest middle-distance spike ever made by Nike. High-strength Flywire technology works to minimize overlays and maximize the strength and durability of the spike. Compression-molded Flashlon foam midsole offers a lightweight, responsive foot strike. Zoom Miler plate design provides added comfort and traction on the track. Improved TPU sharkskin delivers grip on any surface. For 800-5000 meters. Includes 1/4" pyramid spikes and a wrench. These two shoes come in separate colors for each foot: 31036670 = Solar Red right shoe/Volt left shoe. 31036430 = Blue Glow right shoe/Electric Green left shoe. Wt. 3.6 oz.
 

sizing for Solar Red/White/Volt

I have noticed that you have now got the nike zoom victory Solar Red/White/Volt color, but there are hardly any sizes (only 3 sizes). will you be getting more sizes in?
2 years, 9 months ago
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gher69
new Zealand
 
 Nike Zoom Mamba - Men's
Nike Zoom Mamba - Men's
The Nike Zoom Mamba middle-distance track spike is designed for elite level 800-5000 meter track athletes. Lightweight and breathable mesh upper. Arch bandage offers superior midfoot fit and heel lobes add perfect heel fit. Lightweight Phylon™ midsole with a carbon fiber midfoot shank. Five-spike Pebax® three-fingered plate provides increased traction without the extra weight. Includes 1/4" Christmas tree spikes and a wrench. Wt. 4.4 oz.
 

New color ways

When will new colors be available, and not just the mamba, but track spikes in general?
2 years, 9 months ago
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gher69
new Zealand
 
 Nike Zoom Victory - Men's
Nike Zoom Victory - Men's
The Zoom Victory is the lightest middle-distance spike ever made by Nike. High-strength Flywire technology works to minimize overlays and maximize the strength and durability of the spike. Compression-molded Flashlon foam midsole offers a lightweight, responsive foot strike. Zoom Miler plate design provides added comfort and traction on the track. Improved TPU sharkskin delivers grip on any surface. For 800-5000 meters. Includes 1/4" pyramid spikes and a wrench. These two shoes come in separate colors for each foot: 31036670 = Solar Red right shoe/Volt left shoe. 31036430 = Blue Glow right shoe/Electric Green left shoe. Wt. 3.6 oz.
 

alternate colors

I have noticed that the new colors coming out have alternating colors on each shoe. Are there any which will not alternate?
2 years, 10 months ago
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new Zealand
 
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