The Nike Zoom Superfly Elite is an impressive looking track spike that's obviously meant to go fast. The shoe features a full-length metallic spike place with non-removable spikes. The highly advanced track spike was designed using 3D printing technology. The plate is extremely lightweight and rigid to ensure the best possible ride feel and experience. The track spike is unisex, with men's sizing, and comes in six vibrant, attractive colors. The super lightweight speedster of a shoe is appropriate for short track race distances.
The spikes are part of the spike plate, so they're higher quality than many removable spikes. It's a tradeoff, but most reviewers had no big issues with it once they appreciated how durable the pins were. The length of the spikes is 6.35mm, but one reviewer did complain that the measurement seemed to be off slightly, which may be problematic if you need the shoes for a competition with strict spike length regulations.
There are parts of the upper that do tend to rub against the skin. For those who want to go sockless, they should be careful with the Nike Zoom Superfly Elite. Some reviewers mentioned that they experienced hot spots because the inside of the shoe does have some prominent seams that may rub against the skin and create blisters.
One small drawback of the Nike Zoom Superfly Elite is that some reviewers had big issues with going sockless in the shoe. The interior isn't entirely seamless so hot spots were a common complaint. Not every reviewer developed blisters, but it's something that should certainly be mentioned.
The downside? The spikes are non-removable. Some users had bigger issues than others with this. The quality build of the spike and spike plates seems to have made up for this for many reviewers. The fact that the spikes are built-in, after all, makes them more durable since they are fused to the plate and aren't prone to breaking off easily.
One reviewer did point out an issue with the spikes that's important to mention. They complained that the advertised spike length was slightly incorrect. Nike advertises the Nike Zoom Superfly Elite as having 6.35mm spikes but the spikes are actually slightly longer. This is problematic, continues the user, especially if you are going to be wearing the spikes for competitions that require specific spike sizing. The fact that the spikes are not removable and cannot be replaced with different sized ones may be a problem for a select few runners.
- Metal spike plate
- Dynamic Fit technology for locked-down fit and adaptable support
- Flyweave upper for breathability and support
- Unisex design with men's sizing
- Created using 3D printing technology
- Available in 6 stylish colorways
The shoe has very few drawbacks. Even the fact that the spikes are permanent is not necessarily a negative aspect of the shoe. They are permanent because they're fused into the spike plate. This makes the super durable and less likely to break off than removable spikes. The Nike Zoom Superfly Elite is a great choice for anyone looking to add a track spike to their shoe wardrobe. The shoe is entirely worth the price. Investing in a pair of fancy 3D printed track spikes might not magically make you faster but they'll certainly help you along if you've put in the time and work during training.