Shoe Review: Nike Air Zoom Streak XC 2

NIKE_STREAK_XC2The Nike Air Zoom Streak XC 2 are the newest addition to my racing flat collection. These flats are very light weighing only 5.4 ounces. The upper is made of a lightweight shear see-through mesh and the tongue almost feels like paper. The insole is flat like a track flat. So you can’t slip in a pair of SuperFeet. The sole has knobbies which are intended for little extra grip and also provide some extra cushioning. The Nike Air Zoom Streak XC 2 toebox is narrow. I would recommend trying on a pair a half size larger than normal. The XC 2’s ride great for such a lightweight shoe. I can’t wait to use them in a race.

If you are wondering how far you can go on a pair of Nike Air Zoom Streak XC 2 , Dathan Ritzenhein placed third at the 18th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, in Birmingham, UK with them.

4 Responses to “Shoe Review: Nike Air Zoom Streak XC 2”

  1. ilikemargarine Says:

    sign me skeptical. i’ve been running in asics hyperspeeds pretty often, the racing shoe of choice for ryan hall, and i’ve yet to place top three in ANY international events. i may have just gotten a defective pair, though.

  2. kmc212 Says:

    I’m not trying to say you’ll place in the top three at an event wearing the shoes. I had pointed out Ritzenhein placed third running a half-marathon in the Nike XC 2. When your feet barely touch the ground during a race, you can run with a very minimal shoe.

    If you like Ryan Hall, the you’ll like it he has had a custom shoe developed by Asics he will be wearing at the NYC Marathon.

    http://running.competitor.com/2009/10/news/asics-develops-custom-shoe-for-ryan-hall_6134

  3. Davidson Wildcat Says:

    These shoes are great for fast quick intervals on the track.. I would stay off of trails with them though, and I think a half marathon might be pushing it with these shoes they are really light and don’t have that much cushion. These are my favorite flats though.

  4. kmc212 Says:

    I haven’t used them since a road race in Central Park last November. Since I had a good time for that race, I’m tempted to use them again.

    I never use flats for intervals or any other type of speed work. I usually stick with my trainers. Unless I need to break in a pair of flats. Then I use them for pace runs.

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