The Nike Zoom Mamba is an elite track and field shoe used in both amateur and professional competitions.
Track athletes looking for an extremely lightweight (only 4.3oz) five-pin spike for distances from 800m-5000m should take a long hard look at the Zoom Mamba. Strapping this bad boy to your feet will take your performance to the next level.
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From the mile racer to the cross country co-ed, reviews have poured in from all over the globe. The Nike Mamba is a hit with runners of all levels.
The Mamba is in the aggressive category of track and field shoes. Using a three fingered Pebax#174 plate and removable five pin spike system, Mamba stands in a class by itself.
Nike gives you the option to adjust your spike size as the terrain you are competing on dictates. The five pin spike system can easily be removed and replaced if you so choose, which many racers have found to be extremely useful throughout their competitions..
An ultra light weight mesh upper keeps the foot aerated and dry during training as well as competition. It’s great at reducing odor and keeping your race day shoes smelling like roses.
Notice the midfoot arch has a bandage like strap that locks down each runner’s foot. This arch bandage snugs the foot tight to control heel to toe-off transition and maximize stability without sacrificing speed.
Phylon foam is the key to the Mamba’s light weight. This NASA inspired foam is what we in the industry call smart foam. Phylon is an energy efficient material that provides more resiliency than any other foam in the industry.
Is Nike Zoom Mamba The Best Running Shoe For Me?
The Nike Mamba comes in men’s sizes only, however this just means women can subtract 1.5 sizes from their usual running shoe when purchasing Nike Zoom Mambas for the big meet.
You can pick of a pair of Mamba’s in an aggressive total orange color with a black and white outsole. Your competition will be intimidated by the strong color scheme, but will only see the outsole’s as your take off after that starting gun.
If your workouts don’t require such a speedy race shoe, consider the ever popular Nike Air Pegasus 27. This best seller provides a little added cushion for your feet while still providing the speed you need to whip the competition.
However if you want a racing shoe that will accelerate your body to the podium, go with the Mambas. Whether you are carrying the Torch across the Isle of Man or running the 800 meter in High School, Nike Zoom Mambas will provide the lightweight traction and stability you need to help achieve your lofty fitness goals.
RunPals Rated: Nike Zoom Mamba
(5.0 out of 5)