Nike Men's Air Zoom Elite 8

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With a thin Flymesh construction upper and a Zoom Air unit in the forefoot, the Nike Air Zoom Elite 8 Men’s Running Shoe delivers the ultimate in lightweight response for a smooth ride no matter what your training schedule demands.


Shoe Category
Ideal Use
Approx. 269 grams

  • Single-layer Flymesh construction is ultra-lightweight and provides ventilation and support where you need it most
  • Mesh inner sleeve wraps the foot for a plush, comfortable fit
  • Notches at the tongue provide easy on and off
  • Internal heel counter provides a secure rearfoot fit
  • Molded EVA sockliner conforms to the shape of your foot for comfortand underfoot support
  • Phylon midsole provides lightweight cushioning
  • Zoom Air unit in the forefoot delivers responsive, low-profile cushioning. It’s loaded from the bottom for a smooth transition
  • Heel foam height has been lowered from the previous model to help you run more naturally and efficiently
  • Soft blown rubber across the forefoot for added cushioning and improved flexibility
  • Hexagon-shaped outsole pattern provides multi-surface traction and durability
  • Deep horizontal flex grooves are molded across the forefoot to encourage a natural, efficient range of motion
  • Rubber crash rail on the lateral outsole acts as a cushioning device at contact for a soft, smooth transition. The rubber is segmented to enhance flexibility
Product Code: L1414142

When superstar track and field coach Bill Bowerman met talented middle-distance runner Phil Knight, an unlikely partnership was formed.


Bowerman was looking for lighter, more durable running shoes for his Oregon University Runners, and Knight was searching for a way to make a living without having to give up athletics all together. The two put their heads together and came up with a shoe that featured outsoles modelled on a waffle iron – unconventional, but somehow it worked.


Bowerman and Knight named their new venture Nike, after the Greek goddess of victory, and began selling their shoes from out the boot of a car. From these humble beginnings, the company has grown into a sports industry market leader, and its distinctive ‘swoosh’ logo is arguably the most recognisable brand logo on the planet.


Despite this success, Nike’s mission statement remains the unchanged: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. Because if you have a body, you’re an athlete. 

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