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Nike Zoom Shift Review

Facts & Figures:
List Price:
$99.99
Type:
Low Top
Release Date:
6/2017
# of Reviews:
4
Traction
7.3
Cushion
7.3
Materials
8.3
Support
8.7
Fit
8.0
Outdoor
0%
very narrow
very wide
runs small
runs large

Colorways of Nike Zoom Shift:

Game Royal / White
Game Royal / White
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Black / Metallic Silver / White
Black / Metallic Silver / White
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University Red / Black / White
University Red / Black / White
No stores found
Black / Wolf Grey
Black / Wolf Grey
No stores found
Black / Wolf Grey / Red
Black / Wolf Grey / Red
No stores found

PROS:

  • Fair price
  • Decent materials

CONS:

  • Inconsistent traction
  • Long break-in period

Summary of 4 Expert Reviews:

The Zoom Shift is a well-performing budget model that features a Zoom unit in the forefront and a lightweight mesh upper. The traction is a little inconsistent and doesn't work very well on dusty courts - be prepared to wipe a lot. The fit is very narrow and takes an extended break-in period before getting softer and more comfortable. Overall, the Nike Zoom Shift is a good budget option for guards.
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Expert Reviews of the Nike Zoom Shift:

The 7.8 average overall rating ranks #101 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
Overall, this is a pretty good shoe. Nothing crazy, but very good value for the money!
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8.0
KickGenius
December 27, 2017
Overall this is a solid shoe that has signature model-like qualities at a retail price of $100 - you can't really beat that!
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7.4
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
While the Nike Zoom Shift is aesthetically pleasing, the inconsistent traction and the brick-like cushion makes the shoe very unpleasant on-court.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
December 27, 2017
This shoe is pretty nice and works well for guards who need a responsive shoe. Feels a little like a low-top Kyrie 2 with nicer materials and worse traction.
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Traction of the Nike Zoom Shift:

The 7.3 average traction rating ranks #105 of 116 shoes overall
7.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
On clean courts you are alright, but on dusty courts you are slipping all time.
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8.0
KickGenius
December 27, 2017
The outsole wraps around the side of the shoe similar to the Kyrie 3.
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5.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
Traction is very inconsistent and very frustrating.
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9.0
The Sole Brothers
December 27, 2017
The traction was good and worked fairly well on dusty courts.
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Cushion of the Nike Zoom Shift:

The 7.3 average cushion rating ranks #109 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
Once they are broken in the cushion feels very nice. I really like the setup of Phylon foam with a Zoom unit in the forefoot.
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8.0
KickGenius
December 27, 2017
Forefoot Zoom similar to the PG1.
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5.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
Can you say nonexistent?
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7.0
The Sole Brothers
December 27, 2017
The cushioning is really stiff and responsive, but impact protection is minimal.
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Materials of the Nike Zoom Shift:

The 8.3 average materials rating ranks #74 of 116 shoes overall
8.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
The materials are very breathable and durable.
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8.0
KickGenius
December 27, 2017
The lightweight mesh upper is a good combination of comfort and breathability.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
he best features of the Nike Zoom Shift are its materials.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
December 27, 2017
Decent materials for a budget model.
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Support of the Nike Zoom Shift:

The 8.7 average support rating ranks #55 of 116 shoes overall
9.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
The support is probably the best feature of this shoe.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
The support mainly comes from the fit.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
December 27, 2017
Very good lockdown and lateral containment. The outrigger is minimal though.
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Fit of the Nike Zoom Shift:

The 8.0 average fit rating ranks #98 of 116 shoes overall
7.0
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
This one-piece construction is a nightmare to get on.
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9.0
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
There is no getting out of the shoe until you take them off.
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8.0
The Sole Brothers
December 27, 2017
No heel slippage or dead space.
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Is Outdoor Use recommended?

The 0% average outdoor rating ranks #103 of 116 shoes overall
no
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
I do not recommend hooping outside in these due to the outsole’s durability.
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no
The Sole Brothers
December 27, 2017
I wouldn't recommend outdoor use.
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Width of the Nike Zoom Shift:

very narrow
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
These are super tight in the beginning.
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slightly narrow
KickGenius
December 27, 2017
The shoe is a little narrow in the beginning.
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slightly narrow
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
It's a bit snug even for narrow feet.
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slightly narrow
The Sole Brothers
December 27, 2017
The fit is pretty narrow.
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Size of the Nike Zoom Shift:

½ size small
PureKicks
December 27, 2017
I recommend going a size up.
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true to size
KickGenius
December 27, 2017
I recommend going true to size.
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true to size
Another Pair [weartesters.com]
December 27, 2017
Runs true to size.
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½ size small
The Sole Brothers
December 27, 2017
Runs super snug.
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