words // Steve Jaconetta

Nike introduces the Air Zoom Elite 7, the lightest version in the Zoom Air Elite's seven-year history.

The Nike Air Zoom Elite 7 features a sleek new upper that features lightweight mesh with supportive Nike Flywire technology. Asymmetrical lacing helps lock down the midfoot, and no-sew overlays provide key support and a virtually seamless fit. A more streamlined design wiith a reduced eight-millimeter heel-to-toe offset provides a lowered ride that brings runners closer to the ground and helps enable a more natural footstrike.

Zoom Air in the forefoot provides responsive cushioning at the faster speeds of tempo runs, and is highly responsive and quick off the ground. An ultra-thin outsole adds traction without bulking up weight while a lateral crash rail flexes upon contact with the ground for a soft, smooth transition from landing to takeoff. Deep flex grooves under the forefoot offer room for more natural motion. With a women’s size 8 weighing just 8 ounces and a men’s size 10 weighing 9.6 ounces, the new design is the lightest yet.

The Nike Air Zoom Elite 7 is available now for both men and women at nike.com as well as select Nike Running retailers.