Review: Nike Zoom Winflo 7

The Winflo line debuted from Nike over half a decade ago as a lower-priced alternative to their other Zoom models. For $90, you got most of the tech, with none of the frills. While the model is still not Nike’s flagship model, it has advanced to the point of being an easy competitor against them.

2019’s Winflo 6 finally introduced a forefoot Zoom Air (a pocket of air with tensile fibers that is still being used in Nike’s top models for every sport) unit, in addition to the heel unit that the shoe has had since its firs iteration. Despite this, the forefoot felt a bit flat. No longer. Nike has beefed up the forefoot unit to be bouncier and more cushioned. The amount of cushion overall is impressive for the price point. It feels in line with their re-vamped, performance-oriented Zoom line or even some Hoka models. Long story short, the Winflo 7 has a zippy ride that can still take the miles.

The springy midsole sits atop a good-gripping, fast outsole.

The outsole is plenty grippy and gives a little more “pop” at speed, due to its long, single-piece rubber. In general, if you like speedy shoes, look for this kind of design. It’s more similar to a track spike’s plate.

The upper is a little on the wider side. That’s not terrible and fits with the mileage-focused leanings of the shoe, but is a little at-odds with its speediness. Still, it should be good enough for most foot types, so don’t worry, just don’t expect a glove-like fit.

Score: 9/10

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