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Designed around the needs of elite-level athletes, the Nike Zoom Victory XC is suitable for 3k-10k events.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


For cross country racing, low weight, some cushioning, good traction and protection are essential for great performances. The Zoom Victory XC checks all these boxes and thus provides a fantastic footwear option for top level performers. The superlight Flywire upper provides a secure midfoot fit and the sculpted midsole provides cushioning and arch support. Perfect for the longer XC races. Includes twelve 5/16" spikes and a spike wrench.

Model Number:

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Weight: 4.8 oz (size 9)

Sizing is based on the men's scale. Women should subtract 1 and a half sizes from their women's shoe size. Example: Women's 8.5 equals size 7.0 for this shoe.

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box height: Low
  • Arch height: Medium structure

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: July 2011 (new color), model release date July 2010
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: Zoom Victory (track spike)


Nike's Zoom Victory XC is a elite-level cross country spike designed for 3k to 10k events. This shoe has a curved shape.


  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.


  • Flashlon full-length midsole for a lightweight, responsive ride.
  • Carbon Fiber Shank in the midfoot provides improved torsional rigidity.
  • Open mesh covering the upper provides great breathability.
  • Flywire over the midfoot is made of high tensile strength fibers layered between TPU and foam for a strong, lightweight, and dynamic fit.
  • Pebax Plate in the forefoot is a stiff polymer plate for increased propulsion.
  • Rubber Outsole extends from the heel to the Pebax plate and is textured for additional grip.
  • Sharkskin in the heel is a thermoplastic grid-like piece for increased traction.
  • Contains 6 spike receptacles per shoe.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Great spikes, very lightweight and fast. Feel very comfy on my feet, almost like I am wearing nothing at all. I had two races where it was pouring down rain and we had to run through long stretches of water and mud, and they have held up great. Drain well. Highly recommend.
From: Brett, Alabama, USA

Comments: Great pair of spikes. Lightweight and very useful for powering up steep hills
From: Jesse, Eau Claire, WI, USA

Comments: The Victory Zoom Spikes are perfect spikes for a XC race they fit well and have no issues what so ever. although they are light they have great stability and cushioning they also have a great heal toe design to help your form i recommend the Nike Victory Zoom XC spikes to anyone.
From: Mark, Janesville WI USA

Comments: Great idea, poor execution. These spikes are really light and feel like a second skin on your foot. Spike plates good, curve in the fore foot is good; everything else:bad. They have a weird "support" feature that puts pressure on the arch and actually makes it hurt. The lacing never seems to be right and they either seem too tight or like they're gonna fall off. In one race i got spiked on the ankle and since the back of the shoe wasn't tight enough(even though the front of the shoe was too tight) actually came down below my heel and I had to race in a backless spike. Not fun. Used them a couple times in track as well, they failed miserably. I wouldn't recommend these.
From: Joe, Hendersonville, TN,USA

Comments: Very light and very fast. However, the forefoot is narrow and is tearing because of my wide-ish feet. Also, there is a stiff plastic seam in the front of the shoe that makes sockless running quite painful. Used these for 1 season of track and 1 season of XC. Good shoe, but not worth 100+ dollars 3.5/5 stars (note: I did not purchase these from RW)
From: Anonymous

p>Comments: Wow!!! i just got back from a small recovery speed workout (weird i know.), but these worked AMAZING!! i have just been wearing the zoom victory track version, but theses are much better, by far! the curved forefoot gives forefoot striking a much much much easier more nautural feel. Again super lightweight and would probably work just as great for track season as well. but a tip is to wear thin or no socks other wise you will have a lot of difficulty getting them on. These are a must!
From: Daniel, Roseville, California, U.S.A

Comments: These worked well as a cross country and track spike, my only complaint though is the actual spike plate bent on me. Now the spikes come out on an angle and makes then foot strike seem off. Also they will get large holes in them but that should be expected when the material is as thin as it is.
From: Eric, Saint Cloud, FL, USA

Comments: Very lightweight and flexible, I originally liked them very much (I sized 1.5 down from my women's size to get them in men's) but during one xc run some brambles ripped the top mesh to shreds and the shoes are almost falling apart. I did not get cut at all, which is surprising to hear after you look at the shoes, which makes me very dubious of the lifespan of these flats.
From: Steph, Boston, MA, USA

Comments: Fantastic spike! Fits great, feels great, lightweight..everything you could want in a Cross Country spike. Also, ran in a very muddy and wet race last week, had to run through some puddles, and these spikes drained very very well!
From: Alex, Poplar Grove, IL, USA

Comments: Lots of PRs in these babies! I didn't have any opinion on my spikes until I used these. Now I think I'm in love...
From: Daniel, Columbia, MD, USA

Comments: These spikes are really light but as an obvious downside, they have very minimal cushioning. I've only used them on a pavement course (your feet will hurt quite a bit afterwards), but on an all grass course they should be amazing.
From: Devin, Pearl River, NY, USA

Comments: Watch out, one of the holes to put spikes into did not have threads so I couldnt put in a spike. Basically it was defective. I have also heard problems about spikes bending after one race. Plus, wear socks or your heels will bleed and your feet will get torn up
From: Drew, Providence, RI, USA

Comments: By far the Victory XC is the best publicly available cross country spike. It is extremely lightweight and flexible and probably the most responsive shoe I have worn. The fit is much better than the Victory track spikes and they are much more durable. They work very well on a variety of surfaces; especially grass. Overall an excellent XC spike!
From: Peter, Conway, NH, USA