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Nike has done it again with the Nike Zoom Waffle Racer 8 Spikeless. This class-leading cross country shoe packs race-winning technology with bold design, all at an unbeatable price. The feather light upper wraps your midfoot in a secure hold and the modified waffle outsole provides excellent grip on the course, giving you one light, responsive shoe that won't let you down on race day.

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Weight: 5.8 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: Fits small; purchase 1/2 size larger than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Medium
  • Mid-foot: Low to Medium volume
  • Forefoot: Narrow to medium
  • Toe-Box height: Low
  • Arch height: High

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: July 2011
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: Zoom Waffle Racer VII


The Nike Zoom Waffle Racer 8 is a 3k to 10k cross country shoe designed for asphalt, dirt, wood, and rubber surfaces. Updated to include a lightweight open mesh with water drainage capabilities. The Zoom Waffle Racer VII has a curved shape.


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


  • Flashlon full length midsole is a lightweight, responsive material.
  • TPU Shank is located at the bottom of the midfoot and is a thermoplastic unit designed to improve heel to toe transition.
  • Open mesh covers large expanses of the upper, providing great breathability.
  • Microfiber Synthetic overlays are internally located in the midfoot and forefoot to further lock down the upper for a snug fit.
  • Slip Lasting involves wrapping and stitching the upper in a bootie-like shape before it is glued to the midsole to increase flexibility and decrease weight.
  • Waffle Carbon outsole design in the forefoot provides multi-surface traction and increased durability.

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