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For entry level athletes, the Nike Zoom Waffle Racer 9 is built for 3k to 10k cross country racing.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


The Nike Zoom Waffle Racer 9 is ready for race day. This shoe is light, fast, and best of all won't break the bank. The upper keeps your feet comfortable on warm days and the overlays hold your foot without being constricting. With loads of grip and a lightweight feel this shoe will impress you from start to finish line.

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Weight: 5.6 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (16mm), Forefoot (14mm), non-removable insole

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D) 

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Narrow
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium to high
  • Shoe Shape: Curved



The Nike Zoom Waffle Racer 9 is a 3k to 10k cross country shoe designed for asphalt, dirt, wood, and rubber surfaces.


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


  • Flashlon full length midsole is a lightweight, responsive material.
  • Molded Medial Arch provides additional support during longer races.
  • Hydrophoic Mesh upper allows breathability  and optimal water shedding benefits.
  • 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.

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: Very good XC flats! Easy to run with a mid-foot strike. I improved in my 2 mile by about 20 seconds! Better than the Waffle Racer 8s because they feel more comfortable and easier to tie shoe laces. Very good shoe! 9/10
From: CA, USA