Comments: I am sad to say I am returning these after 2 workouts. The mesh cut into the top of my foot, and the toebox was far shallower than any other racing flats. The fit was sloppy, as I had to re-lace my shoes multiple times a run. My foot felt like it was sliding and very unstable whenever I went around any corner. This shoe appeared very promising, but disappointed me big time in the end.
From: JT, Rochester, New York, USA
Comments: I second David from Austin's comments. For me, perfect design for a racer. The mesh is so open yet retains some structure. I haven't had my flyknit racers steam - fitted but they do not come close to the Streak LT's ability in locking my foot down. This is a great shoe for someone looking for an ultra-light and airy, low-drop flat for speed work or 5k racing.
From: B, Maryland
Comments: I am a racewalker. This is my favorite shoe for races. I race in the 1500, 3K and 5K. The shoe is very comfortable. I have no issues with this shoe. I have been racing in it for the last three years. I bought enough shoes to stock up for the next 10 years. I love this shoe. I now use this shoe for races only. I use to do interval training in it, but the nubs were very worn at 100 miles on the track.
From: Alfred, Birmingham, Alabama
Comments: These are great shoes if you are looking for something very light weight and basic. If your form is not very good or if you rely on shoes that offer a lot of cushioning or support, then you will probably not enjoy these shoes. They are designed for one thing specifically: speed. Additionally, they will wear our fairly quickly; just look at the cushioning in the photo. I would suggest buying these for a specific race and using them as part of your training regime leading up to that race, if you are a fairly accomplished runner.
From: Bryan, San Antonio, TX, USA
Comments: This is an amazing racing flat for the money. I ran the 2012 Chicago Marathon in a PR of 2:50 and a half marathon PR of 1:19. It has the right amount of cushion and weight (lack of). :-) I'll definitely be wearing these for Boston. One small caveat: the upper mesh along the outside of the foot tends to breakdown around the 300 mile mark. However, just slap a little duct tape inside and you're good to go for more miles.
From: Eli, Chicago, IL
Comments: This is a fantastic flat. I struggle to figure out why Nike put so much R&D into their flyknit shoe when they already produce this flat for so cheap. This is such a wonderful basic setup - open mesh breathable upper, cushlon midsole, good traction, 4mm drop. No gimmicks, no air, no extra technology, just minimal upper sewn to a well cushioned sole. I wear it for everything up to a 1/2 marathon.
From: David, Austin, TX
Comments: The streaks are a great pair of shoes for intervals and racing, but I don't think you should do races much longer than a 10k in them, MAYBE a half. They do exactly what they are intended to do, very light and responsive. Very comfy, the fit was perfect for me. Unfortunately you cannot run barefoot in them because of one seam in the toebox that does not have felt over it. That is the only complaint i could possibly have.
From: Brad, AL
Comments: The Zoom Streak has a good amount of cushioning under the fore/mid foot, I find this great for training runs. Very light and comfy. The fit is good as well. I measure a 10.5D size and ordered the same. These fit the same as the rest of my flats.
From: Forest, BC, Canada
Comments: Have been rotating between two pairs for all speed-work and races over this past (marathon) training build. The idea was to break these in as my marathon flats. Raced 5K, 10K, 10M, and half-marathons in them and had no problems. However, as I increased my weekly mileage in them (cutting back from my more supportive trainers), problems began to emerge--less from the technology of the shoe and more from the inadequate long-distance support for my feet and legs. I wore them during a 24M progression which required an uncharacteristically long recovery (due to metatarsal tenderness). I highly recommend them for all speedwork and races 20K and below; Exceed these at the expense of your legs.
From: Patrick, Atlanta, GA, USA
Comments: Great flat. Fits narrow, you may need need to go up a size from your regular trainer. Used them for my intervals and my feet were not fatigued.
Ran my first 3 mile race this year and they felt great. Raced on a flat course, mostly grass and dirt. Can't wait to tackle the hills and my 5K race.
So far no wear and tear but I only use them for intervals and racing.
Yes, I will buy them again.
From: Josh, Pasadena,CA, USA