Need for Speed: Nike Zoom Streak XC 3

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The Zoom Streak XC 3 [$70] is Nike's newest cross country model. Created for serious speed, the shoe is ultra-lightweight with a distraction-free fit. A one-piece mesh upper reduces irritation while providing excellent breathability and even drainage during wet, muddy races. Springy cushioning at the midsole delivers a comfortable ride.

Fit
Made to support the foot without weighing it down, the Zoom Streak XC 3 has an innovative one-piece construction, anatomically designed for a snug, secure fit. The single-layer mesh helps increase airflow while allowing water to drain quickly during wet or muddy conditions. Cushioning around the heel and ankle adds extra comfort and increased support.

Cushioning
Less is more with the Zoom Streak XC 3. The Nike Zoom unit in the heel helps absorb impact in a sleek, low-profile design. Made of super light, ultra-responsive Cushlon LT foam, the midsole offers a responsive, resilient feel. Embedded in the midsole, the midfoot shank provides needed support without adding extra weight.

Traction
This shoe has a mini-Waffle pattern for great ground-gripping traction. Deep flex grooves allow the foot to move naturally and efficiently, while super-strong carbon rubber at the heel makes the shoe incredibly durable.

The shoe is available at Nike's online store as well as retailers such as Nice Kicks.

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