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Mens Nike Zoom Rival M 8 Track and Field Shoe

Men's Nike Zoom Rival M 8

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Men's NIKE® ZOOM RIVAL M 8 :: Boost your next track meet results by competing stronger than ever with the Men's Nike Zoom Rival M 8. Fine tuned for events ranging from 100m to 1500m, and hurdling/jumping events, this fantastic track spike will fit your foot like a second skin, as well as give you excellent traction to propel you to the finish. You'll enjoy a smooth, responsive ride from the Phylon midsole foam, and your feet will stay cool when the heat is on thanks to the breathable single-layer mesh in the upper. Plus, you'll score maximum propulsion and a fantastic grip in the Zoom Rival M 8, thanks to its Pebax® plate with 7 removable spikes.

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The Nuts & Bolts

  • Single-layer spacer mesh: Enhances breathability
  • Flywire technology in the upper: Integrates with the lacing system for an adaptive, supportive fit through the midfoot
  • Phylon foam midsole: Provides responsive cushioning
  • Spike plate extends farther back to act as a midfoot shank: Provides support and torsional rigidity
  • Solid rubber through heel pad with a pyramid-shaped traction pattern: Enhances grip and durability for long-lasting performance
  • Aggressive and rigid Pebax® plate with 7 spike receptacles and minimal secondary elements: Allows for maximum propulsion, speed and traction on the track
  • WEIGHT: 6.6 ounces


Men's Nike Zoom Rival M 8: The Facts

Best For:

Track running



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Top Reasons to Buy the Men's Nike Zoom Rival M 8

Speed past the competition with complete ease the moment you lace up a pair of the Zoom Rival M 8. The Pebax® plate offers an aggressive and rigid surface with 7 spike slots for maximum forward momentum and explosive accelerations on the track. You’ll be standing on the medal podium in no time.

Whether you’re running the 100M dash or a 4x200 relay, the Phylon foam midsole gives you a responsive ride that will keep you light on your toes. Enjoy a cushioned underfoot feel that never weighs you down so you can achieve victory in complete comfort.

Just like an old Looney Tunes cartoon, you’ll race down the track like Road Runner and leave Wily Coyote in the dust. Integrated Flywire laces provide light compression to keep your foot locked firmly in place so you never get tripped up by a wobbly heel.

What People Are Saying About the Men's Nike Zoom Rival M 8

Runners loved the Zoom Rival 8 for its comfortable feel and minimalist styling. If you’re trying to go as fast as possible, it’s important to feel like you’re wearing a second skin instead of a shoe. The sleek exterior perfectly contours your foot and the signature Nike swoosh signals to your competitors that you mean business.

Reviewers lauded the versatility of these shoes, saying it worked well for the long jump, high jump, and distances anywhere from 200M to 3k. When you need a trainer that can adapt to anything you decide to put your mind too, these are the ones for you.

Track runners also liked this model’s durability and the sturdy materials used throughout the entire design. You can rest assured these shoes are made with high quality materials to get you through the entire track season with a fresh-out-of-the-box feel.

Men's Nike Zoom Rival M 8 Updates

The men’s Nike Zoom Rival M 8 is a refreshed model from the men’s Nike Zoom Rival MD 7. It’s been updated with Flywire integrated laces for a secure, confident fit, a Phylon midsole for total comfort even during longer track distances, and a single-layer spacer mesh for superior ventilation.

Size and Fit of the Men's Nike Zoom Rival M 8

General Size and Fit

These shoes are designed to be rigid and snug to deliver an ultimate race feel. They come in a normal men’s width and it’s suggested you order based on your true foot size.


Thanks to the Nike Zoom Rival M 8’s mesh construction, you won’t have a problem with your feet overheating on the track – even as you’re blazing past the competition. The mesh encourages ventilation and air circulation to keep your feet dry and cool.


With the Phylon midsole, you’ll experience an incredibly lightweight and responsive ride as you get closer and closer to the finish line.


The rigid spike plate provides traction for all track surfaces., and you can easily unscrew the track spikes for different distances. The spike plate also extends back toward the heel to provide stability as you run or jump.

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