The Zoom Fly is a bit of a sleeper, but don't be fooled by its economical price and apparently simple design. Borrowing from the Bowerman heritage, with a bit of the Lunar engineering, the result is a performance shoe introduced at the right time. The upper is open mesh in the forefoot with closed mesh in the mid and rearfoot, married together with no-sew overlays.
While tapered, the toebox provides a good fit, thanks to a synthetic leather toecap keeping the shape of toebox, including an accommodating bunion window. The midsole is a combination of Phylon and Cushlon molded to provide support and protection, with a Zoom Air bag in the forefoot on 8 millimeter geometry. The outersole is BRS 1000 carbon rubber in the heel, mini Waffles providing traction up front. The Zoom Fly is an effective performance shoe for faster paced runs and even for long races. However, the price makes it an even better value, so good, it won our award as Most Economical Shoe
Testers: “Secure fit and a nice low to the ground feel. Protective and nimble. This has been a go to shoe for fast running.”
Sizes: Men: 7–13,14,15; Women: 6–11
Weight: 9.8 oz. (men’s size 11); 8.3 oz. (women’s size 8)
Construction: Strobel slip lasted, EVA Strobel board
Recommended for: medium to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics to mild overpronation, for faster paced runs