BTC Mamba V
BTC Mamba V
Limited Edition Bowerman Track Club Nike Zoom Mamba V takes its roots from the rain soaked tracks of its hometown of Portland Oregon. The Mamba V began as a steeplechase spike, delivering solid traction and a secure, consistent fit optimized for performance in wet conditions. With world leading times at 800, 1500, 3K steeple, and 10K run in the Mamba V however, the spike is engineered to keep your feet feeling dry, light, and fast, no matter the distance.
Phylon lightweight-foam midsole for responsive cushioning.
Pebax spike plate for ideal traction and response.
Six replaceable pins on the spike plate for excellent traction.
Sharkskin-patterned outsole for additional grip.
Exclusive Bowerman Track Club color-way, with logos on both the heel and insole.
Weight: 4.2oz/120g (men's size 10)
Includes 1/4" pyramid spikes and a wrench.
Nike designers were motivated to take a completely new approach with the Zoom Mamba 5. Rather than starting with features necessary for the steeplechase and then trying to make the shoe fast, the designers decided to start with something fast and then tweak it for the steeplechase.
Evan Jager, the American Record holder in the steeplechase, liked the original Zoom Victory, so they started with that spike plate. After removing the carbon fiber plate, they needed to maintain explosiveness and protection from the barriers, so they extended the spike plate into the midfoot. Additionally, many athletes complained about slipping on wooden European barriers, so they added strategically placed triangular teeth.
Finally, the designers noticed that many elite steeplechase athletes wet their spikes before tying them because the fit would change after becoming wet. To address this, they created an upper that would be comfortable wet or dry. A minimal collar design offers a close, sock-like fit around your ankle with Neoprene material optimizing performance in wet conditions.