Nike have set themselves a long-term mission of transforming the athletic landscape, and the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite is their latest example of this. Performance runners Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese push to get the most out of every stride and they will do so wearing the new trainers from Nike in upcoming marathons.
Traditionally racing shoes keep a low profile, but the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite’s progressive Nike ZoomX midsole cushioning is much lighter, softer and more responsive than traditional foams. Combining athlete insight with cutting-edge engineering, the shoes are designed to give runners more energy return combined with more cushioning from the road.
As well as a 21mm forefoot stack height, the shoes also boast a 9mm offset, designed to minimalize Achilles strain. A “scooped-shaped” carbon fiber plate provides a feeling of forward motion and minimizes energy loss over the course of the race.
With the Nike Zoom Vaporfly pointing into the future of Nike Zoom Running – a duo of racing shoes is being released that redefines the look and feel of fast running.
NIKE ZOOM VAPORFLY 4%
The performance-driven design of this shoe makes runners 4% more efficient compared to Nike’s previous fastest marathon shoe. The final product is a racing shoe built for the needs of world-class runners.
NIKE ZOOM FLY
Here we have a shoe fast enough for race day, yet durable enough for everyday training. Lightweight, soft and highly resilient Lunarlon foam creates a light, responsive underfoot experience.
NIKE AIR ZOOM PEGASUS 34
Marrying Nike’s Zoom Air units in the forefront and heel to premium Cushlon ST foam, these runners provide soft cushioning with a responsive underfoot feel. The updated flymesh upper also allows for better ventilation.
Running shoes, available June 8th, by NIKE