Sometimes you just have to take one look at something and it already screams innovation. The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% does exactly that. From the moment you first lay eyes on the unique design – which includes additional foam and the two Zoom Air pods underfoot – you can tell that this is a running shoe that means business.
What is the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% ?
World record holder and Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge, one of the world’s fastest runners, ran a marathon in 1:59:40 in 2019 – breaking the two-hour barrier. He did so in a prototype of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%, a premier racing shoe loaded with new tech and specifically tailored to allow athletes to perform at their best.
“I think this shoe will be part of my legacy,” Eliud confessed and believes that it will go on to inspire the next generation of distance runners to surpass his feats.
For over two years the team at Nike collaborated very closely with the Olympic champion to create the unique shoe that the sneaker giant has now labelled “the fastest racing shoe we’ve ever made”.
How was the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% made?
Aside from the Zoom Air pods and the additional foam underfoot, the Nike Innovation team developed a new Flyknit upper called AtomKnit, a lightweight material that offers a contoured fit with minimal water absorption and enhanced breathability.
But that’s not all. In the video below, Eliud Kipchoge himself explains some of the ideas and technology that went into creating these one of a kind runners:
Where can I buy a pair?
As you can imagine, there has already been a high demand for these globally and they’re currently flying off the shelves. At R 5 299,95, the price might seem steep, but considering all the went into creating it, the Alphafly NEXT%, which evolves the learnings of the Vaporfly franchise, is not only a running shoe but a work of art.
Gear up for your next personal best. These are guaranteed to help you break records in no time.
The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% and Nike Tempo Next% is available from Nike stores, Nike.com and TotalSport.