Two new Nike Zoom silhouettes are on the horizon with one pair being described as “perfect” by one of the fastest long-distance runners on the planet. I’m talking about the upgraded Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit. It’s the shoe worn by Eliud Kipchoge, the man who dominated the world’s marathons in 2018. It’s now even lighter and more breathable thanks to the addition of Flyknit technology.
So what makes this shoe so special? Well, it features Nike’s ZoomX foam that’s capable of providing up to 85 per cent energy return and an embedded full-length curved carbon fibre plate for a propelling sensation.
Sadly there’s no word on an Australian release date for this runner. It launches in the USA on October 4, so hopefully, we get access shortly after. The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit will cost $360 RRP. It’s the red one pictured below.
Nike’s other new footwear option borrows the carbon fibre plate from the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% and adds the plush, responsive ride of Nike React foam with the breathable support and structure of featherweight Flyknit. It’s also more affordable than the new Vaporfly 4%, and I like its colours better.
The Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit is the first of its kind to feature a Flyknit upper making it the perfect fast shoe for race days or tempo runs. Thankfully this one does have an Australian release date. You can find these neon-on-black runners in store and online from October 4. A pair will set you back $220 RRP.