March 7th, 2017 by Zack Schlemmer
Fresh off the heels of the announcement of the Zoom Vaporfly Elite concept shoe for the Breaking2 project, Nike Running introduces three more models to usher in the brand’s new era of speed. Highly influenced by the Vaporfly Elite that Nike hopes will help one of their elite marathon athletes break the 2-hour marathon barrier, Zoom Vaporfly 4% and Zoom Fly feature similar designs designed to be the fastest Nike racing shoes yet. Today Nike also unveils the next chapter of the Pegasus franchise, the all-new Zoom Pegasus 34.
The Zoom Vaporfly 4% leads the pack for the trio of new runners, which also features ZoomX cushioning and a carbon fiber plate like the Vaporfly Elite. Said to be 4% more efficient than Nike’s previous fastest marathon shoe, the Vaporfly 4% is built with a light and ultra breathable Flymesh that sits atop the ZoomX sole designed to cushion and return energy with every stride. The final result is the ultimate marathon shoe whether you’re and elite athlete or somebody completing their first race ever.
The Zoom Fly takes the same principles of the Vaporfly Elite and applies them to a shoe that’s fast enough for race day and simultaneously durable enough for everyday training. The Zoom Fly combines Lunarlon and Zoom Air cushioning with an embedded full-length carbon-infused nylon plate to increase stiffness for support. A 10mm offset minimizes Achilles strain while the thick midsole provides impact protection mile after mile.
The legendary Pegasus series continues with its 34th iteration, once again utilizing Zoom Air units in the forefoot and heel that combine with Cushlon foam for the versatile performance the line is known for. Up top, the shoe features a complete redesign in Flymesh with translucent monofilament yarn embedded within for lightweight durability.
The Zoom Vaporfly 4%, Zoom Fly, And Zoom Pegasus 34 in men’s and women’s sizing all release on June 8th, 2017.
Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%
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