Nike endless strive towards perfecting the running shoe is driven by the NSRL, where data compiled by direct insights from athletes is translated into modern and effective footwear. This dedication to science and the athlete has allowed the Nike Running team to experience huge wins on a regular basis; their Zoom Vaporfly 4% continues to dominate the marathon circuit, while Eliud Kipchoge’s sub-two hour marathon in Vienna completed an ambitious mission set out two years ago. It’s clear that the runners are in their best condition and the shoes were built to perform, but what no man or machine can truly account for is the frequency of injury that occurs in the sport.
This obsession with 26.2 miles fueled the creation of what may be the most impactful running shoe on the market because of its emphatic approach towards reducing injury. The Infinity React Run is Nike’s most tested running shoe to date (over 16,000 miles) and was the subject of a unique running epidemiology study by the British Columbia Sports Medicine Research Foundation, which found that the shoe reduced injury rates by a whopping 52% compared to the Structure Triax 22. This finely tuned experiment yielded shockingly positive results for all distance types – not just the marathoners.
Structurally, the Infinity React Run boasts 25% more foam than its predecessor and has a similar wide-base geometry as the aforementioned Vaporfly 4%. The upper consists of an engineered lofted Flyknit built specifically for this silhouette, while the heel-to-toe rocker provides a sensation of propulsion while allowing for quick transition.
The Nike Infinity React Run releases on January 3rd, 2020 for Nike Members and January 16th worldwide for $160.
Nike Infinity React Run
Release Date: January 3rd, 2020 (Nike Members exclusive)
Release Date: January 16th, 2020 (Global)
Color: Platinum Tint/Black-Pink Blast
Style Code: CD4371-004
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