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The Nike Vaporfly 3 “EK” Celebrates Eliud Kipchoge’s 5K Win In Paris 20 Years Ago

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The Nike Vaporfly 3 has been on the market globally for almost two months, wowing runners of all levels in the process. Ahead of summer, the Swoosh’s latest marquee running sneaker has appeared in a style commemorating the brand’s marquee runner: Eliud Kipchoge.

Over the years, Nike and Kipchoge have pushed the boundaries of what people thought humans could accomplish within the sport of running. Although the Kenyan elite runner didn’t place in the top three at the Boston Marathon 2023, he’s held his fair share of wins and broken records over the past 20 years. One such example is a sub-13 minute 5K at the 9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics (2003). Kipchoge shocked much of the world while setting a course record. The track spike on foot?: A Nike Zoom Miler in a special white and red color scheme.

The upcoming Vaporfly 3 pays homage to Kipchoge’s accomplishment, borrowing the straightforward, but iconic colorway that debuted 20 years ago. As with other special “EK” editions, the ZoomX-cushioned running shoe features Eliud Kipchoge’s initials on the sockliners and tongue labels. The date for the event is also printed onto the right sockliner, while a quote from the young Kenyan athlete appears on the left side. Lastly, the marathon record-holder’s signature is stamped onto the medial midsole.

Enjoy official photos of the pair ahead, and anticipate a nike.com launch soon for $250 USD.

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Nike ZoomX VaporFly 3 "Eliud Kipchoge"
Release Date: 2023
Color: N/A
Mens: $250 Style Code: FD6556-100

North America2023

Photos via Nike