The Nike Air Zoom AlphaFly NEXT% initially made its debut in October of 2019 as Eliud Kipchoge ran the first-ever sub-2-hour marathon. ever since Kipchoge broke the barrier of possibilities with his performance in Vienna, the Air Zoom AlphaFly NEXT% has become one of, if not, the most sought after performance running shoe in a long time.
It comes as no surprise.
The model features Nike’s most responsive cushioning with a large amount of ZoomX foam. The shoe features an Atomknit upper that offers structure and support yet still remains to be as light as a feather making it feel like you’re running without any constraints. The most notable aspects of the shoe are the combination of the carbon fiber plate and Air units on the forefoot. The link-up in the technology acts like a trampoline that pushes you in your stride while alleviating any stress. In essence, you run faster without working harder.
As the Swoosh continues to roll out its best runner, the AlphaFly NEXT% is releasing in the same version that Kipchoge ran 1:59:40 in. For those trying to do the math, that’s around 4:34 per mile for 26.2 miles. The colorway has a few updates as the record-breaking time is added to the insoles and Kipchoge’s name is also found on the shoe.
Take a detailed look at the pair below as we await official release information on the pair. Are you looking forward to adding these to your running rotation? Let us know.