Nike has set itself the daunting task of creating a shoe that will, for the first time in human history, enable a runner to complete a marathon in under two hours, in an initiative that is appropriately titled Breaking2. Off the back of this project comes three new, performance-focused sneakers.
The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% aims to make runners four percent more effective on the track. Thanks to a combination of the carbon-fibre plate and the Flymesh upper, Nike has created an incredibly efficient running shoe. A slightly more casual option is the The Nike Zoom Fly, a trainer that Nike says is “is fast enough for race day, yet durable enough for everyday training”, with Lunarlon foam protecting runners from the impacts and strains of repeated activity. Finally the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 rounds out this drop, and uses enhanced Flymesh made with translucent monofilament yarn, offering a lighter, freer run.
The collection drops on June 8 and new colorways are expected, so stay tuned for those. To find out more about the Breaking2 initiative and the Vaporfly Elite, head here.