The explosion in popularity of class-based fitness over the past years has birthed a new breed of athlete, so Nike has crafted a new SuperRep footwear line to meet that athlete’s needs. From “boot camps” to spin classes, these dynamic workouts demand powerful, protective and responsive footwear, so three silhouettes have been presented to tackle all situations: the Air Zoom SuperRep, the SuperRep Go and the SuperRep Cycle.
Most fitness classes are centered around high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts that range from kettlebell swings to burpees. These quick-yet-strenuous bursts of exertion demand a shoe that’s simultaneously cushioned and supportive — something that’s not easy to find, as most participants wear standard cross-trainers. Therefore, the Air Zoom SuperRep offers a mixture of both cushioning and support that’s specifically geared to take on rapid, forceful movement.
Uppers are streamlined but supportive, featuring a synthetic construction that’s overlaid with a translucent textured cage, providing stability for side-to-side movement. Down below, the forefoot features a duo of thick Zoom Air units that give off a look similar to the record-breaking Nike Alpha Fly. This is quickly connected to the understated heel piece by a plastic plate that runs the full length of the foot and helps wearers both bend naturally and roll forward during workouts.
Both look and tech are completed by a bold arc that encircles the aforementioned Zoom Air units, providing both support and signature style. This compelling crescent is carried on into the other SuperRep silhouettes: the slimmed-down SuperRep Go, designed for quick, effective workouts and the SuperRep Cycle, a clip-in shoe made for any cycle-related workouts.
The Nike Air Zoom SuperRep will release on Nike.com come December 17 in Europe, then make its way to the US on January 2 for $120 USD. The SuperRep Go will release in April 2020, with the SuperRep Cycle arriving in summer 2020.
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