Nike Running Commemorates the London Marathon With Three New Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Colorways

Plus a fresh “Fast Family” pack that includes the Vaporfly NEXT%, Tempo NEXT% and Pegasus 37.

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2020’s London Marathon was open to elite runners only due to the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus and featured many surprises — most notably a disappointing eighth place finish from world record holder Eliud Kipchoge, who blamed a blocked right ear for negatively affecting his performance. Race results aside, Nike used the marathon as a launching point for three new colorways of the Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%, the shoe Kipchoge set the current marathon world record in during October 2019. Arriving in commemorative “Kenya” and “1:59:40” makeups plus a bold “Mango,” the high-speed three pack marks the next wave of styles for Nike Running‘s fastest piece of footwear and is accompanied by a “Fast Family” pack of other silhouettes.

Storytelling is front and center on both the “Kenya” and “1:59:40.” The former features bold red and green embellishments on the heel, nodding to the flag of Kipchoge’s home country. The latter uses bright pink on the heel to recreate the style Kipchoge wore while becoming the first man to break the two-hour marathon barrier, a feat once thought impossible. Both pairs feature further high-speed detailing on heel tabs and insoles alike, with “EK” hits and graphics nodding to Kipchoge’s fastest time. From a performance standpoint, each mixes white Atomkint uppers, forefoot Zoom Air pucks and a full-length carbon fiber with a thick ZoomX foam midsole for ultimate speed and energy return.

Although the Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% “Mango” serves as the lead for the aforementioned “Fast Family” pack, there’s five other silhouettes to be had as well. The ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% — the Alphafly’s precursor — gets its own “Mango” colorway, as does the Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% in both regular and FlyEase versions. Rounding things off are two dark-colored takes on the Air Zoom Pegasus 37, one for men and one for women.

Look for the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% “Kenya” to release via Nike GB on October 11 before a full drop in 2021, and the “1:59:40” to hit the Nike webstore globally on October 12. The “Fast Family” pack is available through Nike Greater China now, and will see a worldwide arrival later in October. Prices range from $120-$250 USD.

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