Eliud Kipchoge wore the brand’s NEXT% Vaporfly when he broke the sub-2 hour marathon in Vienna last year, and the series has since received a lot of attention across the running community. Calls for them to be banned in World Athletics because of their engineered benefits compared to that of other sneakers, have to-date been unsuccessful.
Arriving in an all-white colorway – with “Flash Crimson” and “Spruce Aura” accents across the midsoles – the Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% has been given a modified build to the original, featuring a wider insert opening, as well as additional pull tabs.
Directional texts that read “Release” appear at the bottom of the throat, while “Lock” can be found at the tongue. Ventilated overlays make up the breathable mesh upper, while lipped-out tabs and heel peels complete the look.
The Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% is set to release globally in September for around $200 USD and will be available from the Nike webstore.