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Kenyan marathon runner, Eliud Kipchoge ran one hour, fifty nine minutes, and forty seconds in a pair of never-before-seen shoes from the Swoosh. We now take a look at a sample pair that has surfaced overseas on Chinese social media platform, Weibo, of Kipchoge’s record-setting shoes he wore during the marathon in Vienna – the Nike Air Zoom AlphaFly Next %.
This new shoe from the Swoosh sports a highly recognizable silhouette and tech features from the ZoomX Vaporfly Next%. The tooling and upper are highly distinguishable, with the main differences being the cushioning and a new upper material. ZoomX foam appears to be in use, but just like Kipchoge’s marathon pair, it features a large volume Zoom Air bag at the forefoot, which is stabilized by carbon fiber plates inside the midsole. The upper is called Atom Knit, which is a brand new innovation from Nike we’ve never heard of before. It’s likely similar to the VaporWeave material used in its predecessor model as in weight and thickness, but is made up of a knit instead of a woven.
Let us know your thoughts of these Nike Air Zoom AlphaFly Next% samples that were originally debuted by the legend himself, Eliud Kipchoge. Keep it locked here as updates arrive regarding a potential release.
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