All About The Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite

Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite: Nike’s new trainer; the Nike Zoom Vaporfly has been designed with the creative input of three athletes at the top of their game – Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese. The Oregon based sportswear expert set out to devise a new system helping athletes break the two hour marathon barrier. The result is ‘Breaking 2’ and the innovative technology has also been used to create three new trainers; the ‘NikeZoom Vaporfly 4%’, ‘Nike Zoom Fly’ and the all-new ‘Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34’. These three new and improved Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite designs are made to enhance the efficiency of all runners.


Introduced in the ‘Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite’, the Nike ZoomX midsole redefines the look, feel and performance of speed. The Nike ZoomX’s midsole cushioning is remarkably lighter, softer and more responsive than the traditional foams, which is reflected in its distinctive 21mm forefoot stack height. The new product is designed to give runners more energy and to provide cushioning from the road. The Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite combines an athlete approach with biomechanics analysis and ‘avant-garde’ engineering. The bold, performance-driven design of the ‘Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%’ makes runners 4% more efficient compared to Nike’s previous fastest marathon shoe and Tony Bignell, VP of Footwear Innovation for Nike, Inc. said “Nike ZoomX truly enables the innovation of the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite,” before carrying onto say “the groundbreaking new Nike ZoomX midsole and curved carbon fiber plate work together to provide responsive cushioning and minimised energy loss at toe off.”


The Nike Zoom Fly applies the fundaments of the game-changing Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite to a shoe that is ‘fast enough for race day, yet durable enough for everyday training’. The shoe proves to be ultra-lightweight, soft and the strong ‘Lunarlon foam’ creates a light, responsive underfoot experience, while an installed full-length ‘carbon infused nylon plate’ increases stiffness. The upper is comprised of Nike Flymesh with midfoot dynamic Nike Flywire for lightweight containment. As well as this, theNike Zoom Fly’s 10mm offset is designed to minimise ‘Achilles strain’ and the 33mm stack height ensures ‘impact protection’ mile after mile, marathon after marathon.


The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 takes on the likes of Nike Zoom Air which unites in the forefront and heel to ‘premium Cushion ST foam’. This shared approach provides soft cushioning balanced with a supportive, responsive underfoot feel. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34’s updated Flymesh upper employs ‘translucent monofilament yarn’ for lightweight ventilation.

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Overall, Breaking 2’s bold and creative vision have a different take on ‘ideal standards’ that suggests whilst a “less is more” system has proved to be successful in the past, a “more is more” approach might define the future with a promising look.