The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% is specifically designed for world-class runners.
The new model became widely known even before its appearance. It was in the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% prototype that world-class runner Eliud Kipchoge ran the marathon in a record-breaking 1:59:40 in 2019, breaking the two-hour barrier. In the world of sports, this result was received ambiguously and sneakers Nike became the subject of controversy and discussion.
Thus, even before its official appearance, this model managed to attract attention. World Athletics has even announced an investigation into whether Nike's new technologies provide an unfair advantage to athletes. As a result, it was concluded that wearing the new model is acceptable.
Eliud Kipchoge's ideas for improving the new model, as well as the opinions of other athletes, were taken into account when working on sneakers. The Nike Sports Research Lab also tested the model for two years at the Kaptagat Training Camp in Kenya.
The Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% features a ZoomX cushioning system, Zoom Air pads, and a full-length carbon fiber plate to make running easier. The sneaker uses AtomKnit material, specially created for this model, which has improved breathability and minimal ability to absorb water. This model is designed for runners, it is able to maximize the performance of athletes and provide the most comfortable conditions for running.
The new model is available in three colors - black, lime and blue. Nike Plus Club members will be able to purchase the new shoes from June 2, with full retail sales beginning July 2. According to preliminary data, the price of the new model is $250.
The Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% sneakers will be part of the NEXT% collection, which was planned to be presented during the Tokyo Summer Olympics. But at the moment this event has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the exact date for the presentation of the entire collection has not yet been announced.