Nike''s fastest shoe, the shoe Eliud Kipchoge sensationally broke the marathon mark of 2 hours with, has been improved and further developed with Kipchoge himself: the new Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% 2!
In line with prototypes, the brand new model is snow white. And we exclusively had the opportunity to put the new shoe through its paces before its release. Long story short: once you''ve worn the shoe, you won''t want to put on your old pair of running shoes again.
For a test run, we met up with Olympian Benjamin Robert in Paris. He is a four-time French 800m champion and Nike athlete. He tested and evaluated the new Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% 2 with us.
So, what's the hype about?
As with its predecessor, the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% 2 has a thick yet lightweight outsole. This gives you the optimal combination of comfort and speed.
BOUNCE TO THE BEAT - Zoom Air units and full-length ZoomX foam deliver Nike’s highest energy return cushioning system, adding more bounce to every step. A thin rubber outsole enhances traction and allows for more ZoomX under the Zoom Air cushioning. The additional foam not only adds more bounce but also helps improve the transition from heel to forefoot.
STAY FRESHER, LONGER - Full-length ZoomX foam offers an ultra-lightweight and responsive ride. It’s built for speed but also provides cushioning to stay fresh even in the late miles of a marathon. It offers comfort where you need it.
KEEP ROLLING - Full-length carbon fiber plate delivers a sort of roll-forward feel that makes you want to take on the next step. It gives you a propulsive sensation and helps you smoothly transition through your stride. Both the forefoot and heel offer slightly wider bases for a stable platform, so you can tackle turns on the course with confidence.