Nike Updates Its Elite Vaporfly Marathon Shoe With A New Upper & A Better Fit

Mar 3, 2021

Category: Gear

When Nike first dropped the Vaporfly back in 2017, it changed the running shoe game forever. Up until that time, racing flats had long ruled the roost at the elite marathon level. However, upon the addition of a propulsive carbon plate and a high stack midsole, runners began to record times the likes of which few would have thought was humanly possible.

With the announcement of the ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2, Nike is refining its cutting-edge marathon shoe to make it even more of a threat come race day. So, while it retains the full-length carbon plate and ZoomX foam of its predecessor, elsewhere you’ll find that it’s a very different beast. For instance, Nike has replaced Vaporweave upper with a new engineered mesh material, allowing it to be both softer and more breathable than the original Next%. And that’s not all — it’s also been given padding on the top of the tongue for an improved fit as well as some forefoot reinforcement to reduce wear at the point of foot strike. Priced at $225, it’s currently available as a Nike member exclusive, with a wider release date slated for March 25th.

Purchase: $225

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

Elevate Your Urban Running Experience With lululemon's 'Fast And Free' Collection

It includes everything from adjustable no-bounce belts to sweat-wicking performance shirts.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Style Guide: Metro Marathon

Everything you need for a successful outing in the concrete jungle.

Posted By

Apr 21, 2021

Featured Image

Reigning Champ’s Schoeller Collection Is Packed With Night Running Necessities

Making use of 3M's reflective bead technology to stay seen and safe.

Posted By

Apr 21, 2021

Featured Image

Arai’s Quantic Is The First Moto Helmet To Ever Achieve An ECE 22.06 Certification

A lightweight yet robust sport-touring helmet with the latest safety standards.

Posted By

Apr 21, 2021

Featured Image

The 10 Best Knife Organizers For Everyday Carry

The perfect storage solutions for your ever-expanding collection of blades.

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021

Featured Image

Bell Redefines ADV Moto Safety With A Cutting-Edge Carbon Fiber MIPS Helmet

A 3K carbon shell with an impact-absorbing ball-and-socket design.

Posted By

Apr 20, 2021