Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%: Record breaker!
December 10, 2017
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Get your hands on one

It’s easily Nike’s most hyped shoes ever. And the numbers apparently agree. The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% was made famous during Nike’s Breaking 2 attempt, and the likes of Eliud Kipchoge call the system “perfect…really perfect.”

And it’s scientifically proven, too. “A Comparison of the Energetic Cost of Running in Marathon Racing Shoes”, a research project funded and conducted by Nike Sports Research Lab and Locomotion Lab, showed a possible connection between some of the world’s fastest runners and Nike’s Zoom Vaporfly 4% shoes. The study said the Vaporfly 4% lessens energetic cost of running by an average of 4 percent compared to other marathon racing shoes.

Comprised of a full-length carbon-fiber plate with forefoot curving embedded in the midsole, the Zoom Vaporfly 4% uses a plate that acts as a type of spring, propelling the foot forward—which minimizes the energy exerted.

Available in North America and Europe in December, the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% will release globally in the New Year on nike.com and at select retailers.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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