Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%

Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%

A Shoe Made to Help You Fly

When Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon in 1:59:40 in 2019, he did so in a prototype of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%. This extraordinary achievement in Vienna, Austria was years in the making, a culmination of a collaboration between Eliud and Nike, beginning with Eliud’s effort to break the two-hour marathon barrier in 2017. Eliud’s feat has inspired some of the world’s fastest runners to test their own limits and break their own records, and now the shoe that he wore on that chilly October morning in Vienna is available to you.

Our premiere racing shoe is loaded with new technology and innovation that includes two ultra-responsive Zoom Air pods in the forefoot and additional ZoomX foam in the heel. It’s a racing shoe made to shatter records and PRs, whether you’re looking finish a marathon in two, three, four, or five hours.

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It’s All About Air

Two streamlined Zoom Air pods in the forefoot deliver even more energy return than just the ZoomX foam that is in the Vaporfly NEXT%.

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More ZoomX Foam

ZoomX foam is unique in two ways: It’s incredibly responsive and lightweight. The Alphafly NEXT% has more foam than the Vaporfly NEXT%, providing additional impact protection and cushion.

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Customized Carbon Fiber Plate

Working in tandem with the ZoomX foam and the Zoom Air pods, is a full-length carbon fiber plate that delivers a snappy sensation with each stride. For the Vaporfly NEXT%, we used a single thickness of carbon fiber for all of the sizes. But for the Alphafly NEXT%, the thickness was scaled for the size of each shoe—the plate is more flexible in smaller sizes and gets stiffer as the size of the shoe increases.

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Introducing AtomKnit

During testing, the Nike Innovation team discovered that with the additional foam and the two Zoom Air pods underfoot, the overall weight of this shoe increased. To shave off some ounces, the Nike Innovation team developed a new Flyknit upper called AtomKnit. Flyknit fabric is steamed and stretched, delivering a lightweight, contoured fit with minimal water absorption and enhanced breathability.

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Celliphine Chespol, Eliud Kipchoge

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Vivian Cheruiyot, Celliphine Chespol, Eliud Kipchoge, Geoffrey Kamworor

Inspired By the World’s Fastest Runners

Over the course of two years, our Nike Sports Research Lab team traveled to the Kaptagat Training Camp in Kenya to test the Alphafly NEXT% with some of the world’s elite distance runners, including Eliud Kipchoge, and hear their first-hand experiences of running in them.

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Explore Zoom Series

Interested in learning more about the Zoom family, Nike’s fastest series of shoes? We’ve got shoes for racing and training, designed for your every need and goal.

For Everyday Runs

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36

Midsole: Zoom Air
Upper: Flymesh, Flywire
Best for: Daily runs, long runs

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Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2

Midsole: Nike ZoomX Foam
Upper: Flymesh, Flywire
Best for: Daily runs, tempo runs, intervals, long runs

For Race Day

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Nike Zoom Fly 3

Midsole: Nike React Foam, Carbon fiber plate
Upper: VaporWeave
Best for: 5ks to marathons, tempo runs, long runs

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Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%

Midsole: Nike ZoomX Foam, Carbon fiber plate
Upper: VaporWeave
Best for: 5ks to marathons

For Everyday Runs

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Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36

Midsole: Zoom Air
Upper: Flymesh, Flywire
Best for: Daily runs, long runs

Alphafly NEXT%

Nike Zoom Pegasus Turbo 2

Midsole: Nike ZoomX Foam
Upper: Flymesh, Flywire
Best for: Daily runs, tempo runs, intervals, long runs

For Race Day

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Nike Zoom Fly 3

Midsole: Nike React Foam, Carbon fiber plate
Upper: VaporWeave
Best for: 5ks to marathons, tempo runs, long runs

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Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%

Midsole: Nike ZoomX Foam, Carbon fiber plate
Upper: VaporWeave
Best for: 5ks to marathons