Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT%
Whether your goal is to reset a world record or simply out-run your personal best, race-day victories begin in training. The Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% delivers measurable benefits to help you run more efficiently while bridging the gap between everyday training runs and racing.
"To help your body get ready for racing, this is a shoe to help you train for speed", says Elliott Heath, Nike Product Manager. "The idea behind NEXT% is the idea of continuously getting better".
A Running Shoe with Record-breaking DNA
Fuelled by insights from the world's fastest athletes including Eliud Kipchoge, we developed the Tempo NEXT% based on learnings from our premiere racing shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%. Watch the film to learn more about our incredible journey with athletes, designers and innovators in making the Tempo NEXT%.
Exceptional Energy Return
Two Zoom Air pods under the forefoot provide efficient energy return and responsiveness as you run. Although Zoom Air is a long-standing Nike innovation, in the Tempo NEXT% we've isolated the pods from the surrounding foam, which allows runners to experience greater energy return.
A full-length plate in the midsole helps stabilise the Zoom Air pods while also providing a propulsive feel with every stride. The difference between this plate and those in our racing shoes is that the one in the Tempo NEXT% isn't as rigid, which allows your foot to build strength over the course of training.
Above: Ruth Chepngetich – World Champion, Marathon
The midsole of the Tempo NEXT% contains ZoomX foam in the forefoot and React foam in the heel. The result is a one-two punch of responsiveness and energy return up front with superior cushioning and durability where you need it most.
Lightweight, Breathable Flyknit Upper
Using seamless construction methods, the Flyknit upper of the Tempo NEXT% is lightweight and provides a secure, breathable fit. An integrated tongue stays in place once it's tightened, while an offset lacing system allows for natural movement as you run.