Let’s start this blog post with a movie comparison. Hand on heart … do you know a film of which the second part was a lot better than the first? This rarely seems to be the case, right? But of course we’re not looking at films today, but at a shoe. A shoe that’s very much ready for the silver screen though: the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2. The second edition of the world-famous and revolutionary Nike racing shoe. Partnering up with none other than Eliud Kipchoge, the fastest man alive, Nike has done everything in their power to optimise their Vaporfly shoe model. Is it going to be a “happy ending”? We’ll zoom in on the details in this “Blog buster” of a blog post.
With the Nike Vaporfly, the little brother of the Alphafly, runners fly over the finish line. The new ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2 uses the well-loved design of the previous model as its base. The competition running shoe is suitable for neutral runners who don’t shy away from long distances.
The Fastest Shoe of all Time
The Vaporfly NEXT% is a further development of the Vaporfly 4%. When compared to the previous model, a lot of features have been revised to make the shoe even faster and better. Nike paid heed to the feedback from many top athletes and took their ideas into account in the new design. So, what has changed: the new model has 15% more ZoomX foam in the midsole, the tread pattern of the outsole was modified for better grip in bends and the Flyknit upper material was replaced with the almost transparent Vaporweave material. With the NEXT% you will be effectively pushed forward and will definitely be able to bring home a couple of trophies. Who knows, maybe even an Oscar.
Ready for Hollywood
In order to make this second edition of NEXT% even better, Nike has mainly turned the “comfort” and “durability” screws. In addition, this new speedster is available in a women’s and men’s version, so that every gender benefits from an optimal fit. The mesh material in the upper is softer and more breathable than the Vaporweave upper of the previous version. As a result, the shoe adapts better to your foot and knows to provide you with more comfort for many miles to come.
The newly designed tongue also provides an extra dose of comfort. The light padding reduces the pressure of the laces. In addition, reinforced parts along the foot provide more support and structure. In the forefoot-area, these reinforced parts are fitted in places that are particularly susceptible to wear.
A Famous Cast
Just like in the previous version, this new edition also employs ZoomX cushioning and a full-length carbon plate. Both ensure excellent energy return. The carbon plate provides a lot of forward propulsion and stimulates a smooth heel-to-toe transition.
The full-length ZoomX foam, which offers the highest energy return of all Nike models to date, provides you with particularly reactive comfort. And the longitudinal flex grooves on the outsole improve traction on various surfaces, and in various weather conditions. Like this, you are well-prepared for your competition and will achieve your personal goals even faster.
Are you ready for a new exciting episode?
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The Finishing Lines
So, Nike is sending a real celebrity back into the race to help you achieve your personal goals – or even exceed them. The new Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2 is definitely a great “sequel” and surpasses the first version when it comes to comfort and more durability. Are you a real Nike fan, but also curious which other models are comparable to this racer? You can for instance have a look at the Saucony Endorphin Speed, HOKA ONE ONE Carbon X2 and HOKA ONE ONE Mach 4. These shoes are of course also available in our webshop. Do you still have some questions to aks? Don’t hesitate, our customer service will be happy to help you!