As part of Breaking2, Nike‘s effort to enable athletes to break the two-hour marathon barrier, Nike designed a high performance shoe called the Nike ZoomX VaporFly Elite.
On May 6, 2017, in Monza, Italy, runners Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya), Zersenay Tadese (Eritrean) and Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) made their attempts to break the barrier. According to Nike press, Kipchoge finished with a time of 2:00:25, 2:32 faster than the current world record and 2:40 better than his own personal best of 2:03:05. Tadese ended with a time of 2:06:51, beating his personal best by 3:50. Desisa crossed the line with a time of 2:14:10.
The shoes they wore during the event weren’t sold at retail, but Nike has followed up with the release of a shoe inspired by the prototype, called NikeLab Zoom Fly SP. Inspired by the early prototype phase of the Breaking2 footwear, the Zoom Fly SP silhouette features a translucent, stretch-woven upper while blending a cluster of unique details throughout. The shoe is marked by its cushioned midsole, which Nike describes as a “10 millimeter offset designed to minimize Achilles strain, plus a 33 millimeter stack height to ensure impact protection mile after mile.”
The NikeLab x Zoom Fly SP will drop in our CPT & JHB store on Thursday the 8th of June 2017 for the retail price of R2599.00.
PLEASE NOTE: This release will be sold via live raffle at 9h30am
Sizes: UK6, UK6.5, UK7, UK7.5, UK8