The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% Makes Running Marathons SteezierRelease: TBC
Running might be romanticised as one of the purest forms of human effort, and a true test of mental and physical endurance, but it’s far from a glamorous sport mid-activity – unless your name is Eliud Kipchoge. Speaking of the latter, the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% that he ran a sub-two-hour marathon in are releasing soon in ‘Volt’. They won’t promise the same results for your next fun run, but you’ll look slightly more fantastic as you huff and wheeze your way across the finish line.
The hi-vis finish only highlights the technology stuffed into these supersonic strollers. Namely the next generation Atomknit used to weave together ultra lightweight, breathable, and somewhat water resistant uppers, which are completely tonal save for contrast welded eyestay panels and the XXL lateral Swoosh. The branding subliminally contains a topographic chart of Japan’s Mt. Fuji, the grand stage of the hardcore Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji race. It’s just as well the Alphafly contains two massive forefoot Zoom Air units, because they’ll be working overtime to complete the 168km course. Or, for the average sneakerhead, the 1.68km crawl to the supermarket.
However, extreme inspiration aside, the Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% is better suited for asphalt than craggy mountainsides. Again, running is not a glamorous sport – so it’s better to not put yourself or your prized footwear in the path of unnecessary danger. Releasing soon on Nike Japan.