Ekiden is a multistage running race event that’s popular in Japan. Nike have supported the scene over the years with equipment, and this year they are releasing limited-edition colourways of flagship runners, like the ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%.
Where previous editions have been single-coloured uppers, this version is actually mismatched, with the right foot in teal, and left in orange. The midsole accents swap sides, and the insoles feature a distinct pattern for extra detail. Definitely a speedy shoe.
Japan gets first dibs on December 3, before a rumoured wider release in early 2020.