Eliud Kipchoge, the fastest marathoner ever, has called Nike’s 4% system "perfect...really perfect." Members of the media have proclaimed that it fuels the “fastest shoe on the planet,” a statement backed up by an unprecedented domination of world marathons (more than half of all 2018 Marathon Major podium finishers had Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% on their feet).
Now, Nike has upped the ante with a new 4% option that provides an even lighter, more breathable upper: The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit.
What hasn’t changed is the revolutionary technology that is the hallmark of the 4% system. Created in conjunction with Breaking2, the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% was designed with the goal of helping the world’s fastest marathoners run their best. It features Nike ZoomX foam (which is ultra-lightweight, soft and capable of providing up to 85-percent energy return) and an embedded full-length curved carbon fiber plate (that increases stiffness to provide a sensation of propulsion). Together, this delivers an average of 4-percent improvement in running economy when compared to Nike’s previous fastest racing flat. The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit will retain these revolutionary features with a lightweight Flyknit upper that supports the foot.
Since the original Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% hit retail in July of 2017, it has moved off shelves with a pace worthy of its technology — no doubt the Flyknit edition will follow suit. Use the guide below to find a pair near you.
BUY THE NIKE ZOOM VAPORFLY 4% FLYKNIT
On October 4, the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit will be available at nike.com, select Nike Doors, select retailers and the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Expo.
On August 23, Nike members in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain have the chance to unlock early access by participating in an NRC challenge to run a marathon over the period of 10 days. Find the challenge HERE
On October 1, the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit will be available on nike.com throughout Europe, as well as select retail partners across the continent, including Pro Direct, Sportshoes and El Corte Ingles.
On September 6, the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit will be available on nike.com and at select retailers, including Topsports, Pousheng, Really, Sanse, Highwave.
On September 6, the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit will be available on nike.com and at select retailers, including SteP Sports and Text Trading Co.