Nike has begun exhibiting a new model of air-soled shoes, "Air Zoom Alpha Fly Next%", at Nike Harajuku, on 27th, a series of thick-bottomed shoes that have been hitting good records in the long-distance field on land. The customers who came to see them raised their expectations for the new shoes, saying "cool and fast".
The launch is likely to be "rare shoes" on March 1st on a first-come, first-served basis from the company's running support application "NRC App".
In order to purchase, strict conditions are imposed, and only a limited number of people are entitled to the purchase. The subjects are those who have completed the full marathon between February 27, 2018 and February 27, 2018 [male: less than 2 hours, 50 minutes, 0 seconds, female: less than 3 hours, 40 minutes, 0 seconds].
Ichiyo Yoshida , who was watching with a smile, expressed his expectation that “the shape is amazing. The bottom thickness is 3.95 cm. According to a new regulation on World Federation shoes announced on January 31, the sole thickness is less than 4 cm. It has become "extremely thick shoes", only 0.05 cm clear. Mr. Yoshida said, "Three plates are likely to be included." However, one of the plates meets the requirements.
In the marathon world, the topic of the shoe problem is endless, but Mr. Yoshida said, "If you stop, the technological progress will be lost. You can be proud of the technology." He laughed, saying that the purchase conditions were not met, "If the color variations increase, the tournament will look interesting."
Last October, world record holder Eliud Kipchoge [Kenya], who prototyped the "Air Zoom Alpha Fly Next%", ran 42.195 km in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds in an informal race.
The previous model, "Zoom X Vapor Fly Next%", was used as a factor in speeding up the record, with approximately 84% of players using Hakone Ekiden, whose section record was rewritten in seven sections. A "Zoom Air Pod" "equipment" that provides both cushioning and resilience has been added to the forefoot behind the shoes. In addition, the carbon fiber plate that produces resilience is also devised to make the forefoot harder.
The price is 30,000 yen [excluding tax].