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Nike Womens ZoomX Vaporfly Next Percent 3
The Women’s ZoomX Vaporfly Next Percent updates a modern race day giant, with increased ZoomX power underfoot you get even more energy return transferred to each stride. The full-length carbon fibre flyplate helps to give that stiff and propulsive feel you need for serious speed down the home straight. A bulging midsole allows the weight to be balanced for a more stable ride while a new, more breathable upper is engineered for support and performance. New, light padding on the tongue helps reduce lace pressure on the top of your foot. A complete redesign of the outsole allows a much thinner design without sacrificing durability, this helps reduce weight, and lets Nike squeeze in more ZoomX propulsion to the stack height.
They create the firmer feel that fast racers are looking for and help to guide the foot through your stride, providing a touch of extra support. They can also help create a rocker feel, with the stiffness allowing the shoe to pivot – as the toe goes down, the heel must come up, easing you into your next stride.
Although stiff, they do flex, providing an energised pop of forward momentum as the plate fights to retain its shape.
Each brand, and almost every shoe, uses a plate differently. Different shapes, thicknesses, and designs are used to prioritise a different aspect of performance. Some aim exclusively to guide the stride, while others focus solely on propulsion.
• Light padding on the tongue helps reduce lace pressure at the top of your foot.
• A new Waffle outsole pattern with perforations saves weight and delivers multi-surface traction in various weather conditions.
• Offset heel seam helps reduce friction in the heel area.
• Wider toe area for a roomier fit
• Internal foam pod at heel for extra cushioning
• Weight: (Men’s sample size) 198g
- Quick Ref: 1007017
- Man. Ref: DV4130-002
It might say road, but we don’t just mean pounding closed-off streets on race day. Road shoes are predominantly for the pavement.
They feature flat rubber traction for confident footing in the city and enhanced cushioning to soak up the strain of every stride.
Best for Race Day
Race day shoes have two priorities: lightness and propulsion.
Outsole rubber is traditionally the heaviest component of any running shoe, so race day shoes use lighter compounds of rubber, thinner layers, and targeted placement to reduce weight where it really counts. A super-thin upper with minimal overlays saves additional grams for a lightweight feel up top.
To help build your speed, propulsive midsole foams often combine with internal plates to give you the edge and drive you across the line.
Stripped back and powerful, race day shoes are not built to be as durable as daily mileage trainers.
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