Nike reveal Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%, which will be legal for Tokyo 2020. Nike say the three ‘critical’ components of the Alphafly NEXT% are the full length carbon plate, the Zoom X cushioning, two Zoom Air Pods, which have been added to the forefoot and a lighter Atomknit upper.
“The groundbreaking research that led to the original Vaporfly unlocked an entirely new way of thinking about marathon shoes,” says Carrie Dimoff, an elite marathoner and member of Nike’s Advanced Innovation Team. "Once we understood the plate and foam as a system, we started thinking about ways to make the system even more effective. That’s when we struck upon the idea of adding Nike Air to store and return even more of a runner’s energy and provide even more cushioning.”
Nike have still to confirm a release date - watch this space.