How to Get the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%
Eliud Kipchoge, the fastest marathoner ever, has called Nike’s 4% system (described below) “perfect…really perfect.” Members of the media have proclaimed that it fuels the “fastest shoe on the planet,” a statement backed up by a domination of world marathons (claiming 19 top finishes at the six core world races) in 2017.
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 a full-length curved carbon fiber plate (that increases stiffness to provide a sensation of propulsion). Together, these features deliver an average of 4-percent improvement in running economy when compared to Nike’s previous fastest racing flat.
Since the shoe launched and hit retail in July of 2017, it has moved off shelves with equal pace. On April 11, it will be available again in a new Obsidian/Metallic colorway in North America, China and Japan at the following retailers:
North America: nike.com, Nike Boston, Heartbreak Hill Running Company, Eastbay, Running Warehouse and at select running specialty stores
China: nike.com, Topsports, Pousheng and Highwave
Japan: nike.com and Nike Harajuku
On April 19, the shoe will be available in Europe on nike.com, at NTL, Pro Direct and Sportsshoes.