The ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% 2, a popular racing shoe that debuted in January 2021, is visually different from the running shoe. However, the third Vaporfly silhouette receives tried-and-true performance from Flypate and ZoomX components. To aid in stabilizing runners’ transitions, Nike’s most robust foam is given a geometric decrease. Additionally, the chiseled midsole improves energy return, and the top is made of lightweight Flyknit fabric rather than woven mesh.
The ZoomX Vaporfly 3’s launch variants come in a variety of colors to suit any running shoe desire. An identifying number (20126-23) for a wear-tester appears on the ZoomX cushioning, and the number “57” on the midsole refers to the number of Flyknit upper variations that were tested by the team, giving the model a “Prototype” appearance. Last but not least, the drop-Swoosh pays tribute to the original Vaporfly worn by Zersenay Tadese, Lelisa Desisa, and Eliud Kipchoge at a 2017 Breaking 2 test event.
The Vaporfly 3 weighs 198g (6.9 oz) for a US Men’s Size 10 (and 165g (5.8 oz) for a Women’s Size 8), according to Nike. With a stack height of more than 40mm, the heel-to-forefoot offset is 8mm. Additionally, it is said that the forefoot’s rubber traction has been reduced by 2mm. However, wear testers have not noted any durability problems as a result of the adjustment. On Monday, March 6, the Vaporfly 3 makes its online debut on Nike.com in the “Prototype” design. The $250 USD-priced sneaker will be available for both men and women.