Earlier this month, Nike’s Breaking2 initiative saw runner Eliud Kipchoge break the marathon world record, and to celebrate his success Nike have unveiled the Zoom Fly SP. Intended to be “fast enough for race day, yet durable enough for everyday training” the Zoom Fly SP has been inspired by the early prototype phases of the Zoom Vaporfly 4%, the shoe Kipchoge wore as he attempted to break the two-hour marathon barrier.
Constructed from a translucent, stretch-woven upper the shoe features a bunch of unique details throughout. Original designer sketches grace the sockliner while the digital clock graphic on the heel references Nike’s Breaking2 and the original Zoom Mayfly. The Zoom Fly SP’s racing credentials come in the form of a Lunarlon foam sole, an embedded full-length carbon-infused nylon plate, a 10mm offset and a 3mm stack height.
Elsewhere a speed track icon – referencing the Autodromo National Monza in Italy – is incorporated on the inside of the tongue along with a checkered flag and Nike’s classic Swoosh Pinwheel. Other details indicate everything from the date that the design was initiated to the season of its upcoming release.
The Zoom Fly SP is set to release online and with NikeLab retailers on June 8.