NikeTown at NYC displayed the shoes of world records creators. All-time greatest shoe in the marathon history at the NikeTown. Here we go with complete information.
Place: Newyork city, Venue: Niketown, 3rd floor
Breaking 2 projects: 2:00:25
Shoe: Nike Zoom VaporFly Elite
Purpose: Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite he first made for Nike’s Breaking 2 attempt.
The Zoom VaporFly Elite is the shoe that Eliud Kipchoge used while attempting to break this barrier on the Monza Formula 1 circuit. From the biggest innovation, Nike’s shoe midsole material called ZoomX. Nike has claimed it is “remarkably” lighter, softer and more responsive than traditional foams, which is the same claim every single company has been making in the past year or two. The forefoot stack height is 21mm and a heel height of 30mm – for a heel to toe drop of 9mm.
Nike Breaking 2 Project
Breaking2 was a project by Nike to break the two-hour barrier for the marathon. Nike announced the project in December 2016 and organized a team of three elite runners who trained for a private race. The event was held on the Formula One Autodromo Nazionale Monza race track in Italy on May 6, 2017. Ultimately, the project came up short, with Eliud Kipchoge winning the race in 2:00:25. Although this time was several minutes faster than the world record, it did not count as a new world record under IAAF standards.
World Record Berlin Marathon 2018 : 2:01:39
Shoe: Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%
About Shoe :
Eliud Kipchoge, the fastest marathoner ever, has called Nike’s 4% system “perfect…really perfect.” Members of the media have proclaimed that it fuels the “fastest shoe on the planet,” a statement backed up by unprecedented domination of world marathons (more than half of all 2018 Marathon Major podium finishers had Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% on their feet).
What hasn’t changed is the revolutionary technology that is the hallmark of the 4% system. 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 full-length curved carbon fiber plate (that increases stiffness to provide a sensation of propulsion). Together, this delivers an average of 4-percent improvement in running economy when compared to Nike’s previous fastest racing flat. The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Flyknit will retain these revolutionary features with a lightweight Flyknit upper that supports the foot.
London Marathon 2018 : 02:04:17
Shoe : Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite Flyknit.
Strong Purpose behind “Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite Flyknit”
In September of 2017 in Berlin, Eliud Kipchoge, who ran the fastest marathon ever, battled heavy rain and 99-percent humidity over the course of 26.2 miles and managed to come out with a first-place finish. Though seriously inspiring, his performance wasn’t enough to earn the world record he was hoping for.
After Nike designers spoke with Kipchoge about the impact those wet conditions had on his performance, they learned his shoes (the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite he first made famous during Nike’s Breaking 2 attempt) absorbed water. And that water wasn’t able to evaporate, so it added weight. This was obviously something both the designers and Kipchoge didn’t want to happen in future races.
Considering Kipchoge felt the shoe was otherwise “perfect … really perfect,” and the fact that the Nike Vaporfly Elite and Nike Vaporfly 4% became the most dominant shoes on the 2017 marathon circuit, designers decided to maintain the tooling and focus on developing a solution in the form of an updated upper. The designers revisited a new application of a performance-printed 3D upper they’d been experimenting with. They coined it Nike Flyprint and showed it to Kipchoge.
The process of solving expressly for Kipchoge’s needs began in earnest in early 2018. Designers kicked off a rapid-fire prototyping phase (where they went through thousands of upper possibilities before hitting “print” on several variations for each prototype and selected version “D” for trial). Kipchoge’s response to the first running in that shoe:
Shalane Flanagan: Winner 2017 New York City Marathon (2:26:53)
Shoe: Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%
About the athlete:
Shalane Flanagan (born July 8, 1981) is an American long-distance runner. She holds the American record times in the 3000 meters (indoor), 5000 m (indoor) and 15K road race. She won the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in the 10,000 m (since upgraded to silver), and the bronze medal at the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
On November 5, 2017, Flanagan won the Women’s New York City Marathon in 2:26:53. With about 3 miles to go, she pulled ahead of 3-time defending champion and women’s-only marathon world record holder Mary Keitany of Kenya and finished ahead of her by 1:01. It was Flanagan’s first win in a major marathon and the first win by an American woman at the NYC Marathon in 40 years since Miki Gorman won in 1977.