The Nike Running Cold-Weather Footwear Lineup is Like Your Trustiest Winter Tires

October 12, 2020 – This cold-weather footwear collection from Nike Running highlights two features that are wintertime favorites: a GORE-TEX upper on the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 and redesigned traction patterns in the Shield series, specifically the Nike Pegasus 37 and the Nike React Miler Shield.

Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GORE-TEX
For runs that veer off the beaten path, the Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GORE-TEX is designed to help withstand weather conditions as rugged as the terrain. The GORE-TEX invisible fit upper helps protect feet from moisture. Additional traction was added at the heel and toe to steady runners when going up or down hills, joining the outsole’s detailed nubs for a secure, confident ride. Nike React foam helps provide cushioned responsiveness with every step.

Nike Pegasus 37 Shield and Nike React Miler Shield
Two cold-weather Shield silhouettes from Nike Running feature a reimagined outsole pattern inspired by winter car tires.

Designed specifically for wet road surfaces, the traction patterns include micro-siping to better grip the road. The multidirectional shapes help channel water for improved contact with wet pavement. The weatherized shroud upper for both silhouettes helps repel water and keep feet dry. A bonus: the React Miler Shield is customizable on Nike By You. Check out the last two images above.

The Nike Pegasus Trail 2 GORE-TEX, the Nike Pegasus 37 Shield and the Nike React Miler Shield release later in October.

The Science and People Behind Nike NEXT%

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Barometers of progress abound in running. Thresholds like the 10-second 100-meter dash, four-minute mile and two-hour marathon captivate athletes and fans alike. Once one barrier falls, a new benchmark is set and with it, a new aim for marking human potential.

For Nike, Breaking2 in 2017 unveiled a new approach to footwear design, a synergy between sport science, engineering and athlete which, highlighted by the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%, defined an industry-leading approach to improving running economy. Rather than a one-off experiment, the work kick-started an iterative design program resulting in a pioneering system informed by sport science and verified by the Nike Sport Research Lab: Nike NEXT%.

Long-distance efforts remain most tied to the Nike NEXT% program — Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour barrier in a prototype of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%. However, the introduction of training shoes, with the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% and sprint and middle-distance spikes, affirm Nike’s commitment to breaking new barriers and underscore the value of NEXT% principles across disciplines. 

What follows is a behind-the-scenes look at teams pushing NEXT% forward — inch-by-inch, second-by-second — as told by the athletes, designers, engineers and scientists who make it possible.

The Roots of NEXT%

Making athletes better has been central to Nike’s foundation since its founding. But the idea of making athletes measurably better was seeded in 2013. 

“We started to bring together lots of the concepts about how to make athletes more efficient on race day,” says Tony Bignell, VP, Footwear Innovation. “That took many years of research and development and eventually, in 2017, culminated in the Breaking2 event.”Breaking2 Images  65

Eliud Kipchoge debuting the Nike VaporFly 4% during the Breaking2 event in Monza, Italy.

“We started to bring together lots of the concepts about how to make athletes more efficient on race day.”Tony Bignell, VP, Footwear Innovation

Run on a speedway in Monza, Italy, Breaking2 debuted the Nike VaporFly 4%, a pioneering running shoe worn by Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese, born from deep scientific research into the limits of athletic potential, and how footwear can affect running efficiency. This includes baseline assessments, consideration of material elements, such as cushioning, and highly technical physical capacity like critical velocity.

“We look at variables related to a runners’ stride, impact and heart rate to understand how footwear affects their performance. The longer you run above your threshold, the more quickly you’re going to deplete your energy source,” explains Matthew Nurse, VP, NXT Sport Research Lab. “We can measure an athlete’s oxygen consumption to understand their running efficiency (RE), and their maximum aerobic capacity (VO2max). This helps us understand capacity and efficiency. Think about it as the size of your gas tank, and the miles per gallon you get out of that gas tank. In our research, we want to understand what that threshold is for how fast you’re going to deplete, or replenish, your reserves.”

The idea is that if you can help keep the reserves up, an athlete can go longer and faster. The solution is far more complex.

Understanding Goals

Time — as expressed in world records and major barriers — is a relatively easy way to understand running standards. 

“In the U.S. we can all relate to the mile, because we did it in high school,” says 2016 1500-meter gold medalist Matt Centrowitz. “It’s one of the three signature events with the marathon and the 100.”

The events aren’t just signature distances. The barrier times (10 seconds, four minutes and two hours) are historically barometers of human potential. However, getting to grips with the nuances of other events is crucial to the NEXT% promise.

Consider Centrowitz’s signature event, the 1500 meters. The race is a mix of speed and endurance. Or as he explains, “It’s not just like the 100 where it’s right from the gun. You might find yourself running fast early on and then slow it down or vice versa.” 

Laura Muir is a British middle-distance runner. For her, the peculiarities of the 1500 give it an undeniable drama. “It’s an event where you’ve got a mix of lots of different abilities. Some of the people will come from 800, 1500 background, and some people will come from up to 5K background,” says Muir. “It’s probably the only track event where the times that people run in the major championships can be far, far from what they’re capable of.”  What to Know About Nike NEXT% 19

Left: 2016 1500-meter gold medalist, Matt Centrowitz
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“In the U.S. we can all relate to the mile, because we did it in high school.  It’s one of the three signature events with the marathon and the 100.”Matt Centrowitz, American middle-distance runner

Speed in the distance is tied to strategy — the middle stages are critical for sorting how the final push will play out. Go out too quickly, one might get tired and fall behind an endurance specialist; go too slowly, a faster finisher may be favored to cross the line first. 

“Different people are good at different things for how the race is run,” says Muir. 

Strategy also defines success in events like the 400-meter hurdles, where pure sprint speed (like in the 200) must be matched by an 800-meter runner’s endurance distance and a jumper’s knack for timing. 

“In the 400 hurdles, you definitely have to be fast. But I think there’s so much more that goes into the 400 hurdles other than speed,” says world record holder Dalilah Muhammad. “Up into this year, I think I had probably the slowest 400 flat time out of all my competitors and was still able to come away with multiple victories. Sometimes speed can almost be a detriment when you’re trying to set a perfect stride pattern.”

Understanding the nuances of individual disciplines also helps with understanding the individual’s goals. “There’s the opportunity to think more broadly and say, Hey, are you trying to win the season? Are you trying to win the event? Are you trying to recover and do this one? Are you trying to be better acclimated to the heat?” reminds Nurse. 

Collaborative Innovation

Individual goals cannot be achieved without a collective spirit. When Nurse and the Nike Sport Research Lab draw conclusions about cushioning, they know there’s a materials team beside them ready to put the same effort into their respective field of expertise. “The first step is just make sure we’re in close enough proximity to have regular contact and a frequent intersection of ideas,” he says.

From there, creating a shared vernacular helps the merger of different sciences. “In the case of foam, we tried to understand what role compression, resiliency, energy return…all of these things play on performance. We want to be able to share with a materials team or footwear team, ‘If you meet these specs, you’re going to have the best outcome for the athlete,’” says Nurse.An Inside Look at the Breaking2 Kit 9

Custom-crafted for each athlete during Breaking2, the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite featured Nike ZoomX foam for responsive cushioning and a full-length carbon fiber plate to increase stiffness and provide a propulsion sensation.

“In the case of foam, we tried to understand what role compression, resiliency, energy return…all of these things play on performance.”Matthew Nurse, VP, NXT Sport Research Lab

The specs help define the NEXT% formula. But the scientific data doesn’t define the technologies to be used. Instead, it helps Nike designers and engineers push new boundaries. It helps make clear how interactions between stability, traction, cushioning and more influence what an athlete does in the shoe.

“The groundbreaking research that led to the original Vaporfly unlocked an entirely new way of thinking about marathon shoes,” says Carrie Dimoff, Senior Footwear Innovator. “Once we understood the plate and foam as a system, we started thinking about ways to make the system even more effective.”

Harnessing Running Economy

From 2017 to 2020, experiments with Zoom Air yielded a series of prototypes (revealed by Kipchoge) and produced another significant leap forward in running shoe design.

“The combination of a really highly resilient foam and really responsive plate worked well with athlete’s strides and helped them spring into the next step,” says Dimoff. “When we added Zoom Air, the whole system advanced further, to an even better performing product.”

The system hasn’t just defined marathon shoes — its reworked expectations for equipment from sprinting to training. The eye is toward helping athletes like Centrowitz, Muir and Muhammad reach new potential.What to Know About Nike NEXT% 18

Carrie Dimoff, Senior Footwear Innovator, discusses prototypes with Eliud Kipchoge.

“The groundbreaking research that led to the original Vaporfly unlocked an entirely new way of thinking about marathon shoes.”Carrie Dimoff, Senior Footwear Innovator

“An essential part of your body is, in a sense, the equipment, because that is what you’re running with,” says Muir. 

Extension of the body is where the design, engineering, materials, science and stride join forces. Get the equation correct and an athlete’s critical velocity is supercharged. 

“It just puts you on the balls of your feet, into positions with your foot that you might need to put more of an effort into doing otherwise,” says Centrowitz of his latest first-choice footwear, the Nike Air Zoom Victory NEXT%.

In reducing effort required, the spike helps keep gas in the tank for the ebbs and flows of the 1500 — giving Centrowitz the combined physical and mental boost of elevated running economy.

Imagining the Future

Working with athletes like Centrowitz, Kipchoge, Muir and Muhammad, among other elites, has put Nike NEXT% firmly into the competitive landscape. And while time is connected to their goals, the nuances of each discipline remind of something more approachable for all runners: pace and endurance often define aims. 

Bringing NEXT% engineering into training shoes, as with the Tempo NEXT%, is an early example of pushing measurable benefit away from the stopwatch.

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The Nike Tempo NEXT%

Bringing NEXT% engineering into training shoes, as with the Tempo NEXT%, is an early example of pushing measurable benefit away from the stopwatch.

“We used Nike React foam in the heel to provide more impact protection and durability, and we used a composite plate that is less stiff and designed for daily use,” says Bignell. “Our goal with the Tempo was to help athletes get to the start line in a better, more effective way.”

The shoe bridges the gap between those runners at the top of the performance pyramid and those who just want to reach a little further.  

“Everybody who wants to get out and do something has their own challenges and their own definitions of better, and we need to understand them also if we want to serve a broad spectrum of athletes,” says Nurse.

In doing that, solutions emerge that may present a whole new range of measurable benefits. Faster times? Never-ending endurance? Sport without injury? Who knows. Or as Bignell puts it: “The best thing is to not put any limits on athletes.”

What’s New to Nike Trail Running in 2020

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Nike is bringing fresh updates throughout 2020 to its three-member Trail series: the Nike Pegasus Trail 2, the Nike Wildhorse 6 and the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6.
 
Key to the changes on the Wildhorse and Kiger are updates that home in on serious performance — the kind that recognize the distinct variances within trail running that differ from your standard road run or track workout. For the Wildhorse, Nike React foam now delivers more comfort and stability underfoot, while the Kiger is built to keep out more mud, muck and moisture with a new upper.

Meanwhile, the Nike Pegasus Trail gets a full update from its initial offering in 2019. The Nike Pegasus Trail 2 features a new upper and tooling, with underfoot cushioning designed to handle those transitions from road surfaces to the trail and back again.

What’s New About the Nike Pegasus Trail 2

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Wider bottom nets on the rugged outsole help provide stability on inconsistent terrain. A larger toe bumper helps protect the forefoot from rocks, roots and mud.

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A durable FlyMesh upper hugs the foot comfortably, allowing skin to breathe and stay dry. The higher cuff above the heel collar helps keep out dirt and debris.

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The pull tab on the heel allows you to attach your muddy shoes to a backpack or a bag via a carabiner.

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The Pegasus Trail 2

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The shoe now has a full Nike React midsole, helping to maximize comfort on uneven trail surfaces.

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Wider bottom nets on the rugged outsole help provide stability on inconsistent terrain. A larger toe bumper helps protect the forefoot from rocks, roots and mud.

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A durable FlyMesh upper hugs the foot comfortably, allowing skin to breathe and stay dry. The higher cuff above the heel collar helps keep out dirt and debris.

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The pull tab on the heel allows you to attach your muddy shoes to a backpack or a bag via a carabiner.

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The Pegasus Trail 2

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The shoe now has a full Nike React midsole, helping to maximize comfort on uneven trail surfaces.

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Wider bottom nets on the rugged outsole help provide stability on inconsistent terrain. A larger toe bumper helps protect the forefoot from rocks, roots and mud.

What’s New About the Wildhorse 6

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A horseshoe-shaped pod of firmer foam is added in the heel for increased stability. A higher cuff keeps debris out, and the material remains soft and flexible.

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The outsole lugs are now more durable and aggressive in design, which helps improve traction and reduce clogging in muddy conditions.

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A modified lacing system, using a lateral fitband, helps with containment.

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The Wildhorse 6

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Nike React cushioning now runs the length of the midsole.

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A horseshoe-shaped pod of firmer foam is added in the heel for increased stability. A higher cuff keeps debris out, and the material remains soft and flexible.

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The outsole lugs are now more durable and aggressive in design, which helps improve traction and reduce clogging in muddy conditions.

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A modified lacing system, using a lateral fitband, helps with containment.

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The Wildhorse 6

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Nike React cushioning now runs the length of the midsole.

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A horseshoe-shaped pod of firmer foam is added in the heel for increased stability. A higher cuff keeps debris out, and the material remains soft and flexible.

What’s New About the Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6

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An adjusted forefoot provides a more secure fit thanks to isolated front eyelets.

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Designers reduced the tip overlay shape to help minimize hotspots in the toe box.

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The Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6

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A more durable mesh upper protects against rocks, roots and mud.

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An adjusted forefoot provides a more secure fit thanks to isolated front eyelets.

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Designers reduced the tip overlay shape to help minimize hotspots in the toe box.

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The Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6

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A more durable mesh upper protects against rocks, roots and mud.

The Nike Wildhorse 6 and the Nike Air Zoom Terra Kiger 6 release beginning March 5 on nike.com and at select retailers. The Nike Pegasus Trail 2 is available now.

By Defying Expectations, Nike NEXT% Moves Athletes Forward

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Call it the ultimate test run: When Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour marathon barrier in Vienna this past October, he was wearing a prototype of the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%. 

“For runners, records like the four-minute mile and two-hour marathon are barometers of progress. These are barriers that have tested human potential. When someone like Eliud breaks them, our collective belief about what’s possible changes,” says Tony Bignell, VP, Footwear Innovation. “Barriers are inspiring to innovators. Like athletes, when a barrier is in front of us, we are challenged to think differently and push game-changing progress in footwear design.”

The NEXT% platform is the ultimate expression of Nike’s ambition to engineer footwear with measurable performance benefit. NEXT% is all about creating more efficient intersections between the body and technology to enable athletes to shatter personal boundaries — and sometimes, as our athletes have shown, break records. It is the ultimate meeting of sports science and purposeful design.NEXT% 2

The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% evolves the learnings of the Vaporfly franchise, adding Zoom Air Pods in the forefoot, more ZoomX Foam in the heel 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.”  

Breaking down the Nike NEXT% system

Nike NEXT% is a footwear innovation system engineered to give athletes a measurable benefit. Informed by sport science and verified by the Nike Sport Research Lab, the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% features three critical components, working together to help runners on race day:Alphafly NEXT% 5

Full-length Carbon Fiber Plate: Provides stability and a smooth transition; increases stiffness in the forefoot to provide a sensation of propulsionAlphafly NEXT% 3

Nike ZoomX Cushioning: Lightweight, provides optimal energy return, minimizes energy lossAlphafly NEXT% 1

Nike Zoom Air Pods: Added cushioning, increased energy return

Nike’s newest race-day shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% features two new Nike Zoom Air pods, more ZoomX foam and a single carbon fiber plate (all updates from its predecessor, the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%), and an ultra-breathable, lightweight Flyknit upper – all adding up to improved cushioning and running economy.

The shoe is part of a suite of products releasing in summer 2020, including the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% and Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% FlyEase, complementary training shoes that translate the principles of the Alphafly to rigorous daily use, and track spikes (the Nike Air Zoom Victory) that extend the NEXT% design ethos to new disciplines.

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Designed for higher mileage and more frequent daily use, the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% was created as a training complement to the Alphafly NEXT%.

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Designed for higher mileage and more frequent daily use, the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% FE was created as a training complement to the Alphafly NEXT%.

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Designed for higher mileage and more frequent daily use, the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% was created as a training complement to the Alphafly NEXT%.

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Designed for higher mileage and more frequent daily use, the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% FE was created as a training complement to the Alphafly NEXT%.

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Designed for higher mileage and more frequent daily use, the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% was created as a training complement to the Alphafly NEXT%.

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Designed for higher mileage and more frequent daily use, the Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% FE was created as a training complement to the Alphafly NEXT%.

For the Tempo NEXT%, the NEXT% system is specifically tuned to training. The plate shifts from carbon to a composite — softer for added comfort over higher mileage — but still serves to provide stability and transition throughout a runner’s full stride. ZoomX, prized for its energy return and responsiveness, sits above the plate at mid and forefoot. For maximum impact protection and durability, Nike React Foam is used at the heel. The same Nike Zoom Air pods featured in the new Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% are also placed in the Tempo’s forefoot to offer responsive cushioning and a sensation of propulsion. 

The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%, Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% and Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% FlyEase give athletes of today an opportunity to stamp their mark and motivate athletes (and designers) of tomorrow to set even greater goals.

The Nike React Infinity Run Keeps You Running

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Imagine a world where every runner gets faster. Pretty exciting. But also a hearty challenge, given the presumed hurdle of injury. But are injuries actually inevitable? The question spurred Nike to focus efforts on the potential of reducing runner injury, and its newest running shoe, the Nike React Infinity Run, is a step toward that objective.

When Nike debuted the Zoom Vaporfly 4% in 2017, racers cheered; the shoe was built for notching PRs and breaking limits — privileging running economy. The same year, Nike React, a proprietary foam offering game-changing cushioning and energy return debuted. In running, the technology answered for a near impossible desire: A feel that was soft, resilient, lightweight and durable.

The Nike React Infinity Run encompasses the best qualities of those two technologies — a fine-tuned blend of biomechanical efficiency and cushioning — for a breakthrough shoe that offers a more democratic solution to stability, and an advance from traditional motion-control designs.

The Infinity Run provides a soft, responsive platform and delivers it with a widened midsole. Similar to the geometry of the 4%, the Infinity has a rocker-like bottom that yields a more fluid transition from foot strike to toe off.

This inspired combination has an instant impact on a runner. Slip the shoe on, and it feels at once stable and energetic, the spring in the React foam ready to fuel miles. The Infinity’s rocker-geometry encourages a slight lean forward, moving a runner’s foot strike from heel to midfoot, or even forefoot; this creates a natural forward feel of propulsion. The wider platform, and the supportive foam that accompanies it, provides a reassuring feel — the shoe gently guides the foot in a smooth, straight line, reducing side-to-side wobbling and movement.

These attributes make the Nike React Infinity Run ideal for the kind of runs that don’t fall into the silo of interval or tempo, long run or race. This shoe matches best to base-run days, those middle-mileage, moderate efforts. In fact, an external study conducted in Vancouver, BC on 226 runners in the Nike React Infinity Run and the Nike Structure 22, a traditional motion control shoe, showed that runners in the Nike React Infinity had a 52 percent lower injury rate than in the motion control shoe, with wearers confirming that they felt less pain in their knees and feet. 

Introducing the Nike Joyride Dual Run

Press Release:

November 14, 2019 – The latest silhouette to feature Nike Joyride technology, the Nike Joyride Dual Run is designed to help keep legs fresh for a range of runners — whether a first-time jogger or a veteran on a shake-out run.

Where the Nike Joyride Run Flyknit offers a full-length Joyride midsole, the new Nike Joyride Dual Run combines the benefits of Nike Joyride Beads with a more traditional running shoe feel. Featuring Nike Joyride beads in the heel and midfoot for better impact absorption and a more personal fit, the forefoot of the new Nike Joyride Dual Run is constructed of soft and responsive foam for a more traditional underfoot experience at toe-off.  

The Nike Joyride Dual Run drops November 14 for Nike Members. A global release follows December 2.

Speed Up with the Nike Zoom Series

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Fast is the focus with these training and racing shoes that are designed to meet the needs of every runner — from world-class marathoners to those who just want to log I-feel-amazing miles on the weekends. With snappy full-length Nike Zoom Air or ultra-responsive Nike ZoomX foam underfoot, each shoe in the Zoom family offers a distinct experience.

Just in time for marathon season, the 2019 Nike Zoom Family continues in a flooded spectrum of neon pink (a hue of the debut neon green, created by Nike, sits directly across the color wheel from pink).

Find out which are right for you…

What is the Nike Zoom Series?

A classification of shoes that feature Nike’s fastest technology underfoot. Those are:

Nike Zoom Air: A cushioning system that uses pressurized air and tightly stretched fibers that are designed to absorb impact and then snap back for fast movement.

Nike ZoomX foam: The lightest, softest and most-responsive Nike foam is designed to maximize speed by delivering greater energy return. 

Both technologies are designed for speed and agility and can help runners experience better responsiveness and control when on the move.

Train Fast

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Nike’s all-time best-selling running shoe is back with a big upper refresh: Engineered mesh with added perforations enhances breathability across high-heat areas such as the forefoot and arch. Exposed Flywire cables in the midfoot keep you secure as you pick up speed. The heel collar and tongue are slimmer, which means a more comfortable and conforming fit than before.  The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 maintains its full-length Zoom Air unit (introduced in the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35) encased by Cushlon foam in the midsole for a smooth, responsive, cushioned ride you can rely on day after day.

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In its second iteration, the everyday-trainer-version of the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% is updated with a lighter, sleeker upper, thanks mostly to a translucent material and lofted mesh. A midfoot band locks the foot on the footbed at high speeds.  

Race Fast

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For the first time, the women’s Nike Zoom Fly 3 houses a slightly softer sockliner with a higher arch. Both versions of the Nike Zoom Fly update feature a transparent lighter upper with a new arch-band lacing system that offers a more adjustable fit. The soft and springy Nike React midsole provides highly responsive cushioning and houses a full-length carbon-fiber plate that delivers a propulsive sensation. The shoe’s offset is designed to minimize Achilles strain and its stack height offers impact protection mile after mile. The result — confirmed by lab tests — is one of the fastest, most-efficient shoes Nike makes.

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The carbon-fiber plate in the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%

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Elite athlete feedback played a huge role in revamping the already incredibly successful system that increases running economy. Plus, a new material construction, called Vaporweave, on the upper is lighter than Nike Flyknit, breathable and — critically — absorbs less water from sweat or rain, so it stays airy and dry over the course of a marathon. 

Designers added 15 percent more Nike ZoomX foam (capable of providing up to 85 percent energy return) to the Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT% — but the shoe’s weight stays the same as the previous version. They also shaved 3mm from the offset (now 8mm), so you can expect to experience better stability and increased energy conservation before toe-off. (Still embedded within the foam is a full-length curved carbon fiber plate that increases stiffness to provide a sensation of propulsion). A new traction pattern improves forefoot grip so the shoe handles better in wet weather. Also on the outsole are new contoured treads with deep grooves that facilitate smoother movement during turns. 

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus Trail Returns

Press Release:

May 24, 2019 – With a fresh look and new performance features, the versatile crossover trainer is back for the first time since it was introduced in the 2000s. 

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail builds off the heritage of the favored Pegasus, offering the same shape, fit and feel of the road runner. 

Unique to this model:

  • An entirely new mesh upper that vents during sweaty runs or puddle encounters.
  • Durable skins on high-wear areas such as the forefoot and heel protect from rubs with twigs and rocks.
  • The forefoot and heel also have separate Zoom Air units for responsiveness and stability on uneven paths.
  • The outsole is lined with enlarged lugs that have flat tops to provide better traction on wet or loose ground and offer an easy transition from trail to road.

The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 Trail is available now for NikePlus members in Europe and will be available globally June 13.