The Nike ZoomX VaporFly NEXT% has definitely made it’s mark in running by putting emphasis on performance. Along with the cool aesthetic that the silhouette has, the ZoomX also has various components used to create the product we see today.
The Vaporweave on the upper is light as well as water-resistant and the pairing of the extended ZoomX foam cushioning and carbon fiber plate reduces fatigue so that energy can be preserved.
With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics approaching, The Guardian reports that World Athletics (formerly the International Association of Athletics Federation) stated that the shoe, and similar shoes with a carbon fiber plate, will not be banned from competition.
World Athletics also announced that brands can’t introduce new technology pertaining to sneakers ahead of the Summer games. Accordingly, brands will also have to submit any prototypes of future footwear to avoid approval confusion.