the Zoom Fly series served as the North American sportswear giant’s top-of-the-line race day shoe. Thanks to insight from and performances by Eliud Kipchoge, the VaporFly and AlphaFly NEXT% are currently the company’s premier options. Yet, the Zoom Fly 5, which is yet to debut, promises and delivers a different feel from those ultra-lightweight, propulsion-focused styles. Technical specifications for the upcoming shoe haven’t been disclosed by the company just yet, but a first glance at the sneaker’s two launch colorways reveal a more plump ZoomX sole unit and robust mesh upper. It’s very likely that the fifth iteration of the Zoom Fly silhouette also features a carbon fiber spring plate given it’s marketability as a race day shoe. Instead of encroaching on the VaaporFly and AlphaFly’s marathon territories, however, the Zoom Fly 5 may be better suited for shorter distances and speed work. “Push Limits – Break Barriers” is printed on the model’s medial side, which references its intended purpose.
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