A takedown of the Zoom Vaporfly Elite worn by marathoner Eliud Kipchoge during his efforts to run a sub two-hour marathon last year, the Zoom Vaporfly 4% gives a more casual appeal while still providing the wearer with high quality tech. Nike's lightweight ZoomX foam is used in the midsole to provide comfort and support, as well as a full-length carbon fiber plate.
Originally debuting at retailers in July 2017, this new colorway covers the silhouette in an obsidian blue upper with a large grey Swoosh extending up from the forefoot and a smaller Swoosh centered on the medial side. Subtle volt detailing can be seen on the tongue branding and insoles.
While the Zoom Vaporfly 4% has appeared with less frequency, Nike has found success at retail with its Zoom Fly SP model, a more casual edition of the Vaporfly Elite, that has released in multiple iterations.
Anyone looking to grab the "Obsidian" Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% will be able to do so on Wednesday, April 11 when it drops at nike.com and other select specialty running stores for $250.