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Nike Alphafly Next% Version 1

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The Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% is Nike's flagship carbon plated running shoe. Gear up for your next personal best with the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%. Responsive foam is combined with 2 Zoom Air units to push your running game forwards for your next marathon or road race. 

A carbon-plate competition shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%, has been favoured by professional athletes Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei. Should you purchase it? We've looked at a lot of reviews from both professional and amateur athletes to help you decide.

Brigid Kosgei broke the women's marathon record in 2:18:58 while wearing this shoe. When she competed, there was a debate over whether or not the shoes had given her an unfair edge. Eliud Kipchoge wore the Alphafly as well as he set an sub-two-hour world marathon record.

Though somewhat heavier than the Nike Vaporfly at 7.4oz/210 g, the Alphafly Next% is state-of-the-art in terms of performance. It incorporates the latest cutting-edge Nike technologies, including a carbon fibre plate, ZoomX midsole foam, and Zoom Air units.

As a result, the cushioning is explosive, delivering a ride that is both effective and comfortable for competition. The majority of testers were impressed, while some expressed it took a little getting used to the huge stack (40 mm heel height) and can pose instability concerns at sharp corners.

In addition to being breathable, the Atomknit upper has a somewhat snug fit: the lockdown is accurate in order to reduce the risk of imbalance.

Finally, as with all racing shoes, you pay for performance, not durability, which is why these shoes are so expensive. Durability is better than the Vaporfly but still restricted, so many runners only use these shoes for races.

In conclusion, the Nike Alphafly is the greatest of the Nike series in terms of performance. Its high price and cutting-edge configuration, on the other hand, are aimed especially at elite athletes who demand the finest.

Alphafly or Vaporfly?

The general consensus seems to be use the Alphafly for half marathons and marathon distance and the Vaporfly for 5k to 10k but this is a personal choice.

However plenty of people love the Alphafly for short distances as well, myself included.

You can read our comparison guide of Alphafly 2 v Vaporfly 2

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