Thankfully Nike, which kitted the Kenyan, has made a big show and tell of what he wore as he smashed his PB. They’re something futuristic called the Nike Next% marathon shoes.
According to Nike, when it launched the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%, the shoe delivered an average of 4% improved running economy over Nike’s previous fastest marathon shoe, the Nike Zoom Streak 6. The Next% “represents looking forward to each new race day as a chance to cross the line faster.”
Nice name, but what’s in the shoe?
In addition to a future edition of Nike’s Next% shoe, Kipchoge was also kitted out in what looked like an incredibly airy 2019 Nike Aeroswift Singlet, an athlete-exclusive version of the Nike Aeroswift Half Tight, his sleeves from Breaking2 and the 2019 Nike Elite Racing Sock.
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