Running, an activity that predates time, has been revolutionized yet again, this time by the Nike Ultrafly, crafted with an unwavering passion to serve the global running community.
Nike Running designers, renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship, spent over two years meticulously sculpting the Nike Ultrafly, the company’s crowning achievement in trail racing shoes. The Ultrafly is more than just a shoe; it is a testament to Nike’s commitment to delivering innovative products fine-tuned to meet the needs of the modern-day trail runner, one who seeks not just to run, but to race, set records, and dominate the trails at exhilarating speeds.
In 2021, Nike Running footwear designers began an exciting collaboration with elite Nike Trail athletes, amassing invaluable insights from the field and fusing them with their wealth of knowledge gleaned from their pioneering work in road running. Nike Trail athlete Tyler Green was the linchpin of this innovative venture. Green put the shoe through its paces across diverse terrains, clocking over 1,000 miles in it, and securing three consecutive top-five finishes at the prestigious 100-mile Western States Endurance Run. Green says, “It’s exciting to see my perspective and feedback directly inform a product that will help all runners chase their goals on the trails.”
The Nike Ultrafly is not merely an addition to Nike Trail’s robust lineup of running footwear; it is a landmark achievement. For the first time in Nike Trail’s storied history, the brand collaborated with Vibram, a company celebrated for its exceptional grip and traction technology. The result of this synergy is the Ultrafly’s outsole, an industry-first, featuring Vibram’s Litebase technology, Vibram Traction Lug technology, and Vibram MegaGrip compound. This sole design guarantees trail runners an unrivaled grip on rough terrains, equipping them with the ability to tread uncharted paths with confidence and agility.
In another first for Nike Trail, the Nike Ultrafly showcases a carbon Flyplate, strategically sandwiched between the ZoomX foam and a fabric-wrapped midsole, promising a ride that’s lightweight and highly responsive. The Vaporweave upper, paired with a classic collar construction and fit system, ensures unparalleled comfort and reliability, enabling runners to conquer miles upon miles of rigorous trails with ease.
The Nike Ultrafly is an ambitious blend of innovative design, cutting-edge technology, and athletic prowess. It’s not just a shoe; it’s a revolution in trail running, providing athletes with an unprecedented competitive edge.
Come July 27, Europe will get its first taste of the Ultrafly, and by August, runners worldwide will have the chance to experience, on Nike.com, this game-changing footwear.
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