Eliud Kipchoge knows that human potential knows no bounds… just like you. Inspired by that mindset, this version of the Vaporfly 3 is punctuated with Eliud's signature touches that remind you to always aim higher. For your first race or your hundredth, it helps you beat your personal bests, for a 10 km as for a marathon.
This one-of-a-kind design celebrates Eliud's incredible 5k record performance set in 2003 when he wore the Nike Zoom Miler running spike with a white base and red stripe running through the Swoosh. A "signed Kipchoge" proverb appears on the left of the sockliner. The place and time of his record are written on the right side of the sockliner. The full-length carbon fiber plate provides a feeling of stability and propulsion.
Nike ZoomX, our most responsive foam, just got even better. From heel to toe, it offers better energy return to propel you further than ever.
Have you noticed that the midsole overflows at the heel? This is to reduce weight inside the foot and produce a more stable stride.
Specially selected Flyknit fibers and woven forefoot zones enhance the performance level of the Vaporfly. With its high breathability at the toe, combined with fibers ensuring great flexibility and a snug fit, this upper is the most personalized ever designed for the Vaporfly. The result: a softer, more breathable shoe that molds to the shape of the foot.
The reworked thin rubber outsole is designed to use less material without compromising durability. It is thus lighter and thinner. This adds extra millimeters of ZoomX foam underfoot to provide smoother transitions with every stride.
Lightweight padding on the tongue to limit the pressure exerted by the laces on the top of the foot.
New waffle pattern with perforations on the outsole for more lightness and optimal grip on all surfaces, whatever the weather.
Offset heel seam to reduce chafing in this area.
Wider tip provides more space
Internal foam reinforcement in the heel for more cushioning