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The Nike Zoom Fly SP Is Perfect For Marathon Running And Malling

Now available in Metro Manila
by Esquire Philippines | Jul 21, 2018
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The Nike Zoom Fly SP has long-distance running built into its history. Early in 2017, three Nike runners attempted to break a barrier long thought to be beyond human reach: the two-hour marathon. The project, called Breaking2, ultimately fell short of its goal by seconds, with Nike's fastest runner, Eliud Kipchoge, clocking in at 02:00:25. But the project spawned invaluable running innovations for Nike, and is still a landmark in Swoosh history.

The shoes that eventually ran the Breaking2 marathon were individually tuned versions of the Nike Vaporfly Elite. But in the development process, Nike gave birth to a line of other shoes, including the Vaporfly 4%. Later on, inspired by the project's initial prototypes, the Swoosh came up with the Zoom Fly SP, a shoe designed to meet the demands of your toughest tempo runs, long runs and race days.

The first colorways of the Zoom Fly SP released overseas last year, but now, the Philippines is getting its share as well. Nike just released the black/light bone colorway locally:

The Nike Zoom Fly SP is a long-distance running shoe and one of the many results of the research that went into Breaking2, Nike's attempt to break the two-hour marathon. IMAGE: Nike

It has a sleek, rounded silhouette, with some design elements that are reminiscent of Nike's collaboration with Louis Vuitton creative director Virgil Abloh. IMAGE: Nike

But the Zoom Fly SP's prominent feature is its translucent stretch-woven upper, which is both functional and on-trend. IMAGE: Nike

The Zoom Fly SP's sole contains a carbon-infused nylon plate that's designed to give some extra bounce in every stride. IMAGE: Nike

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The Black/Light Bone colorway has very faint hints of yellow, as on the lace aglets. Meanwhile, the timer decal on the heel is a reference to Breaking2. IMAGE: Nike

The shoe itself is tuned for marathon performance, but it doesn't hurt that it looks great too. The Zoom Fly SP has a nice, minimal silhouette and a cool translucent upper layer; plus details that reference the Breaking2 project. In this beautifully basic black colorway, it'll work perfectly in your weekly sneaker rotation.

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The Nike Zoom Fly SP is now available in Nike Park, Nike Forum, and Sole Academy stores for the full retail price of P8,545.

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