Good news for Eliud Kipchoge as Nike unveil new marathon running shoes worth Ksh 37,000 ahead of Paris Olympics

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Good news for Eliud Kipchoge as Nike unveil new marathon running shoes worth Ksh 37,000 ahead of Paris Olympics

Abigael Wafula 19:45 - 07.06.2024

As he chases history at the Paris 2024 Olympics, Eliud Kipchoge will have the chance to try out the newly unveiled Nike shoes worth Ksh 36,000.

Eliud Kipchoge is certainly over the moon after Nike has unveiled their latest Alphafly series, the Alphafly 3 ‘Blueprint’, just a few days to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Kipchoge, a Nike sponsored athletes, will certainly be one of the athletes to try out the shoe, owing to the fact that he will be targeting his third Olympic title over the marathon. He has already won two title, at the Rio 2016 Olympics and the delayed 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games and he will now be chasing history in the city of love.

The innovative marathon running shoes will play a pivotal role in his success at the Olympics, owing to its unique features. The shoes are labelled the “fastest shoes in the world” and will be out to propel the legendary marathoner in his quest for victory.

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As per Stupid Dope, the shoe will be out to captivate athletes and enthusiasts alike with its advanced features and unique aesthetics. The Alphafly shoes have become synonymous with speed and performance, as evidenced by their use in record-breaking marathons by athletes like the marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum and Kipchoge.

The Alphafly 3 has Atomknit Uppers to provide breathability and a snug fit and they also have the Air Zoom Units to enhance responsiveness for dynamic running. The shoe also has ZoomX Foam Midsole to offer a balance of firmness and cushioning among other unique features.

The shoe is 15% lighter than the previous model with the heel-to-toe transitions, designed and tested at Nike’s Sport Research Lab to improve speed and reduce weight, making these shoes a top choice for marathon runners.

The blueprint edition will drop on July 3 and will be retailing for about Ksh 36,000 and fans and athletes can stay updated on Nike’s website and social media accounts for the latest information.

Meanwhile, Nike’s history of manufacturing unique shoes dates back to when Co-founder Bill Bowerman crafted the first pair of shoes for track athlete Otis Davis in the 1960s.

Nike then introduced the Pegasus in 1983 aiming to create the ultimate everyman’s running shoe with their innovation continuing with the launch of the Alphafly series in 2016 that was specifically engineered for marathon runners.

The Alphafly 3 ‘Blueprint’ edition, designed for the Olympics, features a striking white, blue, and orange colorway.