Shanghai Shoutout: NikeLab Zoom Fly SP Dark Loden
Nike uses every chance to celebrate its achievements, and the NikeLab Zoom Fly SP Dark Loden is no exception.
Running shoes and their many innovations are nothing new for Nike. In fact, the Swoosh always fights for prominent position in this category.
Over the year, the quest produces some of the most memorable silhouettes. The Zoom Fly isn’t just sitting on good advertising, it also comes with a story.
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Nike Zoom Vaporfly: Bound to be a record breaker?
Upon its initial release, this model takes on the enviable position of record breaker. But, perhaps it’s more accurate to the say attempted record breaker.
Nike’s efforts went towards breaking the two-hour marathon record. In the end, the goal falls short by nearly a pittance. The strive for this is, in and of itself, enough to cement the reputation of this shoe’s innovation.
Here, we a get a look at arguably the most technologically innovative model from Nike’s running line. The Zoom Fly SP comes with a Lunarlon foam midsole.
Under this is Nike’s latest attempt at impact protection, a carbon infused nylon plate. This setup gives you an impressive level of responsiveness without the rigidity.
The upper is in a stretch-weave build, also carrying some subtle support features such as a microsuede arch. The aesthetic, here in a Dark Loden/ Dark Stucco combo, is a shout out to Shanghai.
This iteration releases as the latest from Nike’s City Pack. Presumably, we can expect more gorgeous renditions to release as part of other city celebrations.
The Swoosh stays consistent
The tech on this model speaks for itself, adding to the comfort of the NikeLab Zoom Fly on feet. Frankly, it’s fairly impressive that Nike has much more advancements left in the tank.
The brand has made its name partly in the habit of being so far ahead of its competition. As such, it’s always surprising to see the Swoosh hit another home run when it comes to its sneaker tech. Evidently, it hasn’t all caught up with them.
To be sure, this is more than a performance model. If Nike continues to release this level of colorways, you can expect to see the Zoom Fly around for a very long time. It may also find its way to high-end runways!