Kicks Flow: Nike's Vaporfly Elite Flyprint 3D

If you buy as many running shoes as we do, you know that certain pairs really stand out for you and remain close to your heart. Last year, after being unveiled for the London marathon in April, the Vaporfly became one of our favorites by a mile (no pun intended). The first time you step into them, is an experience all on its own. It’s like stepping on a foam mattress, but with a lot more support and stability. With so many choices for running shoes out there for us, you’d be hard-pressed to find a shoe as awesome as these. These are dubbed as the fastest 3D-printed sneaker ever, and have been developed in collaboration with the world renowned Kenyan marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge.

And with the 2019 Tokyo Marathon soon approaching, (March 3rd), Nike Harajuku has revealed details on the arrival of a new colorway, dominated by tones of purple and black. The silhouette is extremely limited and buyers will have a chance to but them, only if they have been selected via raffle. The key details, however, are that buyers must be able to prove that they are indeed marathon runners. So you’ll probably want to register for an actual race now!

According to Nike Japan’s website, the potential buyers who are chosen must be able to show proof that they have run a full marathon, which is about 26 miles, in three hours or less (no easy task), sometime after the conclusion of the Tokyo Marathon. Interestingly, Nike Japan did not reveal exactly how they will extract the information needed. However, once the requirements have been met, customers will be given a chance to purchase the sneakers.

If you’re lucky enough to snag a pair, you’ll notice that the shoes feature a newly innovated Flyprint performance-printed 3D upper that offers more breathability and also boasts almost zero water retention. The model is paired with a full-length carbon fiber plate, and a thick signature NikeZoomX midsole unit that offers superb support and comfort.

Word is, they’ll be dropping on March 4th in Japan, for what has been rumored at a whopping $600 or more, which is similar to what the 2018 London Marathon release went for. Either way, this is one pair of kicks that you definitely won’t see everywhere and one that we think you’d cherish and enjoy to the fullest. 

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