Release Report: Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%

Release Report: Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT%

The newest addition to the Vaporfly family is better than ever and set to debut in July at eastbay.com. Though some of the features from the 4% were kept in this model, there are plenty of new elements to mention.

How Much is “NEXT%”?

NEXT% is somewhere above 4 percent but below 5 percent, and that percent represents the increased efficiency you’ll experience running in these shoes.

Made for Marathoners

Nothing is stopping the average Joe from buying this shoe, but it was designed for marathon runners with hopes that they’ll strive to conquer the “impossible” – running 26.2 miles in under 2 hours.

Influenced by Professionals

Nike knows that to create the best you must use the best. So, with the expertise of professional athletes, scientists, and engineers Nike created a shoe to help you shave time off your marathon pace.

From the Updated Upper

The Vaporfly NEXT% introduces a new material for the upper called Vaporweave. Vaporweave was created with the intent to absorb less liquid than the Flyknit material used in the Vaporfly 4%. So your feet stay dry and comfortable during long runs. Because it’s not enough for your shoes to just be comfortable when you put them on before the race. An hour into your run you still want to feel as comfortable as possible. So in addition to the newly introduced Vaporweave, the new version of the Vaporfly features off-center laces to reduce pressure along the top of your foot. The tongue is also shaped to lay smoothly against your foot for reduced friction.

Down to the Detailed Sole

By using the traction patterns of pro runners, Nike was able to create a unique sole pattern that increases forefoot grip and is better for running on wet surfaces.

But wait! There’s more…

As in 15 percent more ZoomX foam in the midsole compared to the last model, so that you can get ultimate energy-return while running. And what’s even better is that with this extra foam, the shoe weight remains the same as the Vaporfly 4%. By decreasing the heel-drop by 3mm (from 11mm to 8mm) and adding the super lightweight Vaporweave material, Nike managed to offset the weight.

To stay up to date on future releases check out Eastbay’s Release Calendar.

3.7 Release Report: The Jordan Retro 9 ‘Bred’ Leads The Way This Week

3.7 Release Report: The Jordan Retro 9 ‘Bred’ Leads The Way This Week

Each week, we’ll showcase the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of each shoe, and fill you in on the newest tech features. Check back every week for the hottest shoe drops. If it’s hyped, it’s here. You can check out the full list of releases on Eastbay’s Release Calendar. Here’s what you have to look forward to this week:

JORDAN RETRO 9 ‘BRED’ – MARCH 10 AT 10 AM ET

3.7 Release Report Jordan Retro 9 Blog

Alright, this is a big one – the classic Retro 9 silhouette in classic ‘Bred’ colors. The black leather base with a black mudguard and red accents makes this shoe one of the most hyped 9s in years. It’s about as clean, sleek, and stylish as sneakers get, so make sure to be ready right away Saturday morning if you want to snag a pair. Men’s $190.00. Boys’ $140.00.

ADIDAS HARDEN VOL. 2 ‘CONCRETE’ – MARCH 10 AT 10 AM ET

3.7 Release Report adidas Harden Vol. 2

With the insane amount of moves that James Harden puts on defenders, you would swear that his opposition is stuck in concrete. Harden’s unmatchable shiftiness and playmaking ability is the inspiration behind this ‘Concrete’ colorway of the Harden Vol. 2. Various shades of gray are featured along the upper for a look that resembles a concrete surface while the white Boost midsole ensures that, as your opponents slow down, you get even faster. Men’s $140.00.

JORDAN WHY NOT ZER0.1 – MARCH 9 AT 10 AM ET

2.21 Release Report: Jordan Retro 1 ‘Re2pect’, Girls’ Retro 13, And Two New Signatures

2.21 Release Report: Jordan Retro 1 ‘Re2pect’, Girls’ Retro 13, And Two New Signatures

Each week, we’ll showcase the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of each shoe, and fill you in on the newest tech features. Check back every week for the hottest shoe drops. If it’s hyped, it’s here. You can check out the full list of releases on Eastbay’s Release Calendar. Here’s what you have to look forward to this week:

JORDAN RETRO 1 HI FLYKNIT ‘RE2PECT’ – FEB. 23 AT 10 AM ET

2.21 Jordan Retro 1 'Re2pect'

Derek Jeter may have retired, but his impact in the sports world will be felt for decades to come. His prescence in the sneaker game is staying strong, too, thanks to these special Retro 1 Flyknit kicks. As part of Jordan’s ongoing ‘Re2pect’ campaign, this modern take on the timeless shoe features a navy and cream colorway inspired by his New York team and gold trim along the Wings logo and tongue tag. Jeter’s ‘The Captain’ nickname can be seen through the blue translucent outsole. It’s a look that is truly fit for one of the greatest athletes of all time. Men’s $180.00

GIRLS’ JORDAN RETRO 13 – FEB. 24 AT 10 AM ET

2.21 Girls Jordan Retro 13

From its gum rubber outsole to its black suede overlay to its white leather base, this Jordan Retro 13 is a treat built exclusively for female Jordan fans. This simple color scheme gives the shoe a classy, luxurious look which is topped off with gold accents along the tongue logo. It’s clean, it’s cool, and it’s certain to be in your sneaker rotation for a long time. Girls’ $140.00.

JORDAN WHY NOT ZERO. 1 – FEB. 25 AT 10 AM ET

2.21 Jordan Why Not

Take a quick look at the latest colorway of Russell Westbrook’s signature Why Not shoes and you might assume that the inspiration comes from the team he leads in OKC. But this also pays homage to Russ’ past and the hard work that helped him get to where he is today. His father would put him through challenging practice sessions, spending late night after late night on his jump shot. Those long hours have obviously paid off and helped make him into the superstar that he is today. Men’s $125.00. Boys’ $95.00.

NIKE PG 2 – FEB. 24 AT 10 AM ET

2.21 Nike PG 2

Westbrook isn’t the only one in Oklahoma City with his own signature shoe — Paul George has his own line with Nike as well. The PG 1s were a big hit and if the early reviews are any indication, Nike struck gold with the PG 2s as well. You can try out the forward’s latest model for yourself with this new colorway that is dropping this Saturday. His new team’s navy and orange colors are featured throughout and also serve as a great way to highlight all of the shoe’s new features. What’s your favorite part – the Flywire cables in the forefoot, the upgraded Zoom unit, the all-new dynamic wings? Let us know in the comments and make sure to pick up your own pair. Men’s $110.00. Boys’ $90.00.

1.31 Release Report: KD X, Kobe A.D., Dame 4, or Curry 4 – Which Signature Shoe Will You Grab?

1.31 Release Report: KD X, Kobe A.D., Dame 4, or Curry 4 – Which Signature Shoe Will You Grab?

Each week, we’ll showcase the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of each shoe, and fill you in on the newest tech features. Check back every week for the hottest shoe drops. If it’s hyped, it’s here. You can check out the full list of releases on Eastbay’s Release Calendar. Here’s what you have to look forward to this week:

NIKE KD X – FEB. 1 AT 10 AM ET

1.31 Nike KD X

Kevin Durant has been ballin’ out all year and seems to take his game to another level every single season. Whether it’s his clutch shooting, his lockdown defense, or his elite passing skills, there seems to be nothing he can’t do on the court. The latest colorway of his KD Xs are equally versatile. The black and white upper complements a marble outsole for a look that you can rock anywhere and with anything. Men’s $150.00. Boys’ $125.00.

NIKE KOBE A.D. – FEB. 1 AT 10 AM ET

1.31 Nike Kobe A.D.

Kobe Bryant’s game was like a fine wine — it got better as his career went on. So, it makes sense that the Black Mamba’s other nickname is Vino. That’s the inspiration behind the latest colorway of the Kobe A.D. The Port Wine colorway features some touches of blue, white, and pink for a luxurious look. The fit and comfort are equally first-class thanks to a luxe suede ankle collar and Snakeskin material along the lateral side of the shoe. Men’s $150.00.

ADIDAS DAME 4 – FEB. 1 AT 10 AM ET

1.31 adidas Dame 4

Few players deliver more in key moments than Damian Lillard. So how does he do it? Is it his cool-headed confidence? Or the endless hours he spends practicing in the gym? Those definitely help, and so does wearing the perfect signature shoe. The Dame 4s have the comfort, fit, and explosiveness that Dame needs to knock down those game-winners. And on Thursday, he’s dropping a new black and white colorway with a stylish grey pattern along the upper — just what you need to stand out when it’s time to step up in the clutch. Men’s $115.00.

UNDER ARMOUR CURRY 4– FEB. 2 AT 10 AM ET

1.31 UA Curry 4

Fans of the best shooter on the planet, and his signature Curry 4s, are in for a treat this Friday. A new colorway of the Mid drops with a red, synthetic-suede overlay and a black knit collar. The gum rubber outsole with black splatter paint makes this a standout look. But if the Low is more your style, there are multiple colors dropping this Friday as well. Take your pick, lace ‘em up, and get bucket after bucket from deep. Men’s Mid $130.00. Men’s Low $120.00.

1.24 Release Report: New Jordan Retro 10s + fresh Nike signature shoes + the Nike Air Vapormax Plus

1.24 Release Report: New Jordan Retro 10s + fresh Nike signature shoes + the Nike Air Vapormax Plus

Each week, we’ll showcase the most popular upcoming shoe drops. We’ll give you the lowdown on the prices and sizes, break down the history of each shoe, and fill you in on the newest tech features. Check back every week for the hottest shoe drops. If it’s hyped, it’s here. You can check out the full list of releases on Eastbay’s Release Calendar. Here’s what you have to look forward to this week:

JORDAN RETRO 10 – JAN. 27 AT 10 AM ET

1.24 Release Report Jordan Retro 10

Back in 2014, Jordan dropped a cool grey colorway of their Retro 10s that became a favorite of sneakerheads everywhere. That cool grey theme is back this weekend, but with a fresh update. This time around, the upper features no black, as the grey color continues across the tongue, lining, laces, and midsole. The coolest touch is definitely the multi-color outsole though — each line across the bottom calls out a specific career highlight during MJ’s extraordinary career. Lace up in your own pair and you’ll truly be taking history with you everywhere you go. Men’s $190.00.

NIKE BASKETBALL ‘CITY’ RELEASES – JAN. 24 AT 10 AM ET