A Running Shoe with Record-breaking DNA
Fuelled by insights from the world's fastest athletes including Eliud Kipchoge, we developed the Tempo NEXT% based on learnings from our premiere racing shoe, the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT%. Watch the film to learn more about our incredible journey with athletes, designers and innovators in making the Tempo NEXT%.
Exceptional Energy Return
Two Zoom Air pods under the forefoot provide efficient energy return and responsiveness as you run. Although Zoom Air is a long-standing Nike innovation, in the Tempo NEXT% we've isolated the pods from the surrounding foam, which allows runners to experience greater energy return.
A full-length plate in the midsole helps stabilise the Zoom Air pods while also providing a propulsive feel with every stride. The difference between this plate and those in our racing shoes is that the one in the Tempo NEXT% isn't as rigid, which allows your foot to build strength over the course of training.
Above: Ruth Chepngetich – World Champion, Marathon
The midsole of the Tempo NEXT% contains ZoomX foam in the forefoot and React foam in the heel. The result is a one-two punch of responsiveness and energy return up front with superior cushioning and durability where you need it most.