At the London Marathon, we finally got to see the Nike Alphafly 3 in action when Sifan Hassan and Geoffrey Kamworor wore the shoes. This immediately created a lot of interest in the shoes as it is usually a sign that the shoes will be released to the public soon. So when is the Nike Alphafly 3 release date? Here’s all the info we have so far on the shoe model.
The Nike Alphafly is probably the running shoe with the most interest around the world. Since Nike launched their running shoes with a carbon fiber plate in connection with the Sub2 project in 2017, they have been very popular among runners.
The Nike Vaporfly Next 4% came in several different versions before the Alphafly made its debut in July 2020. What distinguishes the models is mainly a thicker XoomX sole on the latter model, as well as an Air Zoom unit on the forefoot.
It was also the Nike Alphafly 2 that Eliud Kipchoge wore when he set his world record in the Berlin Marathon in 2022. Therefore, it is not surprising that it is one of the most popular marathon shoes for anyone aiming to set a new personal record.
Nike Alphafly 3 release date
Nike has not yet announced a release date for the Alphafly Next 3 and it is not easy to draw any conclusions from previous releases.
The first model of the Nike Alphafly was launched in July 2020, while the Alphafly 2 came out in June 2022. According to rumors, the Nike Alphafly 3 will be launched in July 2023, but these are not yet confirmed by the manufacturer.
The best way to ensure that you get the Nike Alphafly 3 when it is released is to go to the Nike website and click the “Notify me” button. You will then receive an email notifying you when the product has been released.
This is generally done when Nike releases a press release with more details about the shoe.
What is new on the Nike Alphafly 3?
The XoomX foam now seems to be continuous along the entire sole, instead of the clear division between the forefoot and heel that we saw in previous models. The sole itself also looks slightly thicker than in the Alphafly 2. The Zoom Air unit is now also integrated into the sole unit instead of separate as before.
Overall, the Nike Alphafly 3 appears to be more cushioned and responsive than the Alphafly 2. If you’ve had both predecessors of the shoe model, you know that there were extensive improvements in cushioning from the first to the second model of the Alphafly. It remains to be seen if the third version will further contribute to improving the running experience.
If the model that Kamworor and Hassan ran the London Marathon with is the model being released to the public, there also appears to be smooth patches on the outsole that is intended to reduce friction.
Another improvement made to the Nike Vaporfly 2 was in its durability. Both the outsole and the upper will last for more running kilometers than was the case with the first version. One of the few downsides heard about the shoe is that it is slightly narrow in the midsection.
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