Whether your goal is to reset a world record or simply out-run your personal best, race-day victories begin in training. The Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT% delivers measurable benefits to help you run more efficiently while bridging the gap between everyday training runs and racing.
"To help your body get ready for racing, this is a shoe to help you train for speed", says Elliott Heath, Nike Product Manager. "The idea behind NEXT% is the idea of continuously getting better".
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% Nike has 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 their 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.