Nike has long been on a mission to make running injuries a thing of the past. Last year saw the debut of the Nike React Infinity Run, which boasted a fifty-two percent lower injury rate compared to its predecessor, the Structure 22. This year, the footwear giant stays determined to keep the momentum going with two brand new additions to its running collection: The Nike React Infinity Run 2 and the Nike ZoomX Invincible Run.
Nike React Infinity Run 2
"It's so soft yet reactive."
An existing silhouette newly refined, the Nike React Infinity Run 2 tweaks the original formula into one that’s even more effective. Featuring an updated Flyknit upper and Flywire cables, there’s now additional support provided to the toe, eye-stay, and foxing. The vamp and midfoot provide more breathability, and the collar has been altered to be comfier without adding additional weight. “I feel secure in the shoe,” says distance runner Vanessa Fraser. “The upper and the heel feel great.”
Fraser concurs that the release is a salient improvement over the first iteration. “It’s so soft yet reactive, and really responsive with a spring-like feeling.”
The Nike React Infinite Run 2 was released on January 14. It retails for SGD239 online and at select outlets.
Nike ZoomX Invincible Run
"It's just a new sensation"
An all new solution to injury prevention, the Nike ZoomX Invincible Run is touted to be the first of its kind. Created with long-distance runs in mind, it offers a softer ride and a higher energy-return compared to the Infinity Run 2. This is courtesy of the midsole made with ZoomX, Nike’s lightest and most responsive foam till date. Originally used in the Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite and 4% to maximize speed, it has been repurposed here to provide better running economy.
The wide nets in the forefront paired with the rocker geometry help optimize stability and facilitate fluid stride transition. “When I first put on the ZoomX Invincible, I was like, Oh wow! You can really feel this,” says middle-distance runner Donavan Brazier. “It's just a new sensation.”
The Nike ZoomX Invincible Run releases on February 11 and will retail for SGD259.