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Sneak Peek: Nike Running Teams With Vibram to Launch ‘Ultrafly Trail’ Shoe

The footwear giants call their first offering 'sleek, grippy, and fast.' Here's what we know about the upcoming Nike 'Ultrafly Trail' with Vibram tech.

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For the first time ever, Nike Running and Vibram have joined forces to create a “groundbreaking” trail shoe that incorporates rubber and sole technology never before seen in a Nike running shoe.

The Ultrafly Trail officially debuts on July 27 across Europe, before launching worldwide in August. Details are slim, but the shoe will be the first Nike running shoe to carry Vibram Litebase, a proprietary outsole that combines Vibram MegaGrip rubber and Traction Lugs. According to Vibram, Litebase trims 30% of the sole’s weight by making it 50% slimmer.

Nike Ultrafly Trail running shoe floating on grey background

This weight savings targets an uptick in overall speed, contributing to the Ultrafly Trail’s marketing as a “premium race shoe.” Above the Vibram tech, Nike will, for the first time, incorporate a carbon Flyplate between its lightweight ZoomX foam and a “fabric-wrapped” midsole.

According to Nike, “a flat bottom and minimized cross rocker allow runners optimal stability on trail terrain while the heel-to-toe rocker promotes a smooth transition.”

We haven’t gotten on a pair for testing yet, but Nike released some early details:

Weight: Women’s size 8: 249 g; Men’s size 10: 300 g
Offset: 8.5 mm
Stack height (M10/W11.5): Forefoot: 30 mm; Heel: 38.5 mm
Price: $250

Stay tuned for more details and a GearJunkie first-look review.


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