Nike Zoom Fly/Vaporfly 4 and NEXT% - The Thread

Why would you ask such a question! :flushed:

It started for me with the original VF FK 4% pair I bought in the 30% off storewide black friday sale last year. I think that might have been what started the thread on TT1.0? They were my first pair of Nike runners ever. Since then, well…

Nov '18 - black friday VF FK 4% - £146.96 (200km on these)
Apr '19 - discounted VF FK 4% - £167.96 (when I thought they were being discontinued after the release of NEXT% - still new in box)
May '19 - outlet store ZF SP - £52.50 (70km on these - mainly used for club track)
Jul '19 - discounted ZF FK - £55.58 (already retired with >660km on them)
Jul '19 - nearly new ebay VF FK 4% - £65.48 (in my size, so why not. Used these at the 70.3 Worlds)
Oct '19 - Poet’s discount code for VF NEXT% - £215.95 (55km on these)
Oct '19 - second pair of discounted ZF FK £55.57 (already have 125km on these)

So a total of precisely £760. Bugger me! :see_no_evil::joy:

Then again, I’ve not really bought anything else this year. No major bike purchase. No new wetsuit, or anything like that, so in the grand scheme of things, probably a light year in terms of equipment purchases! And it kind of makes sense in a heavy year of running, as per the 2019 annual stats thread.


Ha ha ha - pales into insignificance to other spending :wink:

4% @ £210
4% @ £176
Blue fly knits @ £56
Zoom Fly SP @ £38

My Zoom structure are over a year old.

Total £480.
About a tenth of the price of a medium Chanel Boy bag.

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In the summer - Blue FlyKnits @ £55 - My favourites.
Last week - Structure 21 @ £51 - These might go back.
Last week - Pegasus 35 @ £51 - Not tried them yet other than walking around London.
Early next year will get some Next% for marathon :grinning:

and 10 x the price of a solid pair of Saucony Rise Isos :wink:

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M&M Direct specials?
Love some of them for training in

I was just looking quickly for something worth £48 to counter your argument.

I fell out of love with Saucony (kinvara) when they brought in that horrible, horrible ‘pro lock’ band things.

Oh :face_with_hand_over_mouth:
I was being serious. I used to buy anything for under £45 for training in.
Then a pair of Saucony Fastwitch for racing in and some of the Brooks Adrenaline GTS for iron distance a few weeks out.

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I’d be concerned if you were buying £4800 bags; unless your wife played for Real Madrid.

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Where are you getting these prices from? I’d love a new pair of ZF as I’ve got the originals with a few hundred ks on them. They’re over £100 on the Nike website.

A few months ago Nike must have had excess stock, or the blue colour way wasn’t very popular. I think they had them at around 70 then someone posted a discount code on here!

£330 so far, spread across 4 pairs of shoes.

2 x VF 4% and 2 x ZF

1 pair of 4% which I got in some sale, about £160 I think
1 pair of flyknit when everyone else got a pair cheap £55?

I have just bought a pair of Brooks Adrenaline in the sale though, they’ll be in the loft until they are needed.

I tend to have quite a lot of pairs on the go at once and with doing a lot of trail runs they get as much hammer.


I hope you got a big discount on those :sweat_smile:

Shows you how perceptions have shifted doesn’t it. I’m thinking that money for 4 pairs is a steal!


Who’s going to take a punt. Zero feedback rating. There are others…:upside_down_face:

You’d be a brave man :grimacing:

Paging @Poet


XC season is upon us…



I thought they were an urban myth, or photoshop job!