The Nike Vaporfly is the shoe that started the carbon plate revolution in road running, and the latest edition – the Nike Vaporfly NEXT% 2 – is still the best carbon plate running shoe you can get. Right now it’s also pretty much the cheapest carbon shoe you can get, with some colours available for just £101.23 in the Nike Black Friday sale.
There are only a few colours of the Vaporfly included in this deal, and sizes will start to sell out fast. In the time I spent writing this the size 9 I’d selected in the red and black Vaporfly went out of stock, so do not dilly dally if you are considering snapping up this deal.
The Vaporfly combines a full-length carbon plate with a high stack of Nike’s soft and springy ZoomX foam. That combination creates a propulsive and efficient ride that’s ideal for PB-seeking at any distance. Something I can confirm personally having run my 5K and marathon PBs of 15min 30sec and 2hr 28min, respectively, in the Vaporfly 2 over the past 12 months.
If you’re looking for a cheap training shoe to pair with the Vaporfly, then the reliable Nike Pegasus 39 is reduced to £76.97 in the Nike Black Friday sale (opens in new tab), and that price drops to just £57.73 with the code GOBIG22 at checkout.