The Nike Ultrafly Is A Vaporfly For The Trails

Nike Ultrafly worn by ultrarunner Tyler Green

From the moment it became clear that the hype around the Nike Vaporfly was merited and it was a cut above other road racing shoes available at the time, rumors started circulating about the same technology being brought to the trails.

It’s taken a while for the Nike Ultrafly Trail to come to fruition, however. The Nike Vaporfly is now on its fifth version—the Nike Vaporfly 3 (it’s confusing, we know)—and pretty much every brand now has a great carbon plate running shoe for the road in its line-up.

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There are also several excellent trail-running shoes with carbon plates that beat the Ultrafly to the market, like the Hoka Tecton X2 and Saucony Endorphin Edge, so Nike’s new trail racer has competition from the off.

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