NIKE ZOOMX VISTA GRIND, ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY

Nike’s women’s collection offers us this summer a collection of references with a clear commitment towards useful technology, but there’s a model that stands out from the rest; the Nike ZoomX Vista Grind.

The top part follows the style of Nike’s other models used in competitions, made out of NextSkin, a long-lasting, ultralight and breathable translucent fabric, which in this occasion wears bright colours. To avoid being too heavy there’s a detail, the swoosh, Nike’s logo, that is painted on to avoid using an additional piece. The all-covering tongue, the TPU stabiliser in the heel and the multilayered construction round off the innovative design with details from more classic models.

But the most prominent element of the Nike ZoomX Vista Grind is the midsole. The exterior casing is built like an oversized midsole that follows architectural references to maintain its stability at the same time that it shows off its interior. Following the usual concept seen throughout Nike’s history, the innovative part is placed in plain sight, in bright colours, just as it happened three decades ago with the Air Max.

And what’s inside the Vista Grind’s? ZoomX, the softest, lightest and most reactive foam that Nike has ever created. Used until now in performance products like the Nike Vaporfly 4% and Vaporfly Next%, it’s designed to provide a greater energy return. Originally developed for aerospace engineering, Nike used them at first for their Breaking2 project in which they tried to complete a marathon in less than two hours.

This new step for the ZoomX uses all of the technological advantages for a new and spectacular image. Nike’s latest development in a model that goes beyond what can be appreciated at first glance.