In a tribute to Japan’s exhilarating sport of Ekiden, Nike Running introduces its latest Ekiden Pack. This collection, encompassing both footwear and apparel, is designed to honor the heritage of the Japanese long-distance relay competition and inspire a new generation of racers.
Footwear and Apparel: A Fusion of Tradition and Innovation
The Nike Running Ekiden Pack features five footwear models: Alphafly 2, Vaporfly 3, Zoom Fly 5, Pegasus 40, and Rival Fly 3. Each model is presented in vibrant pink and volt colors, a palette synonymous with speed in the Ekiden and Nike racing world. The pack also includes an array of tees and a packable Nike Windrunner jacket, all adorned with graphics that pay homage to the origins of the Ekiden race and the scenic landscapes of popular courses.
Design Inspired by Local Culture
The Ekiden Pack is a product of Nike’s Global Express Lane strategy, which focuses on creating products quickly through the lens of local culture, insights, and trends. This approach ensures collections that authentically connect with communities worldwide. The design team at Nike drew from the brand’s rich history in running and its legacy of innovative products to curate this special pack.
Availability and Global Launch
The Nike Running Ekiden Pack will be available for Nike Members in Japan starting December 1 and will hit nationwide retailers on December 8. The global launch of the pack is scheduled for this winter, making it accessible to runners and enthusiasts around the world.