Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next%


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General Impression

It has finally arrived. This time around, one of the most anxiously anticipated sneakers is the Tempo Next %.

The Tempo Next % has a premium appearance and feel, hitting the ideal balance between revolutionary and utopian. Air Zoom Tempo Next is a new addition to the burgeoning Next% shoe collection.

Influenced by Nike’s elite racing sneakers, Air Zoom Tempo is a daily workout sneaker similar to the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly Next %. The Nike Air Zoom Tempo NEXT % performs as fierce as a beast when your feet hit the tarmac. Excellent running shoes for those who enjoy fast-paced running.

These sneakers are incredibly light and bouncy. This model is efficient in everyday training. These are the running shoes to wear for speed on race day or marathon preparation.

  • Brand Name: Nike
  • Model Type: Air Tempo Zoom
  • Feature: Cushioning, Brethability, Comfort
  • Weight: 264 g
  • Forefoot height: 36mm
  • Heel height: 46mm
  • Pricing: $200
  • Terrain: Road
  • Heel drop: 10 mm
  • Arch Support: Neutral
  • Arch type: High arch
  • Material: Knit upper
  • Distance: Long distance, Marathon
  • Release date: Oct 2020

Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next% Pros and Cons


  • Incredibly responsive and bouncy
  • Lightweight
  • Ideal for tempo runs, sprints, and quick long runs (up to 10 miles)
  • Resilience
  • The Upper is made of a paper-thin material that is extremely breathable


  • High-priced
  • Not recommended for high-intensity interval exercise or strength training
  • When making sharp curves, it becomes unsteady


The Tempo Next sneakers have a seamless Flyknit top that combines lightness, ventilation, and a solid fit.

The Tempo NEXT’s Flyknit top is a pleasant innovation that helps the sneakers seem even faster.

The synthetic materials expand precisely the proper amount. Nike has produced an upper that fits snugly.

The Tempo Next % upper has a robust luminescent Flyknit forefoot and midfoot design. The heel material is thicker and denser.

The forefoot has exceptional breathability. However, the shoe feels warmer in the midfoot and heel due to the denser material. Soft cage underlays present beneath the midfoot provide the midfoot structure without causing distress.

The toe box has the only overlay for added protection. It is exceedingly thin, delicate, and flexible.

Wear high socks to avoid chafing because the collar comes high around the ankle. A cushioned, wrap-around pod is located inside the heel collar to keep the heel in place and prevent slippage.

There is the last row of double eyelets. However, the booty design prevents heel lock lacing. Still, the heel and midfoot lockdown are already excellent.

The upper is well-fitting and comfy. The toe box is roomy and deep, although the opening is slightly on the narrow side.

Lacing secures the built-in tongue, created to allow smooth foot movement during running.


Nike has strategically created considerable spring and bounce in the zoom Next% with 3 innovative steps:

  • Firstly, there are two types of midsole foam, Zoom React in the heel and Zoom foam in the forefoot. Thus, a dual effect is created: with a decent weight-to-cushioning ratio.
  • Second, there’s a carbon composite plate that runs the length of the shoe; it enables runners to log more miles.
  • Thirdly, air pods under the forefeet. Nike Air is a self-contained cushioning system that Nike claims provide superior energy return.
    The harder you strike your forefoot, the more rebound the air pods have.

Therefore, footstrikes feel explosive during fast runs.

The Tempo Next %’s composite plate is visible, which is unusual for a plated shoe.

It has a lot of flex and sits directly above the Zoom air pods on the forefoot.

The plate in the Tempo’s midsole provides rigidity and stability while also preventing the air pods from poking through the bottom of your feet.

Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next%


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Why this product?

The Fly Easy system of the Tempo NEXT % model is appropriate for athletes of all levels, as the crushed heel makes it easy to slip on and take off without the use of hands.

The lack of laces is offset by a system that lets you tighten or loosen the fit with just one hand.

The forefoot is completely coated in thick rubber, while the backfoot has two long strips of thick rubber.

The strong rubber on the outsole will not wear out quickly. This shoe appears to be significantly more durable than the Alphafly, which has a much smoother outsole.

Additional Information

Nike Air Zoom Tempo appears to be the Alphafly. A nylon plate, ZoomX foam, and those forefoot air units give it a scaled-down sensation of the range-topping model.

This sneaker is great for a tempo pace; it feels fantastic when it speeds up.

The Nike air zoom tempo next model’s ideal goal is to train advanced runners who plan to compete in the AlphaFly model. The fit runs true to expectation. 

The Nike Zoom Tempo Next % is an incredibly well-designed tempo shoe.

It has a sleek appearance and is durable. This is the shoe for you, if you want to pick up your speed, put in some miles, and do so with barely any discomfort.

Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next%


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Why this product?


The Tempo Next % is a light, buoyant, springy shoe that feels wonderful on your feet. They’re also quite pricey, as are many of Nike’s other wicked cool sneakers.

It’s quick and can cover a lot of ground. The Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next % is everything a dedicated tempo trainer should be. It is indeed soft and full of bounce, propelling you ahead with every step! It works best for mid-to long-distance runs.

These may not be the best choice if you’re hunting for a nice pair of everyday running shoes that you can also wear for strength training or HIIT courses. They serve a precise purpose.

With that said, if you’re serious about training and saving seconds off your next personal record, these kicks may be able to assist you. They’re the ideal combination of toughness and quickness.

The Nike Air Zoom Tempo Next % is specifically designed for fast activities. These fast-running shoes, whether for short or long distances, are ideal. Tempo Next % is a wonderful alternative if you want superior Nike running shoes just for tempo runs.