Nike puts track and field performance into their new Air Zoom Ultrafly tennis shoe

"A rocket ship for the feet"
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Photo: Nike

After learning that its athletes were running sprints in track spikes when training off the court, the company investigated how to combine those track-specific elements with a tennis shoe. That resulted in the development of the NikeCourt Air Zoom Ultrafly, a form fitting tennis shoe that the company calls a "rocket ship for the feet." 

Taking inspiration from track and field and football shoe designs, it is the first Nike tennis shoe to feature their Flyknit ankle cuff to better secure your foot during rapid movement. The lightweight construction is also lower to the ground and boasts other features such as a track-and-field sourced Pebax Propulsion Plate, Zoom Air cushioning, and a flexible two-pod midsole.


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