Nike Unveils Special Edition Chicago Marathon Shoes and Apparel

On October 8th, 30,000 plus people from all over the world, will line up in Chicago’s Grant Park for the 40th annual running of the famous Chicago Marathon. As the event’s official footwear and apparel sponsor, Nike has some special edition items available for purchase, from tanks and tees to sweatshirts and, yes, sneakers. Hopefully it will be a little cooler or people will not be in the mood for long sleeves. Some of features are below…

Nike Thermasphere Element Running Top

Nike Special Edition Chicago Marathon

If it is not to hot on race day this nifty long-sleeve top will serve me nicely pre, during or post race. Plus it will be great to wear when bragging with your training group. (, $85)

Nike AW77 40th Anniversary Hoodie $100

Now this is something we’re down with. A super cozy-looking sweatshirt that requires no physical activity more stressful than sitting at dinner or the local pub and tossing down cold one while still holding some bragging rights.  ( $100)

Nike Element Long Sleeve Half-Zip Running Top

Another long sleeve? Don’t worry that is just the photo. Also available in tanks and short sleeve tech-tops” (, $75)

NikeLab Zoom Fly SP “Chicago” Nike Special Edition Chicago Marathon

Here’s the one you’ve been waiting for. The NikeLab Zoom Fly SP “Chicago” is a fancied up version of the company’s hugely successful Zoom Fly, which is a slightly less fancy version of the company’s hugely successful VaporFly 4%. It’s got a cool maroon and beige color scheme and a stretchy, breathable translucent upper that’s meant to reference the materials that were used as the shoe was being developed. Learn more here.



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