Translucent Vaporweave uppers are dressed in a dark “Valerian Blue” hue and equipped with a geometric grid pattern for a textured look. Black appears on the collar trim and laces, while eyestays take on an iridescent material. As is par for the course on the NEXT%, branding is handled by a duo of Swooshes: one large style that covers the toebox before wrapping all the way around to the medial midfoot; one normal-sized iteration under the lateral collar. Both of these Swooshes feature green trim and their own black grid, offering a potent patterned contrast with the base layer.
Beefy ZoomX midsoles come to a sharp point at the heel, and present a speedy “Vapour Green” shade, accented with iridescent touches towards the forefoot. A snappy, responsive carbon fiber plate is ensconced in these foam folds, providing exemplary energy return and responsiveness. Braggadocios “Verified With Medals and Records” text hits the medial side, and black rubber under the forefoot adds a little extra durability to complete the look.