The Nike Invincible running line is known for its cushioning, responsiveness, and durability, ideal for those seeking a more comfortable and efficient ride over long distances. We look ahead to the release of the latest model in the series, the Nike Invincible 4, and what updates you can expect with its release.
Nike Invincible 4 Release date
The Nike Invincible 4 release date is set for February 2024. The Invincible line currently follows a yearly production cycle, with February 2024 marking one year since the release of the Invincible 3. Nike released the Invincible 2 in 2022 and introduced the first model in January 2021.
You can pre-order your pair of Invincible 4s at the following link.
Or, if you can’t wait, there are currently some great deals on colorways of the Invincible 3
Nike Invincible 4 Cost
We expect the Nike Invincible 4 to launch at $180 (or £175). This is the same price point as the Nike Invincible 3 on its release date. Looking at the expected upgrades and performance differences with the 2024 release (see below), we don’t expect to see a price increase for the 2024 release.
Enhanced Breathability and Comfort – We expect to see an improved upper design in the Invincible 4. The Nike Invincible 3 uses a Flyknit upper, and although we don’t expect that to change, we are likely to see an upgrade aiming for superior breathability and an adaptive fit. This would likely come from changes in the lacing system and tongue, consistent with Nike’s recent updates to the Pegasus and React Infinity.
Cushioning – We don’t expect to see massive changes to the Invincible 4’s cushioning system. The Invincible line uses ZoomX foam, which is loved by its customers and one of Nike’s lightest and most responsive foams.
However, recent trends have seen more and more runners experiencing upgrades to incorporate more sustainable and eco-friendly materials. If Nike did decide that the Invincible 4 needed a sustainable upgrade, this could look like an updated version of their ZoomX foam or the introduction of a new foam entirely, such as the ReactX. The ReactX provides 13% more energy return and a 43% lower carbon footprint, making it more environmentally friendly.
Aesthetic Appeal – We will likely see a refreshed aesthetic with new colorways, a sleeker silhouette, and reflective elements for better visibility during low-light runs.
The Nike Invincible 3 was designed to provide a high level of cushioning, responsiveness, and durability for slower pace runs and high mileage, ideal for runners looking for a plush, easy ride that could handle easy to moderate-pace runs and long distances. If there were any criticisms for the Invincible 3 with this type of running in mind, it was issues with fit, heel slippage, and traction on wet surfaces. As a result, we’d expect to see performance updates with these challenges in mind.
Improved Support and Stability – The redesigned upper and an improved heel counter will add improved fit, support, and stability to the Invincible 4.
Enhanced Responsiveness – Whether the cushioning system is an upgraded ZoomX foam or a more significant sustainable alternative, we expect to see advancements to improve energy return
Improved Grip – With the Invincible 4 popular for higher mileage runs, we expect to see improvements to grip to provide a more sustainable run under long distances.
When Did the Nike Invincible 3 Come Out?
The Nike Invincible 3 came out in February 2023. The release followed a staggered approach across regions, with a February 2 release in the US, a February 9 release in the UK, and a February 11 release in Japan.
Nike Invincible history
The Nike Invincible history dates back to 2019 when Nike launched the first model of the series, the Nike Invincible. The Nike Invincible was a running shoe featuring a full-length ZoomX foam midsole, previously used only in elite racing shoes like the Vaporfly or the Alphafly. The ZoomX foam provided a high level of cushioning and energy return, making the shoe feel fast and bouncy. The Nike Invincible also had a Flyknit upper, which was breathable and flexible and adapted to the shape of the foot. Nike marketed the Invincible as a shoe that could reduce injury risk and enhance performance for runners of all levels.
The Nike Invincible 4 looks set to be a solid addition to the Invincible series, with expected improvements in design and function looking set to meet the demands of today’s runners. We’ll update this article as we learn more and get our hands on a pair, so be sure to check back for updates as we get them.