Nike – LunarEpic Flyknit
The LunarEpic Flyknit is Nike’s latest step forward, taking inspiration from the Magista football boot while advancing the brand’s Lunar tech. The conception of the LunarEpic Flyknit began over 18 months ago with the contemplation of a global football boot. Taking insight from Nike’s Magista — which allows the foot, ankle and lower leg to work together as a single unit to emphasize natural movement and a feeling of fluidity — the company’s running designers set out to create a shoe that imparted this same sensation, while still serving runner’s key needs: fit, feel and force.
The one-piece uppers of Nike’s newest trainers have strategically located filaments woven throughout the shoe. These integrate with the laces and combine with a high collar to provide a seamless fit from ankle to toe. A cushioning Lunarlon midsole merges Phylon foam with a firmer, injected sole for a 30 per cent lighter construction than previous models, and an even distribution of impact force.
Nike’s LunarEpic Flyknit will land in a range of colourways on March 3 at retail locations and Nike.com.
Text: Professor B