The Nike Flyknit Lunar2
The gossamer strands of a spider’s silk are stronger than steel. A similar lightweight strength and intricacy combine together in Nike Flyknit technology, and the Flyknit revolution continues with the release of Nike Flyknit Lunar2. The magic of the Flyknit Lunar2 comes through pairing the powerful and ultra light Nike Flyknit upper with the super soft and responsive Nike Lunarlon cushioning.
“You get the responsive, fluid ride of Lunarlon cushioning with this amazing, light but supportive upper through Flyknit. Those two things together are a magical combination.” – Rob Dolan, Senior Design Director, Nike Running
The micro-engineered Nike Flyknit upper provides support, stretch and ventilation where needed most. Nike Flyknit construction also eliminates the need for the multiple materials and material cuts used in the uppers of traditional sport footwear manufacturing, providing a virtually seamless upper and helping reduce waste. To further boost support, Flywire cables are integrated into the upper to cradle the foot and provide a supportive lockdown.
After the success of the Flyknit Lunar1+, Nike designers engineered more stretch into the Nike Flyknit Lunar2 upper for a better fit, and attached the tongue to keep it in place. On the outsole, pressure map data helped inform a new pattern that more closely matches how the foot naturally moves through stride. Designers applied these learnings to Lunarlon foam to enhance the cushioning properties and deliver greater flexibility. The result is an even more natural stride and fluid ride, a lightweight neutral shoe built for runners from elite to beginner.
More than 100 international guests flocked to Berlin for the launch of this latest running shoe innovation and to take part in an exclusive trial run through the wintry German capital. Special guest and four-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix was on hand to present the cutting-edge footwear at the new NIKE BERLIN store, which will open its doors at Europa Center (February 2014).
“For sprinters like me, having a shoe that’s both lightweight and stable is essential. The Nike Flyknit Lunar2 provides an incredibly light and comfortable running experience.” – Allyson Felix
Nike Flyknit Lunar2 available now from Nike.com with NIKEiD.