Nike Introduces the Future of Running with the New Nike LunarEpic Flyknit

If you’re a daily runner or a person who participates in a lot of gym activities, such as treadmill or elliptical work, Nike now introduces you to the next wave of the future with their new runner. Here’s the presser from Nike:

The Nike LunarEpic Flyknit introduces the future of running with a revolutionary mid-height collar design and a new tooling system. The LunarEpic Flyknit offers a virtually vanishing fit, fluid feel and superior softness.

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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.

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They began by constructing a lightweight, breathable one-piece Nike Flyknit upper, engineering different densities directly into the knit for precise support: a snug fit at the arch, heel and forefoot. Meanwhile, the aforementioned mid-height collar was added to facilitate lockdown, both physically and sensorially, and Nike Flywire cables were knitted in for additional strength and a close, dynamic fit.

Moving to the midsole, the designers employed a new dual-injection technology. Using heat, instead of glue, they fused two foams into one piece that still features traditional Lunarlon construction, with an IU foam carrier and soft IP core. Laser siping on the side of the midsole facilitates cushioning and targeted flexibility.

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Next, a rubber-free outsole with laser-siped geometric pistons inspired by pressure maps of the foot was added. Constructed of Lunarlon foam, each piston moves individually, enabling pointed compression that results in an exceptional ride. Maximizing both cushioning and traction, it provides unrivaled heel-to-toe transitions and propelling energy return.

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When combined, these few potent components form an unprecedented shoe with a virtually vanishing fit that adapts to the body in motion for a fluid feel and superior softness. Incredibly versatile, it is ideal for runners tackling a distance workout, progression run or recovery run.

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The LunarEpic Flyknit is available starting March 3 at and retail locations. An exclusive colorway of the LunarEpic Flyknit will be available at NikeLab retail locations and

You can check out 8 colorways now by clicking here.

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  1. This is a sick looking CASUAL shoe…lunarlon doesn’t last nearly as long as you would want it to when it is put in a running/training model, nevertheless, a good looking, comfortable, everyday option.

  2. I can’t seem to believe in the design philosophy for the collar I’d think a properly-locked low would feel natural up there already.

  3. Lunarlon bottoms out fast! Maybe the fact that they used heat and fused a hard shell IP foam and the softer core foam together, so that it will help with durability/lasting time(?). Not only a very intriguing shoe, extremely well done by Nike in terms of marketing. They prove that their genius in marketing strategy to truly sell off the shoe will work every time.

  4. nike’s high collars are starting to piss me off
    the hyperrevs, these, lebron 13s and the soon- to- release kd 8 elites are just a frustration to wide footers like myself. maybe its me being selfish, and i apologise for that, but do you hear me nike?

  5. Cutting away some of the PU foam carrier on the side will allow the Lunar foam to compress more than before, but unless they’ve improved the durability of the foam itself, more compression will probably cause it to bottom out even faster. The concept of using protruding lunar foam as pistons is interesting though. Unlocked Lunar … But again, by unlocking the foam, more pressure would be applied to the foam, leading to accelerated breakdown, although I’m sure the cushioning will initially feel awesome. In my opinion, the new Adidas Pure Boost ZG Prime runner has more durable and responsive cushioning, similar knit upper, and better looks all for a significantly cheaper $140.

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