Nike has staked its claim with innovative running shoes since its inception nearly 45 years ago. The brand’s Air Tailwind (which featured the original Nike Air cushioning system), Sock Racer, Air Hurache, Free and Flyknit Racer are just a few of the shoes that serve as examples of its leading-edge design ethos and innovative functionality. Today the brand launched the LunarEpic Flyknit ($175), which is available now at various retail shoes and at Nike.com.
Nike says the conception of the LunarEpic Flyknit began over 18 months ago. Taking insights from Nike’s Magista soccer shoes, 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 designers set out to create a running shoe that imparted the same sensation, while still serving runner’s key needs: fit, feel and force. The LunarEpic Flyknit features a unique over-the-ankle knit upper and an innovative Lunar foam midsole/outsole unit.
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