The future of running? Featuring an all-new mid-height collar design for a lock down feel, new tooling system, vanishing fit, fluid feel and a super soft ‘ride’ – the new Nike 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 for natural movement and a feeling of fluidity- Nike wanted something similar for the runner, returning fit, feel and force.
The Nike LunarEpic Flyknit has a lightweight, breathable one-piece upper with different densities directly into the knit for precise support: a snug fit at the arch, heel and forefoot.
There is a new dual-injection technology in the midsole, created using heat, instead of glue- which fuses two foams into one piece that still feature traditional Lunarlon construction, with an IU foam carrier and soft IP core. Laser siping on the side of the midsole ensures cushioning and targeted flexibility.
The outsole is rubber-free with laser-siped geometric pistons inspired by pressure maps of the foot. Constructed of Lunarlon foam, each piston moves individually, enabling pointed compression. Maximising both cushioning and traction, it provides unrivalled heel-to-toe transitions and propelling energy return.
When combined, these few components form a new kind of shoe with a virtually vanishing fit that adapts to the body in motion for a fluid feel and unrivalled softness. Incredibly versatile, it is ideal for runners tackling a distance workout, progression run or recovery run.