NIKE is certainly one of the leading shoe innovators in the running scene and they’ve taken it another step further with the launch of their newest running shoe. The Flyknit Lunar 1 is a lightweight shoe that’s snug and agile, fits like a sock and is as light as a feather.
The Nike Flyknit Lunar 1 features an innovative upper, constructed entirely of tightly woven polyester yarn that varies in density: more open in targeted areas that need greater flexibility or ventilation and tighter in areas that demand support.
This ultra-light (just 8 oz. in a men’s size 10) shoe combines revolutionary second skin fit and ultra-soft Lunarlon cushioning to give the perfect run — every stitch, every stride.
Last week i was fortunate enough to attend the launch of the Flyknit Lunar One+ at the NIKE Park at Bonifacio High Street, the Fort, Taguig and had a chance to test run this shoe around High Street for about 15 minutes.
These unique high mileage trainers get their name from the yarns and fabrics that were knitted right into the Nike Flyknit upper, which helps reduce seams, weight and areas of friction and keeps the shoe lightweight. The result is a more precise fit that adopts to the foot in motion.
The initial results of our short test-run proved positive. Nike’s Lunarlon, the shoes’ cushioning trademark is quite evident so the result is excellent absorption in a featherweight package that’s lighter than many racing flats. Some of the test runners/bloggers found the forefoot area to be a little narrow although others, including myself thought it to be snug and comfortable.
Here are some details of the Flyknit Lunar 1:
SECOND SKIN FIT AND ULTRA-SOFT LUNARLON COMBINE IN NIKE FLYKNIT LUNAR1+
Performance technology is engineered to give runners the perfect run – every stitch, every stride.
PHILIPPINES, FEBRUARY 2013—Runners lacing up in preparation for the spring race season won’t make sacrifices. They need a shoe that fits perfectly to take on the miles, has enough structure to feel supportive, offers cushioning for amazing comfort – and sports some style on top of it all.
With this inspiration, the lightweight Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ brings the virtually seamless upper using Nike Flyknit technology together with the plush, responsive cushioning of Lunarlon.
Since its launch in February 2012, Nike Flyknit technology has redefined the development and creation of footwear with its ability to be engineered to provide a more precise fit for the specific needs of the foot.
Support and structure are knitted right into the Nike Flyknit upper, which helps reduce seams, weight and areas of friction and keeps the shoe lightweight. This spring the Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ provides support, flexibility and breathability with a more cushioned midsole – a great solution for everyday runners.
The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ combines Nike Flyknit with plush, responsive Lunarlon. The resilient foam provides ultra-soft cushioning, and springy response and support. The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ has a neutral platform that benefits a wide array of runners looking for a responsive and well-cushioned shoe.
Strategically placed durable rubber inserts in the outsole deliver maximum impact protection in key areas on the heel and forefoot. The upper incorporates dynamic Nike Flywire, adaptive support that tightens and relaxes to accommodate the natural motion of the foot.
Nike Flyknit construction also eliminates the need for the multiple materials and material cuts used in the uppers of traditional sport footwear manufacturing. This revolutionary construction reduces waste by an average of 80 percent in the Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ when compared to typical Nike running footwear.
Nike Flyknit was created for performance in world-class marathon events, and many elite runners have crossed the finish line in the Nike Flyknit Racer, part of the first Nike Flyknit collection. The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ expands the franchise to the everyday runner, offering a bright color palette to make sure runners look as great as they feel on the road. (Press Release)
The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ will be available at Nike Park Fort and Nike Stadium Glorietta 2 from February 1, 2013.
SRP: Php 6,795