Nike launches second generation FlyKnit Shoe – the Lunar2

Nike’s Flyknit technology was a stunning advancement for the company – a real sign that it was stepping up its activity in the running shoe space, but also a sign of great innovation. Following the release of the Flyknit Lunar+1 shoe in March 2013, the company has now unveiled the second generation of its footwear – the Lunar2.

Weighing in at just 7 ounces, the shoe is described by Nike as ‘the formula for the perfect run’. The Lunar2 combines an ultralight yet supportive and stretchier Flyknit upper combined with soft, responsive Lunarlon cushioning. The shoes also feature an attached tongue that stays in place and an outsole pattern that more closely matches how the foot naturally moves through a stride.

The design of Nike’s Flyknit Lunar “neutral ride” line uses micro-engineered Flyknit technology that provides support, strength, and ventilation around the upper shoe, with Lunarlon cushioning for a super-soft landing.

“The Flyknit Lunar2 brings two of our best innovations and technologies together in one package,” says Rob Dolan, senior design director for Nike Running. “You get the great soft, responsive, fluid ride of Lunarlon cushioning with this amazing, light but supportive upper through Flyknit. It’s a magical combination.”

The FlyKnit Lunar2 is Nike’s latest blockbuster running shoe

The shoes are available in a volt/white-blue glow colour scheme for men and atomic orange/white-purple style for women. They will go on sale in select retailers and online beginning February 6 for $160.

However, creative runners can customise their shoe’s colour scheme and even stitch in a personal or motivational message to help you stay committed with Nike’s online NikeiD store.

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