Runners, the next big lightweight shoe is here: Touted by Nike as feeling "like you're running on clouds," the Flyknit Lunar2 ($160; nike.com) is available today.
"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 chic and functional 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 knitting technology eliminates the need for multiple materials and cuts, making it virtually seamless. Talk about minimal. And at around 7 ounces, it's Nike's most-supportive lightweight shoe.
Compared to last year's Lunar1+, this updated version has more stretch in the upper for a better, closer fit; an attached tongue that stays in place; and an outsole pattern that more closely matches how the foot naturally moves through a stride.
The men's volt/white-blue glow and women's atomic orange/white-purple colors will be for sale in select retailers and online beginning February 6. The Flyknit Lunar2s are also available to be customized with the NIKEiD at nike.com. Click on the image below for more details about the shoe, and tell us what you think @Shape_Magazine.