Designers from Nike’s running department took the Magista’s mid-height collar and applied it to the LunarEpic Flyknit.
Much like other performance and lifestyle shoes from Nike, the LunarEpic Flyknit uses a lightweight and breathable Flyknit upper. For this running shoe, the one-piece material has different densities engineered into the arch, heel and forefoot area for a snug fit.
Like the Magista football boot, the LunarEpic Flyknit has a sock-like mid-height collar to secure the foot. Flywire cables are knitted in for additional strength and a close, dynamic fit.
The Lunarlon midsole features new dual-injection technology, which entails two pieces of foam being fused by heat instead of glue. Laser-cut lines on the side of the midsole give added cushioning and flexibility.
Underneath the LunarEpic Flyknit, a rubber-free outsole comes with laser-siped geometric pistons that are inspired by pressure maps of the foot. Made from Lunarlon foam, these pistons move individually during each stride, providing pointed compression and energy return while maintaining cushioning and traction.
Ideal for long-distance workouts, progressive runs or a recovery jog, the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit retails for S$269 and is now exclusively available at Nike’s Shaw Centre store.