July 14, 2011
Yet another great evolutionary step for Nike’s running faculty. We’ve seen releases of these Lunar Flow’s, heard all sorts of rave reviews about them and thought to ourselves, can this shoe really be that good? So we decided to take the Lunar Flows to the test and see how they compare to their counterparts.
For one, these are lighter then a feather… I kid you not! When I received the box, it felt like the shoes were missing, I was about to give Nike a call to see if it was a prank sending me an empty box, but as soon as I opened them, they were quietly sitting there. Nike definitely don’t bulls*** about the Lunarlon technology being the lightest and also the most comfortable and supportive systems out in the market.
Here are some details of the Lunarlon Technology from Nike :
“Nike Lunarlon cushioning features a soft, yet resilient foam core encased within a supportive foam carrier for lightweight, ultra-plush cushioning, springy response and support. This innovative foam, invented at Nike and 30 percent lighter than traditional Phylon, allows the force of impact to be more evenly distributed every time your foot hits the ground.”
The Lunar Flow’s have got plenty of mesh for breathability so you don’t have to worry about stinky feet or wet socks (maybe just a little). When we put these on, we could feel the air rushing through our feet even just by standing still. We were also impressed with how they’ve made a full mesh toe cap, resulting in an easier bending motion (especially when running) and the heel rock solid for heaps of ankle support.
Nike have also implemented the hyperfuse technology in these sneakers resulting in next to no stitching on the entire upper. That in itself would’ve saved them some thread weight. On top of that, it’s created a futuristic looking running sneaker that looks good and feels good.
As a whole we feel that they’ve outdone themselves again in the running faculty with a nicer looking, lighter and more comfortable release.. Well done Nike.
See below for more images of the Nike Lunar Flow +.
Words by Benny Teh
Photography by Fat Kids.