Nike Unveils Lunarlon Collection

words // Brandon Richard

via Press Release

Looking to develop the world's most innovative athletic products, Nike has unveiled the Lunarlon Collection: a new performance-enhancing range of men's and women's training, running and basketball footwear. The concept was developed with a collaboration between the Nike design team and the Nike Sports Research Lab (NSRL). The two entities conducted pressure platform tests on runners and isolated key impact points on the foot.

Additional design inspiration came from observing astronauts walking on the moon. Nike aimed to capture the weightlessness with its revolutionary cushioning system.

Initially introduced four years ago, Nike's Lunarlon foam technology achieves the feel by spreading force evenly across the foot, providing an ultra-lightweight and springy cushioning element that protects the foot while improving stability and comfort for an enhanced running and workout experience.

About 30% lighter than standard Phylon foam, Lunarlon cushioning is featured across the Nike Lunarlon Collection, featuring sport specific shoes with more Nike Lunarlon foam than ever for a more comfortable and adaptive fit.

Adaptive support is provided by dynamic Flywire technology, which loosens and tightens with the natural motion of the foot, providing a glove-like fit depending on the activity.

The Nike Lunarlon Collection consists of the Nike Lunarglide +4, Nike Hyperdunk, Nike LunarTR1 and Nike Lunar HyperWorkout+.

Stick with Sole Collector for more details on the Lunarlon Collection, including release information, in the near future.

Nike Lunarglide+4
Ultra lightweight and responsive, the Nike Lunarglide+4 is 18% lighter than the Nike Lunarglide+3 at 10oz and helps to maximize performance thanks to soft, springy Lunarlon cushioning and dynamic flywire. 

Nike Lunarglide+4 White Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (1)

Nike Lunarglide+4 Black Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (1)

Nike Hyperdunk
Designed to meet the containment, protection and responsive needs of elite players the Nike Hyperdunk (11.9 oz) features basketball-specific Lunarlon cushioning and dynamic Flywire for hard cuts and turns.

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (1)

Nike LunarTR1
Superior cushioning, ultra lightweight (10% lighter than the TR1.3 at 11.4oz) and breathable make the Nike LunarTR1 more versatile for training across multiple sports. Flywire provides dynamic support for multidirectional movement whatever your workout.

Nike Lunar TR 1 Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (1)

Nike Lunar HyperWorkout+
Nike Lunar Hyperworkout+ features a training specific midsole combining Lunarlon cushioning with dynamic Flywire for responsive support during training. Ultra lightweight, the shoe is just 6oz, 16% lighter than the Nike Lunar Allways TR.

Nike Lunar Hyperworkout Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (1)

Nike Lunarglide+4 White Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (2)

Nike Lunarglide+4 White Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (3)

Nike Lunarglide+4 Black Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (2)

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (2)

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (3)

Nike Lunar Hyperdunk Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (4)

Nike Lunar TR 1 Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (2)

Nike Lunar Hyperworkout Lunarlon Collection Summer 2012 (2)