Nike Flyknit has been developed, tested and worn on the world stage by elite runners. The latest in the Flyknit series, the Nike Flyknit Lunar1 Men’s Running Shoe combines a precision-engineered, virtually seamless upper and an updated cushioning system to deliver the ideal blend of targeted support, breathability and springy response.
The knitted construction process minimises weight and waste by using only what’s needed. The upper is made entirely of polyester yarn that’s fed into a proprietary knitting machine, creating little to no waste so the shoe is incredibly efficient to produce.
Nike Flyknit technology was inspired by feedback from runners craving a shoe with the snug (and virtually unnoticed) fit of a sock. Nike embarked on a four-year mission with teams of programmers, engineers and designers to create the technology needed to make the knit upper with static properties for structure and durability. Then the precise placement of support, flexibility and breathability—all in one layer—was refined. The result is a featherweight, form-fitting and virtually seamless upper.
Second Skin Fit: The ultra-lightweight knit upper fits like a second skin. Using a data-informed construction process, it seamlessly integrates areas of high breathability, stretch and support where you need it most for a more precise fit.
Adaptive Support: Wraparound Flywire cables on the upper cradle the foot for locked-down support. These ultra-lightweight cables are customisable through the laces and hug the arch for a dynamic, supportive fit.
Soft Cushioning: Lunarlon cushioning offers a soft, responsive ride. It features a resilient foam core that works with a bottomless foam carrier to provide support and plush cushioning. For even greater springy response, the firmer foam carrier has been eliminated under the heel to expose the softer lightweight foam.
Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ Running Shoes Features:
Low-profile knit tongue for ventilation and comfort.
Fitsole sockliner for comfort and underfoot protection.
Pull-tab on the heel for easy on and off.
Reflective elements for visibility in low light.
Blown rubber forefoot lugs for cushioning and a more efficient stride.
Flex grooves for enhanced articulation and a smooth transition.
Weight: 227 grams (men’s size 9).
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Flywire: Flywire helps provide ultra-lightweight support and comfort for your foot. It gets its strength from thin nylon fibers strategically placed on the upper of the shoe to hold the foot in place, helping to reduce slippage during activity. This allows for a massive reduction in weight because material is used only where it’s needed for structure.