Knitted materials are becoming the new go-to thing in the shoe technology world, and Nike has adopted a special lightweight and breathable material into their new line, the LunarEpic.
Nike’s Flyknit technology (as they’re calling it) was inspired by feedback from runners seeking 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, formfitting and virtually seamless upper.
Like some of Nike’s football boots released in recent seasons, the Flyknit upper wraps your foot for a second-skin fit, which provides a closer, more natural feel on your foot.
There are two LunarEpic versions for sale, the mid-height (featuring the Flyknit sock) and the lows.
- Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Low – R2,299
- Nike LunarEpic Flyknit – R2,499