The New Nike LunarGlide+ Takes the Everyday Run to an Elite Level
Lunarlon Dynamic Support system and reinvented Nike Flywire technology offer cutting-edge performance on a glove-like fit.
- Revolutionary fit with dynamic Nike Flywire technology
- Lunarlon Dynamic Support system offers stability and cushioning
- Lighter than the Nike LunarGlide+ 3
PHILIPPINES, JULY 2012 – This summer when the greatest athletes in the world compete for career defining victories, runners everywhere can hit the street and log miles in the technologies these athletes inspired. These innovations live in the all-new fourth generation of the Nike LunarGlide+, featuring reinvented Nike Flywire technology and the innovative Dynamic Support cushioning system – and weighing in lighter than the previous version.
Whether at record breaking speeds or on a relaxing morning run, fit is paramount. Sprinters and middle distance runners this summer will race in the Nike Zoom Superfly R4 and Nike Zoom Victory Elite, respectively, both with revolutionary Nike Flywire – a technology also utilized in the new Nike LunarGlide+. The dynamic cables move with the foot, offering support and comfort while minimizing weight and bulk. And since it wraps under the arch and loops into the laces, Flywire technology is customizable for an adaptive, glove-like fit that helps eliminate the gaps of a traditional upper.
The LunarGlide+ is really the best of both worlds. You’ve got amazing fit and support on an unbelievable ride with the super responsive Lunarlon cushioning.
-Rob Williams, Sr. Footwear Designer for Nike Running
In the midsole, Lunarlon foam stars in the Dynamic Support platform and provides super plush, responsive cushioning. Lunarlon – the result of collaboration between Nike designers and the Nike Sport Research Lab – was first introduced on the global stage four years ago as the midsole cushioning system in the Nike LunaRacer+ and Nike LunarTrainer+ running shoes.
The Nike LunarGlide’s Dynamic Support system is a two-part midsole developed to provide superior stability and cushioning. Opposing wedges of foam (Lunarlon and firmer carrier foam) move the runner from soft to stable as the heel lands and the foot flexes down. The innovative system provides a gradual transition and a smooth ride for a variety of gaits.
Nike LunarGlide+ designers focused on fit, support and stability in the upper materials as well. The floating heel clip has become a staple of the Nike LunarGlide franchise. Attached to the firmer foam carrier, the clip moves with the foot to help with the heel rolling inward or outward.
Large expanses of single-layer engineered mesh provide ventilation and support where runners need it and give the shoe a purposefully smooth look. Designers also obsessed over style, and the Nike LunarGlide’s sleek look helps ensure a long run looks good, too.
Since the LunarGlide+ is Nike+ enabled, runners will also be able to track, compare and share their runs through nikeplus.com, the world’s largest running community with 6 million members.