Introducing the Nike LunarEclipse+ … Nike’s latest offering in high-tech running technology footwear.
Where to start with the LunarEclipse+? Maybe by mentioning that it’s possibly the most I’ve been excited about a shoe release this year? Or maybe about the classic Nike shoes that it reminds me of? First things first, let’s talk technology. The Nike LunarEclipse+ is riddled with Nike’s best running technology including Flywire, breathable mesh that reminds me of Torch technology, no-sew panelling, Lunarlon foam technology under the front of the foot and of corse the all important Lunar sole. That a good enough list? Having tried a pair on I can tell you that this is possibly the most comfortable Nike I’ve ever worn … and I’ve worn a lot of Nikes!
I won’t bore you with excessive amounts of tech running detail, but I will mention a few highlights. The Flywire is designed to rap under the foot, holding it tight like a cage, and the plastic heel strap incorporated into the shoe design allows for flexibility up and down whilst keeping you sturdy left to right. To cut a long long story short, this is a very good running shoe and equally importantly it’s a very good looking shoe! A few subtle pointers to old Nike classics such as the Presto-esque toe cap and the Huarache-esque heel strap bring back beautiful memories in a modern fashion. This is essentially the next-step of the LunarGlide, but it’s a huge step.
The colourway is pretty vibrant in a true running style, but calmed down with the tonal greys on the upper. The chrome Swoosh absolutely kills it in my opinion, adding a bit of over-the-top flare. At the moment this is the only colourway hitting the shelves, but with a few more cropping up online, I look forward to seeing some more strong releases of this dead-cert future classic.
If you’re near NikeTown any time soon I strongly suggest you swing by and try these on, unless you don’t want to spend any money … because you will. For those that can’t wait, hit up Nike.com now and grab a pair for £90.
Images courtesy of Crooked Tongues.