In order to help you to have a detail view about one of the newest running shoe of Nike in this year – Nike LunarEpic Flyknit, this article will analyze deeply about technology as well as my feeling when running with this shoe. When Nike presented this shoe, there were a lot of scepticisms around it. Some people believe that it is the wonderful running shoe, but others do not agree with this idea. I hope that this article would help you to find out the exact answer.
The new technology of Nike LunarEpic Flyknit
In March 2016, Nike introduced a new running shoe, which called “Future of Running” that is Nike LunarEpic Flyknit. In the first look, this shoe has the same Heel Counter with Nike’s famous soccer shoes, such as: Nike Magista, Nike Hypervenom 2. The Archilles Notch is high and embracing the ankle. In fact, this is the first time that Nike applies this design for running shoes. So, is it success like soccer shoes? Let see more detail. Besides the attractive Heel Counter, the Outsole of it is really special. Instead of using rubber outsole, Nike used Lunarlon midsole to become Outsole. This would help to keep balance and protecting feet’s runners when they run fast. Indeed, Nike applied cutting laser on outsole to create a special structure, which has optimal resilience, ensuring the possibility of friction for shoes. However, the new design and new technology could make sure the success for Nike LunarEpic Flyknit or not? In reality, Nike made some mistakes and the mistake of Nike Free Flyknit is a typical example. Thus, when Nike introduced this running shoe, professor runners had some scepticism for it. Next, the article will analyse these scepticism.
1. Monolithic Design without tongue, is it ok?
To begin with Nike Flyknit LunarEpic has a design without tongue similar with Nike Free Flyknit. Because of this, it will need to require precise calculations because two reasons. Firstly, if Flyknit is too loose, shoes will not hug the foot. Therefore, it is hard for runners when they run. Secondly, on the other hand, if Flyknit is too tight, it will cause instant foot pain for runners. Thereby, the first skeptical when runners see pictures of LunarEpic Flyknit is whether it “hugged enough” to bring comfort for them or not?
2. High Heel Counter, is it useful?
It is true that this design was first launched on Magista soccer shoes on the occasion of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and quickly be applied to the next versions of Nike, such as: Nike Mercurial Superfly or Nike HyperVenom 2. Undeniably absolute success of high Heel Counter design on soccer shoes, but when applied to running shoes are a completely different, because no one can guarantee a high Heel Counter design has been favored runner community or not?
3. Outsole without rubber, is it fine?
The fact that the most unusual and the most skeptical of Nike LunarEpic Flyknit is the design completely without any rubber pads at all. It is matter of the fact that even Nike Free shoes streamlining capital maximum category is still equipped with a few small rubber pads in toe caps and flex grooves to increase grip. Conversely, this shoe is absolutely no rubber at all. Outsole design with concentric rings separated by a deep groove cut lines brings whether confidence for runner on the track? And does this shoe can survive a few hundred kilometers? Or will wear dead meat only a few times running?
Nike LunarEpic Flyknit – Clearing away all doubts
In order to help you to find out answer for all skepticisms mentioned above, in the next part, the article will resolve each problem.
1. The attractive design
It could be confirmed that Nike Flyknit LunarEpic has extremely attractive appearance. More important, shoe equipped advanced modern technologies, such as: Dynamic Flywire, Flyknit and the latest breakthroughs – Laser Siping.
2. Unique design high Heel Counter
The first impression is designed Heel covered with ankle boots, eye-catching look. If you are soccer fans who are probably no stranger to this type of design because several top Nike’s soccer shoes recently have similar design. LunarEpic is the first running shoes, which was equiped high Heel Counter by Nike. In reality, this became the trend of this year. The fact that optimized high Heel elasticity by region ensured the best FIT. In addition, it could be clearly seen that both sides of the ankle area are difference from knitting structures with the surrounding area. Moreover, we can not forget to mention Dynamic Flywire – inherently has become an indispensable part in the senior Nike shoes.
3. Two Ortholite insole
Nike LunarEpic equipped two pairs of insoles with thick pads are 4mm and 6mm. Both use advanced materials Ortholite, often running shoe manufacturers equipped on their high quality shoes. Runners, who likes increasing smoothly use 6mm, and who prefer to have more space, choose the 4mm (insoles thinner then the space will be larger inside shoes, suitable for anyone with a big feet).
4. Laser Siping technology
OutSole is also a highlight of LunarEpic compared to other competitors in the running market with a unique laser technology. Nike named it is Laser Siping technology. In addition, the two sides are also marking with laser grooves running parallel along the body shoes. Indeed, the Lunarlon outsole is softer than the previous lunar outsoles. In fact, we can easily use your hands to squeeze subsidence. The forecast is going to be extremely soft and smooth while running. Further more, it could be seen that the entire shoe sole does not have any rubber pieces yet. Originally empire piece between midsole plays always a role against the friction and traction of outsole. Besides, Heatmap within the underside of outsole with the ability could move back and forth when the legs clung to the land surface. Hence, runners would not worry be slippery.
In conclusion, with all the facts mentioned above, it could be see that Nike LunarEpic Flyknit has met the expectations of the runner community. The biggest drawback of this shoe is the cost too high. Amount $ 175 to spend to own it is not an easy decision for many people. If you have enough money and like new experiences, LunarEpic is a suitable shoe for you. Otherwise, there are still a lot of other delicious choices available: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 32, Nike LunarGlide 7 or Asics shoes have price at just 1/3 LunarEpic