The Nike LunarGlide series has been at the peak of Nike's running category for quite some time now thanks to the perfect combination of that space-aged Lunarlon material for the perfect ride and a number of sleek designs that are as lifestyle-ready as they are equipped to withstand the rigors of frequent mileage. Today we get a preview of the upcoming Nike LunarGlide 8, a pair that brings back Engineered Mesh and Dynamic Flywire while focusing in on perfecting the next evolution of Lunar technology. The silhouette is a major departure from its predecessor from the upper to the new traction system on the bottom which emphasizes grip and shock absorption.
- Shoe Category: Stability
- Ideal Use: Road Running
- Heel-to-toe drop = 10mm
- Traction system on the bottom emphasizes grip and shock absorption
- One-piece, thicker lunarlon midsole for more durability, cushioning, and support underneath the foot.
- Moderate level of cushioning for mild overpronators.
- Weight: Approx. 280g
When superstar track and field coach Bill Bowerman met talented middle-distance runner Phil Knight, an unlikely partnership was formed.
Bowerman was looking for lighter, more durable running shoes for his Oregon University Runners, and Knight was searching for a way to make a living without having to give up athletics all together. The two put their heads together and came up with a shoe that featured outsoles modelled on a waffle iron – unconventional, but somehow it worked.
Bowerman and Knight named their new venture Nike, after the Greek goddess of victory, and began selling their shoes from out the boot of a car. From these humble beginnings, the company has grown into a sports industry market leader, and its distinctive ‘swoosh’ logo is arguably the most recognisable brand logo on the planet.
Despite this success, Nike’s mission statement remains the unchanged: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world. Because if you have a body, you’re an athlete.