- 16 Mar, 2016
- by Grenada Spot
When Nike's designers set out to create the LunarEpic Flyknit, they had an ambitious goal: To create a shoe that would work with, and bring consistent comfort to, any type of runner – whether they were fitting in a leisurely run to decompress after a day of work, training for a 5K or pushing for a PB.
They also sought to introduce a shoe to the market that would work with any runner’s body and physical predilections – a shoe that would help you through your kilometers whether you were flat-footed, wide-footed, over-pronated, in need of more ankle support than the average runner or naturally predisposed to a broader-than-usual gait.
In short: A shoe that would help make your last kilometer feel just as good as your first. (And maybe even better, if you hit your peak runner's high.)
This was no easy ask or small task. Naturally, to eclipse such a highly set bar, extreme technological innovation was necessary, and the final product combines Nike's Lunarlon and Flyknit technologies with other advancements, resulting in a running shoe unlike any other — a running shoe that produces, according to Grenadian Olympian sprinter Kirani James, an impressive level of comfort.
"It is so comfortable; it makes running feel like I'm not even running," says James.