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Introducing Nike Lunarglide 6 - the most stable Lunarglide yet, delivering lightweight cushioning for the long run

Thursday 24 July 2014, 11:55AM
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The Nike Lunarglide 6 provides enhanced stability and lighter lunarlon foam for a soft and responsive ride.

The shoe whose namesake cushioning was inspired by astronauts bounding weightlessly on the moon, is now more stable than ever. With lightweight Nike Lunarlon cushioning, enhanced stability, support and style, the shoe delivers a plush, responsive ride that runners love.

Since the launch of Lunarlon cushioning six years ago, this hugely popular cushioning technology has been adopted across eight different styles and categories. Today, the Nike LunarGlide 6 debuts with a lighter version of Lunarlon foam, a redesigned outsole pattern, enhanced Dynamic Support stability and an all-new engineered upper.

“The LunarGlide is the epitome of performance meets style,” said Rob Williams, Senior Footwear Designer. “We took a holistic approach to enhancing stability in the LunarGlide 6, and Lunarlon offers lightweight, soft and responsive cushioning. It’s the best of both worlds for runners – lightweight cushioning and amazing support.”

Runners' insights helped inform the new shoe, which includes an outsole pattern created to mimic the way a runner’s foot moves dynamically from landing to takeoff.

To enhance stability, designers first increased the angle of Dynamic Support technology, the two-part midsole system introduced in the original LunarGlide in 2009 to provide runners both cushioning and stability. Whereas traditional stability shoes have a medial post, the LunarGlide’s Dynamic Support uses opposing wedges of foam with different densities to offer a smooth, stable transition.

More stability was added in the upper, engineered with soft foam and breathable, lightweight mesh that conforms to the foot. As the team strived to remove as much material as possible to deliver lightweight comfort and enhance natural motion, a beautiful and breathable graphic pattern emerged.  Nike Flywire integrates with the upper to hug the foot for an adaptive fit, and a supportive heel clip provides snug, comfortable lockdown.

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