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Nike is known for incorporating flair and function in its shoes. With the Lunar Fingertrap TR, the brand uses the design of a traditional gag toy to deliver a product that securely locks the foot in place. The shoe inherits the interwoven overlay design from its predecessor, the Fingertrap Max.
This workout shoe from Nike employs a full-length Lunarlon midsole for cushioning. It is designed to be responsive yet 30% more lightweight than the traditional EVA foam.
The outsole of the Lunar Fingertrap TR is made from rubber which carries a herringbone pattern. This durable textured material is predominant in the heel and forefoot areas for traction. The unit also has deep flex grooves that are strategically placed to provide flexibility and freedom of movement.
Nike’s proprietary Lunarlon material makes up the midsole of the Nike Lunar Fingertrap TR. It is a type of foam that is meant to be soft as a pillow yet bouncy as a rubber ball. The material is derived from the fusion of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), which is lightweight, and nitrile rubber, which has a springy nature. On its own, Lunarlon is similar to melted marshmallows that have to be frozen to get the right consistency before it gets injected inside a supportive rubber shell. This material equips the shoe with the ability to absorb impact and while also being responsive to various foot movements.
Designed with a woven leather overlay atop a breathable mesh material, the upper of the Lunar Fingertrap TR delivers a snug fit. The mesh material and perforated upper combination keep the foot well ventilated. It features a traditional lacing system with rounded laces that can be adjusted to get the right tightness while the plush tongue and collar support and further lock down the foot.