|Weight:||Men: 7.7oz | Women: 6.6oz|
|Heel to toe drop:||Men: 10mm | Women: 10mm|
|Arch type:||High arch|
|Features:||Slip-on | High-top|
|Strike Pattern:||Heel strike|
|Heel height:||Men: 28mm | Women: 28mm|
|Forefoot height:||Men: 18mm | Women: 18mm|
|Release date:||Mar 2016|
|Width:||Men: Narrow, Normal | Women: Normal|
|Colorways:||Black, Blue, Green, Grey, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, Yellow|
|Special editions:||1 special editions|
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83 / 100 based on 29 expert reviews
This thing just disappears on your foot.
You can run in this for the longest time without getting tired feet.
It is still early in the year, but these are definitely my front runner for “2016 shoe of the year.
The Lunarepic is packed with innovation and careful design, all of which works brilliantly and just about perfectly together on the "first try".
If this running shoe falls within your budget, go for it with any second thoughts.
LunarEpic Flyknit is the peak of Nike running shoe engineering in 2016.
- The most unique part of the LunarEpic is the mid-rise Flyknit upper that takes second-skin feel to another level. Besides the comfort, it enhances the support around the ankle and adds overall stability to the run.
- The upper gives structure and flexibility in all the right areas due to the innovative design. It is a bit more open in areas that require flexibility and tightly-woven in sections that need more structure and support.
- A lightweight and full-length Lunarlon foam delivers responsive cushioning and makes the movement quicker from the heel to the forefoot.
A racing-type fit is used in the LunarEpic Flyknit, which is on the narrow side of an average measurement. There is a secured feel from the heel to the forefoot. Runners who prefer more space, especially in the forefoot, may have to go up in size. Medium is the available width of this shoe. Sizes are accurate in choices 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.
The outsole of this Nike running shoes is laser cut and pressure-mapped for precise traction with numerous pods for better cushioning. These sipes give the outsole exceptional flexibility and a little stability as they are mostly vertically-configured. Nike uses a very sticky rubber that gives it serious traction, even in wet conditions.
The midsole is fused to lessen the risks of blisters. Nike’s full-length Lunarlon is quite responsive and very durable in such a lightweight foam. The laser cuts in the midsole make the runs smooth in transitions and more supportive.
The mid-rise Flyknit extends past the ankle and around the lower leg. It increases the level of protection, comfort, and makes the run more stable. Nike uses a tighter configuration of the Flyknit in areas that need more support while it is open in parts that have to be more flexible. It is also very breathable for a cool run every time out. The patented Flywire cables are directly connected to the sole through the laces for excellent, personalized fit. A traditional lace-up closure holds the fit from start to finish.