Who should buy the Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2

The second edition of the Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit focuses on both performance and style, providing a cushioned ride that's perfect for long distances. This shoe is ideal for you if:

  • You have neutral pronation and want a road running shoe that is built for your gait
  • You want a cushioned shoe that supports your moderate to high arch

Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2 shoe name

Updates to the LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2

  • A more structured upper with prominent forefoot holes for better breathability and support
  • The tongue is now integrated with the rest of the upper for an improved, foot-hugging fit
  • A fused overlay that acts as the heel counter, supporting and holding the rearfoot

Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2 updates

A uniquely designed outsole

Nike’s laser-cut outsole continues to dominate the sole of the 2nd edition of the LunarEpic Flyknit low. It offers foam pods in the heel and a clump of them in the forefoot for added cushioning, responsiveness, and flexibility.

Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2 outsole pod

Dual-density outsole for double the benefits

The midsole of this running shoe is the domain of Nike’s proprietary Lunarlon foam and industry-standard EVA. This dual-density combination delivers an optimal mix of softness and responsiveness. The softer Lunarlon foam sits nearer to the top to soften the impact upon landing, while the EVA covers the rest of the midsole for some firmness.

Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2 lunarlon eva foam

Nike slits the side walls of the foam for compression and eventual cushioning. The slits run almost the length on the lateral side, but shorter on the inner wall for arch support.

Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2 midsole slits

The LunarEpic Low 2's supportive upper

The innovative Flyknit upper largely makes up the entire shoe. It has good structure and holes around it for breathability and support. Nike updates the upper by making the heel and tongue fully part of the upper construction. The new version has a cleatie-like fit for a snug support and security. Inside the shoe is an Ortholite sockliner that adds cushioning.

Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2 one piece upper

Flywire cords are also incorporated into the upper through the laces for even more hold and security. A traditional lace up closure is the finishing touch of the LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2.

Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2 flywire

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 8.8oz / Women 7.3oz
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 28mm
Collection: Nike Lunarepic

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