Who should buy Nike Moon Racer

The Nike Moon Racer is a great shoe for men and women who are looking for:

  • a sneaker that allows full range of motion with a traditional lace-up closure that provides a custom, lockdown fit
  • one-of-a-kind style shoe with attention-grabbing details that and adds a unique focal point to any outfit
  • sneaker to pair with casual staples such as jeans, joggers, or shorts for a stylish off-duty ensemble

Nike Moon Racer logo

Unique design

With this sneaker’s unique aesthetic, people take notice whether they like it or not. This shoe’s peculiar midsole design and familiar upper had most consumers curious.

Nike Moon Racer sole

Midsole technology

Moreover, the fact that it features Nike’s React midsole technology had some customers sold from the get-go.

Nike Moon Racer midfoot

History of Nike Moon Racer

The Nike Moon Racer is a lifestyle model that debuted in August of 2018. It is a past-meets-present sneaker that took inspiration from the brand's previous models.

Nike Moon Racer upper heel

The Nike Moon shoe released in 1972 inspires the shoe's upper and it is a prototype of the Nike Waffle Trainer.

Nike Moon Racer laces

Only a dozen Moon shoes were ever produced, and it was handmade by Geoff Hollister under the direction of Bill Bowerman. It was named after its unique outsole tread pattern that resembled astronauts' footprints that were left on the moon's surface in 1969.

Nike Moon Racer sole1

The other sneaker model that closely resembles the Moon Racer's upper is the Nike Cortez, which is also one of the first shoes released by the brand. The Cortez's nylon mesh upper, prominent Swoosh logos, and toebox stitching details can also be seen on the Moon Racer's silhouette. Finally, the midsole takes after the brand's 2018 model called the Vapor Street Flyknit.

Nike Moon Racer front

The Nike Moon Racer is available in the following colorways: sail/string/ volt and black/white/wolf grey.

Facts / Specs

Style: Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Nike React
Closure: Laces
Material: Rubber Sole, EVA, Nylon / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.