Who should buy the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield

One of Nike’s most eye-catching and innovative shoes, the LunarEpic Flyknit becomes an all-weather shoe with the inclusion of a water-repellent upper and water-resistant cleatie. This is an ideal shoe if:

  • You want a road running shoe that can protect your foot from moderately wet conditions and running surfaces.
  • You prefer a running shoe that still remains lightweight in spite of the protective features and added elements.

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield lunarepic print

Updates to the LunarEpic Flyknit Shield

  • A water-repellent upper for protection against wet weather conditions and for warmth
  • A midrise upper construction that goes up to the ankle for enhanced support

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield lunarepic updates

Laser-cut outsole for flexibility

The innovation of the Swoosh in the LunarEpic Flyknit Shield continues in the underfoot. With a siped outsole that is laser-cut, the shoe gets excellent flexibility. A very sticky rubber is used in the outsole for superior traction, even on wet surfaces. The outsole layout also gives a boost in the cushioning due to the design and location of the well-articulated pods.

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield laser-cut outsole

Smooth ride from the Lunarlon

The same laser-cut design on the outsole is also utilized in the fused Lunarlon foam that covers the length of the midsole. It gives the shoe another element of flexibility and boosts the smoothness of the gait cycle.

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield lunarlon midsole

The LunarEpic Flyknit Shield's feature-packed upper

The Flyknit offers good breathability and covers the foot from the forefoot to the lower leg in a one-piece structure. Nike uses this design to increase the support and stability of the shoe.

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield flyknit upper

In this version of the LunarEpic Flynit, the Shield technology gives water resistance to make it almost an all-weather runner.

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield ankle shield

The Flywire cables provide optimal midfoot security and support.

Nike LunarEpic Flyknit Shield Flywire cables

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 241g / Women 190g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Neutral
Base model: Nike LunarEpic Flyknit
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 28mm

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.