Nike have just launched their Flyknit Lunar2 shoes… and I’ve already run in them!
Not normally one to gloat, but I’ve just got to this time. Sorry. Invited to the London launch of the Flyknit Lunar2 (sounds pretty epic, right!?), I was lucky enough to slip my size 9s in, and a take a 5km run in a pair of these bad boys.
With journalists, bloggers and other excited individuals, we each got the chance to take a test drive in Nike’s new runners. Just to confirm, we each had our own pair – we didn’t have to share. That would have been properly awkward.
Building on the success of last year’s Lunar1+ release, Nike designers have engineered more stretch into the Nike Flyknit Lunar2 upper for a better fit, and attached the tongue to keep it in place. The outsole has also been modified to more closely match how the foot naturally moves through stride. And that it does!
Lightweight, super-comfy and impossibly strong, the shoes gave me a pretty good run. Taking a route out of Nike Town (Oxford Circus) and up Regent Street, we jogged at a good pace through the city terrain. On a slightly more steep incline towards Regents Park, my feet and knees felt cushioned and eased my ascent.
The Flyknit technology creates an upper that fits your foot just like a sock, whilst providing support across the whole foot and around your ankle. The Lunar cushioning in the heel also makes your run super-smooth and impossibly light.
Saying this, however, I would really like to take these home to the north east of Scotland and really give them a proper trial. Yep, they faired perfectly on the city road for 5km, but how would they cope with puddle jumping and country tracks over a longer distance?
With my first marathon coming up in Edinburgh at the end of May, the Nike Flyknit Lunar2, could just be what I need to get me over the finish line.
If you’re also a runner and you’re looking for your next fix, I would definitely check these out.
The men’s volt/white-blue glow and women’s atomic orange/white-purple colourways are priced at £135 and are available to buy now at Nike.com. Check them out!