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Nike releases new Flyknit running shoe

Daily Dose: Lightweight shoe aims to provide ultimate cushioned ride

The Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+ is built with resilient foam that offers a plush and springy running experience. / Nike

What: Nike Flyknit Lunar 1+
When: Available now
How much: $160
Where: nike.com
The Scoop: Not every training run is perfect, but perhaps with the right shoe, your feet just might feel that way. Get ready for your feet to enter a whole new running experience — one that feels ultra springy and supportive. Enter the Flyknit Lunar 1+, the newest creation from Nike’s Flyknit series.

The most unique element of the shoe is its responsiveness. You’d think you’re walking on what feels like Memory Foam. Actually, it’s a technology Nike calls Lunarlon cushioning, a resilient foam core that works with a bottomless foam carrier. The end result is a plush step.

Crafted using polyester yarn, the construction process minimizes the shoe’s overall weight (women’s size 7 drops at 5.7 ounces; men’s size 10 is 8 ounces). The shoe also integrates Flywire, which Nike describes as thin cables that cradle the foot to give it locked-down support.



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