Nike Lu­narEpic Low Flyknit

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$215; Men’s 272 g (9.6 oz.), Women’s 218 g (7.7 oz.); Drop ra­tio: 10 mm When the Lu­narEpic was re­leased last year, its high-top knit up­per made waves. Some thought it looked great, but con­ser­va­tive run­ners couldn’t get past the con­cept (although many of our testers ac­tu­ally liked the feel of the high col­lar). What tended to be lost in all of this was the Lu­narEpic’s in­ge­niously de­signed out­sole. Nike de­vel­oped a laser cut­ting tech­nol­ogy to mod­ify a sin­gle piece of mid­sole so that it could re­spond just as well as a multi-piece con­struc­tion, but at a frac­tion of the weight.

The Lu­narEpic Low is a very light­weight and soft ride, some­where be­tween the min­i­mal­ism of the Free and the cush­ion­ing of the Zoom Air units in a Pe­ga­sus. The en­tirely knit sock-like up­per looks slick and fits com­fort­ably, but is ad­mit­tedly a bit an­noy­ing to pull on and off. The Flyknit lac­ing system does, how­ever, al­low for a per­fect di­alled in fit.

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