A True Revolution: Nike Lunar Technology


Nike Lunar technology stepped on the scene with much to prove, and has done well since. In an attempt to become as revolutionary as Nike’s famed Air technology, Lunarlon cushioning is a lightweight alternative created to enhance running performance. Beginning as a collaboration between Nike’s design team and the Nike Sports Research Lab, the group observed the main impact points on the feet of runners and even studied the weightless walk of astronauts on the moon.

Nike chose to encapsulate those findings into a product that optimizes the technology. 30% lighter than the standard phylon foam, the Lunarlon cushion provides responsive absorption by spreading the force of each foot strike evenly across the foot. Nike’s dynamic flywire technology increases support by loosening and tightening with the natural movement of the foot, providing a glove-like fit no matter what your sports activity may be.

Some of the top Nike shoes using the Lunar technology to date have been the Lunarglide+4 and Lunar Hyperworkout XT.