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Nike Lunar Icons Officially Unveiled

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Helping athletes be faster, stronger and go farther, innovation is critical to athletic performance. But the modern lifestyle also demands fresh innovation, including solutions in comfort, protection and visibility. These demands inspired the Nike Sportswear Footwear Design team to create the Lunar Icons; four familiar Nike styles updated with performance innovation.

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The four-piece collection responds to the challenges of the day-to-day hustle through performance-inspired Nike Lunarlon—the ultimate in lightweight, responsive cushioning—and protective elements like external heel clips, ballistic mesh and premium leather.

Modeled after Nike’s first soccer boot (“The Nike,” released in 1971), the unflagging popularity of the Cheyenne’s simple, elegant aesthetic has made the shoe an icon. The Lunar Cheyenne complements the original’s supple suede upper with the springy feel of Nike Lunarlon cushioning. The fusion of heritage and innovation is a perfect fit for the needs of everyday life.

With the transition from Air to Lunarlon, the Nike Lunar Force 1 is engineered to deliver optimum performance. Featuring unsurpassed cushioning and a compression-molded upper, the Nike Lunar Force 1 is the lightest, most comfortable Air Force 1 ever.

Originally released in 1978, The Nike LDV quickly became a best-selling long-distance running shoe. The Nike Lunar LDV Trail Low brings the lightweight, responsive cushioning of Lunarlon to the classic shoe. An improved waffle outsole ups traction, while a ballistic mesh upper with premium leather overlay updates the look of the legend.

When the Nike Blazer debuted in 1972 its leather upper, rubber cupsole and herringbone traction pattern were cutting-edge performance innovations. Over the next four decades, the Nike Blazer would transition from a hardwood star to a street staple. The second basketball icon modernized with Nike Lunarlon cushioning, the Nike Lunar Blazer also adds an external heel clip to the mix and is ready to take on life’s daily adventures.

Nike Lunarlon foam technology has redefined cushioning by reducing weigh (it is 30 percent lighter than Phylon) and more evenly distributing force. Improving comfort and performance in running, basketball, tennis, training and skate sessions, it now ushers in a new era of everyday footwear.

The Nike Lunar Icons will be available at Nike Sportswear retailers beginning July 1.

Source: Nike, Inc.

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