Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lunar Racer For A Pacer

Nike Lunar Racer

Feels so light, yet with ample forefoot cushioning, and even heel cushioning. Very good feel and speedy too, on a 10km run. Looking forward to bringing it for longer FatBird Pacer runs once I am back from Korea. Meanwhile, I think it will be a very good pair for even casual runners going for better speed and performance :)

Excerpts from SneakerFreaker site

For the full effect, you really need to pick this sneaker up, and when you do, you'll be blown away by how little this thing weighs. Try 5.5 ounces to be precise... Not sure how that figure compares to the Mayfly, but this thing is a lot more practical and stable. We've been calling for some new-wave design to come through for a while now, and Nike have answered our prayers and delivered us the Lunar Racer. Rejoice!

Given Flywire’s early success with middle-distance Track and Field events, bringing its lightweight support to distance racing seemed natural. So, too, did marrying the technology with Lunarlite foam, Nike’s most advanced new cushioning system. Flywire works like cables on a suspension bridge, providing precisely engineered support for the foot. The Flywire filaments are placed only where support is required, allowing for the reduction of materials, which equals reduction of weight. Made with Flywire, an upper weighs mere grams, while Lunarlite foam is both lightweight and highly responsive, two qualities which are usually mutually exclusive in cushioning. The foam also distributes the pressure patterns evenly across the foot more to protect it from pain and injury—all important for distance events. In the Nike Zoom Victory Spike—designed for middle distance Track and Field events—Flywire proved a great success in competition. After Nike athletes Kara Goucher and Bernard Lagat both medaled in the 2007 World Track & Field Championships in Osaka, designers looked at where else the innovation could be applied. The marathon was a natural choice....

The Full Review
From SneakerFreaker.com

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