Is it still too early to call it and say that it was Nike's year?
On the performance running front, we think the LunarGlide 4
was one of the best Lunar shoes ever. Lofty words to be throwing around, but that shape, the fit and the fact that while Racers and Flyknit releases might look pretty, they aren't for all feet, gives these extra mileage and performance potential too. Plenty of shoe series' tend to burn out by this point, but the reinvention of this series (which proved to be a star of the show at Nike's innovation summit earlier this year, despite the unveiling of Knit and Dynamic Flywire) has made a very nice, but occasionally overshadowed series of Dynamic Supportive all-rounders into a thing of beauty.
One day, this might even get credited as one of the nicest Nike running silhouettes ever because the sweeping shape, reflective swoosh, smooth transition of dual colours (white for firm foam and green for the softer density) on the sole and that new threaded Dynamic Support lacing that seems to make any shoe look cool all work perfectly in harmony with each other, while the heel clip gives it that extra aura of pure tech. Mild and moderate over-pronators should be very happy with this one, but it's a good shoe for showing off in too and this Electric Green version should sear itself into the retinas of all who gaze in its direction. The days of a natural fabric on a shoe's upper are long gone, but hey, that died back when the AM1 debuted 25 years ago and the synthetic suede craze truly kicked in. Breathable, supportive, attention-seizing brilliance. These are in the Crooked Tongues store now.