It's 2013 and that sounds like a particularly futuristic moment in time. The problem is, people are more interested in willfully yellowed reproductions of past triumphs than progressive product, but it's good to see that the Nike LunarEclipse+ 3 looks like a shoe from 2013 should do. We were besotted with the original LunarEclipse when it dropped as a performance running flagship and we liked the sequel that brought the Dynamic Fit (that the Zoom Vapor 9 Tour made into a key feature) to the design, fitting incredibly nicely and being a shoe that a lot of folks we know actually seemed to run in, if they were pronating and wanting some pillowy softness too.
Then the LunarGlide+ 4 appeared and completely eclipsed the LunarEclipse for us aesthetically by implementing the threaded Dynamic Flywire and looking beautiful. Which leads us to the LunarEclipse+ 3. This significant facelift still makes the heel counter a focal point and keeps the original sole, but gets all fancy on the upper by applying those Dynamic Flywire threads in a less conventional way for the top two eyelets for some presumed extra emphasis on midfoot support. It's tricksy and webslinger-esque, but they're extremely comfortable and evolve the fit from the Flywire of the OG. Taking the inner workings and making them external is sheer showmanship from Nike, but that use of bold accent colours and the teal outsole on those grey and neons is a simple gesture pays off too. These arrive in the Crooked Tongues store later this month.