Nike is responsible for many of the current trends in sneakers, largely due to their ever-expanding line ranging from vintage models to the innovative and futuristic. The Swoosh is always looking to incorporate their past with their present and future, and has thus produced the Nike Lunar Icons. Certain styles find their ways to maintain relevancy, but must be adapted to modern expectations.
How much sense does it make to keep rereleasing the same shoe with its original tech? Not much. The Lunar Icons are a modernization of some of Nike’s most well known sneakers through infusing state-of-the-art technology with classic silhouettes. Every piece of the Lunar Icon collection is given a Lunarlon midsole for comfort and responsiveness, some including ballistic mesh and suede uppers.
Lunarlon material was originally intended for running shoes, but has been found to be useful in each sector that Nike footwear encompasses. The Lunarlon trend has grown so large that the material has become Nike’s premier footwear technology, replacing Nike Air as a top-of-the-line cushioning system. Nike has been able to create the most comfortable and lightweight Air Force 1 ever because of Lunarlon, as well as reinvigorating the Nike Blazer, Nike LDV and Nike Cheyenne to offer viable options for the casually-oriented as well as the active.