Nike running styles get your year off on the right foot
Whether you're pounding pavement or just pounding around — running miles or just running errands — Nike offers fresh colorways in some of its most distinctive silhouettes.
The Lunarglide 6 ($109.99, 9.8 oz.) released five colorways in July and looks at two more in August and another in September. Designed for runners who overpronate — those whose feet roll inward after heelstrike — the Lunarglide 6 features a breathable foam upper. This mesh shrouds the Flywire that is designed to lend natural flexibility.
Featuring a no-sew mesh upper for a clean look, the Dual Fusion Run 3 ($79.99, 10.4 oz.) added three colors in July and gains four more in August. The upper consists of zonal sandwich mesh designed to lend ventilation. The midsole includes a dual-density foam cushioning system, with a firmer Phylon foam carrier housing a softer form of Phylon for direct impact. The outsole includes Nike's traditional Waffle pattern and flex grooves to promote natural foot motion.
Inspired by your bare feet, the Nike Free 5.0 2014 ($99.99, 8.8 oz.) adds two colorways in August and another in September. Deep flex grooves promote your foot's natural range of motion, and an updated flex pattern offers six directions of motion. Synthetic overlays lash the laces to the Phylon lightweight-foam footbed, and a seamless inner booty lends plush, sock-like comfort.
The Free 4.0 Flyknit ($119.99, 7.8 oz.) combines the minimalism of the Free 5.0 2014 with the sock-like comfort of Flyknit construction. This seamless, one-piece upper is knit together from a single thread, which reduces waste in the production process while lending maximum flexibility. Flyknit incorporates Flywire technology into the upper around the laces, and an anatomically designed heel is knit with a non-stretch material so your foot stays put while the shoe maintains support. As with the Free 5.0 2014, the Phylite lightweight-foam midsole doubles as the shoe's outsole, cutting weight while lending a cushioned stride.
Speaking of Flyknit, the Flyknit Lunar 2 ($149.99, 8.5 oz.) gains another colorway in August. Like the Free 4.0 Flyknit, the Flyknit Lunar 2 features a one-piece upper knit from a single thread. It too wraps Flywire along the upper to lend lockdown while allowing maximum foot flexibility. This also helps the shoe lend itself to standout color blocking.
Nike's Air Max franchise has lent itself to several classic looks since it burst onto the scene in 1987, and recent iterations are no exception. The Air Max '95 ($159.99), which has seemed well suited for color on its wavy upper ever since its 1995 debut, adds three colorways in August and two more in September.
The Air Max Plus ($149.99) will see five colorways in August and another in September. The upper features thin synthetic overlays oriented vertically, in contrast to the Air Max 95. And as with its debut in 1998, the heel of the Air Max Plus features Tuned Air, a series of pods tuned for different areas of the foot.
The Air Max Wright ($114.99) blends elements of the Air Max 90 and the Air Max LTD. The "90", lends its polyurethane eyelets and perforated toe box, while the LTD adds — most noticeably — a wraparound visible Max Air unit in the heel. The Wright drops five colorways in August and another in September.