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Racked's own fitness guru, Rea Frey lets us in on the new technology of the LunarGlide+4... just in time for the Chicago Marathon...
Whether you're planning to run in the marathon or find yourself occasionally hitting the pavement, performance often depends on footwear. Nike's LunarGlide+4 combines superior stability with a perfect fit. The key? Lunarlon cushioning. Opposing wedges of foam move the runner from soft to stable as the heel lands and the foot flexes. The result? A smooth ride, regardless of your gait.
Local artist Cody Hudson created the 2012 Chicago Marathon artwork campaign and was influential in the limited edition design and release of the LunarGlide+4. He wanted the shoe to reflect the journey of the athlete, the speed of the runner and the intense dedication to the race itself. The classic colors of the outsole represent the palette of the Chicago city flag.
The Nike LunarGlide+ 4 is part of the Nike Lunarlon Collection: a range of men's and women's performance shoes that includes the Nike LunarGlide+ 4 (running), Nike Hyperdunk (basketball), Nike LunarTR1 and Nike Lunar HyperWorkout+ (training).
· Nike [Official Site]
· Witness and Behold: The Second Coming of Niketown Chicago [Racked]