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BMF Weekend Rewind: Nike Lunar Stefan Janoski ‘Hyper Grape’

Nike Lunar Stefan Janoski 'Hyper Grape'

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Courtesy of Nike | featuring the Nike Lunar Stefan Janoski ‘Hyper Grape’ >>

The Nike SB Lunar Stefan Janoski features reduced weight and a flexible herringbone outsole to help remove the hurt from harsh landings without sacrificing board control. The Lunarlon midsole is highlighted in Hyper Punch, with a Hyper Grape Swoosh all framed by black suede on the upper.

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In the Nike Lunar Stefan Janoski ‘Hyper Grape’, the Swoosh has taken a chance on turning something of a new classic into something more, and while it doesn’t fail, it doesn’t hit a home run out of the park. It has nothing to do with the color scheme – the Hyper Grape and Hyper Punch red midsole and outsole are wonderful complements to the black upper, but the Lunarlon midsole itself isn’t as clean in its lines as its usual vulcanized sidewall sole, found its standard and Zoom versions of the Stefan Janoski shoe. This Lunar version is probably great for comfort and performance, but doesn’t have hit the mark like its predecessor.

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