Culture of Hoops

BMF Training Debut: Nike LunarGlide 6

BMF Training: Being a baller isn’t just about what you do on the court – it’s about how you prepare to ball when you’re away from it. BMF Training is about bringing you the latest in training footwear, apparel, and equipment that can help you raise your game and also give you insight into what the best players are wearing in preparation for their battles on the NBA stage.

Courtesy of Nike | featuring the Nike LunarGlide 6 >>

The shoe whose namesake cushioning was inspired by astronauts bounding weightlessly on the moon is more stable than ever. With lightweight Nike Lunarlon cushioning, enhanced stability, support and style, the shoe delivers a plush, responsive ride that runners love. 

Since the launch of Lunarlon cushioning six years ago, this hugely popular cushioning technology has been adopted across eight different styles and categories. Today, the Nike LunarGlide 6 debuts with a lighter version of Lunarlon foam, a redesigned outsole pattern, enhanced Dynamic Support stability and an all-new engineered upper.

“The LunarGlide is the epitome of performance meets style,” said Rob Williams, Senior Footwear Designer. “We took a holistic approach to enhancing stability in the LunarGlide 6, and Lunarlon offers lightweight, soft and responsive cushioning. It’s the best of both worlds for runners – lightweight cushioning and amazing support.”

Runners’ insights helped inform the new shoe, which includes an outsole pattern created to mimic the way a runner’s foot moves dynamically from landing to takeoff.

To enhance stability, designers first increased the angle of Dynamic Support technology, the two-part midsole system introduced in the original LunarGlide in 2009 to provide runners both cushioning and stability. Whereas traditional stability shoes have a medial post, the LunarGlide’s Dynamic Support uses opposing wedges of foam with different densities to offer a smooth, stable transition.

More stability was added in the upper, engineered with soft foam and breathable, lightweight mesh that conforms to the foot. As the team strived to remove as much material as possible to deliver lightweight comfort and enhance natural motion, a beautiful and breathable graphic pattern emerged.  Nike Flywire integrates with the upper to hug the foot for an adaptive fit, and a supportive heel clip provides snug, comfortable lockdown. 

Glide on Lunarlon, Now Even Lighter

Nike_LunarGlide6_Mens_DynamicSupport_30390 Nike_LunarGlide6_Mens_UpperDetail_30389

The Nike LunarGlide 6 features a lighter Lunarlon foam for super soft, lightweight and responsive cushioning. Lunarlon debuted in the Nike Lunaracer for world-class marathon runners and the Nike Hyperdunk for elite athletes competing in Beijing in 2008. The original LunarGlide followed shortly after, giving every runner access to Lunarlon technology. Ever since, everyday and elite runners alike glide through the miles cushioned by the lightweight, soft and responsive foam. 

Designing for performance defined the style of the LunarGlide 6. Inspired by modern architecture and clean, minimalistic design, Williams’s team explored color blocking and patterns.

“The color blocking and design details of the LunarGlide 6 represent the modern look of running,” said Williams. “The design is bold and clean, delivering distraction-free performance with a striking aesthetic.” 


lunarglide6.ID-11Jun14_02_30592 lunarglide6.ID-5Jun14_02_30594

Style can be deeply personal, perhaps as personal as the country for which fans choose to cheer. As the world turns towards epic football matches, starting today runners can customize their footwear in team colors to match their national pride.


Run_The_Game_P1_30588 FA14_SNP_RN_M_LunarGlide_6_JMcNamara_0001_30597 FA14_SNP_RN_W_LunarGlide_6_TDibaba_0002_30596

Nike+ Running is challenging runners to compete in the “Run the Game” campaign. By syncing with Nike+ runners can log their kilometers ran towards the country of their choice to participate in the challenge. Runners can use the hashtag #RUNTHEGAME to share their runs in support of their favorite country. The challenge runs through July 12, when the country with the most kilometers logged will be able to claim bragging rights and victory.

Nike_LunarGlide6_Womens_UpperDetail_30387 Nike_LunarGlide6_Womens_DynamicSupport_30388 Nike_LunarGlide6_Womens_Outsole_30391

lunarglide6.ID-5Jun14G_02_30589 lunarglide6.ID-5Jun14_03_02_30593 lunarglide6.ID-5Jun14d_02_30590 lunarglide6.ID-5Jun14e_02_30595 lunarglide6.ID-5Jun14F_02_30591

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

To Top