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Nike Zoom Streak LT Sneak Peek

March 22nd, 2012

Nike Zoom Streak LT Men's Running Shoe

To riff on Bill Shakespeare: “A shoe by any other name….” Later this year, the ever-popular Streak XC 3 becomes the Streak LT. This means big changes, right? Nope. It’s really just a name change. Why? Because XC stands for cross-country, but this shoe actually appeals to a much broader range of runners. (Just take a look at our customer feedback.)

Nike recognized the shoe’s broader appeal, particularly among runners seeking a simple, minimalist-like shoe to use as their regular trainer. So the Streak has a new acronym after its name – LT, for “lightweight trainer.”

At an expected weight of 5.4 ounces, the Streak LT is super light and its 4mm heel-to-toe offset puts the foot in a near-level, natural position. In keeping with the natural theme, the shoe has a fairly narrow base and feels like an extension of the foot.

Whatever it’s called, we’re glad to see Nike continuing with this model and hope the name change brings in a few more converts who consider the shoe for their training regimen.

Launch Date

July 2012

MSRP

$70.00

What to Watch For

  • New Name: The Zoom Streak LT replaces the Zoom Streak XC 3. The name change is meant to broaden the shoe’s appeal outside of the cross-country realm.
  • New Upper Graphics: The upper hasn’t changed in design from the Streak XC 3, but looks fresh thanks to a new graphic applied to the mesh material.
  • Same Ol’ Sole: Nike made no changes to the mid/outsole of the Streak XC 3. You’ll still get full-length Cushlon, Zoom unit in the heel, midfoot shank and waffle rubber outsole.

Colors

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Nike LunarSpider R3 Sneak Peek

March 20th, 2012

Nike LunarSpider R3 Men's Running Shoe

Nike’s racing flat built on the Lunarlon platform, the LunarSpider is set to get lighter in its third version with a new upper design that incorporates Flywire thread. With the few changes in store for the R3 version, the LunarSpider will remain a good racing shoe option for the 5K-10K distance.

Launch Date

July 2012

MSRP

$125.00

What to Watch For

  • New Upper: A single layer of super light mesh keeps weight down and gives the shoe breathability. For structure and a sturdy fit, Flywire overlays have been applied.
  • Carryover Mid/Outsole: The Lunarlon cushioning system on the LunarSpider R3 features a lightweight foam core that delivers resilient cushioning.

Colors

Red/Black LunarSpider R3

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