For Spring 2011 Nike Sportswear introduces an interesting new sneaker – the Nike Lunar Orbit+.
“The Nike Lunar Orbit+ lands as a fresh introduction for the Nike Sportswear Spring ‘11 collection. Inspired by the premium materials and meticulous fabrication of the original Nike Tech Pack jackets, this shoe features a breathable 3-layer mesh upper, asymmetrical zip, and raised geometric upper to increase air flow with limited surface contact on the foot.
Nods to the tech pack include welded bemis tape, coated zippers, smooth premium construction and superior comfort. This technical approach to footwear design represents an evolution for NSW as it pushes the boundaries on advanced craftsmanship combined with minimalist design aesthetic. Designer Nate VanHook brought his expertise in wetsuit design to this project, introducing a technical 3-layer mesh upper combining liner, EVA foam and a top-layer mesh.
No detail was overlooked, with a lazered sock liner to increase breathability, top-of-the-line Nike Running mid/outsole tooling, reflective seam seals, and GPS coordinates for Beaverton, Oregon etched along the asymmetrical zipper seam.”
We like how Nike proposes both interesting classics, yet does not seem to forget the innovation that a sportswear company needs to stay ahead.
Many more detailed images of the Nike Lunar Orbit+ follow after the jump.