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The Nike Lunar Mariah is a seamless blend of past and present innovation. Nike’s co-founder Bill Bowerman was obsessed with innovation; especially finding ways to making shoes as lightweight as possible. Originally developed in 1980, the Air Mariah’s is a premier lightweight road- and track-racing shoe from Nike that remained in the line through the 90s. Taking the silhouette and materials of the Nike Eagle for the upper, the Air Mariah was the first to feature full-length Air.

Fast forwarding to 2009, the latest foam cushioning and upper construction innovation gave Nike Sportswear the tools to make the original Air Mariah even better. Adding Lunar foam, a lightweight and extremely responsive foam developed for our athletes leading up to and during the 2008 championship games and no sew construction, as well as the latest materials developed allowed the Nike Sportswear footwear designers to re-build a Nike Mariah upper that is lighter and more comfortable than ever.

In Fall 09, the Lunar Mariah will be released in three new limited colorways; Black/Hot Red, Black/White, Black/Varsity Royal. The Black/White and Black/Varsity Royal colorways will be exclusive to 1948, the Nike Sportswear Store in London.

Detailed images of all three colorways of the Nike Sportswear Fall 2009 Lunar Mariah follow after the jump.

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