words // Zack Schlemmer
Nike Running unveils their lineup of weather resistant footwear for the 2012 Shield Collection for both men and women. The collection consists of the Lunarglide+4, Free Run+ 3, and Air Pegasus+ 29 all treated with weatherized materials that resist water and cold, while still maintaing their breathability. As per usual with the Shield Collection, each shoe is also decked out with plenty of reflective material for high visibility at night. Look for the Holiday 2012 Shield Collection at your favorite Nike Running retailer soon.
Nike LunarGlide+ 4 Shield
The Nike LunarGlide+4 Shield delivers an ideal blend of lightweight cushioning and support with winter protection. Designed for every runner, this style has been updated for cold, wet weather. A reflective inner sleeve creates a barrier that resists water without compromising breathability and stays visible in low-light conditions while adding some flash to the look.
Nike Lunarlon and Flywire technologies combine for exceptional comfort and an adaptive, glove-like fit in a lightweight package. Nike’s Dynamic Support system provides the stability runners need without the added weight. Deep Nike Natural Motion Engineering flex grooves along the midsole and outsole encourage flexibility for a smooth, efficient stride, and BRS 1000 carbon rubber in the heel adds durability in this high-wear area.
Nike Free Run+ 3 Shield
The Nike Free Run+ 3 Shield combines the benefits of natural motion with special protection from the rain and the cold. A Nike-exclusive mesh allows for a no-sew bond, increasing water resistance and providing a lightweight ride, and its weatherized finish helps keeps the foot dry without compromising breathability. Reflective overlays help keep the runner visible and stylish.
Nike Dynamic Fit technology wraps the foot for a glove-like feel and the customizable laces accommodate a variety of arches, while the lacing system is offset to help reduce pressure on the top of the foot. Flex grooves and diagonal cuts along the length and width of the midsole enhance flexibility and natural motion and help increase foot strength.
Nike Air Pegasus+ 29 Shield
The long beloved Nike Air Pegasus running shoe has been updated with winter running protection, including breathable mesh with a weatherized finish. The highly reflective skin bonded to the backside of the mesh also improves water resistance and remains visible in low-light conditions, adding safety and style benefits.