NIKE lunarterra arktos all-weather boot
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delivering the lightweight comfort of a sneaker with the rugged, insulated protection of a boot, the NIKE ‘lunarterra arktos’ is a solution for harsh weather and walking conditions. developed for running and performance basketball, NIKE’s dynamic flywire and hyperfuse construction are used in the upper for an adaptive fit and increased resilience. the tongue, toe, and foxing all feature the company’s ‘vac tec’ molding to reduce seams and potential leak points. a ‘lunarlon’ midsole shaves weight, maximizes comfort and increases mobility, a feature usually seen in NIKE’s running shoes. influenced by the modularity of matryoshka dolls and arctic bears, NIKE senior designer nate vanhook has developed the ultimate solution for an all-weather winter boot. ‘when looking for inspiration I researched russian design and was drawn to traditional matryoshka stacking dolls. the idea of modularity and pulling things apart to create a system that is stronger is perfect for creating a warmer product, much like a waterproof shell and insulated liner.’

 

 

NIKE lunarterra arktos all-weather boot

 

 

for design performance, a zoned sticky and hard rubber outsole helps ensure stability in all terrain with a sealed medial zip for easily removing the integrated insulated bootie. ‘in japan it’s customary to take your shoes off before entering some restaurants or anyone’s home. from there I imagined someone trekking mud all over my house. creating a system with an insulated liner that can be removed from the outer shell allows you to take your boots off at the front door while keeping your booties on for warmth and traction,’ vanhook adds.

 

 

NIKE lunarterra arktos all-weather boot

the nike ‘lunarterra arktos’ is a solution for harsh weather and walking conditions

 

 

NIKE lunarterra arktos all-weather boot

removable inner bootie

 

 

NIKE lunarterra arktos all-weather boot

a zoned sticky and hard rubber outsole helps ensure stability in all terrain

 

 

NIKE lunarterra arktos all-weather boot

nike’s flywire and hyperfuse construction are used in the upper for an adaptive fit and increased resilience

 

 

NIKE lunarterra arktos all-weather boot

the collection is influenced by the modularity of matryoshka dolls and arctic bears

 

 

NIKE lunarterra arktos all-weather boot