October 16th, 2012 by John Kim
The introduction of Lunar to the Nike SB line of performance footwear was first introduced with the Eric Koston pro model and quickly picked up by the P Rod line, but the Lunar Rod is definitely the first with this complete transplant of midsoles. Are these skate-ready? Perhaps, considering the upper is the same as that of the P-Rod VI, but there’s no question that these will be satisfactory for running as well. Designed by P-Rod’s own Primitive skate-shop with ‘Safari’ in mind, these Lunar Rods have quickly become the subject of desire from SB and Nike Running fans; the good news is that European skateshops like Railslide are beginning to stock these, so check out the new images below and we’ll give you a heads up when these begin hitting more U.S. shops.
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September 10th, 2012 by John Kim
During our interview with Nike Action Sports athlete Paul Rodriguez, he mentioned the immediate impact in comfort and cushion with the use of Nike Lunar technology on his signature skate shoes. Since then, the P-Rod pro-model has utilized the lightweight cushion as the primary source of support, but it’s this shoe, the Nike Lunar Rod, that takes P-Rod x Lunar to the next level. Using the double-layered LunarLon foundation seen on the LunarGlide+ 4, the Lunar Rod combines the comfort of running with the durability of a skate shoe, and this first look at what appears to be a collaborative design with Primitive LA (owned by P-Rod) reveals the trendy safari print on the heel and Huarache-esque heel-clip in a OG Safari-like colorway. No word on a solid release date, but we do know that the Lunar Rod in general is slated for a release beginning this October, so check out another shot of this unique release and we’ll keep you updated.
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