July 24, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
The Nike Air Mariah was originally introduced in 1980 and at the time, was the first Nike shoe to feature full-length Air. The Air Mariah was so lightweight and responsive, that it stayed a part of the Nike running lineup into the 1990’s. In an attempt to update the classic style with some of today’s most innovative sneaker technology, Nike has created the Lunar Mariah. The shoe features a Lunar Foam sole and no-sew construction to help it to become one of the most comfortable and lightweight running shoes that Nike has ever made. In addition to the impressive performance aspects, the Lunar Mariah also offers a very sleek look that holds onto some classic Air Mariah aesthetics, but reinterprets the design into something a little more contemporary.
For starters, there will be three colorways, each using a solid Black upper with differing accent and midsole colors. It looks like the Black/White and Black/Royal versions will be limited edition releases at only a handful of European Nike retailers, but the Black/Hot Red colorway will be more widely available in the States. Keep an eye out for the Lunar Mariah dropping soon at select Nike Sportswear retailers, and you can check out a closer look at all three after the jump.