Release Date: 2008
Technology: Flywire, Lunarfoam

The Olympics have traditionally been a great time to introduce new sneaker models and technologies - why not put the best on the best? - and Nike pulled out all the stops for 2008 in Beijing. The flyweight Lunaracer featured Nike's all-new Lunarfoam cushioning, as well as the bridge-inspired Flywire support which provided tremendous weight savings. The Hyperdunk did the same in basketball, but the Lunaracer was by far the purer product.