Much like adidas did in the '60s and '70s, Nike timed new tech to release heavy in Olympic years. 2008 was a big one, as they introduced both Lunarlon and Flywire, redefining both cushioning and support in lightweight fashion. The Hyperdunk ruled everything around it, but on the low the flyweight Lunaracer was the epitome of both techs. Where Air Max was a bold and brash tech shoe, the Lunaracer came in quietly and took everything else down. It may not have been a ubiquitous shoe, but if you had a pair that summer, you were onto something big.
2008 - Nike Lunaracer