KNOW YOUR TECH breaks down the scientific technology used in your favorite sneakers and activewear. Let’s demystify your next purchase: today’s technology is Nike Dynamic Support. This dual-midsole setup is designed to offer support, stability, and comfort to serious runners.

What is it? A two-part midsole compound which features more soft foam on the lateral side to provide cushioning, and a more firm foam on the medial side for support. Most commonly, the softer foam is a wedge of Lunarlon, which is paired with a firmer carrier foam.

How does it work? The Dynamic Support system offers high levels of stability without the added weight and stiffness of a traditional medial post, resulting in a smooth, efficient ride. The two layers of foam work in harmony, moving the runner from a soft to stable landing as the heel makes impact and the foot flexes. This allows for a smooth, gradual transition that is suitable for a variety of gaits.

Notable products: LunarGlide+ 5, LunarGlide + 4, LunarEclipse+ 3, Jordan Melo M9 

Bottom line: Whether you're a runner or basketball player, Nike Dynamic Support provides an ideal amount of stability without the unnecessary bulk of a traditional medial post.

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