Nike Shield Footwear Collection Takes on Rain, Cold and Dark

Just in time for fall, Nike revealed the waterproof treatment given to its running shoes. The Shield Pack consists of the LunarGlide+ 4, Free Run+ 3, and Air Pegasus+ 29 (links to our reviews of the standard shoes).

Here the words from Nike, and after that the gallery.

The long, deary months and short, dark days of winter are a formiddable opponent for runners. Rainstorms and freezing cold air seem to taunt athletes, willing them to rise to the challenge of a nighttime or winter run.

When the challenge calls, the Holiday 2012 Nike Shield footwear collection answers. Weatherized to help protect against winter elements, the collection includes the latest iconic styles of the Nike LunarGlide+, Nike Free Run+ and Nike Air Pegasus+.

Each shoe is treated with weatherized features that help resist rain and cold while maintaining the breathbility important to runners. On top of staying warm and dry, runners will be more easily seen because each shoe features high reflectivity elements that act as a warning to oncoming traffic — and also add a flash of style.

Nike LunarGlide+ 4 Shield
The Nike LunarGlide+4 Shield delivers an ideal blend of lightweight cushioning and support with winter protection. Designed for every runner, this style has been updated for cold, wet weather. A reflective inner sleeve creates a barrier that resists water without compromising breathability and stays visible in low-light conditions while adding some flash to the look.

Nike Lunarlon and Flywire technologies combine for exceptional comfort and an adaptive, glove-like fit in a lightweight package. Nike’s Dynamic Support system provides the stability runners need without the added weight. Deep Nike Natural Motion Engineering flex grooves along the midsole and outsole encourage flexibility for a smooth, efficient stride, and BRS 1000 carbon rubber in the heel adds durability in this high-wear area.

Nike Free Run+ 3 Shield
The Nike Free Run+ 3 Shield combines the benefits of natural motion with special protection from the rain and the cold. A Nike-exclusive mesh allows for a no-sew bond, increasing water resistance and providing a lightweight ride, and its weatherized finish helps keeps the foot dry without compromising breathability. Reflective overlays help keep the runner visible and stylish.

Nike Dynamic Fit technology wraps the foot for a glove-like feel and the customizable laces accommodate a variety of arches, while the lacing system is offset to help reduce pressure on the top of the foot. Flex grooves and diagonal cuts along the length and width of the midsole enhance flexibility and natural motion and help increase foot strength.

Nike Air Pegasus+ 29 Shield
The long beloved Nike Air Pegasus running shoe has been updated with winter running protection, including breathable mesh with a weatherized finish. The highly reflective skin bonded to the backside of the mesh also improves water resistance and remains visible in low-light conditions, adding safety and style benefits.

The Nike Zoom unit in the heel provides low-profile, responsive cushioning and the premium Cushlon foam delivers a springy, supportive feel.

The Nike Shield footwear collection helps keep the elements at bay so the runner can focus on what matters most: the ultimate satisfaction of conquering a wintery run.




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