The Nike LunarCharge

Nike has tapped its archives as the inspiration for its latest sneaker.

On Nov. 18, the active sportswear company will introduce the Nike LunarCharge, which incorporates elements of the past with modern styling and comfort features. The shoe uses Neoprene materials borrowed from the Nike Air Flow, circa 1988, and blends it with eye stays from the Air Max 90 (1990). The silhouette is similar to the Air Current, which was also offered in 1990, while the internal bootie construction comes from the Air Presto from 2000. But the laser-siped Lunarlon outsole is the most contemporary feature, drawing from the LunarEpic that was introduced earlier this year.  

The LunarCharge also features a laser-siped embossed text on the midsole for the first time. And the shoe, which is targeted to the lifestyle market, will be the first Nike style to have LunarEpic cushioning outside of the company’s line of running products.

The LunarCharge will retail for $120 and the first colorway, a black-and-white model, will be sold at select boutiques.  

Earlier this week, rapper Tinie Tempah was spotted wearing the unreleased shoe on the red carpet of the MTV European Music Awards, causing some buzz among sneakerheads.