Why do fashion girls run in heels? Perhaps because they don't know that sneaks were made for running.
(Gif by Yayay de Castro)
Fact: Only one out of three fashion girls knows that the Nike Flyknit Lunar 3—total #shoefie bait—is a running shoe.
At SB headquarters, we polled our three writers if they actually knew what it was meant for.
"I knew it was for running," said Bea Jocom.
"I thought it was just a lifestyle shoe," said Zoe Laurente.
"That's the sneaker, right?" said Marj Ramos.
You see, these super cool showstoppers on your friend's feed (yeah, that one who's allergic to sports) are more than just a lifestyle shoe. (I.e. a tackling-weekend-errands or planning-my-wedding or chilling-at-a-Saturday-barbecue kind of shoe.)
It’s for running—like real running, and not running to snatch a sale item from the rack. Rob Williams, Senior Design Director of Nike Running Footwear says that it is both cushioned and light—two things that make for an awesome run.
As it turns out, a whole lot of technology and innovation went into the nitty-gritty of these running babies.
The Flyknit upper (the part of a shoe that covers the toes, the top and sides of the foot, and the back of the heel) is woven tighter in the heel for support, and looser in the front for breathability and stretch.
The tongue is integrated into the upper so it stays in place, while a plush collar maximizes comfort around the ankles.
The unique pattern on the sole echoes pressure points on the foot, from heel strike through toe-off.
Does using them for porma water down the value and relevance of the footwear? Perhaps this is just me encouraging you to raise your fitness game and start doing some pavement-pounding exercise. So if I were you, I’d log in extra minutes on the track just to have more ground time with these beautiful darlings. Summer is coming... *hint-hint*
Photos by Jasper Salceda