2013 has seen it’s fair share of twists on the classic Air Max 90 Infrared, and after Hyperfuse, Vintage, Engineered Mesh and Tape, NIKE are hoping there’s enough appetite out there for one more serving with the AIR MAX 90LUNAR COMFORT.
So what’s different this time round? Quite a lot actually! Rather than just sticking a regular upper on the feature Lunarlon midsole, Nike have made it their mission to make this the comfiest Air Max 90 yet, so the whole shoe has been revised. The headline is that Lunarlon midsole, which combines Nike’s current generation cushioning with that classic visible airbag, and it’s nicely done – keeping the angular ripples we’re used to seeing on lunar soles, without going too far away from that iconic ’90 aesthetic.
The upper is the unexpected star for us though, bringing the best elements of this year’s other versions together – the woven sections are reminiscent of Flyknit, the toe is pure Hyperfuse, and the bonding is Tape-like, only better. The whole upper is also lined with perforated padding with a colour-matched infrared underlay – great attention to detail!
We’re not entirely convinced by the silver blend on the midsole, which we’d have preferred to see in a single tone, and the black laces darken the upper more than we’re used to on an infra ’90, but otherwise this is a well executed and worthy addition to the Max ’90 family.
Whilst we’ve not worn these enough to truly test the comfort they feel great on initial wear (true to size!) and we’re pleased to report that the on-foot shape holds up nicely, without that dreaded chunky toe!
The NIKE AIR MAX 90LUNAR COMFORT is available now, and can be found via the link-through below.