The Nike Lunarepic Low Flyknit 2 cuts $20 off the retail price of the LE1, making it less expensive than the Vomero 12 and $10 cheaper than the Flyknit Lunar 3. It also sheds some weight from its predecessor – 0.3 ounces or 8 grams to be exact. Its outsole is composed of raised foam pods with concentric grooves carved into them. The advantage of this design is that it grips very well on dry surfaces, but the downside is that it makes the outsole a veritable magnet for small rocks, dead bugs and other debris. The grooves also wear out faster than their rubber counterparts, which can lead to a shorter lifespan for the shoe.
Like the high-ankle version, the Lunarepic Low Flyknit 2 has a padded tongue that filters the lacing cinch and prevents blister-causing side pressure. The upper is now made with a seamless knit construction, eliminating the thick seam inside the elastic ankle band of the previous edition. The collar is lower, too – swooping down deep over the Achilles area and blending into the heel.
The Lunarepic Low Flyknit 2 offers a soft, smooth and responsive ride quality, which is thanks to the dual-density midsole stack that tapers gently from heel to toe. The outer EVA foam casing creates a supportive base for the softer Lunarlon material. The pod-like outsole adds a nice touch of responsiveness, and the forefoot is especially resilient thanks to its colony of four raised pods.