Nike Lunar Wood x Wood Wood uploaded by kid_sneakerness
The year was 2009 and Lunarlon technology was still in its early introductory stages for Nike. To help with the launch of their new Lunar Wood model, Nike Sportswear called upon the help of Danish brand Wood Wood to help introduce the new sneaker. The base for the Lunar Wood was the original classic ACG Wildwood but redone with the comfort of Lunar cushioning added to the midsole design. A first time project with Nike, Wood Wood knew they would have to knock it out of the ballpark and they did.
Wood Wood knew that the sneaker would probably be seeing more time in the city than the outdoors so they used that as inspiration for their design. The look of the sneaker was based on late night escapades during set in the drizzly Scandinavian cityscape. “Whereas the Wildwood was originally designed for running in nature our Lunar Wood is made for the cold and wet Scandinavian city nights. Inspiration comes from the world of graffiti and going on these nocturnal expeditions.”
The upper of the shoe was created using a rubberized mudguard with ripstop nylon covered in a nano-coating making it water repellant. The upper covered mostly in Black and Blue Sapphire, Cool Grey was used on the Lunar sole and speckling on the midsole. On the shoe tongue the ACG triangle was added with a moon added to keep the outdoor spirit. The Yellow additions are also seen on the heel where W.W. is seen on the left shoe. To finish off its design the insoles feature a graphic of a full moon to eclipse, which was also seen on special apparel made for the project.
The end result was a successful one for Nike, Wood Wood and the Lunar Wood. Released in very limited quantities are you one of the lucky few that have these in your sneaker stash?