Whats New: Nike Skate Shoes with Lunarlon Technology

The search for the most technical skate shoe that doesn’t resemble a space boot has found itself resting on the feet of Nike Skateboarding pro, Eric Koston. Oddly enough the technology that outfits his new Nike shoe with greatness IS a space age, lightweight and responsive cushioning material known as Lunarlon. So technically it’s closer to a moon walking shoe than any other but it is simple in aesthetic and offers the right amount of style.

Seeing as Nike is not your average bear when it comes to net worth, they have the resources to develop a pair of skate shoes like the Erik Koston pro model with technology derived from the observation of astronauts i.e. Lunarlon. If Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong could skateboard they would wear Nikes with Lunarlon. That’s a no-brainer.

That being said, the Lunarlon technology offers skaters something that not only cushions the impact of a large double set, it also lightens the shoe, making it more dexterous and easy to skate in. Think of this new Eric Koston Pro Model shoe as if it were Manny Pacquiao; renowned professional boxer prized as the best pound for pound fighter in the world, arguably. He carries more strength with less weight, thus rounding out the comparison. I could have just said they are lighter and stronger, 30% lighter than Phylon foam to be exact, but that wouldn’t be very interesting.

Moving on, when you consider where skateboarding is today compared to where it was a decade ago, you begin to grasp the necessity of a shoe that offers a lightweight and sturdy construction like Nike and Lunarlon. The progression of skateboarding is pushing skaters to go bigger. Barring any attempt by Erik Koston to jump the Snake River Canyon, he should be good to go with his new kicks.

Check out Lunarlon Technology in the Nike Eric Kosten Skate Shoe and the Paul Rodriguez Skate Shoe at USOutdoor.com.

Nike 6.0 “The Chosen” Tour to make stop at U.S. Outdoor Store!

NIKE Chosen TourYou read that right! The Nike 6.0 team is touring the West Coast and they are making a special stop here at the U.S Outdoor Store This Thursday, June 16th! Short notice, we know… BUT this is one event in Portland you will not want to miss!

The BBQ will be going, Athletes will be signing autographs, including Sage Kostenberg. The Nike crew will also be slinging free swag like it going out of style and there will also be a chance to win a pass to ride the Windell’s park @ Timberline this coming Saturday!

It’s shaping up to be a perfect kick off to Summer, so get down here tomorrow, from 4-9 and join in the fun!

Need more details? Below is all the information you need to make your way down to the USO tomorrow to get in on the action.

Event: Nike 6.0 “The Chosen” West Coast tour
When: Thursday, June 16th
Time: 4-9 p.m.
Where: U.S. Outdoor Store
219 S.W. Broadway
Portland, OR (Map)
Phone: (503)223-5937

Hope to see you all here!