The end of summer sucks. Back to school, back to Uni, back to work – it means less fun for most of us. And after a decent spell of summer weather (for once) it’s likely to mean a lot of rain – the sworn enemy of fresh footwear rotations. But something new from NIKE might help us through the darker months – the AIR MAX LUNAR90 WR.
After TZ, QS, ND, NRG and NSW you might be thinking WR is another of those obscure suffixes that indicates distribution level – but it’s actually a lot simpler – WR means water resistant. Courtesy of a seam-sealed nylon mesh upper, these are a pair of 90’s that can take the British weather in their stride!
We liked the original Lunar90 comfort, as the shape and upper panelling were really well executed, and the rework of the classic max 90 sole unit was decent. These tick the same boxes, with the water resistant feature making them extra wearable. We’ve given them a thorough testing and they performed well – the upper kept our socks dry, beading off the worst of the wet stuff with no problem. Unlike a lot of fully waterproofed kicks which feature bellows tongues and get a bit bulkier in the process, the 90 WR keeps the improved slimline shape we’re used to, and remain damn comfortable too!
Colourway-wise the 90 WR revisits the red and volt theme last seen on the ‘Air Max Day’ AM1 earlier this year, but we think it’s a better look on these, bringing something new to the Infrared 90 line and giving them a hi-vis technical look that suits the space-age foam and fancy fused upper well.
Form and function in a seasonal package, the NIKE AIR MAX LUNAR90 WR is available now via the link-through below.
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