Second skin fit and ultra-soft Lunarlon combine in Nike Flyknit Lunar1+
Performance technology is engineered to give runners the perfect run - every stitch, every stride.
Runners lacing up in preparation for the spring race season won’t make sacrifices. They need a shoe that fits perfectly to take on the miles, has enough structure to feel supportive, offers cushioning for amazing comfort – and sports some style on top of it all. With this inspiration, the lightweight Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ brings the virtually seamless upper using Nike Flyknit technology together with the plush, responsive cushioning of Lunarlon.
Since its launch in February 2012, Nike Flyknit technology has redefined the development and creation of footwear with its ability to be engineered to provide a more precise fit for the specific needs of the foot.
Support and structure are knitted right into the Nike Flyknit upper, which helps reduce seams, weight and areas of friction and keeps the shoe lightweight. This spring the Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ provides support, flexibility and breathability with a more cushioned midsole – a great solution for everyday runners.
The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ combines Nike Flyknit with plush, responsive Lunarlon. The resilient foam provides ultra-soft cushioning, and springy response and support.
The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ has a neutral platform that benefits a wide array of runners looking for a responsive and well-cushioned shoe. Strategically placed durable rubber inserts in the outsole deliver maximum impact protection in key areas on the heel and forefoot.
The upper incorporates dynamic Nike Flywire, adaptive support that tightens and relaxes to accommodate the natural motion of the foot.
Nike Flyknit construction also eliminates the need for the multiple materials and material cuts used in the uppers of traditional sport footwear manufacturing. This revolutionary construction reduces waste by an average of 80 percent in the Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ when compared to typical Nike running footwear.
Nike Flyknit was created for performance in world-class marathon events, and many elite runners have crossed the finish line in the Nike Flyknit Racer, part of the first Nike Flyknit collection.
Here is a video where Rob Williams explains some of the technology used in the Flyknit One+ and some of the inspiration that went behind it.
The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ expands the franchise to the everyday runner, offering a bright color palette to make sure runners look as great as they feel on the road.
The Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ will be available beginning in February and will retail for RM529 and will only be available at the following Nike stores:
· Nike Store, Mid Valley Mega Mall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
· Nike Store, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
· Nike Store, Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
· Nike Store, The Curve, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
· Nike Store, Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Malaysia
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon celebrates five years running
and opens registrations on 30 January!
Kuala Lumpur, 29 January 2013 – Runners, get set go! Mark your calendars for the last Sunday of June this year, as the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 has been confirmed to be held on 30 June 2013. Participant registration for this year’s marathon will officially commence tomorrow at 6:00 pm, 30 January 2013.
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon through the years has come to be regarded as an iconic event for the country. Last year alone, the event attracted over 28,000 runners from 48 countries, a 108 per cent increase since its inception in 2009 (with 13,500 runners).
Overwhelming response to Malaysia’s largest marathon
In 2012, participant registration closed six (6) weeks ahead of the deadline following an overwhelming response from the public. The event saw a total of 28,050 runners; with 3,168 runners in Full Marathon, 5,727 runners in the Honda Half Marathon, 491 runners in the MSIG Ekiden, 3,812 runners in the 5KM Fun Run and 541 runners in the Kid Dash, with the 10KM taking the lion’s share of participation with 51 per cent or 14,311 runners.
Following the overwhelming response, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2013 is looking forward to increasing the 2013 participation to 30,000 runners from all around the world.
The total number of participants throughout the four years of the Standard Chartered KL Marathon stand at 80,928 runners (2009 – 2012), with a strong record of participation increase each year. With this fifth year edition, the Marathon would have welcomed some 110,928 runners to Malaysia’s flagship running event with a total prize pot of USD520,000.
Highlighting Malaysia on the global map
Globally, data as of 2011 shows a total of 256,000 runners have participated in the Standard Chartered Marathon series that takes place in nine (9) markets around the world – Bangkok (Thailand), Dubai (UAE), Jersey (Channel Islands), Mumbai (India), Nairobi (Kenya)Stanley (Falklands Islands), Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).
The highlight of the Kuala Lumpur race is navigating a challenging route that weave between beautiful and historical landmarks around the city of Kuala Lumpur. The throng of cheering spectators and supporters additionally adds to the overall festivity of the event.
Last year, the Standard Chartered KL Marathon celebrated a new Full Marathon Men’s route record of 02:14:45.32, set by Kennedy Kiproo Lilan. The Women’s Full Marathon winner was fellow Kenyan Elizabeth Jeruiyot Chemweno, with her time of 02:40:24.84. Shaharudin bin Hashim retained winner of the Full Marathon Malaysian Men’s category with a time of 02:42:27.57.
The Standard Chartered KL Marathon is once again made possible by title sponsor Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with the event owner and organiser Dirigo Events, and co-organiser Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Running enthusiasts can sign up at the official website www.kl-marathon.com
Early bird discounts on registration fees are available till 28 February 2013.
New Green and Blue
Boot Will Be Worn by PUMA’s Top Speed Assets
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, JANUARY 21 2013 – PUMA® today introduces the latest
colourway of the evoSPEED 1 FG, the most recent performance football boot from the
highly successful SPEED silo. Still one of the lightest football boots in the
market, the new green and blue colourway of the evoSPEED 1 FG will be worn from
now on by PUMA’s top football SPEED players.
The new green and
blue evoSPEED 1 FG is designed to help players achieve top speed and enhance
their manoeuvrability, and together with
Manchester City’s players Sergio Agüero and Gaël Clichy, Atletico Madrid’s top
star Radamel Falcao and Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, many top footballers around
the world is now wearing the new colourway.
A player such as Agüero has
always been a Speed Junkie. Quick mind, lightning fast feet and the ability to
beat defenders into the space – speed is in his blood. It is his nature to be
first to every 50/50 ball and leave the opposition in the dust, the new
lightweight and responsive evoSPEED is the boot for him. Football fans in
Malaysia may also now discover their nature of performance through Puma
Malaysia Facebook fanpage:
Equipped with speedCELL™, the
boot’s mono-layer microfiber upper reduces weight and increases flexibility
while the EverFit cage provides an especially snug midfoot fit. The Pebax
outsole combines bladed and conical studs for heel stability as well as total
freedom during forefoot rotation. For an improved ball grip in wet conditions,
the upper features a super thin 3D film.
Falcao, one of the
hottest and most talked about players in the world, commented, “I really like
all the different colour variations that PUMA offer me, because I really enjoy
difference and like when boots stick out on the pitch. I have been playing in
the evoSPEED since May 2012 and I feel extremely confident wearing them. The boot
is perfectly suitable to go up to speed quickly, which I really appreciate. And
the combination with some different colours makes the boot stand out from others
in the market”.
Behind this new evoSPEED
1 FG stands a full green and blue coloured collection that answers every
athlete’s need for speed by taking performance technologies and innovations and
incorporating them in footwear, apparel and accessories. The full collection
includes more footwear for indoor and outdoor, shirts, shorts, jackets,
goalkeeper gloves, balls and many other products.
The new evoSPEED products in the
green and blue colourway are now on pitch and are now available in selected
AL-ikhsan, Mizi and Sports Direct.