No wonder Nike is always a step ahead of competition. Take a look at their Lunar Force 1 High Sneakerboot in Black Elephant and you’ll know what we are talking about. If you loved the previous Sneakerboot models like the Duckboot, then you are going to love the Black Elephant with its innovative silhouette and elephant skin textured weatherproof leather upper.

Due to be officially launched tomorrow, September 13, Nike Lunar Force 1 High Sneakerboot – Black Elephant is a rugged, and yet surprisingly flexible sneaker. Perfect for autumn and winter, these sneakers have a reinforced white midsole which is supported by a sturdy boot-inspired gum sole ensuring that your feet will stay dry and comfortable regarding the elements. These shoes are tough and built to last.

Black Elephant is a more rugged version of the iconic Air Force 1 sneakers. Although the sneaker’s silhouette does resemble those of Roshe Run, Air Max or maybe even Free Run 2, it differs from these models because the Black Elephant has been updated with Lunarlon cushioning. This type of cushioning was first used by Nike in their basketball shoes because of its softness, resilience and support. Also, Lunarlon is 30% lighter than traditional (Phylon) cushioning.

The materials used in production of the Black Elephant are much tougher and thicker, and this model comes with a good traction pattern. The sneaker is beautifully finished with the silver metal eyelets and black laces. [via]

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