Nike Debuts Limited-Edition Gold Lunar Caldra Sneaker

Nike Lunar Caldra
The limited-edition Nike Lunar Caldra in gold, to honor Ashton Eaton.
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Nike is honoring decathlete Ashton Eaton with a new limited-edition sneaker that hits stores on Dec. 26.

The Nike Lunar Caldra — which Eaton wore at the IAAF World Championships in August, when he broke his own world record, set in 2012 — will come in a gold colorway to celebrate the stunning athletic achievement.

Nike said its design team updated the Lunar Caldra cross-training shoe based on Eaton’s feedback during wear-testing prior to the championship races. The low-profile, neutral sneaker was designed to be versatile and responsive.

Ashton Eaton; Nike Ashton Eaton in his special gold colorway of the Nike Lunar Caldra. Courtesy of Nike.

“This is the one shoe you can toss in your bag whether you’re going out for a 5-mile run, lifting heavy weight, doing drills or going after some high-intensity training,” Drew Conant, footwear product director at Nike, said in a statement.

Eaton said of the shoe, “I had been hesitant in moves, but now I can hit a position and bounce right back. It’s like I can do anything from 100 meters to a marathon. I feel like [the sneaker] can take on all disciplines and all distances.”

Nike Lunar Caldra The limited-edition Nike Lunar Caldra in gold. Courtesy of brand.

The Lunar Caldra is known for its ultra-soft feel, with Lunarlon cushioning, accompanied by Flywire cables on the forefoot to enhance lockdown when cutting from side to side. The new “ode to Eaton” version will feature a gold mesh upper accented by black laces and a black Swoosh, and a white-and-black sole. It will be sold on Nike.com and at select retailers.

Additional colorways of the Nike Lunar Caldra will arrive in early 2016. Look for red/black and volt/black versions.

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