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Nike Lunar Caldra Gold Training Shoe

The world’s best athlete might just wear the word’s best shoe

Ashton Eaton wore the Nike Lunar Caldra while setting the decathlon world record in August 2015. (Photo: Photo: Courtesy of Nike)
Ashton Eaton wore the Nike Lunar Caldra while setting the decathlon world record in August 2015.

Decathletes are often called the world’s best athletes, and Ashton Eaton, the world record-holder in the series of ten events, is the best of the best. The Olympic gold medalist has broken the record twice, setting the current mark at the IAAF World Championships in August 2015. He did it in the Nike Lunar Caldra shoe, and in commemoration, Nike is releasing a special gold version on Saturday. 

Don’t be fooled by the flashy exterior: with a siped forefoot similar to Nike’s popular Free line, it offers a huge amount of flex, for speed, while the back half of the outsole is a solid piece of the company’s EVA hybrid Lunarlon foam, with a rubber outsole for cushioned grip and stability. (Note: This shoe is considered a neutral trainer.) It also features the company’s Flywire tech, which utilizes super strong threads that connect to the outsole and individually tighten over the foot for a secure lock. Use this shoe for a five-mile run, a bootcamp-style workout, or while relaxing as you enjoy an après smoothie.

With a launch date that gives an exact time (10 a.m. EST on Saturday, so make sure you set your alarm), the Nike Lunar Caldra Gold training shoe probably won’t be in stock for very long. But don’t fret: according to the company, additional colors of the shoe will be available in early 2016.

$160, nike.com

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Lead Photo: Photo: Courtesy of Nike
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