The Nike Luka 2 is more than just a sneaker. It’s a game changer; a blend of style, technology, and collaboration that mirrors the basketball wizardry of Luka Dončić.
By deeply studying Dončić’s unique, multidirectional style of play, Jordan Brand has crafted the second edition of this signature shoe to cater not only to Dončić’s needs, but also to inspire the next generation of athletes.
An NBA game often boils down to the ability to create space, and Luka Dončić is a master of it. The Dallas Mavericks star maneuvers effortlessly through crowded courts, quickly separating from his opponents with remarkable agility. The key to his game is anticipation – seeing the play before it unfolds. To capture this distinctive quality in footwear, the design team at Jordan Brand embarked on a meticulous journey to develop the Luka 2.
The Luka 2 is built with the aim to enhance a player’s ability to create space on the court. Embodying one of Dončić’s signature moves, the step-back, the shoe’s technology has been precisely engineered to maximize such movements.
At the heart of this creation are two exclusive Jordan innovations: the full-length Formula 23 and the IsoPlate. These components work in unison with a medial wedge of Cushlon 3.0 foam, providing the foot with the appropriate banking angle for efficient forefoot push-off, crucial for quick breaks and cuts on the court.
The midsole of the Luka 2 is a composite of four elements. Firstly, the Formula 23 foam, which is positioned directly under the foot, and encased by a robust foam carrier. Secondly, a soft foam wedge on the medial side that helps the foot to subtly sink in, aligning it at an optimum angle for pushing off the court. Lastly, the upgraded version of the IsoPlate elevates the lateral sidewall against the carrier foam, ensuring player balance during swift lateral direction changes.
Nike Luka 2 is not just a testament to the collaboration between Luka Dončić and the Jordan Brand but also a symbol of technological advancements in sneaker design. Get ready to redefine your game with the new Nike Luka 2, releasing in the exclusive Luk.AI colorway for select Nike Members globally on July 5, and later on July 11 at Jordan.com and select retailers.
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