On August 28, 2015, decathlete Ashton Eaton broke the world record at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Beating his own world record from just over three years before, Eaton tallied 9045 points while wearing a new Nike cross-training shoe: the Nike Lunar Caldra. As a nod to Eaton’s victorious year, Nike is releasing a limited-edition gold version of the shoe.
"I had been hesitant in moves, but now I can hit a position and bounce right back,” says Eaton of the Lunar Caldra. “It’s like I can do anything from 100 meters to a marathon. I feel like it can take all disciplines and all distances.”
These attributes exemplify Nike’s resolve to always listen to the voice of the athlete. Based on Eaton’s insights following wear testing, prior to the championships, the design team made continual changes to the Lunar Caldra. As a result, it is Nike’s most dynamic training shoe yet, providing crucial, unparalleled support across regimens.
“This is the one shoe you can toss in your bag whether you’re going out for a five-mile run, lifting heavy weight, doing drills or getting after some high-intensity training,” says Drew Conant, Nike Footwear Product Director. “This shoe can do it all.”