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    Luka 3 "Midnight Racer"
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    Nike Unveils The Luka 3 "Midnight Racer"

    Release

    2024.07.05

    Heat

    93.30°

    Brand

    Jordan

    Model

    Luka 3

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    Nike's newest iteration in the Luka signature line, the Luka 3 "Midnight Racer," is set to make waves in the basketball community with its July release. Designed to amplify the dynamic playstyle of Dallas Mavericks' star Luka Dončić, this model merges cutting-edge technology with the sleek aesthetics of high-performance sports cars, offering an unparalleled experience on the hardwood.

    The "Midnight Racer" colorway takes cues from the agility and speed of elite sports cars, incorporating automotive elements into its design. The engineered textile upper features wavy striations that mimic the blur of a speeding car, while the lateral toebox includes cutouts with a neoprene-like barrier that allows for flexibility during aggressive maneuvers without sacrificing containment.

    Central to the shoe's performance is the evolved Isoplate technology, specially developed for Dončić. This iteration widens the lateral outrigger and streamlines the plate’s sidewall, significantly reducing weight while enhancing stability and responsiveness. The full-length Cushlon 3.0 foam ensures a smooth heel-to-toe transition, tailored for rapid deceleration and acceleration — essential for outmaneuvering opponents and dominating on the court.

    Aesthetically, the shoe doesn't shy away from its racing inspiration. The outsole boasts a generative herringbone pattern inspired by racing-tire traction, and subtle nods to automotive design are evident in details like seat belt-material pull tabs.

    The Luka 3 also marks a significant step towards sustainability in the Luka franchise. Each colorway of the Luka 3, including the "Midnight Racer," achieves a Tier-2 sustainability score, meaning it is constructed with at least 20% recycled material by weight.

    The Luka 3 releases in the Midnight Racer colorway July 5 in Europe first, and states soon after per Nike News Room.

    While information is still developing, make sure to keep your eyes ono our twitter for the latest updates.

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