Nike Lunarglide 8

Nike Lunarglide 8 – Your go to shoe this season

Weight: 275 grams (Mens) / Heel drop: 9.5mm

Reviewed by: James Bell
5km PB: 20:20

LunarGlide8_Image2In recent years the Brooks Ravenna and Asics DS Trainer have been my preferred running shoes but I am always on the look out for suitable alternatives. On paper the Nike Lunarglide 8 appears to be another ideal option for a mild over-pronator like myself. The support in the Lunarglide comes from an angled piece of responsive foam inside the shoe named the Lunarlon wedge; this differs from the traditional medial-posted shoes that I have generally worn.

Several older Nike models have been a little roomy and loose in the upper for my narrow feet, however the first thing I noticed about the Lunarglide was it’s snug and secure fit, aided by the adaptive, flywire technology. This definitely prevented any foot movement within the shoe.

On hard road surfaces the Lunarglide provided a cushioned and springy ride without feeling too padded and heavy, softer and less supportive than the Ravenna. My foot strike was also noticeably quieter than in the DS Trainer. This smooth experience is made possible by the foam wedge, laser-cut grooves on the side of the midsole and curved, molded pods underneath which all give flexibility and traction while absorbing the impact at key points. The only downside is the pod slits can often catch small stones, making them not such a great choice for gravel or rough trails.

Key points:

  • A lightweight stability option
  • Breathable, supportive, one-piece upper
  • Cheaper than many alternatives in this category at $199.95
  • Sleek styling

Overall the Lunarglide is a real surprise; the rounded, minimalist appearance would be equally at home as an everyday lifestyle shoe. It has a plush, supportive, sock-like feel with just enough structure and cushioning for daily running, high-tempo or long distance, easy paced training.

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