Nike LunarGlide+

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Nike LunarGlide+
Fulfilling the needs of both neutral runners and those in need of stability in the same shoe is an ambitious aim, but Nike has pretty much pulled it off.

Our Review

It's a totally new shoe. Nike reckons its "Dynamic Support" design allows the shoe to provide both cushioning and stability when required. It does this thanks to a midsole of lightweight LunarLite foam that sits inside a firmer foam outer carriage at an angle, along with a medial wedge that ...  Continue reading

Reader Reviews

24 user reviews of Nike LunarGlide+ See all

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I would buy them over and over again and use them for multi-purpose road racing, walking and pottering about (obviously not cross country or multi terrain although I have used them for trail and they did me pro Continue reading...
Im really disappointed in Nike, these are expensive bling aimed at the fashion conscious amongst us. Its worked because there are plenty of lunarglides (including mine) on show at my local gym but the concensus Continue reading...
Great shoe, new concept and it works. A light, well cushionned and stable everyday shoe for asphalt. Continue reading...


I was really sceptical about them at first. Didn't want to believe the Nike PR hype but they are actually really good. A great balance they feel like one of the Nike Free range but with a touch of stability which suits me just fine. They are really great running shoes.

P.S I got mine from for £69.99.

Posted: 04/12/2009 at 10:28

Let me guess, you've got a vested interest in "ransacker"?

Posted: 04/12/2009 at 10:32

are realy designed for a lot of km?

Posted: 12/12/2009 at 12:23

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Posted: 14/12/2009 at 16:35

Are these shoes good for running marathons

Posted: 16/12/2009 at 00:11

I also got my Nike running shoes from Ransacker - or got the best price their anyway -

I run 5km per night and these have had no ill effects on my dodgy ankles!!

 Keep up the good work Nike!!

Posted: 22/12/2009 at 16:34

Thinking of gettin these, they look really good!!

Seen them this afternoon in sports direct for £59.99 next door in jjb they're £80

Posted: 26/02/2010 at 14:07

The Lunarglides are a great example of marketing hype for what is a very simple product.

Despite the name (very cynical Nike....) the Lunarglides don't contain the Lunarlite foam the original Lunar shoes did (the Lunar Trainer and Racer). The midsole is no more high-tech than simple EVA foam, albeit different densities in a wedge shape to provide stability.

This means they are nice and soft, but don't last long. Can imagine they're also incredibly cheap to produce and so make Nike lots of cash at £80 a pop.

That said, I have worn them and they're nice shoes. Just don't think you are really buying "Rocket Science" or that they will last long.

Posted: 26/02/2010 at 14:14

Contrary to what Nike will tell you , these aren't for everyone. That "wedge" pushes my feet out to the lateral side, which feels awful and I am now nursing a lovely calf strain.

Might buy some Lunar Elites instead, but more likely go back to Mizuno's.

Posted: 30/04/2010 at 20:27

i tried 'em on and hated them.

they felt like a support shoe for overpronators (thought they were meant for us neutrals?) and also they were very raised, like standing on platforms.

not for me.

can't fail pegasus though.

Posted: 30/04/2010 at 21:51

I had a pair and they pushed my feet to point outwards, the toebox is huge and, as mentioned above, they are tall. I went back to my decrepid Nike starts. Now I'm in Elites... they are great.

Posted: 01/05/2010 at 15:11

any good for heavy runners?

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Posted: 24/05/2010 at 18:42

I think I must have tried a different Lunar in the shop since I bought a pair recently and they are an absolute dream.

Ran in them for the first time tonight and they are the lightest, most streamlined, soft, responsive ride ever. Incredibly impressed.

Didn't think anything could better Pegasus for me but I stand corrected!

Anyone know how well they hold up i.e. since there's little cushioning on the lugs, are they going to die before they hit 500 miles?

Posted: 11/06/2010 at 22:47

I was in my local running shop today talking about these while buying myself a new running pack.

I'm also a fan of Pegasus, I think I'm a borderline case when it comes to support shoes; plus due to an old injury I think I strike oddly on my right foot.  They've suggested I might want to give a pair of these a go if I fancy a change from the Pegasus; next chance I have to nip along to a gait analysis I think I'll give a pair of these a go next to this years new Pegasus (which they've binned the front air chamber in apparently).

I'm interested in any other comments from other Pegasus wearers with regards to these

Posted: 12/06/2010 at 18:21

I find them a similar feel to Pegasus but I sense less cushioning.

Such a swift, pleasurable ride. Although I love my Pegs (or at least I loved the 25th anniversary Bowerman ones I had a while back - now I have a more conventional Bowerman Pegaus and not quite as fond) I can see myself switching to this as my ultimate training shoe. A far cry from the days I used to lug around the Nimbus bricks.

Ran for the second time in them tonight and racing in them tomorrow - confident they'll give me no problems whatsoever (comfort-wise that is, i can't say whether i'll get injured in them...)

I don't know whether I'd feel confident running say, a Marathon in them though. I'm injury-prone (femoral stress fracture last year, metatarsal this year) and suffer overuse injuries so ideally want my shoe to protect me against this somewhat... 

Posted: 12/06/2010 at 19:18

Hi D2D. I tried to share Lunarglide stories with you on the other thread you started about them but you seemed too busy chiding us for relpying to notice, so I'll try again here!

You can't have tried a different version in the shop, as Nike have only released one version of the Lunarglide to date, albeit in different colourways. When I spoke to a rep from Nike they told me that the Lunarglide 2 is due for release later this year, with a couple of midifications from the original, as follows.

First, they are going to address the outsole wear problem that many wearers have reported. As I mentioned earlier I have only done 250 miles in my first pair and they already show signs of significant wear, so I think you are correct to be suspicious that they might not last a full 500. I'm fairly sure the problem is specific to the shoes as my running action is rather light despite my size, because I take short strides. Also, I have not had any issues with wear with any previous Nike shoes (Asics on the other hand....!).

The other change they are planning to make is to reduce the size of the toe box. I think this will improve the fit because even I find it a little roomy and my feet are quite wide and boxy.

On the whole though, I love these shoes as they feel quite light and flexible for the amount of cushioning. I've had no problems covering longer distances in them either. I did a marathon as well as a couple of my longer training runs (>20 miles ) in them, and they felt fine and adequately supportive.

Ironically I have since picked up an injury running in my more sturdy Saucony Progrid Triumph 7s, so I've got nothing else to add for now.

Sorry that got so long. I do hope it's helpful. I would be interested to hear your views when you've got some more miles on them, because I know you struggle with injuries too.

Posted: 13/06/2010 at 17:17

WHY, if you have tried some shoes and claim them to be "not for you" would you then go and buy some (even if you got them cheap and second hand on ebay) sorry, but I brought a pair new, didnt get on with them, put it down as a bad experiance, gave the shoes away, and will not be trying any more!

Posted: 13/06/2010 at 20:51

Br1an, I think Nike are wrong to market this shoe as being suitable for all runners. Call me cynical, but common sense tells you that no single shoe is going to be good for everyone!

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with the shoes. Hopefully you have found a more suitable shoe for you now. But why are you so worried about why or why not anyone else might purchase the shoes?

Posted: 13/06/2010 at 21:47

I looked at the Lunar Glide+ in the shop. They seemed to be made of an overly spongy material unlike anything else. Not like the normal cushioning I'm used to on running shoes. I'm sceptical to try them especially as the cheapest price I could find was £72. I like the cool design though. How well do they wear?

Posted: 19/08/2010 at 12:22

They've just brought out the Lunar Glide2 - yet to try it though.

I've found my Glides to be really good although I'm unsure whether I prefer this marshmallow-like sole.

The inners are ridiculously comfy though - really silky, like no other shoe I've ever tried.

I've a pair of Lites that I'm yet to try - they seem narrower in the toe box (Glides seem to run a bit big?) which will be good.

Also Glides don't seem to do well in the rain - very slippery underfoot. 

Posted: 19/08/2010 at 13:42

I managed 150 miles in my glides before coming to a sudden halt with stabbing knee pain. up till hen it ws like wearing a apir of slippers  -mega comfy, but I have my suspicions about the support they provide.

They are naw a very expensive pai of "leisure" trainers for me and I wont run in them.

I'd say they are good for generally neutral runners with a very slight pronation issue - steer clear if you are a moderate to severe pronator

Posted: 20/08/2010 at 22:08

I supinate and they're fine for me.

Another 16 miler in them today. 

Posted: 22/08/2010 at 19:35

Even after 6 months in them, I'm still getting blisters above 10-12 miles. Having said that, they are in general very comfortable and I will buy another pair, probably LG2 to see if the hot spot that causes the blisters has gone. I've one foot that pronates and one neutral and have had no problems. Yet.

Posted: 24/08/2010 at 13:06

How does everyone afford to buy so many pairs of shoes. I've always run in Asics kayanos but havent been totally happy with the 15 and 16s and have just changed to saucony hurricane12s. They're all support shoes and have been suffering with plantar fasciitus this year. Got my fingers crossed but if they don't help I'll have to carry on running in them for at least 300 miles.

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  • Price: £80.00
  • Year: from 2009

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