The Nike LunaRacer Running Shoe is a light weight trainer weighing 6.6 oz for a size 9 and has a stack height Heel (24mm), Forefoot (17mm) 7mm drop. The LunaRacer employs Nike’s Flywire and lunarlite technologies. Multiple color combos available for men and women.
The shoe is light and has ample cushioning. The LunaRacer looks fast and feels fast. Out of the box I was drawn to its high tech look. The shoe seems flawless and modern. The ride is firm with plenty of cushion. I ran several high mileage runs (ranging from 15 to 20 miles) in the LunaRacer and found the shoe to have more than enough cushion and support for my mid-foot stride. The Nike shoe held up well over 300 miles in high humidity and a couple trips through the washing machine. The LunaRacer has decent traction and holds the foot secure.
The Nike LunaRacer is narrow. When I say that, you should take note. I have a narrow fit and typically prefer a narrower shoe. The Nike LunaRacer at times felt very tight on my forefoot. I would also recommend going up at least a 1/2 size more than you regularly get in a running shoe (a full size over your normal shoe size.) My toe was rubbing the front on runs, not enough to cause discomfort or injury but enough for me to get irritated at times. The Nike LunaRacer did not feel as breathable as some of my other trainers. It is hard to tell due to the extreme heat and humidity here in the mid Atlantic this summer, but the shoes seemed to get squishy fast and stayed squishy. I washed them at least twice to try and get the funk out. With the Lunarlite cushioning it was hard to get a true sense of the road. One last little annoyance, the tongue would slide to the outside of the foot, Nike should do something to secure the tongue better.
The Nike LunaRacer is a running shoe I wanted to love. It is like a beautiful girl that seems to fit all your criteria but in the end she just bores you to death. “Its not you it’s me, I want to try running with other shoes.” I give the Nike LunaRacer a B-. Most likely I will keep trying other shoes rather than go back to the LunaRacer. The price of the LunaRacer is pretty good $69.88 on Running Warehouse.