Why create the Nike LunarGlide 2? For many years, Nike has been known as a company who adapts to its customers needs. The outcry for a moderate overpronating, lightweight running shoe has been brought to light by Nike loyalists.
Nike has answered all you moderately flat footed runners boldly. There response? Nike LunarGlide+ 2.
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The LunarGlide+ 2 is the latest model in this dynamic line of running shoes. It is basically the same as the previous model save for its over the top attempt to maximize comfort. Runners who enjoyed the original LunarGlide+ have noticed a significant increase in bounce and comfort in the latest iteration from Nike.
Nike’s goal for the LunarGlide+ 2 was to create a shoe that responds uniquely to each foot strike. Nike’s patented Dynamic Support Platform incorporates each individual runner’s stride and foot strike. Nike has created a smart shoe that takes into account all of these variables while responding with the proper amount of resiliency.
NASA inspired technology has allowed Nike to create an extremely lightweight shoe without compromising the stability all overpronators seek. The LunarGlide+ 2 has an average men’s weight of 10.6 oz.
Lunarlite foam, included throughout the sole, is up to 30% lighter than the standard Phylon used in most running shoes. The LunarLite foam disperses force from foot strike impact in a far more proportionate manner than other midsole cushioning systems.
The skeleton of the LunarGlide+ 2 (called Flywire by Nike) massively reduces weight in the shoe. Nylon fibers are intelligently placed in the upper shoe to control foot slippage. Flywire has been extended further throughout the heel in the latest model, the LunarGlide+ 2.
Nike+ is included in the LunarGlide+ 2 to provide instantaneous, electronically governed feedback from your shoes. Simply place the sensor under the Nike + ready sock liner and track your pace, distance and calories burned. From expert marathoner to beginning shedder of pounds, you will find Nike+ to be a useful tool for achieving those lofty goals.
Is Nike LunarGlide 2 The Best Running Shoe For Me?
Perhaps the most noticeable feature of this shoe is the LunarGlide+ 2’s fit.
For a minute after trying on my new LunarGlide’s, I thought I was in front of my fireplace with my feet up admiring my brand new slippers. The fit and feel of this shoe are simply amazing. The perforated mesh upper has few stitches to minimize the ankle irritation we all love.
Most moderate overpronators wearing the LunarGlide+ 2 have found this shoe optimal for 5-15 mile runs. A Few folks have questioned the stability and durability of this running shoe.
When comparing the Lunarglide +2 to other options in the neutral to moderate overpronator category, check out our review on the versatile Nike Structure Traix 14’s
The bottom line is you have to find the right shoe for you. Height, weight, distance, gait, and foot type are extremely important to your foot’s happiness and performance. Take a few minutes to determine these factors, then grab yourself a pair of Nike LunarGlide+ 2’s.
RunPals Rated: Nike LunarGlide 2
(4.5 out of 5)