Summary

We spent 9.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The majority lauded the high comfortability of the Nike Lunar Apparent.
  • The buyers liked the overall look of the shoe.
  • A runner was happy about the snug fit of the pair since it prevented sliding inside the shoe while running.
  • A purchaser appreciated the high quality of the shoe’s upper which held up great even after many miles of long runs.
  • Another individual admired how soft these shoes felt against the skin.
  • A customer with flat feet found these shoes great for his daily walks.
  • The purchasers found its price very reasonable.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A customer said that the Nike Lunar Apparent did not have the best arch support.

Bottom line

The Nike Lunar Apparent impressively gained positive feedback from its user. It is a decent choice for neutral runners looking for an all-around shoe in an affordable price range. The shoe, with its sleek and stylish looks, offers optimal cushioning, good responsiveness and excellent durability.

Facts

Rankings

Among the better Road running shoes
A top rated Nike running shoe
A popular pick
It has never been more popular than this June

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  • The rubber on the outsole provides the needed flexibility and durability. These qualities are reinforced with the help of molded indentations that help the runner in making smooth transitions through the gait cycle.
  • In the midsole, the Phylon layer and the LunarIon heel provide the soft cushioning to the user. The technologies also provide the much-talked-about ‘springiness’ in the midsole, thereby ensuring a high energy return for the runner.
  • The pods located in the forefoot region enhance the flexibility of the platform. They also encourage springiness, thus enabling a more responsive toe-off.
  • The Mesh upper with perforations provides increased breathability and keeps the environment inside the shoe properly ventilated and comfortable to run with.

This affordable running shoe comes in the regular running shoe length for both genders and the standard medium width of D and B for men and women, respectively. It is most suitable for users with a neutral running style and not-so-wide feet.

The rubber on the outsole is placed at strategic locations for better traction and higher durability. It is also very flexible which enables the shoe to bend easily when the runner changes from one running position to another.

The flexibility of the Nike Lunar Apparent is further enhanced with the help of the molded indentations. These enable the shoe to adapt itself to the changing running positions without compromising on the material’s quality.

The mid-sole utilizes the lightly cushioned foam as a sock liner. The purpose of the foam is to deliver maximum comfort at a fairly good energy return.

The Phylon layer is a full-length foam unit that carries the foot responsively throughout the running session. It has a responsive nature, so it aims to make each step energized.

The LunarIon heel unit is responsible for the much sought after ‘bouncy’ feel in the midsole. The material is very comfortable yet responsive at the same time.

The Nike Lunar Apparent has pods situated in the forefoot region for smooth and easy transitioning between toe-off and landing. The feature offers remarkable flexibility and allows the user to follow his natural gait while running.

The Mesh and the synthetic materials on the upper maintain an environment of optimal breathability and comfort inside the shoe.

Ventilation is heightened with the help of the breathable fabric lining provided across the Nike Lunar Apparent’s upper. It also provides an excellent in-shoe feel.

The Lace-up closure provides the feel of customized fit to the users and keeps the shoe fit comfortably snug throughout the ride.

The padded tongue and collar add to the shoe’s comfortability and hold the runner’s foot in its proper position inside the shoe while running.

Author
Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.

jens@runrepeat.com