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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 9.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

13 reasons to buy

  • Those who wore the shoe while raining as well as in the mud and snow were satisfied with its performance.
  • Many were impressed with the quality of the Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot. Most said that it was made of top-grade and durable materials.
  • The sneaker was lightweight and solidly built, noticed by nearly all users.
  • The majority of the reviewers, wide-footed consumers included, were pleased with the comfortable in-shoe feel the Lunar Force 1 Duckboot provided.
  • “Fashionable” and “cool” were words commonly used to describe this sneaker’s silhouette.
  • The shoe can be worn for long hours without any problems, a significant number confirmed.  
  • It provided great traction on asphalt and other rough surfaces, advised by a couple of buyers.
  • Some reviewers thought this model looked better in person than online.
  • The Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot provided ample toe space and adequate support, based on several reviews.
  • It does not get dirty easily, one wearer disclosed.
  • Satisfied purchasers considered the sneaker as great value for money.
  • Due to the flexible material found on the shoe's ankle area, the Lunar Force 1 Duckboot felt like a low-cut sneaker, a fan revealed.
  • Selected retailers are selling the shoe at a discounted rate.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe’s narrow lacing system made the instep feel a bit tight, one reviewer advised.
  • Its rubber toe got oil-stained easily, not many noticed.
  • The Lunar Force 1 Duckboot tends to slip on wet and smooth or glossy surfaces, several wearers observed.
  • A few users noted that the size of the sneaker runs smaller than their usual choice.

Bottom line

Always a step ahead of the fashion trend, Nike, a global giant in the footwear industry, has once again roused their fans' excitement when they introduced this promising creation. The Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot is a dream come true for sneaker addicts who wish they can wear their favorite kicks in a season that demands you to wear heavy and uncomfy boots.

Since its introduction, this model continues to receive numerous rave reviews. Satisfied with the positive experience this innovative shoe provided, fans were willing to tolerate its expensive price point in order to enjoy its fashion-forward aesthetics as well as its plush comfort.


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Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot History

Among all Nike creations, the Air Force 1 is one of the most coveted. Introduced in 1982, this high-rise basketball shoe was considered revolutionary. Created by now famous designer Bruce Kilgore, this shoe was made to pay homage to the president’s plane. It was also the first to feature the groundbreaking Nike Air Technology.

Fast forward to the year 2008, another innovative tech called the Lunarlon debuted and was featured in two models namely the Nike Lunaracer and Nike Hyperdunk. Developed by Kevin Hoffer and Eric Avar, this technology gave both basketball players and distance runners the bouncy responsiveness and soft cushioning they required from their footwear.

Four years after, the brand decided to combine AF1's already iconic silhouette with the technologically advanced Lunarlon cushioning. This fusion led to the creation of the Nike Lunar Force 1. Making an appearance on December 12, 2012, its debut was greeted with great enthusiasm.

The brand, however, aiming to maintain their status in the market, did not stop their pursuit of perfection. Various versions were designed and developed to meet consumers’ constantly changing needs and demands, this includes the Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot.

Launched in September 2015, this shoe was built to endure the cold and rainy weather. Now, fans of the brand have an option to wear a sneaker/boot that is durable and water-resistant as well as fashionable, lightweight and comfortable. A wide array of colorways, not to mention a low cut-version, have been released for this model, proving this shoe’s growing popularity.

Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot Style

Look stylish while trekking through mud and slush with the Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot. Winter and fall have always been a nightmare for those who prefer sneaker over boots. These days, however, sneaker fanatics can keep their style in check even in the harshest climates.

Crafted with a water-repellent leather upper and an Internal WaterShield lining, this shoe, just like any other boot, promises to keep your feet dry. However, unlike most boots, this shoe, equipped with a Lunarlon sole, is lightweight. With this tech, wearers can also expect this sneaker to provide a tennis-shoe like comfort.

The Lunar Force 1 Duckboot is available in a variety of color schemes. Whether neutral toned or brightly colored, the shoe goes well with various winter or fall clothing.

Fit & Sizing

This lifestyle sneaker, with its leather upper, offers great support. It also provides sufficient toe space. Generally running true to size, the Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot is available for all genders. Men’s sizes range from 6-15 while women’s models are offered in sizes 5-12.

Notable Features

Any fan of the brand will notice this shoe’s stunning leather and textile upper that is accented with a spiked toe cap. This additional detailing gives the sneaker its premium look. As the name suggests, this shoe is also popular for its Lunarlon sole, known to provide superior cushioning and lasting comfort.

Additional Info

  • The sneaker is built with a durable solid rubber outsole.
  • The outsole's aggressive tread pattern offers maximum traction in all conditions and in various terrains.
  • For added comfort, the Lunar Force 1 Duckboot’s collar is padded.
  • Its high-top design gives the shoe additional coverage against harsh weather.
  • Tongue and heel pull tabs are added for easier slip on and off.
  • Snug and secure fit can be achieved with the shoe’s easy lace-up closure that includes metal eyelets and flat laces.
  • Famous “Swoosh” logo is found on the sneaker’s lateral and medial side.
  • Nike’s website has recently added the number ’17 to the shoe’s name.