Facts

  • Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
    $100
  • Weight
    Men: 9.4oz
    Women: 7.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 12mm
    Women: 12mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: Standard
    Women: Standard
  • Release date
    Nov 2016
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Updates to Nike Lunar Skyelux

  • Nike tweaks its Lunar technology with the introduction of the Lunar Skyelux. In this shoe, the dual-density and soft cushioning conforms to the runner’s foot for enhanced support and responsiveness. Despite the rather thick cushioning, it also offers a hint of bounce back features for a more dynamic run.
  • An engineered mesh keeps air flow at its best. Runners who are looking for a very breathable run are assured of this with the way the mesh is designed.
  • Flywire cables connect the upper to the midsole with a simple pull, giving the runner a very nice lockdown feel and improved support in the upper.
  • Comfort is given a premium in the Nike Skyelux as the padding in the collar and the tongue are very noticeable. It also helps that the interior is lined with a very luxurious fabric.

Nike Lunar Skyelux size and fit

Like most shoes designed for the rigors of daily training, the Skyelux is built with a roomy interior, particularly in the forefoot. Runners with slightly wide feet should have no problem getting their most comfortable fit in this shoe. There is adequate midfoot hold courtesy of the Flywire cords while the heel is enfolded with sufficient room and security. It runs true to size.


Outsole

The outsole of the Nike Skyelux is characterized by deep flex grooves in the forefoot, which gives the shoe the right amount of flexibility despite the well-cushioned midsole. There is also a huge vertical groove that runs from the heel to the tip of the forefoot. It helps both with the flexibility and the smoothness of the ride. The outsole also uses engineered pods to enhance the midsole’s function in absorbing impact.


Midsole

A dual-density Cushlon midsole foam extends from the heel to the forefoot. As with most full-length midsole construction, there is improved movement from landing to take-off. The two-layered midsole system helps provide runners with responsive cushioning and shock-absorbing features. Nike’s Cushlon foam gives more than average durability as well.


Upper

Covering almost the entire upper, including the tongue, is a very breathable mesh. Giving the shoe its excellent midfoot hold are the thick Flywire cables that are directly connected to four eyelets. The eyelets themselves are laminated to avoid fraying. Nike provides an internal toe bumper that gives the forefoot protection and more volume. The comfort of the Skyelux begins with the very plush collar and interior lining. With a bootie construction, there is an enhanced feeling of wraparound support and midfoot hold in this shoe.


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