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 high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who need arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal 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.

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.

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

11 reasons to buy

  • A good number of reviewers noticed that the Lunar Skyelux is one of the most comfortable shoes they have ever worn.
  • The price is quite reasonable.
  • Several runners noticed that it runs very light despite the thick cushioning.
  • Most of the reviewers focused on the aesthetic appeal of the Nike Skyelux.
  • It is a very breathable shoe, according to a handful of comments.
  • The plush collar, tongue, and smooth fabric combine for luxurious next to skin feel.
  • Some runners greatly appreciated the superb traction coming from this shoe.
  • It comes in 7 different color combinations.
  • According to a few reviews, the soles were very sturdy.
  • Several reviewers appreciated the attached tongue as they stay in place throughout their runs or when they are working out.
  • A handful of runners have used the shoe for workouts in the gym.

2 reasons not to buy

  • It runs a bit large, according to a handful.
  • When landing, the shoe often produces a sound that irritated a few runners.

Bottom line

The Nike Lunar Skyelux enters the near maximum cushioning category with the stack height and heel offset of most traditional trainers. Nike designed the shoe for daily training at moderate speed. At a very fair price, runners get a ton of shoe from such a lightweight package. Plus, it delivers decent arch support, great comfort, and the style that can readily turn heads on the road.


Rankings


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 1179 ratings

5 star
69%
4 star
19%
3 star
5%
2 star
4%
1 star
3%

My Rating


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.