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

7 reasons to buy

  • Many purchasers appreciated the exquisite design and style of the Nike LunarCharge. Some claimed that it even looked better in actual than in the photos.
  • The majority of reviewers commented that this is a comfortable shoe, primarily the whole upper. It also has excellent cushioning as emphasized by some users.
  • It is lightweight and durable, according to some reviewers.
  • The majority of reviewers agreed that this shoe is breathable.
  • One video reviewer noted that this shoe has a really nice fit.
  • Its affordable price tag is a plus for some purchasers.
  • It is available in many color options.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The Nike LunarCharge runs small, as reported by numerous reviewers. For a more comfortable fit, it is advisable to get this a half size bigger.
  • It is also narrow and tight around the toe, according to some reviewers.
  • One problem encountered by a small number of reviewers was that the heel part of this shoe caused discomfort and blisters even with thick socks on.
  • What a few reviewers disliked about this shoe is that the outsole tends to pick up rocks and also makes a noise.

Bottom line

The Nike Lunarcharge is a modern lifestyle shoe with features inspired by five different classic silhouettes from Nike. For one, the comfort that this shoe provides is excellent, and the majority of purchasers has attested this. What makes it even more appealing is its overall style and aesthetics, which is probably the primary factor why the majority of purchasers liked to get a hand on it at first look. It has this modern and sporty vibe, in a variety of colors, that completes any kind of outfit in an instant. It is lightweight, breathable, and not to mention, affordable. The downside, however, is that it runs small and somehow narrow, so it is advisable to get it a half size bigger than the normal to attain a more comfortable fit.


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Nike LunarCharge History

The Nike LunarCharge is one of Nike's modern lifestyle shoe silhouette with a design based on the DNAs of five iconic Nike shoes, namely the Nike Air Presto, the Air Max 90, the Air Current, the Air Flow, and the LunarEpic. It is a fusion of classic Nike design details and the brand's modern, top of the line technologies.

Curated from the ‘90s, Nike Air Current is its overall shape, while the Nike Air Presto contributes as reflected in the internal bootie system. The lacing system with plastic eyestays is a reminiscence to the Nike Air Max 90 and the neoprene upper got its inspiration from the Nike Air Flow.

Aside from the features mentioned above, it also has Nike's Lunar midsole technology, otherwise known as the Lunarlon, which is apparent as well in the LunarEpic. It is a soft and flexible cushioning system that is about 30% lighter than traditional Phylon. It also functions for impact distribution for a bouncier feel without losing stability.

The Nike LunarCharge officially debuted on November 18, 2016, in a black and white colorway at $120 retail price with American professional BMX player Nigel Sylvester as one of its influencers. It may be one of the newest Swoosh silhouettes, but the LunarCharge has already released in many colorways and iterations. On December 9, 2016, the Premium and Essential variations released in limited quantities. Other iterations include the Lunarcharge Premium SE, the LunarCharge Premium LE, the LunarCharge Infrared, the LunarCharge BN, and the Lunarcharge Essential.

Nike LunarCharge Style

With a low-top, neoprene boot-like structure, the Nike Lunarcharge is a fusion of five different Nike shoes making it a flexible option regarding styling. It is a lifestyle shoe that can effortlessly cop the performance wear slash athleisure trend as it is appropriate from slim jeans, jogger pants, and even casual shorts. Aside from that, it also suits the sportswear category.

Fit & Sizing

The Nike Lunarcharge is available in men's sizes ranging from 6 to 13, including half sizes, in D Medium width. It runs small; thus a half size larger than usual should make a better fit. The LunarCharge features a neoprene sock-like, slip-on construction that conforms to the feet while providing a locked-in and secure fit. There is also an additional pull tab on the heel that makes it easier to put on and off. Although more on the aesthetic function, the laces can be adjusted for a tighter fit depending on the wearer's preference.

Notable Features

A modern lifestyle shoe, the Nike LunarCharge bears several distinguishable features drawn from the DNAs of other Nike silhouettes. However, one unique feature seen on this shoe is the laser-siped embossed "Nike" text on the midsole. On its lateral side panels, speckle details are visible in some colorways. Another notable feature of this shoe is the mesh toe box, which is incorporated not only as a design but also to allow foot ventilation.

Additional Info

  • The Nike LunarCharge highlights a neoprene boot construction for a snug fit and a laser-siped rubber outsole for grip. It is the first Nike shoe outside the running category to feature the laser profiled LunarEpic outsole.
  • A small Nike Swoosh is visible on the sides and the heel of the right shoe. The left shoe's heel part, on the other hand, displays the Nike text branding.
  • The unique lacing system is there, but it functions more on the aesthetics of the shoe.
  • English rapper Tinie Tempah was once photographed at the MTV EMAs sporting the then-unreleased yet Nike LunarCharge in the black and white colorway.