Summary

We spent 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Engineered Mesh upper provides a breathable and well-supported coverage.
  • The Dynamic Flywire system was appreciated by many testers because it was able to keep the coverage feeling snug and secure.
  • Pronation support is afforded by the Dynamic Support system, which includes a wedge of firm foam in the rear area.
  • The Lunarlon mid-sole is able to cushion the foot well, while also giving a better and enabled lift to each toe-off.
  • Durable rubber covers critical areas of the external sole unit and shields them from wear and tear.
  • The platform of the Nike LunarEclipse 4 is flexible as it’s able to adapt to the movement and running style of the wearer.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners felt a lump in the inner part of the shoe, which dug into their feet while they wore it.

Bottom line

The Nike LunarEclipse 4 is a running that’s great for many types of runners who want to get responsible cushioning, support and coverage. It’s a durable shoe that features high quality materials and components to keep the performance as comfortable and efficient as possible.

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Rankings

A top rated Road running shoe
A top rated Nike running shoe
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Expert Reviews

88 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 98 / 100 | Canadian Running Magazine | Level 5 expert

    This is one pretty looking shoe. It felt secure on my foot and I like the sole. It’s soft without being too squishy and has a supportive insole.

  • 93 / 100 | Runner's World | Level 5 expert

    The fit and comfort are strengths of this shoe. The Flywire system is great because it is lightweight, looks good, and it comfortably wraps the foot while locking it into the shoe.

  • 84 / 100 | Solereview | Level 5 expert

    Does a jolly well job for a stability shoe, and somewhat comes across as a successor to the Nike Equalon in a looser sense of the word.

  • 80 / 100 | Runner's World | | Level 4 expert

    The substantial heel counter and side paneling provided exceptional security and stability

  • 78 / 100 | Running Magazine | Level 3 expert

    This is one pretty looking shoe. It felt secure on my foot and I like the sole. It’s soft without being too squishy and has a supportive insole.

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  • The 4th version of the LunarEclipse is an update to a series that has captured the trust of many runners. Though it’s a young series, it has developed a following among those who want a running experience that’s well supported, but not too restrictive. This shoe features systems that ensure the safety, security and stability of the foot, yet they do not make the foot feel like it’s encumbered by a lot of mechanisms.
  • The upper unit of this running shoe uses a mesh material that has been engineered to look like a cloth that’s woven onto the shoe. The soft material has an open construction, which allows the air to easily keep the interior cool and dry. Cables are integrated into the mid-foot section of the upper and connected to the lacing system for a snug, but customizable fit.
  • The mid-sole utilizes a springy foam that’s placed inside a carrier that’s durable and responsive. The runner is given a platform that is capable of launching their feet upward in a way that feels enabling. The cushioning is also reliable because it is soft and comfortable. A wedge of firm foam is placed in the rear section of the platform to reduce the rate of pronation without compromising freedom of movement.
  • Durable rubber acts as the shield of the Nike LunarEclipse 4. It is able to protect the rest of the sole unit from wear and tear, preserving it and keeping it as efficient, even after many uses. Flex grooves provide the runner with the means to flex their feet more when they run.

The Nike LunarEclipse 4 has a standard running shoe length. The sizing schemes used for this model follow the regular measurements, so runners are able to choose the size that they’re comfortable with. The available width is medium, therefore accommodating those with medium sized feet.


The BRS 1000 is a very durable rubber compound that’s placed in critical areas of the external sole unit. Its job is to protect the undersurface of the shoe from wear and tear. It also gives traction. This material is also integrated into the outsole of the LunarEclipse 5.

Flex grooves make the platform more bendable. It is a feature that allows the foot to move more naturally through the gait cycle, especially during the toe-off phase.


The mid-sole unit of the Nike LunarEclipse 4 uses the Lunarlon, a springy foam that’s placed inside a more durable and resilient foam carrier. It is 30% lighter than the traditional Phylon foam. It is able to cushion the foot well from impact shock during the landing phase, while also allowing it to spring back up in an efficient way.

The Dynamic Support System gives stability to the foot without compromising freedom of movement. A wedge in the rear correct pronation, keeping the foot in a balanced stance when standing idly and when running.


The Engineered Mesh is a soft fabric that has the disposition of a woven cloth. Its open construction allows air to circulate inside the shoe, keeping the foot cool and dry. It doesn’t feel stiff or restrictive to the runner’s foot.

The Dynamic Flywire allows the upper to feel snug and secure. These cables are attached to the lacing system, making sure to keep the cover system tuned to the preference of the wearer.

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.

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