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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.

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
$125
Weight
Men: 9.1oz
Women: 7.9oz
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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 7.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

9 reasons to buy

  • Many runners appreciated the stability mechanism in the mid-foot section, stating that it kept them stable throughout their running sessions.
  • Testers generally welcomed the lightweight nature of this version.
  • There were consumers who were able to use this shoe for a variety of activities like running and training, and they reported that it kept them secure and comfortable.
  • The durability of this shoe caught the attention of reviewers, and they commented that it was able to deliver in that regard.
  • The color schemes received recognition because they made the Nike LunarGlide 7 visually endearing.
  • A lot of testers noted that the underfoot cushioning was agreeably responsive.
  • ‘Comfortable’ was a word that many reviewers utilized in order to describe the LunarGlide 7.
  • According to a number of runners, wearing this version staved off any foot or muscle aches while running.
  • The upper unit was breathable, stated many users; they welcomed how the fabrics were able to accommodate air flow.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several testers reported that the back of the inner sleeve started to wear off, causing some rubbing and irritation.
  • The cushioning system felt a bit stiff for a runner; for them, it didn’t accommodate natural movement.
  • According to a number of users, the rubber compound used in the outsole started to peel off.

Bottom line

The 7th version of the Nike LunarGlide was able to provide quality service to many runners, especially those who needed support and stability. They wrote that this road shoe gave them quite the incentive to perform more efficiently; each component was competent when it came to making their entire running experience as comfortable and exact as possible. There were those who reported some issues about its durability, but these comments were drowned by the general appreciation that runners had for the Nike LunarGlide 7.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 494 ratings

5 star
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4 star
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3 star
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2 star
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Expert Reviews

Experts are runners, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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84 / 100 based on 23 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Runner's World • Runner's World • Level 5 expert

    Lightweight yet surprisingly solid and stable.

  • 86 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    The Lunarglide 7 shares the same sole with the LG6; the ride is similar but is made softer by changed foam density.

  • 81 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Ruggero Loda • Level 5 expert

    The Nike LunarGlide 7 is aimed for those runners looking for a lightweight shoe that offers areliable combination of stability and cushioning to assist with overpronation. 

  • 74 / 100 by Sportskeeda • Kredy • Level 5 expert

    Trail running with this shoe is a big NO. 

  • 100 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Travis Trampe • Level 4 expert

    A newly engineered mesh and “Flyknit” upper combined with the exceptional Lunarlon midsole foam introduced in the last model, the LunarGlide 7 offers a secure, personalized fit all while delivering a smooth and responsive transition throughout a runner’s gait.

  • 87 / 100 by Running Competitor • Running Competitor • Level 4 expert

    The Lunarglide shines in its most recent iteration, which has been stripped of its overlays and redesigned with a seamless, open-mesh upper that comfortably and reliably secures the foot (with Nike’s patented Flywire cable system) to the resilient midsole chassis. 

  • 80 / 100 by Running Competitor • Adam Chase • Level 4 expert

    Just the right amount of stability for a wide range of gait types without the added weight or stiffness of a traditional medial post.

  • 80 / 100 by New England Running Company • New England Running Company • Level 4 expert

    Fans of the Lunarglide 6 will likely be pleased to hear that the cushioning, supportive feel, and even the soft sockliner remain unchanged in a very positive way.

  • 83 / 100 by Complex • Complex • Level 3 expert

    Extra support shouldn’t always have to mean extra weight, and Nike’s LunarGlide7 comes in at just 9.1 oz, making them one of the lightest options around.

  • 81 / 100 by Endurance Magazine • Mwangi Gitahi • Level 3 expert

    The shoe remains lightweight and versatile for those runners who require mild to moderate stability in a lightweight, daily trainer without compromising performance.

  • 81 / 100 by Runnerlight • Michael Brandon • Level 3 expert

    I can run or work in them for a long time without hot feet or sweating.

  • 80 / 100 by Fix My Walk • Amy W. Bogard • Level 3 expert

    The shoes are affordable, sleek and very comfortable. 

  • 82 / 100 by Weal Feet • Weal Feet • Level 2 expert

    This shoe is lightweight, has an extra cushion, better breathability, and a beautiful appearance.

  • 92 / 100 by Marathon Sports • Caitlyn Donovan • Level 1 expert

    Running in the Lunarglide 7 was love at first stride. My gait felt smooth, straight, and strong as I crushed the pavement and hills.

  • 90 / 100 by Afsar • Afsar • Level 1 expert

    The amazing stability, comfort, and responsiveness make Lunarglide 7 one of my favorite lightweight running shoe.

  • 89 / 100 by Busted Wallet • Ande Scherf • Level 1 expert

    These shoes are designed for people who really want to get the most out of their running footwear and pack on the miles, the LunarGlide 7’s deserve your attention. 

  • 86 / 100 by Competitor Running • Competitor • Level 1 expert

    It’s capable of long runs at a variety of speeds as well as quicker-turnover types of workouts.

  • 84 / 100 by Cross Training Shoe Reviews • Peter • Level 1 expert

    Runners can vary in theirstep between neutral and over pronated depending of terrain and energy level so Nike Lunarglide 7 adjusts with them. 

  • 84 / 100 by One Foot in Reality • Harold Shaw • Level 1 expert

    They disappear on my feet and I focus on running, not how my shoes are doing.

  • 82 / 100 by BeardyRunner • BeardyRunner • Level 1 expert

    Are they my first choice for shoe? No. But would I recommend them to an overpronator if they were in a bind and Nike was one of a very limited number of options? Yes. Yes I would.

  • 82 / 100 by Freshly Mynted • Freshly Mynted • Level 1 expert

    The change in the design and materials delivers a lighter and more breathable upper while offering a secure and comfortable fit. 

  • 80 / 100 by Bodybuilding SG • Sha • Level 1 expert

    If you avoid rainy weather, you will avoid troubles, as well as wearing out the shoes too early.

  • 80 / 100 by Gear Guide • Matt Klein • Level 1 expert

    The only missed opportunity for improvement is the outsole that doesn’t quite cut it on the wet or trail.

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Updates to Nike LunarGlide 7

  • Looking like a casual shoe, but with highly efficient technologies that are designed for running, the 7th version of the Nike LunarGlide makes its mark on the performance of its wearer. This version features lightweight coverage through a knitted upper fabric construction, dual-density underfoot cushioning, a dense medial mid-sole for stability, and traction-capable rubber.
  • The outsole unit of this running shoe is made to provide grip where the weight of the foot is placed. Essentially, when the underfoot puts pressure on an area of the platform it is sure to deliver additional grip. Durable rubber handles surface friction, abrasion and traction, keeping the runner in control of how they tackle their movements on the asphalt.
  • Lightweight and responsive, the Lunarlon foam tech uses a core construction that’s placed in a denser foam carrier. It ensures efficacy, balance and longevity. A dense mid-foot section even allows the foot to be positioned at the neutral stance when running or standing idly. Stability is part of this shoe’s service.
  • Durable, but flexible and breathable, the upper unit keeps the foot well-supported at all times. A knitted cloth-like look ensures comfortable coverage, while an open construction enhances the cool and dry feeling the foot gets upon being exposed to consistent air flow. The Flywire cables assist in keeping the foot in place by hugging it and adjusting along with the shoelaces.

Nike LunarGlide 7 size and fit

The Nike LunarGlide 7 has a standard running shoe length. The sizes that are available for it are adherent to the regular measurements that runners are accustomed to. The width of this shoe is medium, so it is able to welcome the runners who have feet that are medium sized. Its semi-curved shape follows the natural curve of the human foot.


Outsole

The outsole unit of this running shoe makes use of the BRS 1000, a carbon rubber unit that’s able to shield the rest of the mid-sole from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It is capable of handling impact, so it won’t break down or peel off easily despite being exposed to abrasive conditions.

The Pressure Mapped Outsole design essentially encourages natural movement because it enhances the surface grip in areas where the foot commonly puts on weight. Basically, it accommodates how the runner actually traverses the ground.

The efficacy of the gait is afforded by flex grooves. These allow the foot to transition more freely from the heel to the toe, making sure that the toe-off is naturally enabled.


Midsole

The Lunarlon cushioning system uses a denser foam carrier that surrounds a softer and more responsive core. It basically makes the underfoot cushioning feel adequately responsive, while also keeping it consistent and long-lasting.

The medial area of the Nike LunarGlide 7’s platform features the Dynamic Support design. A dense mid-foot unit gives support to the arch, stabilizing it and leading the foot towards a natural and more balanced stance when running.


Upper

The Flyknit is a soft material that resembles woven cloth. It’s strong and it doesn’t tear apart easily. It does away with the use of overlays, so it’s free as a cover system to provide a seamless, sock-like fit to the wearer. It’s breathable, as well, so air is constantly enabled to enter the shoe to keep the foot cool and dry.

The Dynamic Flywire system is a mid-foot securing technology that utilizes stretchable cables. These cables are connected to the lacing system, so when the shoelaces are actually adjusted, they cause the cables to move accordingly as well.

An external TPU heel counter locks the rear of the foot in place and secures it. It is helpful in preventing any accidental shoe removal or wobbliness to the interior.

Reflective materials enhance this shoe’s visibility, especially in low-light conditions. It enables the runner to run confidently at night as it reflects light from any light-source, making it visible.