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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 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
$125
Weight
Men: 9.6oz
Women: 8.2oz
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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 9.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The seamless mesh construction makes the upper unit of the Nike LunarGlide 6 feel very comfortable and skin-friendly.
  • The Dynamic Fit and Flywire are made to deliver a snug and secure fit that’s like a glove.
  • The average weight was appreciated by runners because it didn’t make them feel as if their feet were dragged down.
  • The platform was able to provide stability by utilizing a dual-density foam, which supports the medial mid-foot section.
  • Durable rubber protects the contact points in the outsole.
  • The quality of this shoe is worth its affordable price.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some runners thought that it was ½ size smaller than what they were used to.
  • One complaint was about the heel section, which was a bit narrow for the tester.

Bottom line

The Nike LunarGlide 6 offers smoother running experiences that are well-supported by a platform that corrects the rate of pronation of those who need such a feature. It doesn’t have a hefty weight, which is refreshing to the performance of the wearer.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 360 ratings

5 star
75%
4 star
16%
3 star
4%
2 star
2%
1 star
1%

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Expert Reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, 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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87 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 by Solereview • Solereview • Level 5 expert

    Sum everything up, and the result is a worthy update to the successful Lunarglide franchise.

  • 90 / 100 by Running Shoes Guru • Travis Trampe • Level 4 expert

    The Nike LunarGlide is a lightweight trainer or racer which adds to its tradition of being a stability shoe with the benefit of plenty of cushioning. The shoe provides a customized fit through design enhancements in the sole and upper which allow for a smooth ride and quick transition for those moderate overpronators.

  • 82 / 100 by Running Shoes And Advice • Scott Steven • Level 3 expert

    Overall, I find the LunarGlide 6 to be a more versatile shoe than expected. With improvements in just about every important aspect of a running shoe, this shoe really delivers.

  • 94 / 100 by Sound Runner • Susannah Mazer • Level 1 expert

    The shoe is an excellent trainer and high milage shoe for neutral runners.

  • 84 / 100 by Sweet Miles • Sarah • Level 1 expert

    The mesh is extra breathable, and truth be told, I wear these barefoot almost every time.

  • 70 / 100 by Gear Guide • Matt K. • Level 1 expert

    The Nike Lunar Glide 6 is a nice, lightweight everyday trainer. You may also find it a go-to shoe for some race days. We liked the control but found the ride a little harsher than we’d like. But if you enjoy a firmer-feeling shoe, these are a good solution.

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Updates to Nike LunarGlide 6

  • The 6th version of the Nike LunarGlide enables the performance of the runner to be as efficient as it is able. This shoe provides stability, which is very helpful when it comes to preventing injury and long-term discomfort to the foot and leg. All the components of this shoe work well together in order to keep the runner comfortable, secure and well-supported.
  • The upper unit makes use of a mesh material that is thin, but durable. It welcomes air into the shoe, ensuring a well-ventilated running experience for the wearer. Five Flywire cables connect each side to the sole unit and lacing system. They cause the upper to adjust with the shoelaces. A plastic heel counter found externally locks the foot in place.
  • The platform of the Nike LunarGlide 6 utilizes the Lunarlon, a high quality foam unit that ensures well-cushioned strides and enabled forefoot lifts. It is encased in an outer layer that’s durable, but lightweight. A firmer section in the mid-foot corrects over-pronated foot motion.
  • The outsole unit uses a rubber material that is able to protect the rest of the sole unit from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It’s durable, so it won’t peel off even after many uses. It also gives traction, which is important when it comes to how the runner controls their motions in relation to their activity and the asphalt.

Nike LunarGlide 6 size and fit

The Nike LunarGlide 6 has a regular running shoe length. The measurements that were used for the sizing scheme follow the standard. The available width is medium, so it is able to accommodate those with medium sized feet.


Outsole

Durable rubber covers critical areas of the outsole where wear and tear are most likely to happen. It doesn’t lose efficacy easily, so runners can trust it to protect their shoe and give them reliable surface traction.

The Pressure Mapped Outsole design allows the runner to receive traction and stability as it’s needed.

Flex grooves make the platform more bendable. They are useful design add-ons, because they permit natural movements through the gait cycle. The toe-off phase benefits a lot from these grooves.


Midsole

The Lunarlon is comprised of a soft and springy foam core that’s placed within a more resilient external carrier. It delivers reliable cushioning and bouncy takeoffs.

A denser foam in the mid-foot affords medial stability, ensuring balance when standing and when running.


Upper

The upper unit utilizes uses a mesh material that has a seamless construction. It makes the cover system very lightweight and free from unnecessary layers and stitched areas. It is able to move along with the foot, too.

Five Flywire cables on either side of the upper are connected to the lacing system. They adapt to the tightening or loosening of the shoelaces, making the coverage feel snug, but tuned to the preference of the wearer.

An external heel counter secures the rear of the foot and keeps it in place. It prevents accidental shoe removals, slippage and wobbliness when wearing the Nike LunarGlide 6.