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.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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WeightMen: 9.3ozWomen: 8.1oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
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.
Heel heightMen: 29mmWomen: 29mm
Forefoot heightMen: 19mmWomen: 19mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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88 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews
I feel like it's going to be a very solid performer just like last year.
To be honest, there isn't much difference between the LunarGlide 8 and 9.
Nike Lunarglide 9 is an extremely comfortable, lightweight shoe with just enough stability to consider it a serious running shoe—and is a great-looking shoe as well.
Updates to Nike LunarGlide 9
- The Nike LunarGlide 9 is designed for runners who have a low arch structure because it was created to exhibit stability against overpronation.
- The Flywire cords that have always been a feature of LunarGlides are now concealed in this version; the strings are made softer and wider, and they hug the foot as the laces are tightened.
- While the Nike LunarGlide 8 integrated a printed overlay at the back of the shoe for heel security, the LunarGlide 9 utilizes a plastic heel counter to keep the heel in place.
Nike LunarGlide 9 size and fit
As consistent with the LunarGlide series, the 9th LunarGlide version is best for runners with narrow to medium foot measurements. It cups the heel and rearfoot snugly while retaining comfort around the ankle and providing more room for the toes. The Flywire cords are present to secure the foot without the suffocating or digging sensation. The width profiles are D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.
The outsole of the Nike running shoe is exposed foam with 4 pods under the forefoot and 1 pod under the heel. The pods are laser-cut and its grooves give the appearance of a slice – this feature is to help the shoe’s flexibility and traction, to reduce the impact and improve responsiveness.
The laser cut design extends to the sides of the platform, thus adding more to the plush sensation rather than to the support.
The 9th LunarGlide still makes use of the Lunarlon cushioning, which is encased in Phylon. These two types of foam provide softness and support. The Lunarlon technology allows the shoe to be light and plush while remaining to be firm in order to function excellently no matter what type of activity is done.
The Dynamic Support construction involves a denser medial mid-foot section to provide stability to the foot of the runner. This is especially helpful for those with overpronated foot motion.
A Crash Pad has been designed in the heel part of the sole unit. This decoupled section of the platform isolates impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle, making sure to fully absorb the energy without any rippling effects to the forefoot lift.
The upper material of the Nike LunarGlide 9 is made of a Jacquard-style mesh to provide adequate ventilation and support where it is important. The mesh feels and looks like a knitted fabric, thus adding to the comfort of the shoe.
The external TPU heel counter keeps the foot in a steady position. It also prevents accidental shoe removals.
The padded heel collar and tongue provide plush support to the top areas of the foot.
The previously thin Flywire cords are now thick and plush in this iteration. They’re not designed to be mostly outside the upper fabrics, thereby reducing the possibility of exposure to potentially abrasive conditions. These cords connect directly to the lacing system, so they cause the midfoot area of the upper to adapt to the tightening or loosening of the shoelaces.