Facts

Discontinued
Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Minimalist
Price
$135
Weight
M: 158g | W: 158g
Heel to toe drop
M: 3mm | W: 3mm
Heel height
M: 17mm | W: 17mm
Forefoot height
M: 14mm | W: 14mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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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 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Nike Lunar Spider LT 3 is ultra-light.

  • Comfort is not compromised by such a light shoe according to several runners.

  • Marketed as LT or lightweight trainer, some runners have used it to lower their personal best times.

  • Versatile enough for speed training or as a competition shoe.

  • An upper that fits like a second skin impressed a majority of the runners.

  • A large number of runners were confident in their runs because of the superb grip.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Nike Lunar Spider LT 3 is expensive.

Bottom line

The Nike Lunar Spider LT 3 is a sweet combination between a racing flat and a really lightweight trainer. Neutral runners will have a better time dealing with the arch support that the shoe provides. Anyone who loves a really light shoe with just enough protection on the road is unlikely to find a much better option than the Nike Lunar Spider LT 3.



World wide, LunarSpider LT 3 is in the bottom 10% most popular running shoes. The brand, Nike, is the 1st most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 987 shoes


Ratings

4.5 / 5 based on 13 ratings

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4 star
31%
3 star
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Updates to LunarSpider LT 3

The Nike LunarSpider LT 3 is a lightweight running shoe that’s meant to deliver sure performance and service to its wearer. It doesn’t have a lot of features and extreme components, but the ones that are present in it are all efficient and capable of delivering a great running experience. It even has a low-profile design and an inconspicuous color scheme that may appeal to minimalist runners.

The upper unit of this running shoe limits the use of stitching. No extra layers have been sown into the upper, thus eliminating stiffness and heaviness. The mesh material that is used here is breathable and comfortable. It allows air to keep the interior cool and dry, making the runner feel as comfortable as possible when running.

The mid-sole unit utilizes a full-length foam unit that has two parts that work together in order to keep the performance well-supported. A softer core absorbs impact and causes the foot to spring back up during takeoff. A firmer foam stabilizes the core unit while also leading the foot towards a smooth and responsive transition through the gait cycle.

The outsole unit of the LunarSpider LT 3 utilizes a rubber compound that is highly resistant to wear and tear. Used liberally across the entire length of the shoe, it responsibly preserves the mid-sole and shields it from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. Flex grooves in the front section ensure the foot’s freedom of movement.

LunarSpider LT 3 size and fit

The Nike LunarSpider LT 3 has a standard running shoe length. Its sizing scheme is adherent to the regular measurements to which men and women are most acclimated. The heel, mid-foot and forefoot sections have medium widths, so it is able to accommodate those who have medium sized feet. Runners are even able to easily wear the shoe because it follows the natural curve of the human foot.

Outsole

A durable rubber compound is used in the external sole unit of the Nike LunarSpider LT 3. It covers the mid-sole and protects it from the abrasive nature of the asphalt. It doesn’t peel off easily or lose efficacy, even after many uses.

Flex grooves in the forefoot area allow the runner to move their feet more naturally. These grooves make the mid-sole movable, thus making sure that the toe-offs are as enabled and as natural as possible.

Midsole

The Lunarlon mid-sole offers lightweight and responsive cushioning for the runner. Special foams that have varying densities have specific purposes, and they ensure the greatness of the runner’s performance. A softer foam unit serves as the main cushioning system. It’s comfortable, plush and springy. It allows the foot to be propelled forward surely and unrestrictedly.

A carrier made of firmer foam holds the soft unit in place, making sure that the platform is as stable and durable as possible to carry the foot. It also leads the foot towards a smoother and more efficient stride.

Upper

The mesh material used in the upper unit is breathable and comfortable against the skin. It encourages air to seamlessly enter the shoe in order to maintain ventilation and dryness of the interior. This model does away with unnecessary stitching, thus keeping the coverage smooth and lightweight.

The Flywire system is made out of a set of cables that are stretchable and durable. They connect directly to the lacing system. They allow the upper to tighten or loosen in accordance with the adjustments made to the shoelaces.

An interior arch bandage keeps the foot in place and locks it down. It also supports the mid-foot, basically making the upper unit an all-encompassing cover system.


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