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  • Terrain
    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
    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.

  • Use
    Use

    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
    Price
    $125
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 5.7oz
    Women: 4.7oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 5mm
    Women: 5mm

    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 height
    Heel height
    Men: 20mm
    Women: 20mm
  • Forefoot height
    Forefoot height
    Men: 15mm
    Women: 15mm
  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
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Summary

We spent 8.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The LunarSpider R6 is a great middle distance racing flat, according to many runners.
  • It has a roomy box but hugs the foot comfortably well as tested by some.
  • The Nike R6 is best for racing because of its cushioning system, said some experienced runners.
  • It is a very lightweight shoe.
  • It offers a closer ground feel.
  • It works well for speed work outs and high-mileage trainings.
  • The laces never come undone during the long runs as observed by a few testers.

2 reasons not to buy

  • It is a pricey shoe.
  • There is a plastic shank placed in the forefoot that gives an uneven feeling underneath as complained by some runners.

Bottom line

The Nike LunarSpider R 6 is a flat racing shoe with a cushioning system that provides great comfort for long distance and speed runs, albeit with almost no arch support. It is a bit pricey, but the performance-enhancing features and technologies make the shoe worth the price.

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Updates to Nike LunarSpider R6

  • The 6th edition of one of Nike’s most popular middle-distance shoes in the LunarSpider R presents a couple of changes that should take its performance to another level. Most prominent of the change is the presence of bigger holes in the mesh. Runners are assured of a more breathable shoe with this update.
  • Nike also uses several bands to group the Flywire cables together. Experts say that this gives the latest LunarSpider R model better hold and influence in getting a more personalized and comfortable fit.
  • An almost insignificant overlay extends from the midfoot to the heel for added heel support. This is still quite flexible, which should not compromise the upper area’s ability to adapt to the foot.
  • For aesthetic value, Nike transferred the oversized Swoosh logo smack in the midfoot as opposed to the previous version where the logo sits near the ankle collar.

Nike LunarSpider R6 size and fit

The fit and sizing are reminiscent of the previous version, which is average in the heel and a little narrow in the forefoot. Many of Nike’s performance shoes are a tad narrow in this area and the LunarSpider R 6 fits that mold. Runners who love more toe room may have to go half a size up. This is a unisex shoe in men’s sizes. The available sizes are from 5 to 15.


Outsole

The main element in the outsole that offers durability is Nike’s own BRS 1000 carbon rubber. Nike has incorporated a TPU Pebax Shank in the forefoot for added protection, better toe-offs, and to add to the outsoles grip on the road. There are also forefoot nodes that add a responsive feel to the shoe.


Midsole

A co-molded Lunarlon occupies the midsole for resilient and responsive cushioning.


Upper

An upper with slightly larger holes and synthetic overlays deliver the right blend of superior breathability and lightweight support. The Flywire cables that are both connected to the laces and the sole provide different levels of comfort and support for the runner.