Facts

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
$85
Weight
Men: 9.3oz
Women: 9.3oz
Heel to toe drop
Men: 10mm
Women: 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.

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

9 reasons to buy

  • Extremely comfortable is an expression that comes up in most of the reviews of the LunarStelos.
  • It is very affordable.
  • A handful of runners loved its lightweight design.
  • There are more than enough color options available
  • It is very flexible, based on some comments.
  • A couple of runners valued the cool looks of this shoe.
  • Breathability is very good, as noted by more than a few.
  • This is a good training partner in the gym, according to more than a handful of reviewers.
  • Some of those who are on their feet all day valued the cushioning and support of this shoe.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A significant number of runners were hugely disappointed by the overall lack of durability coming from this shoe.
  • Although quite thick, the shoe does not have enough cushioning, according to some reviewers
  • It is a bit narrow for a few runners.

Bottom line

The LunarStelos has all the makings of a handy, reliable, and lightweight trainer. Besides being very affordable, the superior comfort, excellent breathability, good arch support, and really cool looks should make this an easy option for neutral runners. The shoe has the speed to take on up-tempo runs as well as the cushioning and support for piling on the miles. Although an entry-level shoe, it should also be a very solid choice for seasoned runners during recovery days or for long and easy runs.


Rankings


Ratings

4.6 / 5 based on 298 ratings

5 star
71%
4 star
18%
3 star
5%
2 star
1%
1 star
2%

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Expert Reviews

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80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 by LoneWolf Playz • LoneWolf Playz • Level 1 expert

    It feels firm and very steady.

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Updates to Nike LunarStelos

  • Nike makes the LunarStelos a very functional by using typical designs and a few of their proprietary technologies. The mesh upper is very breathable and gives good flexibility with decent support. Providing the shoe with more ventilation are the perforations on each side of the shoe. Runners are guaranteed of a cool and dry run in this shoe.
  • Working with the upper mesh is the brand-exclusive Flywire cords. They hug the foot in security and support as the cords are attached to the midsole and then connected through the laces. With each tug of the laces, the cords are directly involved in giving runners their most preferred fit.
  • The outsole is another unique Nike technology. It features the siped pattern that allows good flexibility and excellent ground contact. The usual hard rubber in the heel and other areas add more durability in this part of the shoe.

Nike LunarStelos size and fit

The fit of the Nike LunarStelos is reasonably standard. It holds the heel and the midfoot really well and can be adjusted for a more precise fit courtesy of the Flywire cords. The forefoot has a fairly roomy space for mid-run swelling and for the toes to naturally spread out. It runs true to size.


Outsole

Nike’s laser-cut outsole is utilized in the LunarStelos. The unique design of the outsole features grooves and a rubber pattern that offers good ground contact for stability while also giving the shoe excellent flexibility. A sturdy carbon rubber is located in the heel and other parts for a more lasting performance.


Midsole

A dual-density foam covers the entire midsole. The softer foam sits on top of the firmer one for a nice blend of cushioning, support, and responsiveness. It also delivers adequate durability and helps with the transition from landing to take-off.


Upper

The no-sew upper is mostly very breathable mesh and printed overlays for support. Nike uses 4 Flywire cords on both sides for a comprehensive locked down technology. The cords also allow the foot to move together with the entire upper. As mentioned, the sides of the shoe have prominent perforations for exceptional breathability. The collar and the tongue have relatively thick padding. There is also a removable insole for more cushioning and support.