Verdict from 7.3 hours of research from the internet

9 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers laud the Nike Moon Racer QS for its unique look.
  • Like other Nike lifestyle shoes, this model is very comfortable to wear, a lot of testers have attested.
  • According to a couple of buyers, the kicks draw compliments from others every time they’re worn.
  • The Nike Moon Racer QS’s reviews include a few commenters remarking that it’s ideal for everyday wearing.
  • Some purchasers find the sneaker to be lightweight.
  • A couple of users want to buy another pair because they like the shoes so much.
  • The fit of the Nike Moon Racer QS on foot is superb, many reviewers praise.
  • Several testers say that they can highly recommend the model.
  • According to a couple of commenters, the sneaker looks sleek in person although it seems clunky in the photos online.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Nike Moon Racer QS only has a couple of color combinations.
  • This shoe’s price is slightly expensive, as some buyers have noted.

Bottom line

Featuring the striking look of the original Nike Moon Racer, the Moon Racer QS levels things up with its modernized feel. It has a slightly expensive price tag of $150 and delivers a comfortable fit that’s ideal for everyday wearing. Its lightweight feel and superb fit contribute to its overall attractive appeal.

Although the kick may look clunky in pictures, a couple of testers have assured that it looks much sleeker in actual. However, it only comes in two color options.

User reviews:

The Nike Moon Racer QS comes in men’s and women’s sizes. It has a fabric upper that is breathable, stretchable, and durable. Meanwhile, its low-top design helps keep the ankle free, while the flat lace-up system secures the tightness of the fit.

A couple of colorways are available for the low-top Nike Moon Racer QS: the yellow ochre/sail/gym blue and the mountain blue/midnight navy/sail/team orange. These colorways present a vibrant and retro-inspired appeal that will fit right in with today's trends. They also have a modern and fresh flair that makes them ideal for everyday styling.

The Nike Moon Racer QS can be styled with athleisure pieces such as joggers, track pants, and shorts. A t-shirt or colorful top should complete the retro style. On the other hand, for laidback occasions, the kick can be styled with t-shirts, sweatshirts, or long-sleeved shirts and pants or jeans.

The Nike Moon Racer QS has a durable fabric upper with leather accents. It has a heritage-inspired look with vibrant details and an asymmetrical design. Additionally, it showcases a chunky look on its midsole along with a smooth and rounded toe.

Large Swoosh branding is located on the sides of the sneaker, giving it an impressive throwback detailing. No other visible branding touches are found on the shoe, apart from Swoosh logos on the outsole and insole. The insole also features a moon terrain print.

The Nike Moon shoe was first released in 1972. Only a mere dozen of this model were ever produced, designed and made by hand by Geoff Hollister under the close inspection of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman. This sneaker took its name from its outsole, which had a pattern similar to the footprints left by astronauts during the 1969 moon landings. 

In 2018, Nike revisited the silhouette to release the Nike Moon Racer. It had a hybrid appearance featuring modern details and heritage accents, taking inspiration from previous models. Aside from the Moon sneaker, this model also took inspiration from the Nike Cortez, featuring a similar large Swoosh detail and toe box stitching.

Nike leveled up the Moon Racer even more with the release of the Nike Moon Racer QS, retaining the heritage style and upgrading it with modern comfort. It features a durable upper with leather accents, complemented by the comfort of Nike React innovation. The overall design and shape are influenced by the brand’s running shoes for a “fast” look.

  • This sneaker uses Nike React foam technology to deliver an exceptionally smooth ride.
  • Rubber is placed in the outsole’s high-wear areas for durable traction.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.