Who should buy the Nike Lunar Skyelux

Nike introduces the Lunar Skyelux as a shoe that bears an updated version of their Lunar technology. With its enhanced support and responsiveness, the Lunar Skyelux is ideal for you if:

  • You want a versatile running shoe that can be used not only for running but also for walking and other casual activities on the road
  • You want a cushioned running shoe that can adequately provide support to your moderate to high arch
  • You run long distances and would prefer a running shoe that is compatible with your neutral pronation

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Right amount of flexibility

The outsole of the Nike Skyelux is characterized by deep flex grooves in the forefoot, which gives the shoe the right amount of flexibility despite the well-cushioned midsole. There is also a huge vertical groove that runs from the heel to the tip of the forefoot. It helps both with the flexibility and the smoothness of the ride.

Nike Lunar Skyelux forefoot grooves

The outsole also uses engineered pods to enhance the midsole’s function in absorbing impact.

Improved transitions in the Lunar Skyelux midsole

A dual-density Cushlon midsole foam extends from the heel to the forefoot. As with most full-length midsole construction, there is improved movement from landing to take-off. The two-layered midsole system helps provide runners with responsive cushioning and shock-absorbing features. Nike’s Cushlon foam gives more than average durability as well.

Nike Lunar Skyelux midsole

A breathable and protective upper

Covering almost the entire upper, including the tongue, is a very breathable mesh. 

Nike Lunar Skyelux breathable mesh

Giving the shoe its excellent midfoot hold are the thick Flywire cables that are directly connected to four eyelets. The eyelets themselves are laminated to avoid fraying.

Nike provides an internal toe bumper that gives the forefoot protection and more volume.

Nike Lunar Skyelux toe bumper

The comfort of the Skyelux begins with the very plush collar and interior lining. With a cleatie construction, there is an enhanced feeling of wraparound support and midfoot hold in this shoe.

Nike Lunar Skyelux collar

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 266g / Women 218g
Drop: 12mm
Arch support: Neutral
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation
Arch type: High arch
Use: Walking, All-day wear / Jogging

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