Who should buy the Nike LunarGlide 9

Nike LunarGlide 9 is a solid shoe for you you want a stylish shoe designed for runners who have a low arch structure to exhibit stability for overpronation.

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Updates to Nike LunarGlide 9

  • The Nike LunarGlide 9 is designed for runners who have a low arch structure because it was created to exhibit stability against overpronation.
  • Concealed Flywire cords are made softer and wider, and they hug the foot as the laces are tightened.
  • The LunarGlide 9 utilizes a plastic heel counter to keep the heel in place

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Improved responsiveness with LunarGlide 9 outsole

The outsole is exposed foam with 4 pods under the forefoot and 1 pod under the heel. The pods are laser-cut and its grooves give the appearance of a slice – this feature is to help the shoe’s flexibility and traction, to reduce the impact, and improve responsiveness.

Nike LunarGlide 9 forefoot outsole

The laser-cut design extends to the sides of the platform, thus adding more to the plush sensation rather than to the support.

Nike LunarGlide 9 heel

Nike's Lunarlon cushioning technology

LunarGlide 9 still makes use of the Lunarlon cushioning, which is encased in Phylon. These two types of foam provide softness and support. The Lunarlon tech allows the shoe to be light and plush while remaining firm in order to function excellently no matter what type of activity is done.

Nike LunarGlide 9 lunarlon tech

The Dynamic Support construction involves a denser medial mid-foot section to provide stability to the foot of the runner. This is especially helpful for those with overpronated foot motion.

Nike LunarGlide 9 mid

A Crash Pad has been designed in the heel part of the sole unit. This decoupled section of the platform isolates impact shock during the landing phase of the gait cycle, making sure to fully absorb the energy without any rippling effects to the forefoot lift.

Nike LunarGlide 9 back

Jacquard-style mesh upper in the Nike LunarGlide 9

The upper material of the Nike LunarGlide 9 is made of a Jacquard-style mesh to provide adequate ventilation and support where it is important. The mesh feels and looks like a knitted fabric, thus adding to the comfort of the shoe.

Nike LunarGlide 9 knitted mesh

Added foot stabilizer with the Nike LunarGlide 9 upper

The external TPU heel counter keeps the foot in a steady position. It also prevents accidental shoe removals. The padded heel collar and tongue provide plush support to the top areas of the foot.

Nike LunarGlide 9 heel counter

The previously thin Flywire cords are now thick and plush in this iteration. They’re not designed to be mostly outside the upper fabrics, thereby reducing the possibility of exposure to potentially abrasive conditions.

Nike LunarGlide 9 cables

These cords connect directly to the lacing system, so they cause the midfoot area of the upper to adapt to the tightening or loosening of the shoelaces.

Nike LunarGlide 9 lacing system

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 264g / Women 230g
Drop: 10mm
Arch support: Stability
Forefoot height: 19mm
Heel height: 29mm
Collection: Nike Lunarglide

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