Who should buy the Nike LunarTempo 2

Nike LunarTempo 2 is the solid shoe for you if:

  • You are looking for an aesthetic pleaser all-around shoe for neutral pronation
  • You want a lightweight shoe great for daily or long-distance running

Nike LunarTempo 2 swoosh logo

Updates to the Nike LunarTempo 2 

  • Enhance performance and appearance
  • More ostentatious and smoother Nike logo that has great reflective features. A dash of reflection extends to the dots near the heel.
  • The new mesh is more durable, smoother, and is not as wide as the past version
  • New perforated cleatie in the interior to help maintain shoe breathability

Nike LunarTempo 2 lacing

 Durable and grippy outsole

There are numerous rubber slabs all throughout the outsole that provides both traction and durability on the road. Nike also uses these waffle and moderately-sized pods for a bit of cushioning as this is a Lunarlon foam that is directly connected to the midsole. There is carbon rubber placed in strategic areas where wear and tear happens upon landing and before takeoff.

Nike LunarTempo 2 outsole

Nike's Lunarlon foam

The Lunar Tempo 2 gets its really great cushioning from an oversized and full-length Lunarlon foam. It is a foam that is more resilient and significantly lighter than Nike’s regular midsole foam in the Phylon. This midsole material is also used in the Downshifter 7 and other Nike running footwear.

Nike LunarTempo 2 Lunarlon foam

Durable without compromising breathability

The upper mesh is a bit tightly-woven than the past edition but is more durable without compromising breathability. This entire upper is a cleatie-style fit that truly wraps the foot. A very prominent Swoosh logo with major reflective material is indispensable in areas with less than ideal visibility.

Nike LunarTempo 2 front mesh

Added comfort with the Nike LunarTempo 2 

The Flywire cables work through the laces to hold the foot in comfortable security. Added comfort is provided by the foam in the collar and foam lining against the laces.

Nike LunarTempo 2 laces and foam lining

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 212g / Women 192g
Drop: 8mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 26mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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