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Triathlete’s Fall Running Shoe Review

  • By Brian Metzler
  • Published Nov 20, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Nike LunarGlide 4

9.5 oz.; 7.5 oz.
$110, Nike.com

Fit: Like previous versions, this LunarGlide serves up a plush, wrap-like fit all around. The flexible mesh upper is both snug and forgiving, allowing it to offer consistent hold while letting the toes move and flex naturally and comfortably.

Feel: This shoe is decidedly high off the ground with a very soft, cushioned feeling underfoot. It’s light enough that it doesn’t feel too bulky, but it’s not a shoe for agility or precise proprioceptive interaction between foot and ground. Some testers reported the absorbent sole has a “dampening effect.”

Ride: This shoe offers a nice blend of free-flowing smoothness and subtle support. Several testers remarked at the shoe’s effortless transitions while rolling from heel to forefoot, but many also suggested the thick, cushy material underfoot kept it from being very responsive or suitable for running at faster speeds.

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