The Nike LunarGlide+ receives more recommendations than any other running shoe. This lightweight stability shoe is designed to provide mild stability only when you need it, so experts recommend it for those with normal arches and mild overpronators. The foam cushioning is soft and responsive, according to reviews. Runners say the Nike LunarGlide+ is a versatile running shoe -- suitable for long-distance running or speedwork on either trails or roads. However, some testers find the upper too roomy, especially in the toebox, and a few critics think the materials look cheap and flimsy. Runners with low arches will likely need more arch support than the LunarGlide+ provides, according to reviews. For runners with moderate overpronation, reviewers recommend the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10 (Discontinued), which is a heavier shoe with more stability.
The Nike LunarGlide+ is reviewed by a host of experts, including editors at Runner's World and Outside magazines. Both of these publications have wear-testers evaluate running shoes, and each gives the shoe an award. Running Times, Fitness and Men's Journal magazines also provide credible testing. We found a good number of user reviews at RoadRunnerSports.com and Zappos.com.
1. Runner's World
Runner's World magazine editors give a Best Debut award to the Nike LunarGlide+. Wear-tester feedback and lab testing show that the shoe provides a good amount of stability, while still being lightweight and very flexible. However, some testers think the shoe feels too soft.
Review: Nike LunarGlide+, Warren Greene and Martyn Shorten, August 2009
David Spetnagel at Running Times praises the "subtle pronation control" of the Nike LunarGlide+, but a number of the magazine's testers have problems with a too-roomy upper that keeps the shoe from feeling solid on their feet.
Review: Training Shoe: Nike LunarGlide+, David Spetnagel, October 2009
3. Outside Magazine
Outside magazine editors give its trail-running shoe Gear of the Year award to the Nike LunarGlide+. Reviewer Lisa Jhung says the running shoe sets itself apart from the other 45 shoes tested, mainly because it provides just the right amount of support and cushioning while still allowing you to feel the road.
Review: Gear of the Year 2010: Nike LunarGlide+, Lisa Jhung, Winter 2010
4. Fitness Magazine
Fitness magazine editors say the Nike LunarGlide+ is the best running shoe for those who need a small amount of stability. The magazine's wear-testers praise the soft and comfortable midsole in addition to the lightweight design.
Review: The Fitness Spring 2010 Sneaker Guide, Rachel Sturtz, April 2010
5. Men's Journal
Men's Journal magazine editors review seven lightweight running shoes, including the Nike LunarGlide+. The editors give it an overall rating of 7 out of 10, saying it's a good fit for mild overpronators. However, their flat-footed testers need more support.
Review: Gear: Free Your Feet, Greg Melville, Dec. 9, 2009
More than 50 runners give the men's Nike LunarGlide+ an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. A number of reviewers say the shoe is very versatile and its lightweight design is widely praised. However, a few complain that its upper material looks cheap and its toebox is too wide.
Review: Men's Nike LunarGlide+, Contributors to RoadRunnerSports.com
Nearly 25 reviewers at Zappos.com give the Nike LunarGlide+ a 4-star rating. The running shoe is praised for its lightweight design and very soft cushioning. A few reviewers note fit problems.
Review: Nike LunarGlide+, Contributors to Zappos.com
8. Popular Science
Mike Haney at Popular Science likes the lightweight design of the Nike LunarGlide+ running shoes, but he finds them a bit stiff. The shoes dry quickly, which he likes.
Review: Nike LunarGlide+: The Five-Minute Review, Mike Haney, July 16, 2009
9. Runner's World U.K.
Editors at the U.K. edition of Runner's World magazine give the Nike LunarGlide+ an overall rating of 4.5 stars (out of 5). Testers love the lightweight design, soft cushioning and supportive ride, but have some problems with the laces.
Review: Nike LunarGlide+, Editors of Runner's World (U.K.)
Christopher Najem writes a very detailed review of the Nike LunarGlide+ for RunnerPlus.com. Like other reviewers, he finds the shoe very versatile and suitable for a variety of running surfaces.
Review: Nike LunarGlide+ Running Shoe Review, Christopher Najem