Nike Lunarspeed Lite+ – Our Take
The name says it: the Nike Lunarspeed Lite+ is a lightweight, fast-feeling shoe that can be used for training and racing.
- Supportive Cushioning: Lunarlon cushioning inside a supportive foam carrier provides lightweight, responsive cushioning, with layered Dynamic Support for a touch of pronation control.
- Light, Structured Upper: Engineered mesh on the upper provides lightweight breathability. Synthetic overlays wrap the upper around the foot for a snug fit.
- Durable Outsole: A combination of BRS 1000 carbon rubber and Duralon blown rubber in the forefoot under the metatarsal area makes for a durable, comfortable ride. A rubber dot pattern and forefoot sipes provide increased grip and flexibility.
We weren’t sure what to expect when the Nike Lunarspeed Lite arrived in stock, but after just a couple runs we knew we were in for something special. Our testers felt at ease putting these blazing blue beauties through their paces on long runs and appreciated the shoe’s responsiveness during speedwork.
Like most racing flats, the Lunarspeed Lite doesn’t give your foot a whole lot of room in the upper. Thankfully, the streamlined fit suited our testers well, and the upper strikes a nice balance between structure and stretch. Given the low volume throughout the upper, you’ll want to wear a thin sock or even go sockless when you’re wearing the Lunarspeed Lite.
The shoe’s platform is designed for slight overpronators, but the added pronation support in the medial midsole was not detectable to our testers. The outsole held up well after many miles of pavement, with only minimal signs of wear. A further boon to forefoot strikers, the outsole features a slightly raised pad toward the front of the shoe for a bit of added cushioning.
A bold shoe that’s quick but still feels substantial, the Lunarspeed Lite is a good choice for the slight pronator who keeps a quick pace.
“The shoe feels particularly good when midfoot striking, and holds up as a durable flat for the longer-distance racer.” – Daniel
“The accommodating upper on the Lunarspeed Lite held me in place but never cramped my foot. Just what you want in a close-feeling shoe.” – Matt
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