Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe

Men's Nike LunarElite+

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Men's NIKE® LUNARELITE+ :: Re-ignite your excitement for running in this all-new, lightweight, fast shoe with springy LunarLite cushioning, mild stability, and a no-sew, breathable upper with Flywire for great fit and feel. Nike+ ready.* 9.7 ounces

*Nike+ sensor sold separately

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PERFORMANCE STABILITY [?]
Get a lighter, more stable run in Performance Stability shoes. If you're a runner with average arches who likes to race, wants to go faster and enjoys better ground connection this is your shoe. Enjoy a smooth ride that's low to the ground and ideal for tacking on the miles. When choosing running shoes, find your perfect fit using this chart. Category types are based on factors like arch height, running habits and body frame.

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Features & Benefits:

  • No-sew materials: For a great fit and feel
  • FlyWire midfoot: For fit and weight reduction
  • Wedged carrier construction: Offers runner-specific dynamic support
  • Waffle outsole: Added responsiveness and cushioning
Product NIK1310 Review

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  • Country of Origin: China

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Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 47 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (39)
  • Breathable (30)
  • Comfortable (30)
  • Cushions impact (28)
  • Fast (28)

Cons

  • Narrow / tight (3)
  • Poor arch support (3)

Best Uses

  • Road running (32)
  • Pavement (3)
  • Walking (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      61% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (38 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Arch Type:
    • Average arch (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (30), Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

this shoe is pretty ...

By Dandy Pancakes

from Undisclosed

Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

this shoe is pretty sweet, i had the lunaracer's from 2008 as my last shoe. I got this one because i thought it would give me more suppport. It did. They are light but compared to the lunaracers (6 oz)they seem a little heavy.These shoes do have good grip and fit nicely. but if you wiegh less than 140 or 150 lbs I might recomend the lunaracers II. But overall I am very pleased with the shoes.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

iffy

By Redgar

from Sunny Arizona

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Look Great
  • Slightly improved outsole
  • Very stable

Cons

  • Improvements
  • Lunar foam

Best Uses

  • Fast paced training

Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

This radical update to the previous Elite 4's gives me mixed feelings. It is noticeably lighter and and the outsole seems to be holding up better but it's missing the great responsiveness provided by zoom air. What was so great about the 4's were its responsiveness, the 3/4 length crash pad, the comfy upper, its flexibility, and the wonderful support it gave. The lunar version can be summed up as stiff. This applies to the upper around the ankle, especially so out of the box, and the midsole. A nice shoe nonetheless BUT I'm very pessimistic about Nike's transition from zoom air to lunar foam...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fast and cushy

By Ravrude

from Tampa, Fl

About Me Avid Athlete

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Narrow / Tight

Best Uses

  • Road Running

Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

I run 6-9miles, 3-4x/wk on asphalt. I use these for speedwork and race days, but would be just fine for everyday use. Minimal break-in period compared to the Nike Structure Triax's that are my "regulars". Nike Free's are little too minimalistic on cushioning for me as a 190+ lb runner, but I race in those too. These provide a lot more cushioning than the Free's, but less stability than the Triax's.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too small
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Arch Type:
  • Average Arch

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome !! Like running on a cloud !!

By Iluvtwinkies

from twinkie land, USA

About Me Rarely Workout

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Cushions Impact
  • Fast
  • Lightweight
  • Pronation Control

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Running

    Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

    Wow! I just bought these and ran a half marathon in 1:30. I've never run before!! Usually I just sit and eat Twinkies on the weekend !! Felt incredible, like running on a cloud! Only complaint is I would say use only on roads or track. I had to run a small portion on sand/dirt with gravel and felt every rock! So great on a smooth surface but really felt stuff otherwise. Cool looking also.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Arch Type:
    • Average Arch

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My favorite shoe!

    By Scooter

    from Alamogordo, NM

    Pros

    • cool colors
    • Fits true to size
    • Lightweight
    • True to Elite line

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Medium distance

      Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

      I pre-ordered these shoes when I saw them available. The colors are slightly different (and brighter) than in the image on this site; the guitar-pick looking one the side of the shoe near the heel is a silver color, not neon green.

      That being said, I love these shoes. I loved my Nike Air Zoom Elite IIIs, so much so that I ran them into the ground. A friend of mine who runs 6 minute miles on his 10Ks loved ASICS, so I bought a pair of 2130s. I never liked them as much as my Nike's, so I snapped these up as soon as I could. I couldn't be happier. I enjoy running again.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Fast But Stiff

      By Needforspeed

      from Redmond, WA

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • Pronation Control

      Cons

      • Stiff

      Best Uses

      • Road Running

      Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

      My experience with the Performance Stability category is primarily with the 900 series from New Balance (902-905's) and the Zoot Ultra Tempo's. Compared with these shoes the Lunar Elite+ has a stiffer sole, giving it a bit more stability than the others. At the same time, it's a fast shoe, certainly faster than the Stability models I also wear in training. For someone looking to move from Stability to Performance Stability these shoes would be a good choice, particularly for 10K distances and up. Also, for larger size runners who might appreciate the added stability.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Arch Type:
      • Average Arch
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Comfortable, lightweight shoe

      By Tall Boy

      from Salt lake City, UT

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Cushions Impact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Running

        Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

        I am a 220 lbs. runner and run on average 15-20 miles per week. I usually run in Mizuno Wave Riders and like a shoe that has great degree of flexibility. It feels slightly more rigid than the wave riders but offers a cushioned and comfortable fit. Lightweight and a nice look to them..overall a good shoe.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • Average Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great comfort and lightweight performanc

        By Smitty

        from Longmont, CO

        About Me Avid Athlete

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Cushions Impact
        • Good Arch Support
        • Good Traction
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Running

          Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

          I purchased these shoes after I had bought the women's style for my significant other. We both love these shoes and use them quite frequently. I would buy these shoes over and over again.

          We used these shoes in the infamous BOULDERBOULDER just a few weeks ago and our bodies (legs, hips, and feet) felt great when we finished.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Arch Type:
          • Average Arch

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          LIght but Protective

          By Tom C

          from Shippensburg, PA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Cushions Impact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pavement

            Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

            I bought the Lunar Elite shoe when in the market for a lightweight trainer. I tend to wear minimal shoes these days, finding that less weight and bulk produces a natural motion, fewer aches and pains. My mileage is modest (20 miles in 4-5 days per week). I found this shoe to be more protective and cushioned than I am used to, but the lightweight suits my training. I plan to use this shoe for my longest runs or when I need to be on road surfaces and not softer trails. I think the shoe will be at its best when broken in a bit more and less cushiony...but that's just me.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch

            (1 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            fierce and stunning

            By dmw

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

            fierce and stunning

             
            4.0

            Decent lightweight trainer

            By Fremont

            from Providence, RI

            About Me Avid Athlete

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Fast
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight
            • Sweet colors

            Cons

            • White gets dirty easily

            Best Uses

            • Road Running

            Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

            I was looking for a lighter stability shoe for training and maybe some races. I've got high arches, but I'm a little "weighty" for my height, so I usually stick to stability shoes (air structure triax have been my go to). These have felt good except that I've had a bit of foot pain on the outside of both feet. It eases if I loosen my laces, but then shoes can feel too loose. May just need to be broken-in. Otherwise, they've worked great. Good cushioning with the lunarlon. The neon yellow is BRIGHT.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels half size too big
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Arch Type:
            • Average Arch
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Great shoe

            By shopperdarcy

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Cushions Impact
            • Durable
            • Good Arch Support
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Running

              Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

              Great shoe, and the price was much better on this site than Zappos or other shoe sites.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Arch Type:
              • Average Arch
              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Great Shoes I love the Lunar Series

              By Cory

              from Houma LA

              About Me Avid Athlete

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Cushions Impact
              • Fast
              • Good Arch Support
              • Good Traction
              • Great with Jeans
              • Lightweight
              • Pronation Control

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road Running

                Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

                Great shoes right out of the box. Did a tempo in them the first run on Christmas night. 6:30-45 pace felt really easy in these. Very bounchy and light. I will definetly buy another pair once these are ready to replace. I've already gotten the LunaRacers to compliments these. Great shoes and I will and already have recommened these to my running buddies.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Arch Type:
                • Average Arch
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Just what I needed!

                By Husker Runner

                from Nebraska

                About Me Gym Rat

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pavement

                  Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

                  My first pair of minimalist shoes, and I love them! They feel light and offer just enough support without feeling like they are intruding on impact.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great Shoe for Bad Feet

                  By Flat Foot Runner

                  from Mississippi Delta

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Cushions Impact
                  • Good Arch Support
                  • Lightweight
                  • Pronation Control

                  Cons

                  • Poor Traction

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Running

                  Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

                  I am as flat footed as a duck and pronate slightly, but this shoe worked very well for me. It gave enough arch support where I didn't feel any strain or aching later. Order a half size up, though Plus, this shoe has no traction on slightly wet pavement or any smooth surface. I would recommend as a once-twice a week shoe.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels half size too small
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Arch Type:
                  • Average Arch
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  A very good shoe

                  By MotownSailor

                  from Yokosuka, Japan

                  About Me Avid Athlete

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Road Running

                    Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

                    First, this is a great shoe. I have come back to wearing Nike running shoes after many years dedication to Saucony and Brooks. I bought the LunarEclipse after the rave reviews in Runner's World magazine. These are a "minimalist" shoe, which I am firmly on the band wagon. I am a bit of a clydesdale (~190 lbs) and historically a notorious heel striker. I have made a conscious effort to become a mid-foot striker, and these shoes (and the Nike Free Run) have helped me successfully transition to a healthier running gait.
                    The only complaint I have for this shoe is the heel box, which feels a bit big to me. I also run on Free Runs, and really like the snug "sock like" fit of the Free. The heel box is too big on the LunarEclipse, forcing me to lace up tightly, which takes away from the experience, in my opinion.
                    I do have an E width, and have worn other shoes with the same problem, although these Nike's are a "standard width." The width of the shoe (toe box) feels great.
                    I am not sure if I will buy another pair, solely based on the loose heel box.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Arch Type:
                    • Average Arch
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    A great shoe

                    By MotownSailor

                    from Yokosuka, Japan

                    About Me Avid Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Fast
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

                      First, this is a great shoe. I decided to try the LunarElite+ on the heels of the outstanding Nike Free. I read a review in Runner's World, and thought I would give them a try. I am avidly using the Nike+ system on the web, and wanted to try an alternate shoe I could use, instead of wearing the Free on every run.
                      I really like the LunarElite, but I honestly like the Free Run better. I will wear these on longer runs (15+ km) as the soles are more resilient. These are comfortable shoes, and I think they look really cool. These are in the wave of new "minimalist" shoes, and they deliver as promised.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Best trade off for speed and control

                      By TheLix

                      from Milan ,Italy

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                      • Wears Out Quickly

                      Best Uses

                      • Road Running

                      Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

                      This is good stuff for Nike fans looking for a all mode shoe. I use this both in training and races. Excellent for interval training, fartlek up to short/medium workouts. I race with it up to half marathon and gives max comfort (no blisters)and reactivness.
                      I have to replace them every 4-6 months(600-800 km) but it worthwhile. I always keep a spare.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Arch Type:
                      • Average Arch
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Lightweight performance shoe.

                      By Experienced distance runner Rich

                      from New Orleans, LA

                      About Me Avid Athlete

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Breathable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Pronation Control

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

                        This shoe is a lightweight trainer that offers some stability for the overpronator. I train 4 to 6 miles a day approximately 5 days a week in them. They are light enough and durable enough to use for speed work or racing (5k to the marathon). However, since I no longer race, I don't don't how long they would last if used for racing often.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels half size too small
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Good Liteweight Shoe

                        By Mike Triathlete

                        from Smithtown,NY

                        About Me Avid Athlete

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Breathable
                        • Fast
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Little narrow in toe box

                        Best Uses

                        • Road Running

                        Comments about Mens Nike LunarElite+ Running Shoe:

                        Lunerlite + is good shoe and feels light when running.I use it for racing and ran a 5k race this week and didn't know I had them on.I trian in Nike Vomero 5 and they are like pillows when running the lunerlite is a little harder ride.I find them a little tight in the toe box and as with both Nike shoes I size up a 1/2 size.A very good lite running shoe.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels half size too small
                        • Width:
                        • Feels true to width
                        • Arch Type:
                        • Average Arch
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        1.    Dandy Pancakes rated this product 4 stars
                        Tue, January 26,2010:
                        this shoe is pretty sweet, i had the lunaracer's from 2008 as my last shoe. I got this one because i thought it would give me more suppport. It did. They are light but compared to the lunaracers (6 oz)they seem a little heavy.These shoes do have good grip and fit nicely. but if you wiegh less than 140 or 150 lbs I might recomend the lunaracers II. But overall I am very pleased with the shoes.
                        2.    dmw rated this product 5 stars
                        Tue, January 12,2010:
                        fierce and stunning

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