Men's NIKE® LUNARECLIPSE+ 3 :: Prepare to be wowed by the all new design the men's Nike® LunarEclipse+ 3 running shoe showcases. Feel the difference with evolved Flywire upper for customizable, lightweight support in this stability favorite. Get the ideal support you need with the Dynamic Support platform that's ready to respond to your every step! And enjoy "bottomless" cushioning with the Lunarlon construction. Feel superbly stable thanks to the lightweight support ideal for mild to moderate overpronation. And you'll conserve energy and feel fresh through every step thanks to the natural-motion-engineered flex grooves. Nike+ ready. 10.7 ounces
I am trying to get back into running for exercise and weight loss. I'm 275lbs and was started out in a Nike Zoom Structure+ 16. This shoe is suppose to help with my pronation, and it did. But like other reviews of this shoe, it wore out quickly. I do use it for an everyday shoe (though I don't walk much during the day because my job is much behind a desk) and as my running shoe (working my way up to a 5k, running every other day). The shoe was done at 6 months.
I picked up the LunarEclipse+ 3 because it said it was for both stability and rated for my weight. I trust this would be a great shoe for someone, it's just not for me.
It's got the cushion and the arch support, along with being light weight, this stability plus shoe seems great. My problem is, I have plantar fasciitus, so I have orthotics. Mine are only half (heal and arch) so I have to cut the insoles and mend them together. In the Zoom Structure this wasn't a problem at all. For the LunarEclipse, i just transfered my already mended insoles and... well, on my second workout with them I hurt myself pretty bad.
The LunarEclipse has a built in arch support (not part of the insole itself) and because of this, combined with my orthotics, the arch was too much. I thought the higher arch feel was due to a newer shoe and would break in, but after hurting my arch (on into my shin, calf) I had to take a break. I later returned to them and ran in them without my orthotics, and they seem okay, but the extra heel cushion seemed to aggravate my plantar fasciitis.
I'm going to return to the Zoom until I lose some additional weight.
I used the lunar glide for a year and loved them however i need a little more stability especially after a couple of miles. These did the trick, as compared to traditional stability shoes the lunarlon soles are much more plush and feel great and really help on my plantar fasciitis. The way the laces connect to the bottom of the shoe really make a huge difference and it feels like your wearing a glove and helps support your arch a great deal. I have higher arches that collapse to flat feet, so my insoles combined with the great support and fit of this shoe go a long way. If traditional stability shoes are ok with you but are looking for a bit plusher ride then give these a try. The only negative i can possibly see is that nike uses very light weight material to cut weight but im not sure how they will hold up compared to regular shoes, we will see. But i love them and they are my new favorites. Other shoes i have used with success and compared these to: Nike Lunarglides(great shoe lacked a bit of stability), Brooks adrenalines(great stability, a bit hard), Asic Kayanos(had no luck w these, caused shin splints and made my PF act up, just werent for me)
I run about 10 to 15 miles a week, and am a heavy, older runner and I am a mild pronator. These shoes are by far the most comfortable pair I have worn over the last 4 years. They have super soft cushioning, which helps me run longer and faster. I have tried saucanys, brooks, and asics, but always end up back in a Nike. I was a big fan of the Nike equalon, but they stopped making this shoe over a year ago, and I have been looking for a replacement since. I believe I have found this in this shoe. With the fly wire design and the material used on the upper I have no hot spots, and they are just all around comfortable, and did I mention soft? The cushioning feels great on my 37 year old joints...I marked these wear quick. I only have 3 weeks in them and the soles are already showing wear. I may be a little early on the wear comment, but that was also a complaint I had about the equalon, so I would not be surprised if this shoe was not the same, but I'm willing to trade a little wear issue for how comfortable these are on my feet.
Good but variable fit
I bought my first pair in store, and as a switch from another shoe to provide motion control and reduce Achilles problem. That pair is great so I ordered a second online (I live an hour drive from the running store where I usually buy). The second pair is not as comfortable (feels tighter in the heel and like there is something extra toward the heel), but it is getting better with use. The moral of the story is that even shoes of the same brand and type may not be created equal, so try any pair before buying it.
Two months after beginning rehab for my Achilles problem, I ran a marathon in the first pair and had no aggravation (though I did run it slower than usual since I lost some training time).
I should also note that I have wide feet and usually prefer a wider shoe. On this one I went a half size up (from 9 to 9.5) but in the regular fit, and I still have plenty of room.
Overall I'm happy with the shoe but will be more careful in future purchases.
happy with these shoes
I have low arches and pronate moderately to severely. I run 15-30 miles/week. I ran in Nike Triax Structures for years and loved them until I started getting some knee pains. I've bounced around in different brands for the last 10 years including Adidas Cairos, Brooks Adrenaline, Asics 2130, Pearl Izumi Syncro Guide, and Mizuno Wave Nirvana. I've struggled on and off with plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis. I liked the Pearls (though they were heavy) and the Mizunos and used both with arch support insoles. I run in these without insoles and no nagging pains. I've been alternating these and Mizunos for the last 6 mo. or so. Really love them. Pretty light, good cushioning, and good arch support. I've stocked up and bought a couple more pairs, as updates to other brands/models I've liked have often ruined them for me.
Saint Petersburg, FL
Already ordered another pair!
I am training for a marathon, and was looking for a well-cushioned, light shoe that was durable and comfortable. These shoes have been great, they are holding up well (after about 120 miles) and still feel good every time I slip them on my feet. The only problem is the laces sometimes come out from the retainer straps on the side, but that is a minor inconvenience for the return in the actual support the retainer straps provide --- feels almost like putting on a glove. I already ordered a second pair and might even get a third in the near future.
Excellent for heavy runners
Im a 6ft2 225lb guy and iv just got into running,iv allways been a gym junkie but skipped a few too many cardio sessions!!! So when I started running I instantly got shin pain and over pronation problems,these shoes along with regular stability excercises for my ankle and calf strength helped me reduce my 1.5mile time from 11:11secs to 9:38 in a matter of 2weeks!i cant say enough good things about these shoes! Definitely the ideal choice for heavy runners or people with low arch/heel strike problems .
Running on Clouds
These guys are awesome! Went to my local Roadrunner Sports and was fitted with custom insoles. I normally run with Nike, then decided to change it up and found myself coming back to Nike. The material is always soft and feels broken in. Ready to run out of the box. Highly recommend becoming a VIP member so you can take advantage of the shoe program that they offer as Nike's do tend to wear down a bit quicker than most running shoes. All in all an excellent pair of shoes.
Raul the runner
So far they are great
I am currently running 30-35 miles per week. These shoes are comfortable and provide good support. These did need a little break in but now have 60 miles on them and feel great even on 10+ mile runs. Flywire feels as advertised, snug fit but not uncomfotable when properly tightened. I cannot speak to endurance with only 60 miles in. But coming from a long time Asics buyer, these feel as good as my last shoes, Nimbus 15. I hope they are as durable as they are comfortable.
Great all purpose shoe!!!!
I wear them for everything (work, gym, casual, walking etc..) I've owned all of the lunar eclipses and so far these are the best, you will not be disappointed. The cushioning in the heal & mid step has been improved making for a better ride. The support has been updated giving it a better fit & feel the shoe is lighter too. I'm on by feet for over 8 hours so I've put them through the test.
I have flat feet and these did wonders for me. I usually don't review anything but I'm happy with my purchase. I been playing basketball in these and my feet don't hurt afterwards. They have become my everyday shoe pretty much. I'll be buying more when these are done. The only problem With this shoe is its pretty narrow but i bought mine a half size bigger and it's not really an issue.
Solid Shoe, not better than the LE+ 2
6'6'' and 220. I run 20 miles a week.
I ran the souls off (300+ miles) my LunarEclipse 2. It seems that Nike wanted to add some flash with the side strings, but the increased inserts needed to keep them inline has made the shoe less comfortable. The A-Symetrical lacing is fine, but not a great improvement. I expect to put another 300+ miles on these, but they are not as nice as their predecessor.
Lake County, CA
Just like people say
I use these shoes for work and gym workouts and they are great in both environments. After being on my feet for 10 hours then the gym for another 2 my feet don't feel beat up after long days wearing them. I notice they absorb shock well and help with a pronation issue I have that caused calcareous tendinitis. I would recommend these to anyone looking for a good quality shoe to wear.
I bought these as a replacement for the lunareclipse 2 that I bought last year. The 2's were probably the most comfortable shoe I could ever remember wearing, so when I went to replace them I tried a pair of nike's that were on sale. Big mistake. I ran in them once and sent them back and ordered the lunareclipse 3. They are a solid shoe but don't seem quite up to the level of the 2's.
lots of cushion, not much support.
About half of my exercise is in the form of speed walking. I have very low, flexible arches and need good support, and although these shoes felt good in the store, When I went walking I found that they didn't support my arches at all. My arches were more sore than they had ever been. If you don't need the support that I need you may really like these shoes they are light weight and have lots of cushion.
Good, stable shoe
I like this shoe. I own 2 pairs. The cushioning and stability are good. I'm 6'3" and weigh about 200. I run usually 20-25 miles per week, and have been running for a long, long time. The only negative is that these shoes aren't fast (neither am I), and I do like running shoes that accentuate better forward motion. That said, I'm running injury and pain free.
Old shoe dog
Loving my new Lunar Eclipse 3. I had originally purchased the Brooks Trance but had nothing but problems. I developed shin splints and all sorts of pain in my legs. I switched to this shoe because it was much softer. Been out on two runs in them so far and have had no pain of any kind. I will be purchasing another pair in the future Nike has me hooked.
New Brunswick, NJ
Not a bad shoe
I bought this shoe in Thailand as it was the only shoe to support a large man such as myself. I have never been keen on Nike stability shoes, but this one seems to be doing fine. I was logging about 15-20 miles a week and was rehabbing my knee as well. These shoes protected me well.
I'm a 60 yr old runner looking for a solid stability shoe. I have used prior Lunar Eclipse models and I've been very pleased. This model feels great although I have not tested it for long distance yet. It has some rather funky lacing though.
Grand Rapids, MI
Hopefully pair 2 is better..
Shoes are good but a piece of the sole pulled off after two weeks of my son running in them daily. He runs on level dirt, pavement and rubberized track. Roadrunner easily exchanged them for a new pair so we'll see how they work out in a couple weeks....
Great shoe for the value. Provides enough support/cushion for my longer runs but light enough for speed work too. Fit is best of any shoe I've worn. Ordered a 1/2 size larger than I normally wear but still has great fit.
St Charles MO
These shoes are top notch
This is a great update to the Lunareclipse 2. Good cushioning and wear as this is my third pair (400 mile limit). With fewer options every year in the Stability Plus category this is a high quality option
This is my third pair of LunarEclipse 3. I was starting to have knee trouble with my Gel Kayano and switched to these. Within 1 week the knee felt better and was able to train for another marathon.
Junk, do not waste your money!!!!!
I am a casual user. I jog about 15 miles per week. This is the most uncomfortable shoe I have purchased in many years. The worst from Nike.
Nike needs to bring back their Equalon 4 shoe.
Gulf Shores, AL
Love the shoes
I am filling this out for my 14 year old son. This is his 2nd pair of this style of shoe. He loved the last pair and they held up very well. He is real happy with these also so far.
Red Wing, MN
Nice shoe. Really like them. The only problem is the heel part just wears down to quickly. The traction nubs on heel just wear down after 30 miles on pavement.
As I have aged like most people I am getting slower thus spending more time to run the same distance. Lunar Eclipse shoes serve me well for support and comfort over a longer time period.
This shoe is light, breathable and has great cushion. It feels narrow and sized small. As for durability, I have only run twice in these shoes so I cannot comment.
Jim the Runner
This shoe is great. I'm 6'3 200 pounds and I run about 30 miles a week. They fit and feel great. If your looking for a shoe that has great stability, look no where else.
The diabetic triathlete
I use these as a casual shoe. They feel light and comfortable. The styling of the tongue is off center, but it doesn't affect the feel of the sneaker.
Rock Tavern, NY
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