Men's NIKE® LUNARGLIDE+ 3 :: When you slip on the Nike® Lunar Glide +3, you'll feel like you're running on the moon - just without all that moon-dusty, spacesuit stuff. These trainers' lightweight construction will have you defying gravity, and your feet will appreciate the built-in stability and comfort features that keep you going strong for miles and miles. Perfect for every day runs or even distance training, the Nike® Lunar Glide +3 will give you an awesome, personalized ride, thanks to the deep flex grooves that respond to your body's unique stride, pace and shape. Nike+ ready. 11.3 ounces
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Features & Benefits:
With the Lunar Glide +3, it's all about Y.O.U. From the ultra-responsive Dynamic Support system in the midsole that responds to changes in your gait, to the Dynamic Fit inner sleeve that provides an adaptive fit and arch support
You'll love the responsive, smooth ride thanks to the Lunarlon cushioning
Enjoy less impact at the midsole, where dense foam reduces overpronation while crash pads absorb shock
Your feet will feel dry and fresh thanks to the breathable, open mesh uppers
Dual density sock liners add variable cushioning where you need it most
You'll notice the stability provided by heel counters at the rearfoot
Flex grooves allow your feet to move and stretch naturally, from heel strike to toe-off
You can expect a confident run, even on slippery surfaces, thanks to waffled outsoles made from environmentally preferred BRS 1000 carbon rubber
I can't think of a higher compliment to give this shoe other than to say, I think my 36 year search for the perfect shoe has finally ended. Here's why...this shoe is fluid, flexible and lightweight like a neutral shoe but provides the stability of a high end motion control shoe.
I am 190, left foot is neutral and right foot pronates quite a bit. My dilemma has always been that neutral to light pronation shoes are not enough support for my right foot for longer runs and the heavy motion control shoes are too much. This has resulted in literally an endless search for the perfect show from EVERY shoe manufacturer out there. Some have been good but none have been great. There are literally too many to name but trust me I've owned all of them and it drives my wife crazy...lol.
I think the reason why this shoe feels so good is because of several major factors.
1) The lunarlon material in the sole is something I've never felt before. It really does feel like something from outer space. It somehow seems to give the right amount of cushion and support to each part of the foot that needs it.
2) Almost all of the upper is a lightweight breathable mesh.
3) There is a piece of separate material that the shoe laces loop through that wraps around your arch and really glues the shoe to the foot.
4) The foam around the heel of the foot is super soft.
5) This may be the most important...the way the sole is designed it naturally, without having to force your fight into a midfoot strike, makes the foot impact further up from the heel just below the arch area. This prevents your foot from going into an inward roll (for pronators) AND gives you a naturally nice ride and transition w/o having to think about it.
One tip...I was in between a size 10 and a 10.5 but closer to the 10. At first I had on a thick pair of socks and the shoe was slipping a bit in the back. I put on a thin pair of socks and voila, pefecto.
Insanely narrow sockliner and midfoot
The shoe looks great and I really wanted to love it. However, like all Nikes, it's extremely narrow. I even went up a size to compensate, but to no avail.
Specifically, the sock liner not only curves up for the arch support bump (as is normal for shoes in this category), but has an almost identical (in height and width) bump on the outside edge of the foot. Especially for a stability shoe (marketed to those folks who have lower/non-existent arches), this seems counter-intuitive.
The shoe otherwise has a less-curvy last (viz. not an "hourglass" sole), but the sock liner is really its undoing. I tried again to run with the sock liner removed, but it's still way too narrow through the midsole.
Have now moved on to trying the Structure 15 in 2E wide (STILL having to remove the sock-liner as it has the same proportions as the normal width shoe), but will likely be sticking with my normal-width Wave Nirvana 7s, Brooks Trance 10s, Gel Kayano 17s, and others of reasonable midfoot/toebox width.
One of the biggest problems I had with the Lunarglide 2 was that the toebox was much too baggy for my narrow feet. The Lunarglide 3 has for the most part shored that up. The toe area is much sleeker and hugs the forefoot more effectively than the previous model. They've gotten rid of the the support bar that the 1s and 2s had, but this model still offers the same level of support, and in fact feels more stable than the 2s. It feels quite a bit lighter too. Overall, a nice update.
Best LunarGlide Yet
As a LunarGlide fan, 500 miles in both LG1 & LG 2, this one corrects the shortcomings of the earlier models. The toebox is more narrow and the bands at the arch keep the shoe snug, but comfortable. Bought them on a Saturday and ran the Hottest Half Marathon the next morning, felt great. Have been using the NB 890 (400 miles) and liked them, but I am a big runner 187 lbs and this shoe cushions just right without being rigid or too heavy.
I ran 15 miles with these shoes right out of the box. They offer very good support and cushioning compared to the kayano 17s that I recently retired due to the stiffness on impact when running. I also had a problem with my heal raising up with previous shoes, but this one holds my ankle down. Overall great shoe for long distance road running. [*]
New York City
Worst shoe I have ever purchased!!!
I am an avid Olympic distance triathlete. I bought these shoes to train for my first half Ironman. I did two training runs and one Olympic tri (about 20 miles total)and the bottom of the shoes came apart. The rubber pads that make up the sole of the shoe actually fell off during my race. I was only 2 miles into the race when I had to take off the shoes and run barefoot for the remaining 4 miles because the blisters the shoes caused in my arches hurt worse than running barefoot on hot pavement. I am no rookie to running. I have 7 Olympic triathlons, 6 sprint tri's, and countless 5k's and 10k's. Not to mention all the training miles for each race. I have run in Brooks, Asics, Puma, New Ballance, and K-Swiss and never had this type of experience with any running shoe.
League City, TX
This is the Shoe for Me
Since I stopped running 12 years ago I had gotten really out of shape (I'm 5'8" and was 192 lbs). I knew I needed a good, solid shoe to protect my knees. These shoes are excellent and have exceeded my expectations. I've logged about 40 miles in these shoes so far (told you I was out of shape) and they feel great. Ran my first 5k in these shoes and no pain at all. A great shoe for your feet, with nice style to boot (if you're into that sort of thing). As long as these aren't discontinued or changed, I will be buying another pair of these next time around!
An [*] awesome shoe!
I fired New Balance this year and made the switch to Nike, and I'm very pleased. This shoe is really well built. The sole is super cushiony and appears to be durable (I'm 215). Interior is soft and doesn't have any rigid blister-maker seams. The upper is wildly non-existent which makes it very light, I like what Nike is doing with their "upper" technology. I love this shoe so much that I went nuts and designed my own pair on NikeID, to be used in the Dallas White Rock Marathon. A must-try and I'm sure you'll love 'em like I do.
OK update of the Lunarglide 2
This shoe is a pretty decent next version of the Lunarglide 2. As others have noted, the toebox is a bit narrower. It works for me, but just barely. The shoe has a new sole that doesn't pick up stones like the 2's. The show also feels a bit stiffer and a bit firmer. That is a first impression after a 6 mile first run in them. Heel counter is still excellent. I thought I felt a tight spot on the outside of my foot where the new support strap is but after 6 miles I had no hot spots so perhaps this change is OK. Still a good shoe but perhaps not quite as comfortable as the 2's.
Excellent all-around shoe
I love this shoe. I have put over 100 miles on them since they arrived on my doorstep on 12/23. I ran 18 in them this weekend and they held up well over that distance. They are also light and fast enough that I would feel fine choosing them to wear as a race-day shoe for a 5k. Additionally, they look really smooth. My one and only complaint is that I think these shoes are a full size too small. I am a 10.5 and always buy my running shoes in an 11. I should have gone with an 11.5.
St Louis, MO
I got a pair of these last spring. For Christmas, I got a pair of Lunarglide 4s. After a week in the 4s, I had a pretty major MT injury which I traced back to the shoes. I sent them back and got another pair of these and have been good ever since!
The Lunarglide 4s are horrible, but this model rocks! My last pair has ~430 miles on it and I still use them for some short, easy runs. As long as I can find these shoes around in my size, I plan on sticking with them!
LunarGlide + 3 = A Great Run
Love this shoe! The LunarGlide+3 has a springy cushioning system. I'm in my 50s and have found the shoe is forgiving yet pretty fast. I did the run section of my last Ironman in the LunarGlide+3. I didn't feel as beat up as usual.
I use them for training and racing.
They seem to propel me foward when I'm running which is so important.
I really hope Nike keeps making this model!
Great Support and Stability
these shoes are great ,im 6' 240lbs and i love them , also have Nike Free Run 2&3 which and great too, i run 4-5 miles every other day , and they have great stability and comfort ,just abit tight at first , its my second pair because i used them for work also , very supportive when standing or walking and good grip when wet
Menlo Park ,CA
Very Narrow Shoe
Went out for a 6 mile run and immediately the outside of my feet started hurting. They were new and this was my first run so I was hoping a couple of miles in my feet would get used to them. They did not and I decided they were way too narrow. So, after the run I returned the shoes. I really liked the looks but way too narrow and I don't have that wide of a foot at all.
Bay Area, CA
The shoe has the potential of creating pressure points on dorsum of foot due to laceable but poorly integrated arch support. After four miles my right foot starts hurting. Loosening up laces don't help. Left foot is alright. Didn't have this problem with Lunar Glide 2. What a shame. This shoe would have been otherwise perfect for me.
A dissapionted Ironmen triathlete
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Too much cushioning. You can't feel the road. The cushioning weakens your ankles and feet. I quickly lost strength in my ankles, and sprained my left ankle. I haven't sprained an ankle in any other pair of shoes in 5 years of serious running.
St. Louis, MO
Love the Nike LunarGlide+ 3s
I use the Nike LunarGlide 3s for training and for Ironman distance tirathlons. They seem to almost propel me forward. A touch heavy but the shock absorbtion is well worth it. Please keep making them Nike!
Realy comfortable and after using the same shoe for all my gym and running for the last 3 years these shoes feel like heavin just the right amount of cushion when running and great looks, highly recomend this shoe
still better then +4's
Had the +3's before and loved them. Went to the +4's, hated them (toe box too small). Came back to these and no problems but they take a little time to break in. great running shoe.
too tight on front of foot
Not for runners with wide foot! Feel comfortable at first, but painful after a few runs.
the best shoe ever
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