Men's NIKE® FLYKNIT LUNAR1+ :: Maximize your mileage with the perfect blend of cushioning and support when you run in the men's Nike® Flyknit Lunar1+. Feel secure with every step in the Flywire technology that hugs your foot for a supportive and dynamic fit. Stay well-padded and quick on your feet thanks to the Lunarlon cushioning technology that's lightweight and ultra flexible. Breathe easy knowing the zonal knit construction of this running shoe offers enhanced support and breathability in all the right places. 8.0 ounces
I am training for a marathon and run about 30 miles per week. The soles on these shoes are very soft and feel like running on clouds. They seem to me to be more like a racing flat than a trainer though. You really have to cinch the laces tight to keep your heel from slipping up and down, but it doesn't seem to be a big problem because the uppers stretch when you run, so they don't feel too tight. I haven't experienced blisters or other major problems with them. They seem similar to the Nike Lunarglide 4 model that I used previously, but the toebox is a little more snug, much like a slipper. The soles are so soft that you can feel rocks when running on trails, so they are probably best suited for road running. So far I'm very pleased, even on a 20 mile run.
Stylish, but a bit too much cushion
The Flyknit Lunar 1+ is a great looking shoe...no doubt. Being that I typically run in more minimalist shoes, I didn't expect this to be my everyday trainer. Rather I was looking for a nice, comfortabgle pair of shoes to wear casually.
Given my prior experience with Lunar, I knew they'd have a lot of cushion and be good for long days on my feet. However, I was a bit surprised that I found the cushion to be too much. Counter intuitively, all the extra cushion made them a bit uncomfortable.
I also found these shoes to be a bit too big. I wear a size 11 in almost all my running shoes (Nike, Brooks, and NB), however I felt like my feet were swimming in these. If I were to try them again, I might try a 10.5 instead.
Good shoe for short runs or racing
I bought these shoes specifically for half-marathons. I'm a neutral runner with reasonably high arches and usually prefer performance neutral shoes. At 5'10" and 160 lbs, these shoes provide enough support and cushioning for short training runs and races up to half-marathons. I don't believe that I can push them beyond that distance and remain comfortable. They are very light and breathe well. They do provide slightly more cushioning than a "free" shoe and much less than other "lunar" shoes. They lack any real medial support, so if you pronate or have high arches, consider an insert.
Forrest would not run in these...
Multi year triathlete & marathoner looking for a cushioned & light long distance trainer. These Nikes look cool, and have a neutral "bubble gum" type cushioning which makes them good for walking and slow jobs at the shoe store. But they are not my pick for serious 10k plus running. The low tongue makes for an iffy lace lock-up and the soft cushioning ended up causing hot spots as my foot moved around on the forefoot of the shoe. Great breathability and sweet Nike styling; but I exchanged these for the redesigned Saucony Cortana 3 and love 'em!
Fantastic all around training shoe
I traditionally have worn Nike Lunareclipses for my runs and really bought these more to wear around the gym or for walking around. However, i started doing my shorter runs(3-6 miles) with these and found them to be fantastic (a little soreness in my arch the next day for the long runs). The shoes are very breathable, lightweight and the soles have a great "bounce" to them. My only complaint is that the toebox feels a bit narrow, but otherwise, the shoe is great addition to your rotation.
Jim the Runner
San Francisco, CA
Running on clouds!
Definitely an improvement from the Nike Flyknit Trainers, which were pretty stiff in the heels. It literally feels like you're running on clouds. I put in just over 30 miles in them, and haven't experienced any discomfort from running in them. The best thing about this shoe is the fit. It wraps around your foot like a sock and with the knit material it makes it super breathable. Only thing to really complain about is that tongue of these shoes, which doesn't like to stay centered. However, it doesn't affect overall comfort or performance of the shoe.
orange county, ca
I've put about 200mi on these shoes and they still feel great. No hotspots. Comfortable yet not restrictive. I can still feel enough of the road, though not like the Nike Free. This is my training/long run shoe and I love it. The only improvements I would like to see is less of a heel/toe drop or a more flexible outsole and better laces. The factory laces are really thin and slippery.
Lives up to the hype!
This shoe has a great combination of cushioning and lightweight. I have worn them for everything from interval work to 10 mile runs without complaint. My only caution is the back of the shoe is somewhat stiff. If you normally wear low-cut socks, you may want to wear quarter socks with these. Otherwise, a truly great shoe that I hope Nike does not mess up with the second generation.
Great shoe. Will buy again.
My first pair of Nike's in 10 years. I couldn't pass up the chance to try an 8 oz trainer. I love the feel of the knit fabric. Very breathable and conforms to my foot very well. They felt narrow when I tired them on, but I didn't notice it as soon as I began running. The price was hard to swallow initially, but I haven't thought about it since. Most of my current mileage is in the New Balance 890v2's, but I think I'm converting.
Love the Shoe
I purchased the shoe the week before my marathon, and only ran 3 miles in them before the day of the race. They performed great, 2 weeks later I ran a second marathon in the shoe and again they performed great. The only annoyance was the lace tips hitting the garmin footpod and making a clicking sound. Now I've run 100 miles in the shoe, including the 2 marathons.
Light low profile but not for everybody.
I used this shoe for my last half and full marathons. The shoe
is a nice ride but is better suited for efficient runners
who don't have biomechanics issues.
I also took them to my podiatrist who did not like
the fact they are more 'minimal' with their low
profile. He feels they are better suited for speedwork
and shorter distances.
This is my new favorite running shoe!!!
The Flyknit Lunar 1+ is a great shoe for road running. It conforms to your foot after a very brief break-in period (for me about 2 miles) and the Lunarlon sole is very soft and distributes the foot strike impact nicely with each step. This shoe is very comfortable and lightweight. I will buy this shoe again and again. Thanks Nike for making a great shoe for me.
Joe the Half-Marathon runner
Gales Ferry, CT
The search for the perfect running shoe is over, never will I buy anything else. These shoes have made me go longer and faster. Absolutely the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn walking or running. I have not had any blister issues even doubling my usual distances, no foot problems whatsoever. Get a half size above your usual sizing.
San Diego, CA
nice shoe but not for me
I loved the Nike add for this shoe but it didn't work for me because of to large a drop between toe and heel. I could somehow feel that the back of my foot was being held off of the ground, I am a forefoot striker and it made me feel uncomfortable with the way my foot was meeting ground. Otherwise the shoe looked great with a well made and comfortable upper.
Copake New York
Quality not on par with price...
I was excited about these shoes when I first started wearing them, however I found out they wear quickly. After just around 200 miles the rubber started to separate from the soles (which I'd never expect to happen). I'm expecting this was a quality problem with my specific pair as other reviews are positive, but these were the worst shoes I'd ever received from Nike.
Great shoe for intermediate/long distance running. Lightweight but still cushioned enough to feel comfortable. Fits like a sock and stays so during activity. Only negative are the shoe laces which are lace-like and can be difficult to tie. Otherwise very comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Hoping it holds up for a few hundred miles.
Shoes are great. I run about 50 miles per week and do a 15 miler every so often. The shoes take the impact from the road well. Low heel to toe drop and lightweight.
They do wear out fairly quickly on the bottom and have some traction control.
It;s a winner!
this is a great shoe. Cushioning and quick feel make it a shoe worthy of my best race effort.
The tongue didn't want to stay in place but otherwise it is a super shoe
Soft Cushion Feel
Very light and comfortable. The shoe fits like a glove. I purchased a half size larger than normal and its perfect. The shoe laces glow which is good for night running.
San Antonio, TX
Mens Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ Running Shoe
I use the Flknit lunar every other day for training. I have been rehabbing double hip replacements, (one which did not heal)and the shoes have been a great boost as I teach myself to run again.
Peterborough, New Hampshire
had to return these b/c they were too narrow and fit about a size too small. i opted for other shoes instead of increasing shoe size, because I wasn't a huge fan of the minimalist feel the shoe had.
Great shoe, but....
Nice shoe, but the tongue slides over to the side after about 2 minutes of lacing them up. Other than that they are just as advertised.
Winter Park, FL
I like this shoe to wear everyday and to workout in. I love the look and feel of these shoes they are lightweight and fit my foot well.
Hesston on the run
NIKE does it again!
This is a perfect go fast/go long running shoe. Don't hesitate: Buy a pair now. You will not regret this purchase.
Excellent trainers. Well constructed.
Job demands a lot of walking, so this lightweight and breathable model was perfect for such application.
Great shoe, great feel & great look!
I use the shoes at the gym and wear them casually.
The look of the multi-colorway is pure perfection!
Is like running with socks but with the proyection fo the Lunar sole...awesome!!!super cushion!!!!
Is like running with socks but with a nice cushion sole!!!!!!!!!Perfect....
Excellent running shoe
Lightweight shoe. Good cushioning. Seems to have adequate pronation control.
Too pricey, but it's light weight... Absolute eye candy.
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