Today we’re chatting all about the new Nike Lunarglide running shoes! They’re super cute, and oh so girly, and I’m excited to tell you all about them! But first, let’s recap my this past weekend’s long run and this morning’s sleepy gym workout!
Friday afternoon, before we headed out of town, I hit the gym for my 8 miler. I had planned to run it outside, but it ended up being in the mid 80’s so I decided to not make myself miserable and to run it inside instead. I know, what runner in their right mind CHOOSES to do a long run on the treadmill?? This girl. I’m so over the heat that I would rather run on the dreadmill for 8 miles and watch Ellen than run outside on a beautiful, but hot day. The 8 miles passed rather quickly, and other than hopping off between a few of the miles to stretch my calves I didn’t stop. A part of me loves training on a treadmill (gasp!) because I feel like I can set the exact pace I want to run at, and then keep to it. For this run, I kept my pace at 8:49, except for the last mile which I bumped down to 8:21. I feel good about really anything in the 8:30-8:50 range, so we’ll see how that translates to longer and longer runs, where I know I’ll probably dip back down to the 9’s eventually.
This morning’s 5am workout on the other hand wasn’t too exciting. In fact, I gave myself permission to only run a half mile on the treadmill to warm up because I was so tired. This waking up early for the gym stuff is for the birds. Praying it gets easier week by week. Anyways, after my warmup, I hopped on the bike for 3 miles, then knocked out some free weights before it was time to leave. Just enough to break a good sweat, and feel stronger than when I walked in.
Ok, let’s get down to business. Time to talk pretty shoes!
Nike Lunarglide 6 Review
JD Sports, a UK based retailer known as the “King of Trainers”, reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing the new Nike Lunarglide 6. I was a little skeptical at first because I hadn’t run in Nikes in who knows how long. Flashback to the days of customizable Shox with your name on the side. Ha! But, I knew that over the years Nike’s running shoes had really improved and that I should be open to trying them out! So, I thought, “just do it!” See what I did there? A few weeks later a ridiculously cute pair of Nike shoes arrived at our house (after our mailman accidentally delivered them to a house down the street, and the person who lived there, by the grace of cute shoes, walked them up to our house and asked if they were mine!). Thank goodness I finally received them because oh my goodness, how CUTE are these?!
I know. DYING over the color palette. You’ve been warned: random men might approach you at the grocery store to inform you that your shoes are “so fun!”. Yep, that happened. Did I hate it? No. A little creepy? Yes.
The Nike Lunarglide 6 is a super lightweight women’s running shoe designed to let your foot move more naturally, and enjoy a cushioned ride.
Nike says it better than I can…”The two-piece, dual-density midsole has been re-engineered to be even softer and more responsive. Firm Phylon is featured on the medial side for support and stability during footstrike, while plush Lunarlon foam on the lateral side provides resilient cushioning through transition.” What does all of that mean? They’re super comfortable, and made from really cool stuff.
On the back of the shoe is a dynamic support cradle around the heel, keeping your ankle stabilized just enough without being too overbearing. Loved that this was a little different than other shoes whose main stability comes from the midsole.
Where the blue and the pink overlap is where some of the extra cushioning comes into play. When I ran in these, I could definitely feel the cushioning, and could tell that Nike really put a lot of though into constructing this shoe. I felt springy, and lightweight, but still supported. And, because they’re so lightweight I never felt dragged down. Plus they’re bright happy colors. So of course I ran faster.
Even the outer body is fancy. It’s constructed with Flywire Cables to help fit your foot snug as a bug. I REALLY appreciated this aspect. My feet are pretty narrow, so finding shoes that feel tight enough, secure enough, and narrow enough without having to buy a “narrow” fit can be a struggle at times. Typically a good pair of socks solves this problem, but I was really excited to feel like these Lunarglides were narrow enough to begin with! I loved that these felt like they were hugging my feet and my feet didn’t have extra room to slide around.
The mesh is extra breathable, and truth be told, I wear these barefoot almost every time. Depending on how far I’m running. Of course.
Here’s another look at the heel. The cushioned-grooved looking material felt like it was holding my heels in place while still allowing me to move freely. I appreciated the fact that the back heel wasn’t bulky. You know how sometimes you’ll put on running shoes and feel like you’re suddenly taller and feel like you’re running on a heel? I loved that these were pretty low, and NOT bulky at all!
The soles of the Lunarglide 6s are even pretty and have plentiful traction. I’m dreading the day that these beautiful white shoes get dirty. It’s going to be a really sad moment.
All in all, I was VERY impressed with the Nike Lunarglide 6. This definitely changed my view on Nike’s running shoes, and I would highly recommend these! If you aren’t planning on actually using them for their intended purpose, i.e. running, they make perfect “running-errands-around-town-while-wearing-yoga-capris” shoes.
Have you heard of the Lunarglide by Nike? If you are in the UK, have you heard of JD Sports? Do you or have you ever run in Nikes?
**I received these shoes free of compensation from JD Sports in exchange for my honest review**