So it’s been a while since I’ve done a product review, mostly because I haven’t really tried and tested out anything new as I am
broke financially challenged. Luckily, I managed to get these bad boys at a completely bargain price from Sweatshop a couple weeks ago in the online sale despite it being a brand new product. Score! So here they are… Nike LunarGlide 6!
Well first of all, they are beautiful. I would be more than happy to walk around in these stunning sneakers any day of the week. It makes me upset to think I can’t wear them to teach as I’d prolly get so much more street cred and respect from the kids just turning up to class in them. But cool points aside here is the breakdown of my thoughts on these the Nike LunarGlide 6..
Disclaimer: I am clueless about most running shoe jargon so this review is perfect for new runners and peeps for people simply interested in reading shoe reviews (i.e. people like me who gets slightly obsessed with reading reviews on ANYTHING)
- Cushioning: The one thing that I completely love about this shoe is how soft it is to run in! It really is like running on pillows and for those of you who run on treadmills you’ll notice it straightaway, you bounce a lot more and in a good way! I’ve only tested these on the road and it’s been pretty soft on there too and fits like a glove. I can’t deal with clunky shoes (unless they are Kurt Geiger heels, in which case, give them to me!) and these are soft and responsive.
- Support: Hello my name is Pamela, and I’m an overpronator. An overpro-what-now?! It means I need some support when I run because my ankle is a bit bendy so I’m more prone to shin splints and probably snapping my ankle. Luckily, I’m only a mild overpronator (so I have a problem, but it’s totally mild) and so I don’t need strong support. These shoes are able to support me pretty well, according to the run video I land perfectly neutral and straight so I know they have the right amount of support in them.
- Weight: The main selling point of this shoe is the fact they are light (duh, even the tagline says it – stay light, go long). I did a 4.5mile run in them and they were so much lighter than my normal pair of shoes that I forgot about them completely. I also wore them running in the rain and they kept light and dry. Combined with the bounciness feeling from the cushioning it makes me feel like the shoes are true to their tagline.
So how do they perform in the end? I’ve run just over 12 miles in them and sadly I did suffer from some shin splints in them on one (out of 3) run. I’m hoping this is part of breaking them in because I mean, they have the potential to be awesome. The fit, cushioning and weight of the shoes are big pluses (apart from the looks, have I mentioned they are beautiful?) but in terms of support they might be a bit lacking or I have to get used to them but I’m going to persevere. I’ll update this again when I get to 50 miles.
Update Feb 2015: I managed 150 miles in these shoes before I had to retire them. The shoes are supportive and light. Cushioning wise I couldn’t ask for anything better. However, they gave me terrible blood blisters on my left foot. Always in the same place and after my second blood blister in the space of a month I couldn’t keep using them which is a huge shame. That is the only complaint and I still maintain these shoes are fantastic. Stupid left foot 😦
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