Nike LunarGlide 4, $110
9.5 oz.; 7.5 oz.
Fit: The flexible mesh upper is both snug and forgiving, allowing it to offer a consistent wrap-like hold while letting it move and flex naturally and comfortably.
Feel: This shoe is decidedly high off the ground with a very soft, cushioned feeling underfoot. It’s quite light for its size and despite a built-up heel (13mm heel-toe differential), it doesn’t feel too bulky.
Ride: Although it’s not a shoe that offers up much in the way of agility or precise proprioceptive interaction between foot and ground, several testers remarked at its smooth transition while rolling from heel to forefoot. The thick amount of cushy material underfoot make this an ideal long-distance trainer, but it’s not a shoe designed for up-tempo workouts.
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