More Comfortable Ride – Nike LunarGlide 6 Review

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I have been on a search for the perfect Marathon shoe, to help me run this year’s TCS NYC Marathon. I wanted to test the Nike LunarGlide 6 and see how comfortable they are and if they can be the perfect fit for these 26.2 miles I have coming in 3 months or so.

A few weekends ago I took the Nike LunarGlide 6 for a long run. Here are some of my first impressions:

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  • Awesome new look. I love the colors customizations available. You can really have fun designing this shoe. It’s also an attention getter, people will notice the LunarGlide 6 and ask you about them.
  • More cushioning. Lots of cushion on the bottom, especially the heel part of the shoe, so you get more heel support on your runs. I’m not much of a heel striker, but this feature might come in handy for those that are.

More stability was added in the upper, engineered with soft foam and breathable, lightweight mesh that conforms to the foot. As the team strived to remove as much material as possible to deliver lightweight comfort and enhance natural motion, a beautiful and breathable graphic pattern emerged.  Nike Flywire integrates with the upper to hug the foot for an adaptive fit, and a supportive heel clip provides snug, comfortable lockdown. (NikeInc.com)

  • No pain while running. First of, you shouldn’t really feel pain while running, if you do, then something is wrong. Your shoes, your form, something, but there are times when the first few miles feel a bit painful/uncomfortable. Again, this could be from wearing the wrong shoes. Well with the LunarGlide 6 I didn’t feel any uncomfortable pain during my first or last few miles. It was a pretty stable/neutral ride all the way through.

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  • The LunarGlide 6 are a bit narrowed in the toe box, leaving less room for your toes to wiggle. I usually get a half size bigger on running sneakers to compensate for things like that. I did feel a bit of rubbing of my big toe especially, it might’ve been the friction of the sock rubbing against the sneaker while I was running that started to cause a blister or the fact that I didn’t change insoles.


I usually change the insoles of my shoes to Dr. Scholl’s Active Series, but with this shoe I didn’t. I did notice a difference in the way the bottom of my feet hit the ground. The side toe blister mentioned above could’ve happened because of the insole as well. I’ll investigate further and see which one is it. On the next run I’ll change the socks and insoles and see how that feels.

One feature that I wish the LunarGlide 6 had was the shoe pod insert. I know most of us don’t use that anymore, since most of us use the GPS watches and/or the Nike Running app that doesn’t require the use of the shoe pod to track your runs. I personally still use my shoe pod. I like having that back up when my GPS Sportswatch can’t detect a GPS signal to track my run.

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Overall, the LunarGlide 6 is a potential sneaker for my marathon later this year, I’ve taken it out on a few runs by now to notice how much more comfortable they are and how light on my feet they are.

You can create/customize a pair via Nike.com or for my UK residents you can order the Nike LunarGlide 6 via JD Sports.

IMAGE SOURCE: NikeInc.com

Please note: A complimentary pair of Nike LunarGlide 6 was provided by JD Sports for this review post. However, the thoughts expressed in this post are my own.

2 thoughts on “More Comfortable Ride – Nike LunarGlide 6 Review

  1. privas13

    hey!! So funny I came across this because I searched "lunarglide 6 review." lol. great meeting you at fitblog and hopefully we can go for another run again soon!

    Anyway, I just bought these shoes today. I have worn the new balance 870s for a while now but they ran out at my running store so I had to try something new – ugh. I cant decide what I think about these. I like them BUT today on my first test run they felt rather stiff. Not sure if I need to keep trying them or if I should just return them and order NB shoes online. I really wanted to have these shoes for tomorrow bc my old shoes are shot and I have a track workout tomorrow. I guess I will try the Nikes again and we'll see how it goes!
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    1. KMP Blog Post author

      LOL. small world. The lunarglides are great, I wouldn\’t use them for a marathon, maybe a half. They are a bit narrowed in the front, so that bothers me after a running for a while. I feel they feel a bit more comfortable after every ride, maybe you just have to break them in a bit.