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According to the majority of reviews, Nike LunarGlide 9 is reported to be a comfortable, flexible, and supportive shoe.

It was released in summer 2017 and even if the shoe doesn’t have significant differences compared to the previous versions, it stands out with its improved form and performance. Being designed as a stability shoe for overpronators, it also suits neutral runners.

 

Sneaker Name
Picture
Colorway
Release
Nike LunarGlide 9 Black
Black/Dark Grey/Wolf Grey/White
06/30/2017
Nike LunarGlide 9 Grey
Cool Grey/Black-pure Platinum
06/30/2017
Nike LunarGlide 9 Blue
Italy Blue/Black-hydrogen Blue
06/30/2017
Nike LunarGlide 9 X-Plore
Black/Mtlc/Red/Bronze
06/30/2017
Nike LunarGlide 9 All-Black
Black/Anthracite/Volt/Black
06/30/2017

Nike LunarGlide 9 Black

Nike LunarGlide 9 Black

Release date: 06/30/2017

Colors: Black/Dark Grey/Wolf Grey/White

Price: $120

This men’s shoe has a combination of comfort, support and cushioning. A new, updated version of the LunarGlide has numerous benefits. A breathable knit upper keeps the foot cool and helps to prevent blisters. A Flywire technology, used in the upper, keeps the midfoot secure and stable. Besides, Lunarlon cushioning gives good comfort and a responsive feel. The outsole is grippy and it features laser-sliced circles that resemble fingerprints.

Black Nike
Nike Lunarglide 9 Black on Feet

Nike LunarGlide 9 Grey

Nike LunarGlide 9 Grey

Release date: 06/30/2017

Colors: Cool Grey/Black-pure Platinum

Price: $91-269

This cosmic grey color won’t leave any man indifferent. Aside from being incredibly stylish, the shoe is pretty functional. A one-piece upper is durable and breathable thanks to the perforations in the forefoot area. The Flywire cables make sure the foot stays in its place and doesn’t slide. Thus, the risk of injuries is reduced. The tongue and collar are padded. Therefore, comfort is top-notch in the shoe.

Nike LunarGlide 9 Blue

Nike LunarGlide 9 Blue

Release date: 06/30/2017

Colors: Italy Blue/Black-hydrogen Blue

Price: $105

With these shoes, you will always be in the spotlight. A vivid blue color adds style to the model and functionality of the shoe is beyond fantastic! A one-piece upper keeps feet cool and Flywire cables keep the feet stable. A plush collar gives a comfortable fit around the ankle and helps to prevent blisters. Also, a combination of soft and firm foams in the midsole helps to absorb shock and it promotes a comfortable stride. Besides, laser cuts on the side of the midfoot help create a smoother heel-to-toe transition. The outsole is grippy and flexible thanks to deep flex grooves.

LunarGlide 9 Blue
Nike Lunarglide 9 Blue on Feet

Nike LunarGlide 9 X-Plore

Nike LunarGlide 9 X-Plore

Release date: 06/30/2017

Colors: Black/Mtlc/Red/Bronze

Price: $91-150

Do you want to feel as if you are walking in the clouds? These shoes make it possible! A durable upper has perforations that enhance airflow and prevent overheating. The foot is secure and stable thanks to the Flywire technology. An inner sleeve adds breathability and a sock-like fit. The outsole provides excellent traction and flexibility so that running becomes an enjoyable experience.

Nike LunarGlide 9 All Black

Nike LunarGlide 9 All Black

Release date: 06/30/2017

Colors: Black/Anthracite/Volt/Black

Price: $110

If you a fan of a total black look, then these sneakers will perfectly complement this outfit. The shoe has been designed for self-confident men, who lead an active lifestyle. Therefore, the shoe acts as a running and casual shoe. The upper material is breathable, flexible, and durable. Flywire and Lunarlon technologies make the shoe stable and cushy. Piston-like outsole pods ensure a responsive feel and aid in traction. Besides, a stabilizer on the outside of the heel adds support.

External Design

The latest version of the LunarGlide line comes in men’s and women’s versions. The shoe was designed to provide stability for overpronators, so it should be considered by runners with low arches. The 9th LunarGlide version is best for runners with narrow and medium foot measurements.

A one-piece upper has a jacquard construction to provide ventilation and support where you need it most. Besides, there are Flywire cords that ensure great midfoot support. The toe box is wide enough so that your toes splay naturally. The inner part of the shoe is plush and so that there is no pressure that can be put on the top of the foot by Flywire cords. Also, the tongue and the collar are cushy so that irritation and blisters aren’t a problem for you anymore.

A midsole of the shoe features Lunarlon foam, which is cut by lasers and it provides great cushioning and responsiveness along the lateral side. This foam is encased in EVA. On top of that, there is a standard Nike Dynamic Support system that features a stiff wedge of foam in the midfoot and heel area, therefore, there is rigid support. This is especially important for runners who overpronate.

That’s not all.

The LunarGlide 9’s laser-cut outsole provides a high level of cushioning and responsiveness. The outsole features soft rubber that is why it is cushy and laser cuts ensure a flexible ride. Besides, the outsole features four pods under the midfoot and forefoot, one at the heel and these pods are laser-sliced in concentric circles. This technique is known as siping. Therefore, the shoe is grippy and flexible. Besides, flexibility is enhanced thanks to the deep flex grooves. However, some reviewers claim that these deep grooves can collect rocks on a run.

Wearing Advantages

  • Weight

The shoe is lightweight even though it is a stability shoe for overpronators. It weighs 9.30 ounces (264 grams).

  • Cushioning

Cushioning is top-notch in the shoe. The outsole is made of soft rubber, which is cushy and responsive. Lunarlon soft foam is put inside firmer EVA foam, that is why the shoe is responsive and flexible at the same time.

  • Breathability

Runners get a cool and comfortable run because the LunarGlide 9 features a newly engineered jacquard upper, which is flexible and breathable.

  • Traction

The outsole is made of soft rubber, it is laser-cut and it features five pods that improve traction. Besides, laser-cut grooves aid in flexibility and grip.

  • Flexibility

The shoe features a mesh and flexible upper, a soft midsole and a soft rubber outsole, they make the shoe highly flexible.

  • Comfort

The shoe has been designed for overpronators, therefore, it gives extra support. The midsole is cushy and flexible. Besides, the laser-cut outsole and pods are made of soft rubber, which helps to absorb impact. Besides, the upper is comfortable and the collar, the tongue, and the inner sleeve are plush. Thus, it contributes to the overall comfort. On top of that, this shoe is lightweight, so it can be used for long runs.

  • Security & Support

It doesn’t matter which your goal is – to run on track surfaces or run on the roads in your town – the shoe will keep you safe. Its midsole gives supreme support and stability, the rubber outsole is soft and it gives great cushioning. Besides, there is a TPU heel counter, which adds stability because it keeps the foot in a steady position.

What is more, Nike Dynamic Support System gives excellent support, especially for overpronators.

  • Size & Fit

The 9th LunarGlide version is great for runners with medium and narrow feet. The shoe runs true to size and the Flywire technology helps to keep the foot in its place without putting much pressure on the foot. The shoe comes in different width profiles. They are D-Medium for men and B-Medium for women.

Other Know-Hows Supplied In A Model

A Flywire technology means that there is a thread, composed of Vectran or nylon, and it is used in the upper of a shoe. It provides enhanced midfoot support while minimizing weight.

The Nike Dynamic Support System is an innovation, which is used for overpronation correction. It means that a shape of the outer part of the sole is similar to the container. A softer part is inserted into it and the inner part is wedge-shaped. On the outside of the foot, it is thicker than on the inside. This design allows the sole to adapt to the degree of pronation of a particular athlete. Thus, soft foam gives cushioning whereas firmer foam provides support.

Lunarlon cushioning is soft and responsive, it allows the shoe to stay lightweight, plush and firm at the same time to provide enough cushioning and support.

Nike Lunarglide 9 vs 8

The latest version of the LunarGlide line features some updates compared to the 8th version. They are:

  • Nike LunarGlide 8 is designed for overpronators, whereas the 9th version is perfect for overpronators but it can be also used by neutral runners.
  • Nike LunarGlide 8 has a printed overlay at the back of the shoe for heel security, whereas LunarGlide 9 features a TPU heel counter for heel security and stability.
  • The Flywire cords are made softer, thicker, and wider compared to the previous version and they provide a sock-like fit.
  • The heel collar is higher (than the LG8) on the sides, so the upper feels more secure.
  • Nike LunarGlide 9 features redesigned sidewall grooves so that the shoe is firmer than its predecessor.

Conclusions

The 9th version of the LunarGlide line may be described is a solid stability shoe with an improved sole unit, which features smooth contours, soft rubber, and laser-cut grooves for great cushioning, traction, and comfort. Also, the shoe offers great breathability and durability.

If you are an overpronator, who suffers from ankle sprains, heel spurs, and pain during running, Nike LunarGlide 9 is a comfortable and affordable solution to all your problems.

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