Nike Lunarglide 6 Review

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Color: Black/White-Hyper Cobalt-Hyper Punch

Intended use: All run types except use on trail or unpaved surfaces.

Surfaces tested on: Road, synthetic track 21° C/70° F

Upper: Open mesh fused over synthetic leather lattice, fabric lining, Flywire cord lacing.

Midsole: Firm heel-to-midfoot EVA, soft Lunarlon foam in front and rear (embedded)

Outsole: Carbon rubber

Weight:  297 gms/10.47 Oz for a half pair of US 11

The Lunarglide 6 evolves into a more business-like version of itself, with a snugger upper and firmer ride. Changes include a new midsole construction and use of fused mesh upper, both of which work in the shoe's favor. Downside is no reflectivity. Sum everything up, and the result is a worthy update to the successful Lunarglide franchise.

Nike Lunarglide 5, Nike Lunareclipse 4

Five years have sure gone by fast.

Footwear innovation can be a tricky thing. Particularly in the case of Nike Lunarglide, which has seen mammoth commercial success since its launch in 2009. The Lunarglide saw a huge update in 2012 in version 4 where Lunarlon foam came out of its midsole covering and instead formed an opposing midsole wedge. This new set-up was a hit, making the Lunarglide 4 and 5 extremely popular. Two years later, it was time for a brand new avatar of the Lunarglide.

So how do you take something which is doing so well, and make changes without breaking it? Trying to fix something which isn’t broken is always a huge risk, and the key to mitigate that is to find a bridge which links tried and tested familiarity with newness. A bridge which transitions loyalists from outgoing version to the brand new Lunarglide 6 without scaring them away.

Well, in this instance that bridge happens to be a humble can of midsole paint.


The heel midsoles look the same, right? But they aren’t. Scroll down to see how the parlor trick is done.


Nike has done an impressive job of making the rear-foot area look like that of Lunarglide 5.


You might be tricked into believing that there are three different densities of foam used on the Lunarglide 6. That isn’t the case.

We’ll admit it, the shoe had us fooled till the time we went for a run in them. Have a look at the picture above. The Lunarglide 5 and 6 look the same when seen from the heel, right? Two different densities of foam stacked together, one soft, another firm? There is a visual difference though. This time it appeared that the two components were fused together by injection molding. We didn’t think much of it. After all, the Zoom Structure 17 has used that method of construction, and as long as the end result is same, why bother?

But after running the first 5 miles in Lunarglide 6, the difference in the ride character started becoming apparent. This year’s Lunarglide 6 had a much firmer rear-foot strike than the 5, and after we took a closer look , the reason became clear. The midsole foam unit which extends from mid to rear-foot on both sides is actually one unbroken piece. The diagonal blue colored ‘wedge’ is just painted over the originally green foam. And this singular piece of foam happens to be quite firm.


The ‘wedge’ is actually plain midsole paint. The heel is all one density of foam. Nicely done, Nike.


Tell tale signs of midsole paint. Blue paint drips over green foam.


If the heel is single density foam, how does Nike deliver its ‘Dynamic support’ feature? Read on further to understand how it’s done on the Lunarglide 6.

As a result, rear-foot or heel strikes on Lunarglide 6 are firmer than the outgoing Lunarglide 5 (and 4,) which had two different densities of soft and hard foam stacked externally together. Which begs the question: if ’two’ is actually one, then how does Lunarglide 6 accomplish the ‘Dynamic support’ effect, which is supposed to slow down excessive foot-roll? To answer that, we need to shift focus to the forefoot area and its role in delivering Nike Lunarglide’s motion control promise.


Mid to fore-foot is completely Lunarlon, which also extends unseen into the heel.

The under-forefoot area of Lunarglide 6 is now a complete layer of Lunarlon foam which is softer than the one used in Lunarglide 4 and 5. The latter models also used Lunarlon foam in the forefoot, but it was overlaid on a firmer base. The LG6 eliminates the firmer midsole bed and makes the entire forefoot area Lunarlon. But here’s the catch; when you look at the pink Lunarlon area, it appears to be one wedge which starts from the toe bumper and ends at mid-foot. But no, the pink Lunarlon foam is one huge component, reaching into the inner recesses of under-heel area.


Lift the removable foot-bed, and you’ll be rewarded with the sight of pink foam flashing through the heel strobel perforation.


We used another pair of Lunarglide 6 to demonstrate our point. The Lunarlon foam covers the entire foot base.

How do we know this? When you remove the footbed, you’ll see a circular hole in the heel strobel. And through that, you’ll see a flash of pink foam. This points out the fact that Lunarlon foam extends right from the forefoot to the heel, where it forms an internal wedge. This wedge does what Lunarglide does best; gradually help the foot roll inward after landings. The teardown picture above shows the Lunarlon foam layout inside the White/orange colorway of Lunarglide 6. In a way, it’s a throw back to earlier editions of the Lunarglide (#1-3), which had the Lunarlon foam wedged inside a firmer midsole covering. Nike was probably wary of how people would react to the new Lunarglide if they could not see the (external) angled wedges of foam. So they just painted the wedge line on the heel to keep up with the appearances. Clever move, that.


Evolution of the Nike Lunarglide from 2011 to 2014. The LG6 time travels to 2011 for inspiration.


Our feeble attempt to show how the Lunarlon foam embeds inside the rear-foot area. Update: See our new set of images below!


This is how the heel cross section of a Lunarglide 6 looks like.


The blue foam is Lunarlon. The bright orange part is, well, paint over the firmer midsole casing.

Update, August 17th, 2014: We’ve updated this review with pictures of the Lunarglide 6 teardown. The two pictures above show how the Lunarglide 6 is constructed. The Lunarlon foam (blue) extends from the forefoot to heel, and sits inside the firm midsole foam (pale orange). We also observed that the angle of Lunarlon foam, when seen from the heel, is nowhere as beveled as Lunarglide 5. So its behavior is much more ‘neutral’ than last year’s Lunarglide 5.


Lunarlon foam (EVA+Nitrile rubber blend) makes padding softer in the forefoot.

Since the forefoot is all Lunarlon, there is a slight change in ride behaviour. Forefoot strikers will notice this more, but nevertheless there is a feel of increased padding underneath the forefoot. Cushioning feel is pronounced at lower/walking speeds than during a run, when it is not that noticeable. The new outsole design also does its bit to cushion the forefoot, which we’ll come to in just a moment. There’s another thing we wanted to point out. The initial heel/rear-foot strike comes across as firm due to the midsole structure, but as weight transfers to the Lunarlon foam base during the gait cycle, the transition comes across as smooth and consistent. This behavior owes itself to a singular density of foam underfoot – spanning right from the heel to toe.

Due to this change, the weight of Lunarglide 6 sees a favorable change. Our weighing scale now shows the LG6 at 297 grams or 10.47 Oz for a half pair of US 11, a full 3% lower than the outgoing LG5.


New ‘pressure mapped’ outsole design – also seen on the Flyknit Lunar 2 and Lunareclipse 4


Concentric rings of rubber cover the forefoot. It is glued on to the exposed midsole foam so there’s a ‘piston’ kind of cushioning effect, and felt more in the center.

The outsole has been revised to align with the new ‘pressure mapped’ design direction and you’d probably have seen this on the 2014 Flyknit Lunar 2 and Lunareclipse 4. Concentric loops of rubber attached to exposed midsole foam crowds the forefoot, and it delivers a slight piston-like effect while localizing the padding feel towards center. Compared to LG5, there’s more rubber coverage ahead of the mid-foot which covers the previously exposed flex-grooves. Flexiblity is affected but it is only relative to the LG5. It still bends easily in the forefoot, with a snapback sensation coming from Lunarlon foam.


Outsole rubber on heel is beveled for smoother heel strikes.

In the rear, there are two pieces of rubber arranged in a horse-shoe shaped placement. There’s a prominent bevel to the outsole rubber (picture above) which is meant to ease gradual contact for heel strikers. Overall durability seems neither better or worse than Lunarglide 5. Though there’s more rubber used in front, the overall contact area is unchanged. We didn’t notice any difference in traction too. It was good (not great) in the LG 5 and we can say the same about Lunarglide 6.


Same sockliner as Lunarglide 4 and 5, but with a different name.


Grooves running along its length helps in better under-side wrap.

The foot-bed is carried over from last year’s LG5 sans any update, except the printed text on top cloth. We talked about Nike’s name change for its sockliner in our Pegasus 31 review; we haven’t seen any structural change yet but that could possibly follow later. The Lunarglide 6 foot-bed now says ‘Stable Ride/Soft’ under a huge ‘Running’ banner instead of ‘Fitsole’. Rest of the insole is the same – molded EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) foam with foot-wrapping grooves running along the length of its underside. The Nike plus cavity is no longer a fixture on the Lunarglide, as has been the case with most 2014 shoes.


The plastic heel clip (in blue) is larger and its end partially supports the under-arch area, leading to marginal arch-support improvement over LG5.

Arch support was average at best on the previous Lunarglide 5, and the situation sees marginal improvement in LG6. The molded plastic heel counter is bigger this time, and its inner end extends right up to the start of foot-arch flare. Could have been better though.


Look at the Lunarglide 6, and this shoe comes to mind. Lunarhaze of 2011 vintage.

The Lunarglide 3 is not the only 2011 model where Lunarglide 6 seeks inspiration from. When we first saw pictures of the Lunarglide 6 this February, it instantly reminded us of the 2011 Nike Lunarhaze. Very similar looking upper and midsole wedge treatment, particularly in the forefoot. But aesthetics is all that Lunarhaze has in common with Lunarglide 6  – structurally both shoes are different as chalk and cheese.


The Lunarglide 6 chucks out the engineered mesh and instead embraces the use of open mesh fused over synthetic underlays.


Close-up shot of the new fused mesh. The toe bumper is an internal component, like the LG5.


Eyestay is the only place to use structural synthetic overlays.


The single layer mesh is bonded to a foam base below.


The mesh and foam are strongly attached; try to peel off the mesh and the foam does too.


Take off the mesh, and the foam lattice is what’s left.


Remove the foam lattice, and this remains.

Nike dumps the use of engineered mesh and moves on to a single layer, open mesh fused over a lattice-work of synthetic underlays. We’re seeing a lot of similar executions across Nike models, so this implies to be the brand’s material trend for next few seasons. This design leads to increased snugness in the upper, in subtle contrast to the comparatively easygoing LG5. Near entirety of the upper is made of this fused layer, and there are hardly any synthetic overlays except for the eye-stay area and side swooshes. The Lunarglide 6 fits true to size, and the upper runs warmer than LG5 – though well ventilated as a stand-alone shoe.


Notice the gap between opposing eyelets. This results in a snugger lacing fit with evenly spread pressure.


Lacing density has changed in the Lunarglide 6. It features five Flywire loops down from six on the LG5. This improves the level of side pressure, with no hot spots. Solereview approves.


In a departure from Lunarglide 4 and 5, the LG6 uses only a single Flywire cord for each eyelet instead of twin cords earlier. Feels way better.


The Flywire cords are securely double tacked to the upper base. Notice how the inner sleeve is quite distanced from the midsole edge. This gives the Lunarglide 6 its snug midfoot fit.

But use of new bonded mesh is not the only reason why the upper feels snug. The Flywire cord lacing system has undergone major tweaks over LG5, and all of them lead to improvements. We’ll begin by pointing out the change in lacing density. The LG5 featured six rows of Flywire cord lacing, but LG6 brings the count down to five, increasing the space between them. This means that there’s more gap between the cords when they’re wrapping the sides of the foot – and this helps spread the Flywire cord pressure evenly over a greater area.

Secondly, instead of double Flywire loops forming each eyelet, this time there’s a single cord extending upwards from the base. This, when combined with increased space between cords, ends up in a conforming fit which has none of the ‘dig’ associated with earlier iterations of Flywire cord lacing. Lastly, there’s a larger gap between two opposing eyelets. Lacing is now spread over near-total width of the padded tongue, and the outcome is an assuring fit which does not have any hot spots. Lace cinching is great too. The tongue is made of open mesh fused over fabric, and once the laces go over it (and through the loops), there’s zero slip.

We’ve been giving some tough love to Nike’s Flywire cord lacing system over the last few Lunarglide reviews, but this time they’ve got it to work perfectly. The cords are non-intrusive without any pressure Gremlins, and marry well with the new mesh construction to deliver an excellent fit package.


The much loved tongue gusset and inner sleeve continues to faithfully serve the Lunarglide.


Collar fit is same as LG5. But tongue top is shorter, and with increased foam padding.


Top down lacing pressure is uniform and comfortably snug. The new mesh makes the shoe run slightly warmer, though.


Strip the upper mesh layer, and the inner sleeve is seen is its full glory. The LG6 uses a complete sleeving system.


The plastic heel clip extends under the upper and over the Lunarlon heel base.

Things which worked well in the Lunarglide 5 are carried over, like the much adored inner sleeve with tongue attached to inner lining. Only this time, the fabric lining is a flat single layer, instead of the lightly sponged variety used in LG5. Tongue and collar lining are unchanged both in material and grip level, but the Lunarglide 6 has a shorter tongue with more foam sandwiched inside. The plastic heel clip is larger than that of LG5 and like the versions before it, the piece curves under the heel to provide rear-foot support.


There is zero reflectivity on the Lunarglide 6. The swoosh has some sheen, but it is not reflective.


Heel is a fancy piece of molded foam+mesh. Replaces the reflective heel of LG5.


Cross section of Lunarglide 6’s molded (and foam padded) heel.

Any flaws in the Lunarglide 6? Reflectivity is conspicuous by its absence. We mean, zero reflectivity. Contrast this to Lunarglide 5, which had lustrous bits on heel and the tongue. The LG6 heel reflectivity is replaced by a molded piece of fused foam and fabric, the aesthetics of which mirror the Accordion-like lines of the midsole wall. Looks very neat, but serves no purpose other than visual enhancement. More form than function, we say. The swoosh on the sides have a nice sheen to them, but aren’t reflective. We wish they were.


The Lunarglide 6 comes with welcome changes to an already successful platform, the use of midsole paint notwithstanding.

Sum everything up, and what do we have here? If you’re a first time buyer, the Lunarglide 6 is an excellent shoe, which oxymoronically combines cushioning and firmness, with great upper fit thrown in.

On the flip side, if you’re trying to step up from the Lunarglide 4 or 5, is it worthy an upgrade? Depends on what the changes are worth to you. At the same retail price and slightly lesser weight, the Lunarglide 6 feels slightly firmer and stable, and has a snugger fit with improved Flywire lacing. Downside is no reflectivity. We’ll leave you with that, and its your call, then.

It seems like we haven’t seen the last of Lunarglide 6 this year. Going by past history, there should be a water resistant, Lunarglide 6 ‘flash’ version for the Holiday season.

(Disclaimer: Two pairs were used for this review. The first one (Black/blue) was used for wear-testing (and continues to put on miles), and was received from Nike’s PR agency free of cost. The second pair of white Lunarglide 6 was paid for in full by solereview, and was harmed during the making of this review.)

Bonus material part I: Nike Lunarglide 6 vs. Nike Zoom Structure 17 comparison


Clash of the… er, never mind. Just read on.

Wear-test the Lunarglide 6 and Structure 17 back to back, and irony of the situation makes itself known fairly quickly. The Zoom Structure 17 has long been spoken in the same breath as the word ‘stability’, but you know what? The Lunarglide 6 is far more stabler than Structure 17 for a fiver less ($110 vs $115), and kicks butt in most areas. The Structure 17 is anything but stable, destabilizing the rear-foot during each foot strike. As called out in our Structure 17 review, the soft and firm foam wedges are stacked at an acute angle, causing the rear-foot to momentarily lean lopsided during each landing. This was meant to slow down the foot from rolling inwards, but the resulting ride experience leaves a lot to be desired.


The excessive stacking angle of Zoom Structure 17 heel foam (left) makes us nervous.

The Lunarglide 6 does what the Structure 17 is meant to do – in a much smoother way, like the well rehearsed, fluid moves of a Cirque-de-Soleil performer. The landings are reassuring, and the huge plastic heel counter works to keep the rear-foot locked in center. No nervous falling-off-the-cliff sensation, typical of the Structure 17. Progression is also smooth, helped by the internal Lunarlon foam stretching from inner heel extremities to the toe area.

Ride is also more responsive on the LG6 than the Structure 17, an effect of using Lunarlon foam underfoot. Move forward, the flexibility of Structure 17 is trumped by that of Lunarglide. The latter does not have a Zoom Air bag, so the forefoot bends with more compliance. The upper is snugger on the Lunarglide 6. The fit and feel of the Structure 17 is a bit more relaxed, and the pressure on inner (medial) side comes across as more ‘gradual’ due to its use of wide internal straps.



We’ve made it clear that the Lunarglide 6 is a far superior shoe than the Structure 17. Is there any area which the Structure does better? That would be the outsole grip. There’s much more rubber on the Structure, and its placement of lugs results in great grip over surfaces. Grip on the glide is ok, but nowhere in the league of Zoom S-17.

That’s it, folks. The Zoom Structure 18 (due in October 2014) could be fun to pit against the Lunarglide 6, but that shoe isn’t here yet. So we’ll cross the bridge when we come to it.

Bonus material part II: Nike Lunarglide 6 vs. Asics GT 2000-2 comparison


Two different shoes in a showdown, but you asked for it, didn’t you?

There were a few comments on solereview asking how Lunarglide 6 stacks up against the GT 2000-2. While these are two very different shoes, comparisons are made because they loosely fall under the ‘motion control’ category, where the shoes are supposed to correct the roll of the foot. Frankly, we think both the shoes are as ’neutral’ as they can be. And whether these shoes suit you or not depends on how your foot anatomy and gait takes to them; we can only offer some perspective.

The Asics GT 2000-2 sits slightly lower than the LG, is more flexible in the front with an overall well articulated outsole. These factors result in improving the quality of feedback coming from the shoe. Whereas in Lunarglide’s case, its chunky midsole insulates the ground feel, while delivering a deeper level of cushioning. If you notice the teardown pictures in the detailed Lunarglide 6 review above, you’ll see that the Lunarlon foam sits right in the center, encased by firm EVA foam.

So the delivery of cushioning isn’t instant, it takes a few foot-strikes to coax it out. This is true for the forefoot too, where the cushioning is felt in lower levels of the midsole. The GT 2000 on the other hand, cushioning sits at a higher level, closer to the foot. The shoe uses a memory foam-esque footbed (compared to LG6’s plain molded EVA), and that is lined by a foam strobel, which lies atop rear and front Gel pads. This makes the GT 2000 feel more cushioned the moment you step into them, while the Lunarglide cushioning is effective more during runs. If you walk into a shoe store looking for a well cushioned shoe, and happen to try the GT and LG together, it is likely you’d buy Asics because of its in your face squishy-ness.

Stability is higher on the Lunarglide 6, helped by the firmer ‘casing’ of injection molded foam, with the large heel clip. Arch support comes close, though there’s a mite more support on the Nike’s.

Asics uses a material package which feel much more premium and plusher than the LG6, and it has a direct bearing on how the shoe feels. Almost everything on the Asics has a softer hand feel, and that is combined with a relaxed toe box with more vertical room. Consequently, the GT 2000 has a more easy going nature compared to the relatively Spartan Lunarglide upper. The GT also has more reflectivity, which is entirely missing in LG6. The Lunarglide 6 scores over the GT with its inner sleeve, making tongue slide non-existent. While tongue slide is not acute in the Asics, it moves slightly to the side after a few miles. Heel is narrower in the Lunarglide 6 owing to its use of the plastic heel clip, making rear-foot grip snugger.


The Asics GT 2000 2 has more outsole rubber. Nike counters with less rubber, but increased durability.

There’s lot of rubber used on the GT, hence traction is decidedly better. Durability should logically be higher, but then we noticed that Nike rubber is more durable. A long term (200 mile+) wear-test should throw up accurate findings, but we don’t have much mileage on either shoes yet.

Side to side, the two shoes aren’t better nor worse, just have different characteristics. The Asics GT feels more comfortable, and a shoe which we’ll pick for shorter runs. If it comes to running longer, then it’s going to be the Lunarglide, with its deeper set cushioning and extra stability.

Bonus material part III: Nike Lunarglide 6 vs. Nike Lunareclipse 4 comparison


Ideally, the Lunarglide 6 should have been pitted against the 2015 Lunareclipse 5, because the Eclipse 4 is still aligned with the older Lunarglide (read 4 and 5) design. The Lunareclipse has always been positioned as a fully kitted version of Lunarglide, and when you compare it against the outgoing LG 5, that certainly happens to be the case. The LG4 and LG5 featured opposing stacks of soft and firm foam – soft being Nike Lunarlon and firm being EVA. The Lunareclipse 4, in that sense, is an extension of LG5, with the same foam stack.


This difference in construction leads to the Eclipse being much more cushioned than the Lunarglide 6, which moves back to an internal Lunarlon configuration. But this applies only to the heel area, where there’s a generous bulk of Lunarlon. Move to the forefoot, and the brand new Lunarglide 6 feels more cushioned owing to larger underfoot coverage with Lunarlon.

Other than that, the Eclipse feels plusher, as it uses a spongy spacer mesh for the inner sleeve. The room inside both the shoes are more or less the same, regardless of the Lunareclipse 4’s asymmetrical lacing system. We also thought that the much beefed up footbed of the LE4 would feel massively different from the Glide, but during runs we couldn’t tell them apart. The heel area felt the same, and not an unsurprising outcome; the collar materials are the same, and a plastic heel counter wraps around both shoes.

The Lunareclipse 4 has much more night time reflectivity as compared to the Glide. The tongue label is reflective, and so are the swooshes on inner and outer sides.

Given that these shoes ride very differently, who should be buying them? The Lunarglide 6 is stabler of the lot, and $30 cheaper, while offering good levels of cushioning. The Lunareclipse 4 is softer, and has a more comfortable upper. The latter is the shoe to buy if you liked the ride of the now discontinued Lunarglide 4 and 5, while wishing the upper(and ride) was a mite more plusher.

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Qian Wang July 5, 2014 - 1:48 am

You guys are great! When I tried on the Lunarglide 6 at a nike store, the heel felt strangely firmer than the lunarglide 5 but seemed to be constructed the same way. Your review cleared things up. Thanks!

solereview July 5, 2014 - 2:23 am

Thanks! The Lunarglide 6 has us fooled initially too – the paint job is exceptionally well done.

Qian Wang July 5, 2014 - 1:49 am

Also, how do you guys feel about the lunarhaze? Found one for ~$60 and looking into getting one.

solereview July 5, 2014 - 2:20 am

Honestly, our memories of that shoe’s ride experience is very ‘hazy’ so will prefer not to second-guess and send you in the wrong direction. Sorry about that

Qian Wang July 5, 2014 - 3:00 am

Thanks for responding, but do you remember if the ride was soft or firm?

solereview July 5, 2014 - 3:39 am

They were firm, from our recollection.

Qian Wang July 5, 2014 - 4:05 am

Ok, thanks!

Kevin Mathew July 5, 2014 - 1:04 pm

They were my favorite shoe while they lasted, but the part in the heel that provides structure broke through and began stabbing my ankle.

solereview July 5, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Thanks for the pointer!

Mark Dwight July 5, 2014 - 10:51 am

Lunarglide 6, Pegasus 31, Flyknit Lunar 2 — am I wrong in feeling like all these shoes are merging into one sort of trendy but generic performance style?

cwood24 July 5, 2014 - 12:08 pm

IMO, yes. LG 6 is a cushioned but stable shoe for mild overpronators with the Dynamic Support system, while the Pegasus and Flyknit Lunar are cushioned shoes with different cushioning properties. Pegasus is not what I would call trendy; its been Nike’s standard cushioning shoe forever and usually is pretty standard in its construction. The Flyknit Lunar is anything but generic; with the Flyknit upper and integrated Flywire cords, its an incredibly light and amazing way of constructing a shoe. So, I feel all three offer something different and a far cry from being generic; the Flyknit line, with the Racer, Trainer, and first Flyknit Lunar, does have a “trendy” following, but they are serious performance shoes.

solereview July 5, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Couldn’t have put it better ourselves.

Kevin Mathew July 5, 2014 - 1:02 pm

I personally prefer Nike shoes and have been wearing them for the last few years so maybe thats why I notice the difference. But from trying all of these on, the pegasus is definitely firmer than the other two. The lunarglide and flyknit feel similar although i would say that the flyknit is more cushioned and the lunarglides focus on stability.

cwood24 July 5, 2014 - 12:00 pm

It is interesting about the painted midsole, the dispatch of the engineered mesh, which I happen to really like, the new improved Flywire system, and the pressure-mapped outsole. I was wondering about the traction considering the change. I will have to pick these up and see how I like these compared to the 5’s; also, definitely need to see the H20 Repel Flyknits, the pictures look amazing.

solereview July 5, 2014 - 6:19 pm

Traction is satisfactory, but far from great – the rubber is hard, and lug geometry is not optimized for high grip.

Yes, look forward to reviewing this year’s water resistant Shield pack!

Dan July 5, 2014 - 11:35 pm

I’ve been stuck between these and the Pegasus 31s, I haven’t had my gait analyzed but it’s fairly normal, and I’ve had no problems with any Nike shoes I’ve worn. I tried on the Pegasus 31s and liked what I felt, but I’ve never worn a lunarglide shoe before. I’m a student and I would spend a lot of my time walking or standing, but I would also use these for running and volleyball (Lots of sudden, “pushing off” movements in different directions, I’m feeling the Pegasus would be better for this). I’ve been wearing Air Maxes for the past 3 years but I’m looking to try something different and lighter. As I understand it, the LG6 is the softer, cushier shoe, correct?

solereview July 6, 2014 - 12:17 am

The Pegasus 31 is softer/cushier than LG6. And based off your comment, it would appear that the new Pegasus is a better choice out of the two.

CCN July 9, 2014 - 11:49 am

Do these have the same quirky heel collar issue that some people have had with the Flyknit Lunar 2s? Also could you take a run in the rain with these? I dont mind getting my feet wet but the material used in the Flyknit was like an absorbent sponge.

solereview July 9, 2014 - 4:11 pm

No, way better than Flyknit Lunar 2 in the collar area.

Can’t run in the rain with these, but if you wait till September, a water resistant Flyknit Lunarglide will show up on the shelves.

Paul Chu July 10, 2014 - 12:25 pm

I just bought a lunarglide 5 from my local DSW. A 3% weight difference doesn’t mean much to me and the only major difference appears to be in their lace density. I am trying to become a runner trying to find a good pair of shoes to run with for several years. This article showcases that you guys know what you’re talking about, do you recommend me to keep my 5’s or should I return them for 6’s since they’re the same price ($109). Thanks!

solereview July 10, 2014 - 4:28 pm

At the same price, moving to the Lunarglide 6 makes more sense. That is, if you’re ok with the slightly firmer rear-foot and snugger upper.

Fabian July 22, 2014 - 10:49 am

If there is a big price difference (LG5 33 euro cheaper than LG6), would you recommend LG5?

solereview July 22, 2014 - 4:11 pm


michael July 11, 2014 - 2:24 am

i love 5k running and i love to be fast with forefoot strike, which one is the best for me?
lunarglide, pegasus, zoom elite, zoom streak,lunar racer?

solereview July 11, 2014 - 4:09 am

Our choice would be Zoom Streak 5, but recommend that you wait for two months. The Zoom Streak 6 and Elite 7 will be out by then.

John July 13, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Does the comfort of these shoes improve if the “stock footbed” is replaced with an aftermarket insole like Spenco or SofSole?

Primarily curious due to being a guy that has plantar fasciitis

solereview July 13, 2014 - 8:59 pm

That depends solely on the properties of replacement foot-bed going in.

Aly July 14, 2014 - 1:20 pm

For an overpronator with posterior tibial tendonitis/dysfunction, would the lunarglide 6 or the pegasus 31 be better?

solereview July 14, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Hi Aly – we refrain from recommending shoes based off medical conditions, so suggest you consult a professional physiotherapist/sports medicine expert.

Lê Kiến Trúc July 16, 2014 - 2:53 am

I bought lg 6 last week, it’s a good shoes but it’s very slippery on wet floor. It’s not good for raining days.

solereview July 17, 2014 - 3:23 am

You have to be careful with any shoe on wet floors, not only the Lunarglide!

Wira July 17, 2014 - 9:09 am

Currently, I’m using Lunar Flyknit and I love how it cushioned and has springy response when it hit the ground. Now, I’m looking similar to what Lunar Flyknit has to offer but I need just a little bit of support so it can be used for longer distance. Is LG6 the go to shoes? or any recommended shoes?

solereview July 18, 2014 - 12:58 am

Hi – Lunarglide 6 isn’t as springy as the Flyknit, the cushioning seems muted in comparison. Have you tried any of the Adidas Boost shoes, like Sonic Boost?

Dan July 17, 2014 - 10:40 am

Coming in to this years XC season, i need a shoe that will be great for long recovery runs, but also good for hard training runs and hill sprints. I’ve been wearing the LG5’s this past track season and had no problem with them. I am stuck between the LG6’s or the Air Pegasus 31’s. Any advice?

solereview July 18, 2014 - 1:02 am

Hi – if the LG5’s are working for you, LG6 should be able to do the trick. The Pegasus 31 is a much softer shoe, though outsole should last longer because of more rubber.

And just asking, why wouldn’t you prefer using the LG5, buying a new color in them?

Mike July 18, 2014 - 1:32 pm

I have a flat/low arch, and have been having a hard time finding a shoe that offers support. My last shoe was 2012 Nike Free 5.0 and as they are worn down/out (150 miles) I have been getting a lot of inside calf pains. I also have a lot of problems finding a shoe that holds up in the heal area, as they wear away incredibly fast. I get many blisters in this area over a years time. Would these be a good fitment for the low arched/flat foot runner? I run anywhere from 8-12 miles a week.

solereview July 19, 2014 - 5:58 am

If you’re looking to buy Nike, its Lunareclipse 4 is the last word on support. Heel rubber coverage is slightly higher than LG6 so will fare relatively better in durability.

Chris July 20, 2014 - 8:00 am

For 10-12km daily run (50% indoor – 50% outdoor) which is the best between lunarglide 6/nike free 4.0 flykbit/lunarglide 5?

solereview July 20, 2014 - 8:32 am

We’d choose the LG6.

Chris July 20, 2014 - 8:35 am

Nike free flyknit 4.0 is best suitable for …?

solereview July 20, 2014 - 8:42 am

The occasional rotation, and when you need to build some speed into your runs (compared to LG5 and 6).

Chris July 20, 2014 - 8:46 am

On treadmill nike free performs great, but outdoor Do not suit me. Looking to exchange it for LG6. Running 1+ hour / 11km daily

solereview July 20, 2014 - 8:48 am

Yes, and outdoor it will pick up dirt and other debris in its outsole.

Chris July 20, 2014 - 8:53 am

So you advise using nike free 4.0 only indoor or gym.

solereview July 20, 2014 - 9:06 am

Indoor, Gym, outdoor synthetic track, and dust free road surfaces.

Chris July 20, 2014 - 9:08 am

Thank you!!

solereview July 20, 2014 - 9:23 am

You’re welcome and thank you for visiting!

Chris July 21, 2014 - 1:46 pm

thank you too! in comparison with the nike free 5.0 (2014)? the new 5.0 has different upper than nike flyknit 4.0. it can be used outside?

solereview July 22, 2014 - 2:33 am

You’re welcome!

The Free 5.0 upper does not feel as good as the 4.0, and since the outsole is similar in construction, the recommended surfaces will be same as 4.0.

Mike July 20, 2014 - 3:40 pm

So I went and tried on the LE4, LG6 and Peg 31. I really feel more stable in the LG6 over the LE4, Peg 31’s. I felt like I would experience ankle roll a lot more in the LE4’s??? which is surprising based on what I have read. I really like the look of the Peg 31’s over any of the other shoes, but I told myself functionality over finish this time. Either way they are all very nice shoes, and am excited to try these out tonight. :)

solereview July 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm

Just proof that one shoe works in different ways for different runners :)

Go with whatever your head(and feet) tells you to do regardless of what you read online!

Mike July 23, 2014 - 11:23 am

So, I took a few runs with this shoe. I did feel it needed one good run for a good decent break in. Immediately I felt a huge difference in the cushioning! Which for me was an extremely pleasant addition!
I feel like my form is less sloppy. Best yet after two days in a row running my normal 2.5 mile 9 min pace very little shin pain! With my old Nike free 5.0’s (150 miles) I needed a full recovery day in between runs to feel how I do now.
My other concern was with the heel area, no sloppy feel here at all. My foot/heel is held nice and snug in there. I’ll keep posted after a few months to see if that area holds up, unlike most of the other shoes I have previously ran in.

solereview July 23, 2014 - 11:26 am

Thanks for sharing your feedback!

Happy to know it’s working out for you, and look forward to your long term ownership experience.

Ciara July 20, 2014 - 3:37 am

I have a flat arches and suffer with a lot of pain in my Nike Free 3.0, especially on the lateral part of the foot causing me to over-pronate and sprain the deltoid ligaments quite frequently. I also have ankle weakness through many sprains over the years. Are the LG6 good for stabilising my ankles and supporting my feet?

solereview July 20, 2014 - 4:29 am

Wish there was a straightforward answer which we could give you. But as this involves injuries, we would be unable to help you, apologies.

Recommend that you take an opinion from a sports medicine expert/physio – they will be better able to evaluate your footwear needs.

Chris July 20, 2014 - 8:01 am

For 10-12km daily run (50% indoor – 50% outdoor) which is the best between lunarglide 6/nike free 4.0 flyknit and lunarglide 5

Jean July 21, 2014 - 8:39 pm

Hi, I’ve been a huge lunarglide fan. Had the LG3, LG4 and LG5. One thing I did notice with the LG5 is that the toebox seemed a bit narrower than than the 3 and 4. I also have slight bunions and can’t wear narrow shoes by the toes. How does the LG6’s toebox compare to the other versions? Any suggestions for other stability shoes with a wider toebox for bunions? Thanks!

solereview July 22, 2014 - 6:24 am

Hi Jean – the LG6 toebox feels marginally wider than LG5. Some of other stability alternatives like the Asics GT-2000 2 and Zoom Structure 17 don’t fare any better, so we’re at a loss for suggestions here!

Would suggest that you try the LG6, and see how it feels. If it fits slightly better but if you still think it needs more room, try un-looping the laces from front Flywire cords at the store. You can ask the store clerk to re-lace the shoe that way.

If that works as a solution, then later you can snip only the front Flywire cables from its base and leave the other ones intact. Let us know it goes for you!

Jean July 22, 2014 - 8:57 am

Thank you so much for your reply! This is super helpful and I can’t wait to try your suggestions on lacing. I was actually considering the Asics GT-2000 2, I’m really glad you cleared that up. Thank you again! And really great site you have here!

solereview July 22, 2014 - 9:03 am

You’re welcome, Jean. We’re happy you like our little website!

Jean July 26, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Hi again! I have gone to two different sports authorities to try on the LG6 and they unfortunately don’t have them in yet. I’ll try speciality stores next. I did however try on the Asics GT-2000 2 since I was there and they felt pretty nice. Of the LG6 & Asics GT-2000 2, which is best for recreational running. I average about 15-20 miles a week (hope to increase it due to an injury). I did see in your GT-2000 2 review that a Con was durability. Also, what is your take on alternating between two shoes? I have read mixed opinions. Thanks!

solereview July 26, 2014 - 8:26 pm

It’s hard to say which shoe will work better for you – unless you try both of them for an extended period of time, which is unfortunately isn’t an option in the early buying process.

If the GT-2000 is fitting you well, you could give it a shot. Durability will match, if not exceed LG6’s. Both shoes are good shoes, with few faults to find.

Effects of alternating shoes depends on your running form and muscular health. As shoe reviewers, at times we alternate between 3 shoes in a single day spread over a few runs and we haven’t seen adverse reactions yet – and we’re talking the last seven years.

Sam July 22, 2014 - 12:07 pm

I tried a pair of LG4s but issues with the heel had them mailed back before I ran in them. The heel was narrow and the medial side pushed up hard into my foot. The flatter (wider?) heel of the Structure heel felt better to me. Would I experience the same poking feeling in the medial heel area with the LG6 as I did with the LG4?

solereview July 23, 2014 - 10:10 am

Sorry, got caught up in pushing a new review out.We’ll do a quick comparison and overwrite this comment with our opinion within 24 hours.

Sam July 23, 2014 - 10:15 am

Wow, thanks you guys are awesome!

solereview July 23, 2014 - 8:58 pm

You’re welcome! Our earlier comment box has been updated as promised.

Sam July 25, 2014 - 7:45 am

Of the Structure, LunarGlide, and LunarEclipse, which would you say has the most pronounced level of heel motion control? This is the single most important element for me. Arch stability and forefoot stability don’t matter, but if I cannot relax my soleus due to heel pronation I will get tight calves and medial shinsplints. The Adidas Adistar Boost has been the most successful heel pronation control shoe I have run in, but the fit of the upper (tight across the forefoot) bothers me.


solereview July 25, 2014 - 8:04 am

Pronounced level of heel motion control? That would be the Structure 17. We did not rate the shoe highly as it interferes with the natural motion of the foot – at a level more than what we see as acceptable.

In some extreme cases, we think that might cause sprain injuries as the level of ankle inversion is higher, putting stress on both lateral and medial ligaments in some form or the other.

Sam July 26, 2014 - 8:47 am

Thanks. I got some S-16 for $65 on a great sale that RRS was running. Did a 5k in them this morning and was happy with the decision. No soleus or lower medial shin pain. Will have to see if that persists over the next couple weeks.

solereview July 26, 2014 - 9:08 am

Good on you, let us know how it goes for you!

Sam July 24, 2014 - 4:08 am

I always do a test run with no insole. Without the insole is impossible for little pokes to hide from my feet.

sam July 22, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Which one is the best for running 10k everyday Lunarglide 6 or pegasus 31 ?

solereview July 22, 2014 - 9:08 pm

The Pegasus 31, and we hope you’ve made up your mind :) This is the third time you’ve asked us.

Steph July 25, 2014 - 4:44 pm

I run 4000k per year. I have owned 2 pairs of pegasus (29 and 30) and 2 pairs of LG (4&5). All awsome for every day running, long or short runs. As you can imagin, with the miles that i put on, i would break the bank buying shoes. I put around 1500 km on all of them and still use them once in a while. I would never go back to any other brand. For me the LG Is more like slipper fit, while the Peg a bit stiffer fit. Both love them both. If i had to pick one, i would have to say the peg because of the threads for winter running… Great buiy!

solereview July 25, 2014 - 4:48 pm

That’s a lot of good, consistent mileage, so thank you for sharing your feedback on the shoes from that perspective!

solereview July 27, 2014 - 2:47 am

If you can splurge both, nothing like it :)

Thank you for the kind words, and we look forward to your future visits! We would be interested to know how the LG6 works for you overall in case you buy them – and what is your opinion on the fit after adjusting the first row of Flywire cord lacing.

Emilsal July 27, 2014 - 7:17 am

I was all set to get the lunarglide 6 until I stumbled upon the lunareclipse 4 in store. Which do you recommend for someone that will use it primarily as a workout shoe and occasional run (5-10k). I had a run test and they recommended a stability shoe. Right foot pronates

solereview July 27, 2014 - 7:19 am

We’d choose the LG6.

rogier July 28, 2014 - 2:59 am

thank you so much for your in-depth reviews. They are so helpful. Am looking at new Nike running shoes for a while now; have had a analysis of my feet and (especially my right side) am overpronating. That’s why I’m looking at the LG6 right now. I’m trying to compare it with the Peg 31, but do you think this one might be too neutral? Have to say though I’ve been running for over a year now with no pains/injuries what so ever and the overpronation of my right foot was a bit surprising. It showed it much better at the analysis at the Asics store than the Nike store itself (was also a more intensive analysis).

* what would you say about the LG6 vs Peg31 in terms of stability for overpronation? Is there a significant difference in your opinion?
* next to that: i am thinking about switching between these ‘normal’ running shoes and more bare-foot shoes (like Flyknit 4.0) more often, just to train my feet a bit more and have different types of runs (might even be better in order to run differently for overpronation). With this in mind, which shoe would you recommend?

solereview July 28, 2014 - 3:36 am

Hi! You’re welcome, and thank you for the comment.

Would it possible to show us what shoes you’re running in currently? Since you can’t find the model name…a quick phone cam picture would do – please use the upload button in the left bottom corner of the comment box.

rogier July 28, 2014 - 3:47 am

Hi! I’ve found the model name: It’s Dart 9

solereview July 28, 2014 - 4:14 am

Thank you, this helps.

a) The LG6 rides firmer than the Pegasus 31, yes the difference is noticeable. In our view, the LG6 feels closer to the Dart than the Pegasus. If the Dart has been working without any problem, it makes sense to either stick to it, or at the very least a shoe which is close to it.

b) If you decided to buy a pair of Nike Free’s, rotating between the shoes is a good idea. The Free 4.0 is still relatively well cushioned and far from being zero-drop minimalist, so you should do ok if the shoe is introduced into your runs (in moderation). You could try the LG6 and Flyknit combo and see how it goes.

Also, the over-pronation thing recommended by brands (in relation to shoes) is to be taken with a pinch of salt. Sometimes, the so-called stability shoes work, sometimes they don’t. They are just too many variables, so the ‘this arch type = this shoe’ approach sold by shoe brands is oversimplified, and is not definitely not universal, practically speaking.

For most runners, finding the right shoe is always a matter of trial and error.

rogier July 28, 2014 - 4:39 am

Hi thanks for your quick response! I have to say that I can’t remember why I have chosen the Dart 9 back then. Was done without a proper analysis for sure. I think the LG6 and Peg31 are both top notch shoes right? Both also receive high grades from your view. I’m still a bit confused why the Peg31 is considered a neutral shoe, because it offers still quite a bit of stability, doesn’t it? But I have read in your review on the peg31, that it shouldn’t be recommended for low-arched/flat-footed runners (which I am, next to severe overpronating…)

solereview July 28, 2014 - 5:00 am

Yes, both shoes are great ones.

We define a neutral shoe as one which does not have any ‘motion control’ elements, like opposing densities of foam, or any kind of medial post which attempts to influence the runner’s natural foot-roll. So in that sense we categorize the Pegasus as one.

We only rate stability, and not motion control, which in some cases, happens to be the opposite of stability. A shoe can be an extreme version of a pronation-control approach, but can rate terribly on stability (please see our Structure 17 review)

So when we score stability, four elements are considered, each having a weighted average score contributing to the total ‘stability’ number. These are: a) ankle inversion (35%), b) ankle eversion (30%), c) mid-foot stability/quality of transition (10%), and finally d) forefoot stability(25%).

We put that call-out (low arch/flat-footed) in the Pegasus 31 because a lot of runners expect some motion control features if they over-pronate.

But recently, we have done away with that practice – the last few reviews are a reflection of that update.

The Walker July 28, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Do you know if the Flyknit Lunarglide 6 is any softer than the standard Flyknit? It seems a little plusher from the pictures. I always thought Flyknit would be even softer than the Lunarglide mesh fabric, but when I tried the Flyknit Lunar 1+ on recently they seemed stiffer than any of my Lunarglides. Probably more responsive for running, but not as comfortable imo.

Great in-depth reviews and responses on this site btw.

solereview July 28, 2014 - 7:44 pm

Hi! We assume that you’re referring to the regular Lunarglide 6 (reviewed above) and not the Flyknit Lunarglide, which isn’t due till October. In all probability, we won’t get our hands on a pair till mid-September.

The regular LG6 has a firmer ride than the Flyknit Lunar 2, owing to its midsole foam casing.

And you’re right, the Flyknit upper doesn’t feel as plush as regular mesh, as the insides are coarser in texture.

Justin July 28, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Does this shoe run true to size? Roadrunnersports says size 1/2 up..

solereview July 28, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Based off our experience, it runs near true to size with medium thickness sports socks. Around 1/3 rd size of free space, but not 1/2 size. That said, it will vary based on foot anatomy. Best way to find out is to try them on personally.

Kuba August 5, 2014 - 7:46 pm

From what I found – this model is pretty accurate. From Nike I have the vomero9, few older pegasuses, and lunarglide6 – all in the same size US10, and all of them fit just the same on my feet.

But I find the new Pegasus31 pretty tight in the same size, especially in the toes area… so talking about 1/2 size up – Pegasus31 would definitely be my candidate. Also, I have recently checked Nike Free 5.0 in a store – and they too felt slightly tighter in my usual US10 size… however, they are supposed to be snug and unnoticable on your feet I guess, as it matches the Run Free philosophy…

Soo… the conclusion is: good that you ask, because not all models follow the typical size chart even from one brand :-)

solereview August 5, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Actually materials and construction play a big role in deciding how the size fits. So even most shoes are equal in sockliner length, they might feel different in terms of sizing.

The Walker July 28, 2014 - 9:53 pm

My favorite shoe is the Lunarglide 1s because they had the perfect toe box. They were built like a tank and I used them everyday for four years. I decided to finally “upgrade” last year to the LG5s and had the exact same issue you’ve described. That’s why I ordered the LG6 ID in wide the day they became available to order. I’ve also tried on the regular LG6s in the store. I’d definitely recommend going with the wide if you can fork over the extra cash. There’s also a bit more room in them than the wide Asics I’ve tried, as well as the best option out of the exhaustive amounts of other shoes I tried.

izharcj July 30, 2014 - 11:12 am

Im from Malaysia, a country where its always warmth and humid every year.
Im slight obese cause I’ve stop gym 2 years ago since I entered college.
My old shoe was the Asics Men’s GEL-Frantic 4. Used it alot in the gym.
I bought it without a research because it was 50% off. The shoes did good for me but only last month I realize it is already worn out and I think It’s time to get a new one.

I got fed up with my size and would want to go back to the old days.
Instead of going to the gym, I would like to jog everyday around a lake near my house. (circumference is about 1mile)
I would jog three rounds per day. You could say a total of 5KM.
It’s what I normally do on the treadmill.. 5KM jog..

Been reading your reviews of Lg6 and Peg31. Really like your very detailed review.
I was hoping if you could recommend which one of the shoes is best for me.
It could also be other brands I dont mind but my friends really recommends Nike.
Really appreciate for your reply.

solereview July 31, 2014 - 8:46 am

Hi, thanks for commenting!

Both shoes could work for you – the LG6 is slightly firm compared to the Pegasus 31, which is softer. If you like more cushioning, then the Pegasus 31 might make more sense. Outsole durability is better on the Pegasus 31 too.

But as with all our advice, these are just general guidelines. We strongly recommend that you try the shoes on yourself to see what you like!

Thomas July 31, 2014 - 8:53 am

I am debating between Lunarglide 5 and 6. I am a seasonal runner and usually put on 8-10 miles a week split between two runs. I am starting up again this season and I’m looking for a stability shoe.

I have previously ran extensively with Nike Free’s which caused small and nagging injuries that elevated up my body as time went on. (foot, then ankle, calves, etc.) I have been told by a local running store with a fancy foot tester that I have a low arch.

Any suggestions on Lunarglide 5 vs 6?

Paul B July 31, 2014 - 5:29 pm

I have both 5 and 6, i find the 5 to be a bit softer shoe and has a nice cushy feel but still pretty stable. The landing on the 6 is definitely more firm, but is very stable still and seems to carry more energy as you transition from heal to toe. I would definitely see if you can try both of them, they each have there pro’s and con’s depending on how you run and how much stability you need. I also tried running a few times in the LunarEclipse 4 and didn’t like it, the previous version was much better, whatever Nike did to the 4 ruined it for me.

solereview August 1, 2014 - 8:08 am

Second that, thanks for chipping in, Paul!

Jerry Mullins August 1, 2014 - 10:18 am

I ran my first marathon in the LunarGlide 4’s and am in the process of training for my second one with the 4’s, and 5′, and I’m going to run it in the LG5’s. After reading this review I’m planning on getting the LG6’s. I’m a fan of the Lunarglide series, I love the flywire fit it’s so much more comfortable most running shoes and the cushioning is excellent! I was talked into the Brooks Glycerin 11 last year at the running store and I thought those were going to be my marathon shoes but after wearing both shoes the Lunarglide are definitely a superior shoe!

solereview August 1, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Thanks for sharing your feedback, Jerry! If you loved the 4 and 5’s, the LG6 won’t disappoint!

Dave August 1, 2014 - 3:37 pm

I’m a different sort of runner. I’m a distance “convert” from a field event/sprinter with some size to him. I’m a pretty neutral runner and tend to strike mid foot. I’ve been running the Mizuno Wave Precision series for the past 5 years and have since shifted to the Mizuno Sayonara series. As much as I love those shoes, I’m looking for a second shoe to help take them last longer (average mileage of 60-70mpw). Any thoughts on whether this shoe would be an appropriate addition to my rotation?

solereview August 2, 2014 - 5:52 am

Not sure of the answer – haven’t tested the Sayonara yet, so difficult to benchmark against the LG6. Sorry, just don’t want to send you in the wrong direction.

Perhaps someone else can chip in here.

Olivia August 3, 2014 - 11:34 pm

Somewhat of a stupid question: is the colourway used in your review men’s or women’s? I have found it on eBay as a women’s shoe, however the 4 sellers I’ve looked at all appear to be selling non-genuine (based on negative reviews). I also can’t find them on the nike website under male or female. Do you know where I can purchase this specific colour?

solereview August 4, 2014 - 12:54 am

Hey, it’s a valid question! :)

This is a men’s colorway, and we got the shoe from one of Nike’s PR agencies. Not not sure why this color is not retailed everywhere. We see it on the Nike Australia site though:

Olivia August 4, 2014 - 5:46 pm

Thank you!!!

solereview August 4, 2014 - 7:23 pm

You’re welcome, and we hope the information was useful!

Scott August 5, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Would this shoe be good for working out? Running, weight training, fitness machines, and maybe even a bit of cross training stuff? None of these workouts are particularly serious or demanding since i’m starting out. I do have very high arches though and have some overpronation. I really do need the support so my feet are not in constant pain. If these would not work do you guys have any recommendations?

solereview August 5, 2014 - 10:18 pm

In your place, we’d go for something like the Nike Lunar Trainer 1. Same price, but more stability. We’re actually in a good mind to put out a review for LT – would be a nice change from running shoe reviews :)

Scott August 6, 2014 - 3:05 pm

You guys are awesome! Thanks for you’re quick recommendations and in depth looks at shoes! You guys should totally go for reviewing other athletic shoes. I just found this website when looking up the Lunarglide 6. And I will definitely be returning here when I need reviews.

solereview August 6, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Thank you! We do have a content rollout strategy in place, which will see us covering other categories as time goes by.

Scott August 6, 2014 - 3:33 pm

By the way do you know how long the outsole on the Lunar Trainer 1 would last? The nubs on it look like they would wear down quickly.

solereview August 6, 2014 - 6:44 pm

For your needs (indoor and moderate intensity training/running), the durability should be fine. Just try them on to get a sense of fit and feel before buying.

Kuba August 5, 2014 - 7:27 pm

It actually does have some reflectivity – the swoosh sign is made of some sort of reflecting material or just has got such coating of some kind, but it does reflect light – just found it out today :-) It’s impossible to see that in daylight and pretty hard to spot in the night also, but at some angles it is visible. Doesn’t change the fact though, night visibility is rather poor and barely noticable. And is located on the shoe sides, while looking form the front and the back the shoe stays invisible in the night (unless it’s in some freaking glowing toxic green or orange color ;-)

Now about the shoe itself – while it fits my foot very well and gives me a spacey toebox that I always look for, I don’t find it very good for running. It’s a very nice looking and comfortable fashion sneaker, walking in it feel great, but for my forefoot running stride it feels too stiff. People rave about them being so dynamic, so well cushioned and responsive at the same time, but the sole in the forefoot isn’t just flexible enough to my taste. It makes such a lound and clappy sound while hitting the ground as if it didn’t even try to flex and mold while I land… It is much better when heel striking and making a heel to toe transition, but it still feels weird to me. Maybe it’s just the way Lunarlon works, I haven’t tried it before. It does feel nice and soft under the heel and also in the forefoot when you stand and check the cushioning potential stationarily, but one the move… it’s somehow overwhelmed by the stiffness of of the sole construction as a whole. I’m very light runner (64kg) and maybe it works best for heavier people, but in my opinion it’s nowhere near the comfort and flexibility of the Pegasus, Vomero and some other stuff from Adidas, not to mention their boost technology… Traction/grip is also far more superior in those models to me. I’m currently running in Zoom Vomero 9 beside Lunarglide 6, and despite several minor gripes mentioned in the review on this site, like that zoom airbag in the forefoot being quite noticable under the foot, the general comfort and sole flexibility is just way better.

I’m sad to say all that, because I hoped to have them as a current second trainer pair. They will serve me nonetheless in my running, but I don’t know if I ever get over that strange feeling of this shoe. If you don’t pronate too much and can live without a support, and don’t mind a tight toebox – check Pegasus31 and then make a decision over the Lunarglide6 cushioning/flexibility/traction. Such comparison can be an eye opener for some… :-)

solereview August 5, 2014 - 8:23 pm

Hi, thanks for the very detailed comment!

You’re right, the swoosh as some gloss, but it is not reflective (we mentioned the sheen in our review too). But the Lunarglide 6 lacks night visibility – we tested the upper in low light conditions by use of camera flashlights and Maglites set on Strobe mode. No part of the LG6 is reflective in true sense of that word.

Compared to the Pegasus, Vomero and Energy Boost, yes, the LG6 feels stiff. But then, Lunarglides have always been firm in comparison, and brands do that to offer different types of ride behavior (in shoes) for runners. Some people like a soft ride, some runners prefer a firmer ride. It all depends on what suits your running style!

The Vomero, despite all our negative callouts, still gets a relatively high score. Because as a standalone shoe, it isn’t bad, at least functionally.

We’ll think of ways to show comparisons in our reviews, thanks for the suggestion. We’re already on track to include ‘Sensory scoring’ in our reviews later this month, which should help answer many such (similar) questions/concerns.

Ben August 6, 2014 - 11:19 am

Hello! I am currently on my high school XC team and I’ve been running in the Pegasus 31 and the Flyknit Lunar 2’s. I have relatively flat feet with a slight arch, would you recommend the LG6? I run about 50 miles a week so I do need a good quality shoe!

solereview August 6, 2014 - 8:46 pm

Hi! How are the Pegasus and the FL2 working out for your XC training runs so far? Since you’re already running in cushioned shoes, perhaps it makes sense to go for a firmer shoe – one which can bridge the gap between the training shoes and race-day pair. (We assume you have a competition pair). Something like the Nike Air Zoom Elite 7? Firm ride, with good rubber coverage yet supportive enough.

Ben August 7, 2014 - 5:11 am

Both of the shoes have felt relatively good, I was just worried because I have read that those shoes are for more neutral runners and I happen to slightly overpronate due to my flat feet. I plan on racing this season in the nike victory waffle 3. I recently ordered them online so I haven’t been able to train/race in them yet.

solereview August 7, 2014 - 5:33 am

Don’t worry about the whole over-pronation thing vs. what shoes you should be wearing. Regardless of what brands say, just go with what you’re comfortable running in. If you’re injury free in the Pegasus 31 and FL2, there isn’t a need to buy a third training shoe for XC.

Tom August 7, 2014 - 8:11 am

Hi! I’ve been using the Structure series due to my low arch, but I’m looking at a change. I’m just recovering from an injury so thought I’d treat myself… I’m torn between the LG6 and LG5.

LG5 feels very cushioned but LG6 feels more supportive. For my arch type I feel the LG6 would be more suited. Would love to hear your thoughts, and if you think I should switch from the Structure at all?! Having read your review on the 17 it doesn’t seem too much in favour…

Also, have you noticed the LG6 runs slightly large at all? Or is there just more forefoot room?

Thank you!

solereview August 7, 2014 - 9:01 am

You’re right, the LG6 is more supportive/stable than the 5. The LG6 has a larger (and firmer) midsole base inside which there’s a layer of soft Lunarlon foam. And the Lunarlon does not have much of a stack angle (we opened up a pair of LG6 today!), so the LG6 is pretty much a neutral shoe with minimal foot roll control.

If you’ve been running in the Structure injury free, then think nothing of our review – since different shoes work differently for runners. We did not have a high opinion of the S-17 because the heel is unstable due to the acute angle at which the hard/soft foams are stacked together. In our eyes, that is over-correction of foot roll. That said, if you like the Structure (or part of it), you’ll like the LG5 because of its soft/hard foam stack. Easier transition from S-17.

The LG6 is true to size. Compared to the S-17, there’s some (very tiny) slack on the forefoot sides

Hope this helps!

Greg August 8, 2014 - 8:12 pm

Hi. I’ve had and really liked the LunarGlide 3, which I bought a half size larger as per recommendations. I recently purchased the LunarGlide 5+ but each time I’ve worn them, I get pain in the bottom of my L foot (? plantar fascia pain). Would the LunarGlide 6’s be a better choice? From the above review, it seems like the 6’s have a more similar structure to the 3. Also, since the half size larger LG3 fit well, can I assume that any other LG models should require the same half size increase? Thanks for any help!

solereview August 9, 2014 - 7:32 am

Thank you for the comment.

It’s difficult to say whether the LG6 will work (for you) without having a detailed understanding of the reasons behind the PF pain. A qualified sports medicine expert could perhaps offer a more accurate perspective.

We don’t have a pair of LG3 with us anymore so can’t compare the sizing vs. the LG6. All we can offer is that the LG6 fits true to size.

Sean August 11, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Hi there, I’m just wondering if these would be the best nike trainer for someone who’s had some Achilles tendinopathy in the past or what would you recommend.

solereview August 11, 2014 - 10:20 pm

Hi Sean,
Thank you for your question, but we’ll be unable to help here. Our response are limited to offering footwear opinions of a general nature, and refrain from providing advice linked to injuries.

Hope you understand, and sorry about that!
Best wishes,

Myboys August 29, 2014 - 5:46 pm

I’m torn between the Lunarglide 6 and the Lunareclisp+4.
I am extremely flat footed. I run at least 4-5 days a week
Please help

solereview August 29, 2014 - 6:18 pm

We think you should wait for the Nike Structure 18, which will be released end September. Our review should be up in the next three weeks, and we can compare it to the LG6 and LE4.

Kaile August 15, 2014 - 8:12 am

Hi there, what do you think of this show for someone as they begin their marathon training? I’m just starting to run 14+. Thanks!

solereview August 15, 2014 - 9:27 am

It’s hard to build pace with the LG6, we’d choose the Zoom Elite 7 or the Zoom Streak 5. If you’re not worried about speed so much and just focused on the distance during your training runs, then Pegasus 31 is really comfortable, yet responsive.

Steve August 16, 2014 - 6:23 am

Are these shoes meant for heel to toes strike? Or could I use them for a mid heel strike?

solereview August 16, 2014 - 6:37 am

Yes, works for late rear-foot strike very well.

Fenna Bee August 17, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Wow, this is the most thorough review I ever read! Ripping them open, feels like blasphemy, but it’s very interesting! I have the following question: you state that the Lunarglide is not good for running on trail or unpaved routes. I run now on Adidas Salvation (they have about 500K now) and for races on (very light) Saucony Progrids. I mostly run on trail, let’s say 75%trail and 25%roads. The last time I went to a running store -when I bought the sauconys- the seller took a look at the usage on the soles of my shoes and said that were really the good shoes for me. So, for a slight overpronator who mostly runs on trail but absolutely wants to have a pair of Nikes, what model would you recommend?

solereview August 17, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Thanks – we don’t go around ripping shoes apart everytime, only when it warrants it. Blasphemy is expensive :)

You could look at the Zoom Wildhorse 2 and Terra Kiger 2. We haven’t tested either yet, but there’s good general feedback about these shoes.

Fenna Bee August 18, 2014 - 1:40 pm

thanks again! Trail shoes, OK. But I still didn’t get WHY the lunar glides are not suited for trail runs? And what doe trail shoes offer for stability? I’ll try a pair in the shop and feel it…

solereview August 18, 2014 - 9:31 pm

You’re welcome, Fenna.

Trail shoes have a few features which distinguishes them from regular runners:

a) They have a tighter woven mesh, which prevents dirt and debris from getting in. The upper is also strengthened with overlays and extra materials for durability.

b) The forefoot is more solid, at times reinforced with a ‘Rock-plate’ which prevents the pointy sensation which comes from occasionally stepping on a stone or sharp branches.

c) The outsole has more rubber coverage for better durability, and the lugs are more aggressive in design for better grip on ascents and descents.

The Lunarglide 6 has none of the above properties. It can be used to run XC courses, but anything more would be stretching it.

Νικος Τυροβουζης August 18, 2014 - 1:29 am

Nice review!
I own Lunarglide 5 and it is a great shoe but I want to upgrade to a new shoe. Shall I get Lunarglide 6 or Pegasus 31?

solereview August 18, 2014 - 1:35 am

The Pegasus is much softer than both of the shoes, while the Lunarglide 6 is a little firmer (and stabler) than the Lunarglide 5. So depends on what you want in a shoe!

Νικος Τυροβουζης August 18, 2014 - 1:42 am

Thanks for advice.
Since the pegasus is softer, I think I’ll go for it.

solereview August 20, 2014 - 5:41 am

What model do you wear in Asics, and have there been any other shoes in the past which you’ve really liked?

Mario August 22, 2014 - 10:43 am

lovely review. Im new into the page. are lunarglide 6 best option for overpronators? thanks a lot for your advice!

solereview August 22, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Thanks for the comment! Can’t say for sure, shoes work in different ways for people. A good reference point would be to see which shoes are currently working for you and choose something which is close to that.

What are you running in right now, and how do they perform for you?

Mario August 23, 2014 - 7:31 am

I think im a mild overpronator. I actually run about 10 miles per week with nike airmax 2012, and plan to run half marathon on january 2015 thanks!

solereview August 23, 2014 - 7:52 am

If you’re ok with the AM2012, you should be good to go with the LG6. But two very different shoes, so try them on first and see whether you look the overall fit and feel!

Mike Ruhl August 24, 2014 - 5:43 am

I suppose all that’s left now is to compare the Lunarglide 6 to the Dual Fusion.

solereview August 24, 2014 - 8:09 am

Won’t be a fair one, though. The Dual fusion is not a really motion control shoe in the Lunarglide sense.

Anirban Bhattacharjee August 24, 2014 - 10:32 pm

Hi solereview, i must say that this is the most incredible shoe review i have ever come across. thanks a ton! i am a new but serious runner. i run to lose weight and have put on about 250 kms on my lunarglide 5s. I swear by them and have never used a better pair suited particular for my low arch feet. i do feel that these shoes would last another 250 kms. would the LG6 be ok for me(knowing that i am a LG5 fanboy)?

another thing. i have bought the structure 17. but not for running, just casual wear. would you say thats a good idea? that ‘over stability’ that you described would not bother me while walking and better grip.

thanks and cheers!

solereview August 24, 2014 - 11:47 pm

Hi there!

Appreciate the kind words. Yes, the Lunarglide 6 should work for you, just that it rides slightly stiffer than the LG5. Worth trying out the Lunareclipse 4 too, which feels closer to the LG5 than Lunarglide 6.

Yes, no problems with the Structure 17 if you’re just walking around. Nice and cushy in that case :)

Anirban Bhattacharjee August 25, 2014 - 5:15 am


Thanks again. Just wanted to add my 2 cents here on the Lunar eclipse. I happened to find them to have a little too much support. In fact i got the falling off a cliff feeling that you had explained about the Structure 17. And strangely, i have not felt that in the Structure. In all honestly, i have never found anything close to the LG5 when it comes to pronation control. Have tried out all the good Asics models and even though they have better cushion and sole tech than Nike. The absence of that Heel Clip is a deal breaker. Same with the Adidas Sequence 22


solereview August 25, 2014 - 5:35 am

In that case, the Lunarglide 6 is a no brainer!

MPSmith August 25, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Hi! I’m currently in marathon training mode and I have been using exclusively LunarGlide 4’s and 5’s (as nothing else comes close) and I have found them amazing for me (140lbs, 5’10, low arches, mild overpronation). Based on this review, I’m not quite sure if I should be checking into the LG6’s or LE4’s. In the past I have tried Nike LunarFly 2’s which wreaked havoc on my arches (couldn’t stand them for more than 3 miles), however, none of the LunarGlides seem to do that. Thoughts and suggestions?

solereview August 26, 2014 - 12:49 am


You have to consider what other choices you have. The Lunarglides have this unique ride quality to them which is not found in other brands, and though the Lunarglide 6 rides differently from past versions (firmer ride), it still comes the closest.

Worth giving these a try. Path of least resistance, we say.

MPSmith August 26, 2014 - 6:36 am

In the past I have used New Balance 890v2’s, Saucony Triumph (9 &10), Saucony Ride (5’s) and for racing I was in love with the Adidas Boston 3’s, which, coincidentally they do not make anymore (why is it everytime you find a shoe that works to perfection they stop making/change it?). I like the cushioned feel of the LG5’s and also the amount of support it provides, some stability without going overbaord. The main reason I initially switched to the LG series is I prefer a traditional heeldrop. anything under 8-9mm does not agree with my achilles. As such, is the LE4 just a souped up version of the LG5 or is it a different shoe (sort of like the Saucony Cortana being the Cadillac version of the Kinvara)?

solereview August 26, 2014 - 6:54 am

As you put it, the LE4 is a souped up version of the LG5. It’s got a thicker midsole, which means the angled foam effect of the LG is magnified.

Have you tried the Adidas Boston Boosts? We haven’t yet, but would love to hear your thoughts if you have.

MPSmith August 26, 2014 - 7:47 am

Haven’t tried any of the boost models yet; I’ve been sticking with the LG series as it provides the cushion for the longer runs (50-70 miles a week) when you really need it around mile 15 (for those long training runs). I briefly tried the LunaRacer 3’s but found the 5mm drop to be far too minimal for anything over a 5k. At this point I’m just curious (always wary of change I suppose) if the LG6’s have a “firmer ride” similar to the neutral/firmer ride of the Boston 3’s, but with the added cushion and support of the LG line. Or would I be better off just getting another pair of LG5’s. Thanks for all the insight, your site is by far the BEST for reviews/advice.

solereview August 26, 2014 - 8:18 am

Not sure how the Bostons 3 compare to LG6, since we haven’t had a chance to run in the former. The best way to describe the LG6 ride is that initial rearfoot strike feels firm, but cushioning levels increase as weight loading progresses forward. It’s not mushy though, just very well damped.

We’re a big believer of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix’ it philosophy. In short, if the LG5 are working so well for you (especially with your higher than average weekly mileage), then it would be best to buy couple of more pairs and keep going. In different colors, of course :)

And thank you for the compliment!

Some dude August 25, 2014 - 10:39 pm

I am literally shocked and baffled by the high quality review. This is utterly the best review site EVER period. Book marking your website immediately.

solereview August 26, 2014 - 12:46 am

At times, during those 100 hour weeks and non-stop writing/photography/wear-testing sessions, we wonder whether it is worth it.

But then, we know that we have awesome support from our readers, who read, comment, compliment on, and share our content. That alone is what keeps us going, really.

Qian Wang August 28, 2014 - 9:58 am

Yikes, 100 hours…

solereview August 29, 2014 - 12:19 am

There is always a price to pay.

A J August 26, 2014 - 4:12 am

I am currently using Structure 15 as my daily running shoe for about 5K worth of running. I have extremely flat feet and am reasonably happy with the structure 15. I want to buy another pair of shoes as my 15s have gotten a little old. I am split between the LunarGlide 6 and Structure 17. However on reading the review for the 17 I feel that they might not be the best choice. Any advice?

solereview August 26, 2014 - 4:45 am

What brands can you choose from at your location?

A J August 26, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Nike and Adidas is pretty much it. The only complaint with the structure 15 that I have is that’s a bit heavy. I could possibly wait for the structure 18 review and then decide.

solereview August 26, 2014 - 3:49 pm

In that case, worth waiting for Structure 18. Expect our review to be up in the next 30 days.

A J August 26, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Thanks a lot. You guys are doing some great work here.

Jose Salinas August 31, 2014 - 7:38 pm

Would u say that the LG 6 is a new LG3? Given that the newer Version has a new upper and less rubber on the outsole???

solereview August 31, 2014 - 8:29 pm

In terms of midsole construction and ride behavior, yes. For everything else, no.

Jose Salinas August 31, 2014 - 8:37 pm

Did they use BRS 1000 on the LG 6′ outsole since u claim great durability on this model?

solereview August 31, 2014 - 9:19 pm

The review does not say that the Lunarglide 6 has great durability. It is within acceptable limits as the LG5 was. The heel and forefoot uses Carbon rubber, which is fairly durable.

JA September 1, 2014 - 2:54 am

I got them and only by walking at home I could see they are not a stable shoe for me, even not being a heavy overpronator. I had to return them. I cannot trade my Structure 16 not in cushioning neither in stability for those ones. So I ran to internet to buy two pairs of my Structure 16…

solereview September 1, 2014 - 4:30 am

Goes out to show that one shoe does not suit all. If the Structure 16 worked for you, great idea to stock on them!

Paul Francis September 6, 2014 - 5:25 am

Hi, As I’m living in Vietnam I can’t get my favourite shoe – Brooks Adrenaline GTS. Obviously you can’t see my feet/running ‘style’, but do you think in general the Lunarglide series is a good replacement for the BA-gts? I can actually Nike stuff here.

solereview September 6, 2014 - 5:56 am

They are very different in overall behavior, don’t see that as a replacement for the GTS. However, the Zoom Structure 18 is around the corner. We can offer an opinion once our review is up later this month.

Can’t you use proxy shipping services to buy from the US? That way you can get the GTS and not compromise.

Billie September 10, 2014 - 1:49 am

Do you know how the colour turns out in real life? I am looking to get the black, blue, aqua, orange/pink LunarGlides (the ones in the first photos). Is the colour on the foam base orange or pink? I have seen so many photos but the colour is different in every picture. Thanks.

solereview September 10, 2014 - 2:57 am

Our pictures re-produce real life colors. The forefoot of the Black Lunarglide is pink, somewhat like a Flamingo pink.

Jessica September 11, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Thanks so much for the informative reviews. I’ve always worked out and have worn many brands / styles of athletic shoes but, I could never find the perfect shoe for me. I would try them on in store, they would feel great and within the first week of wearing them… problems started. But, with the help of your review site, I’ve researched so many shoes and I finally found the perfect shoe (so far) for me. I tried the Lunarglide 4’s and I’m 2 months in and I still love them. Thanks again so much. Will recommend your site to all of my gym buddies :)

solereview September 11, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Jessica, so glad that we could be of some help! And thank you for visiting and reading our reviews.

Jamie Moore September 13, 2014 - 6:52 pm

I work in a warehouse with very hard cement floors. The building is a mile long and I often walk from one side to the other during 10 hour shifts. I have been wearing air max for years now for they help with preventing knee pain. If I wear shoes like vans for a period of time at work, my knee and feet start to hurt. I’m thinking about getting these lunarglide 6 over the air max 2014? I will pretty much be wearing these shoes daily. Suggestions?

solereview September 13, 2014 - 7:36 pm

If the Air Max has been working well, why not stick to them? Regardless, the Lunarglide 6 doesn’t seem to be the shoe for the usage you’ve described.

The Nike Air Pegasus 31 is way more comfortable for long hours of standing and walking around. Also consider the Asics Nimbus 15 (last year’s version) and the Brooks Transcend.

Jamie Moore September 14, 2014 - 4:42 am

The reason for asking is that I do own the Air Max 2014 and I don’t find them as comfortable as the 2012 and 2010 models. They have been returned to Nike due to a defect in the outer design mesh that ripped.

I currently have credit at Nike’s website for the price of the Air Max 2014. So other shoe brands will not be an option for me. I will be going to a retailer to try these Pegasus 31 on before I make a decision.

I also pretty much were the shoes I purchase for about a 2 year time span. So will the Pegasus 31 last this long?

Would you say that the Pegasus 31 are more comfortable and or softer soles?

solereview September 14, 2014 - 5:32 am

Got it. The Pegasus 31 is more comfortable and softer than the Air Max 2014. And yes, the Pegs should hold up based on your usage.

solereview September 14, 2014 - 6:31 am

You’re welcome. It’ll be helpful to know how it works out for you!

Nikki September 14, 2014 - 8:07 am

“Clash of the… er, never mind. Just read on.”
Not gonna lie, I LOLed at that caption. Haha.

solereview September 14, 2014 - 8:17 am

When was the last time you laughed while reading a running shoe review, of all things? We need to have fun writing all this, otherwise what’s the point? :)

Dana September 16, 2014 - 4:30 am

Great reviews with in-depth analysis with witty writings. Refreshing! Keep up the great work guys! A small personal feedback, if much of your readers are like me, in addition to the deep break-down to the shoes’ built and quality–it’ll be very helpful if you would also recommend the runner’s physical & usage profile that will best match the shoes’ character. Again I enjoyed reading your surgery reports, but in the end wasn’t quite sure whether the shoes you just reviewed are the ones I’m looking for. That said, just bought myself a pair of Glycerin 11 and it was a disaster. My ankles and feet hurt, especially after the 15th mile on LSD. Flat footed with mild/moderate pronation training for 1st marathon, I wonder whether these LG6 is a better choice over Brooks Adrenaline?
Thanks in advance!

solereview September 16, 2014 - 4:42 am

Hi Dana, thank you for the comment!

We debated putting a runner profile against each shoe, but decided against it. There are just too many variables involved for us to make a generalization. Instead, our reviews are all about (objectively) laying everything out, and leave the rest to the reader. Some of our recent reviews (last 12 reviews) have started including a ‘sensory scorecard’, which details shoe behavior based on 18 different factors. And if there are any quirks or characteristics, we tend to call that during our review.

Now coming to your question – as far as LG6 vs. Adrenaline is concerned, the GTS would be our choice. Brooks Transcend is also something you can look at, though you have to keep the shallow upper fit and potential poking from the ‘guide rail’.

Dana September 16, 2014 - 5:01 am

Limiting your liability eh? Haha just kidding. I respect that, laying things out objectively so your readers can make unbiased and educated choice themselves. More power to you guys. The 18 scorecards such as the one on Adrenaline review is very helpful, I think I’ll go ahead with these shoes (dumb choice on the Glycerin). I wish you guys all the best, hope your hits grow by hundreds of percent week on week!

Hamasaki September 16, 2014 - 6:03 am

I’m currently using the Nike Free Run 3 and I really like it but couldn’t find any in the market now. As I’m increasing my running mileage I would love have running shoes with addition cushioning, I’ve read reviews of LG6 and Pegasus 31 and both fit my needs. My latest version of the LG series was the LG3, didn’t quite like the narrow toebox but I really love the sole material. Also I’ve never run in the Pegasus series. Should I stick with the LG series or give Pegasus 31a try ?

solereview September 16, 2014 - 6:14 am

You know what, the newly released Nike Lunar Launch might just be your thing. It’s got the same last (fit) as Free, even uses similar materials on the collar and comes with the exact same insole.

And way more cushioned than the Free or Lunarglide.

Hamasaki September 16, 2014 - 7:45 am

Thank you for the speedy reply ! Looking forward to read the Nike Lunar Launch review :)

William September 21, 2014 - 10:33 am

Looking for a highly cushioned shoe as an all purpose everyday walker/occasional runner. My current shoe is a Gel Kahana with an old Nike SB insole (air bag+almost .5″of foam – very cushy). Unfortunately the insole is beat now after serving in 3 pairs of Asics so I’m shopping for new shoes.

My dedicated running shoes suffered a complete midsole separation after putting them through the laundry but were an older cheap Adidas model that had a far softer sole than nearly everything besides Boosts I’ve tried on recently. I might add that I’m a heavy heel striker when I walk but more of a mid foot striker when running.

I’ve tried on the Lunarglide 6 and Pegasus 31 in the store and my first impression was that the Lunarglide’s sole felt more cushioned. Could it be the 31 needs more break in? Or maybe my feet prefer the more pronounced heel of the Lunarglides? I prefer the general looks of the Pegasus and the sole looks like it might be better on non-road surfaces but my initial reaction favored the feel of the Lunarglides.

I’ve been told if a cushioned sole is my goal the Pegasus 30 would be the way to go but I’m no longer seeing them in stores and online the color choices are sparse (although they are available as Nike iD shoes with an optional trail sole). Would it be worth seeking out some 30s?

Honestly, I probably would have tried the Boost route but the extreme taper of the sole towards the toe felt very strange to me.

William September 21, 2014 - 12:03 pm

Tried on the Lunarglide 6s and the Pegasus 31s again.

I think the bevel on the Pegasus’ heel and the tread pattern causes an outward roll that makes them feel less stable for me. I now think the Pegasus does have better forefoot padding than the Lunarglides and heel padding on is similar but without as much of a pronounced heel step up as the 6s.

Ultimately I don’t think either is the perfect shoe for me so the search goes on…

solereview September 23, 2014 - 7:50 am

How about you try the following shoes and see how they feel?

a) Brooks Transcend (watch out for arch dig and shallow upper)
b) Nike Lunarlaunch
c) Saucony Ride 7.

Heath Teoh December 15, 2014 - 4:14 am

Why not Air Max if cushion is the key feature sought?

solereview December 15, 2014 - 4:54 am

Because the Air Max 2015 is actually a firm shoe. Heavy too.

Ana Munteanu September 23, 2014 - 6:38 am

Hey! First of all, I would like to thank you for a really nice and thorough review. Secondly, I would like to apologize for any grammar or spelling mistakes I make in this post, since English is not my native language. I have been using a pair asiscs women gt 2000 wide D for a year and a half( and over 500 miles), and right now I think that it’s time I retire them. I really loved my shoes, but at long runs(over 10 miles) i felt like they weren’t that confortable anymore. I went to a Nike store the other day to try on the LG6, and they felt really nice and light. But are they really the shoes for me? Thank you..

solereview September 23, 2014 - 7:46 am

Thank you for the comment, and your English is perfect.

The Lunarglide 6 is a comfortable trainer and if they feel/fit well initially, you could give them a try!

Nomad September 23, 2014 - 7:59 am

Hi Sole Review, I find that you have got the most comprehensive running shoes reviews online, so I thought I should seek your advice.
I recently got a pair of Adidas Supernova Glide 6 Boost and I have ran about 50 kms in them. I usually run about 10-16 kms at a time for 2-3 times a week. I realised that the sole of the heel is starting to wear off pretty quickly after 50 kms, does this mean I am definitely a strong heel striker? If so, do you reckon I should get a new pair of Nike Air Pegasus 31 or a new pair of Nike LunarGlide 6?
In addition, I have slightly wider feet due to my large knuckles located close to my big toe, and generally require some break-in time to comfortably fit into any new shoes. Generally speaking, I have been a fan of Nike running shoes after I found that Adidas shoes are heavier than Nike shoes, which also provide more cushioning. (I have tried the above mentioned Adidas shoes, plus Adidas Duramo 5 and Duramo 6.)

solereview September 23, 2014 - 8:08 am

Degree of wear on shoes depends on a variety of things – (weight, footstrike pattern, surface, temperature, materials, sole design) , so difficult to pinpoint unless there’s a 1-on-1 interaction and observation.

From our experience, the Pegasus 31 has a more durable outsole than the Lunarglide. The upper is also roomier than the LG6 too. Why don’t you give them both a try at the store and see how they feel initially? Unfortunately, Nike does not offer variable widths on standard Pegasus and Lunarglide, the only way is to buy it from Nike ID in case you’re looking for a wider (than regular) fit.

Nomad September 23, 2014 - 8:29 am

Thanks for the prompt response. My weight is about 63-65kg, and I usually jog on the footpath along the river, where the temperatures I have ran in varies between 15-25 degrees Celsius (Autumn/Spring temperatures). The material on the Adidas Supernova Glide 6 Boost is what they claim to be the Continental tyres rubber material type which is supposed to provide more grip.
Do you recommend that I should change my running technique to land on the mid-sole rather than on the heel? Sort of like “gliding along the ground” horizontal technique, landing on 1 foot first before lifting the next foot, instead of the “jumping in the air” vertical technique of heel strikers?
What do you think of the Nike Fly Knit (Lunar or AIr Max?) running shoes?

solereview September 23, 2014 - 8:53 am

Thanks for the information.

One should make changes in their footstrike pattern only if a) You’re experiencing injuries b) competitive running where a change of footstrike could improve efficiency.

If you are running injury free for the past many years, not a good idea to change anything. Unless you are over-striding (acute heel strike), in which case you need to improve your running form.

Nike Flyknit’s are good shoes, not so much the Air Max. The Free 4.0 Flyknit is a well designed shoe. There was a Flyknit Lunarglide in the works, but we heard that got cancelled.

Tom September 23, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Hey, first of all thank you for this amazing review, you literally can’t find anything better written on the internet as far as shoe reviews go. My problem is, are LG6s a good match for someone who is quite flat-footed and is a heavy pronator (especially on one foot)? My old shoes are lacking stabilization and arch support which make my runs uncomfortable. If not, are there any other Nike shoes I should look into, that would fit those criteria? Thanks in advance!

solereview September 24, 2014 - 6:25 am

You’re welcome, happy to hear you like our reviews!

As far as your problem is concerned – can’t really say as shoes behave in different ways for people, regardless of how brands sell them (pronation, stability, etc). Lunarglide is a stable shoe, you can give it a try. If you’re open to brands, the Brooks Transcend and Adrenaline GTS 14 are worth a fit-trial too.

Michael September 29, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Amazingly thorough discussion! Training for my first marathon and just switched from the Lunarglide 5 to the Lunarglide 6 two weeks prior to the big day (thinking they would be quite comparable). Around this switch, had lateral foot pain consistent with peroneus brevis tendonitis, likely caused by over-supination. Based on your analysis, would you predict the Lunarglide 6 might cause me to overcompensate for pronation (roll my foot outward and put more stress on my lateral midfoot) compared to the 5 version? Thanks for any advice during these anxious final days before Chicago…

solereview October 1, 2014 - 7:45 am

Sorry for the delayed response. Can’t hazard a guess when it comes to injuries – a variety of factors might be at work here. Did you say the discomfort started when you switched to LG6 and you were doing ok with the LG5? In that case, sticking to LG5 would be a safer bet, considering Chicago is due in the next 11 days.

General wisdom states that over-supinators should buy cushioned shoes (Pegasus, Ride 7) which will help the foot roll inwards, but in reality, it could turn out either way. Footwear +runner compatibility is anything but universal.

solereview October 1, 2014 - 7:45 am

Sorry for the delayed response. Can’t hazard a guess when it comes to injuries – a variety of factors might be at work here. Did you say the discomfort started when you switched to LG6 and you were doing ok with the LG5? In that case, sticking to LG5 would be a safer bet, considering Chicago is due in the next 11 days.

General wisdom states that over-supinators should buy cushioned shoes (Pegasus, Ride 7) which will help the foot roll inwards, but in reality, it could turn out either way. Footwear +runner compatibility is anything but universal.

Shere Khan October 4, 2014 - 2:48 pm

I’m a mild overpronation case, so I got the new lunar glides. But even after half an hour of running, my heels start hurting. Any idea where the pain is coming from?

solereview October 4, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Not quite sure. How much space do you have ahead of your toes when you wear the Lunarglides?

Shere Khan October 4, 2014 - 4:04 pm

It should be enough. They’re one size larger than what I wear at work. Also, they’re the same size as my old running shoes, which didn’t hurt at all. My old shoes (some 2009 Adidases) were for normal feet, and I decided to go for the support ones now. Is it possible that the Lunarglides could be for severe overpronation while I have a mild one?

solereview October 4, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Hard to say without seeing how they actually fit you. It is possible that the molded heel clip (plastic) could be the cause.

Chris October 7, 2014 - 12:01 am

The lunarglide 6 FLASH edition has any difference on the upper material?

solereview October 8, 2014 - 7:57 am

Usually they come with a water-repellent upper which also runs warmer, but can’t say without testing them.

Chris October 8, 2014 - 8:03 am

Thank you!

Shere Khan October 12, 2014 - 2:11 pm

I was rather asking if these Lunarglides are for mild or severe over-pronation. I don’t seem to be able to find this info.

solereview October 12, 2014 - 3:56 pm

They are designed for mild pronation, but whether that works depends on the runner’s form and other variables.

Ben October 7, 2014 - 12:09 am

Would the Lunarglide be good for speed work ala hill sprints/ paved road sprints or would the Air Pegasus 31 be better? I am looking for shoes (without studs) that can be used for sprinting and walking. Your input would be most appreciated.

solereview October 8, 2014 - 8:01 am

Out of the two, we’d choose the firmer Lunarglide 6, but also consider purpose built speed shoes (non-spikes) like the Nike Zoom Streak 5, adidas adios Boost 2 and adidas Boston Boost.

Alex October 10, 2014 - 2:27 am

I’m about to order a pair of Lunarglide 6 but got confused when i had to choose “wide” or “regular” fit. Do you know where and how much this width will affect on the shoes?

solereview October 10, 2014 - 3:06 am

Hi – the difference of width is only in upper forefoot. Standard width is D where as wide is 2E. According to a Brannock foot measuring device, the metric difference between D and 2E is 10mm (1 cm).

The midsole does not change.

This is how it goes:
D- regular width
2E – wide (regular+10mm)
4E – extra wide (wide+10mm)

Jason L October 10, 2014 - 6:58 am

I just went for a 800m run and the lunarglide 6 feels fast on the track. How about Pegasus 31? Do they feel as fast on the track? How do they feel differently?

solereview October 10, 2014 - 11:10 pm

LG6 runs better on track due to the snugger upper fit and relatively firmer midsole – compared to the Pegasus.

Jason L November 11, 2014 - 6:28 am

But won’t the responsiveness of zoom air and the toe spring help create a faster ride compare to LG6?

solereview November 11, 2014 - 6:31 am

The Zoom bag is pretty small to have any real impact, and toe springs only help in case of a firm forefoot. The Pegasus has a soft front-end.

We felt the LG6 performed better on track – your experience might differ.

Jason L November 11, 2014 - 6:40 am

Oh I see thanks anyway for providing great answers

Lucas October 10, 2014 - 10:08 am

Hi, what about for pronation? Will this lunarglide 6 helps? What about the zoomfly?

solereview October 10, 2014 - 11:08 pm

Can’t say with 100% certainty, shoes work in many ways for runners. It might or might not.

Jason L October 12, 2014 - 5:58 am

I know that zoom air is more responsive than lunarlon. But then which one gives a softer feel, lunarlon or zoom air?

solereview October 12, 2014 - 8:17 am

That will be Lunarlon for softer feel.

Sven October 15, 2014 - 12:16 am


I’m a bit confused. I’m a tall lanky fellow with big (13US) and narrow feet. I also have high arches.

Long time ago I checked out the worn soles of my old Brooks Ghost running shoes (that I bought with no planning). It appears the outside edges up by the pinkie toes and back on the outer heel were worn. Although I haven’t had someone look at my gate, I think I tend to run on the balls of my feet, probably striking the outside edges first? I’m guessing tendencies from playing so many sports, which involve lots of juking and jiving.

Given this, would I be a Supinator that would need support and stability for high arches? So something like a Nike Lunarglide or Structure 18? Or would I need something more Neutral like the Pegasus 31?

Interested to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

solereview October 16, 2014 - 10:06 pm

Without looking at your foot, shoes or gait, hard to say.

Generally, outsole wear focused on outside edges hints at high arches – which you have indicated in your comment. You could try neutral shoes like the Pegasus, or ‘neutral-support’ shoes like the Brooks Transcend.

Varun October 16, 2014 - 9:43 pm

I am thinking of buying new shoes…I need more heel and midfoot cushioning… Lunarglide 6 or Lunareclipse 4 or Adidas Energy Boost 2 or Air Zoom Pegasus 31 ? Am confused please help

solereview October 16, 2014 - 10:02 pm

The Energy Boost 2 techfit or ESM is the clear winner out of the three when it comes to quality of cushioning.

Varun October 16, 2014 - 11:37 pm

Thanks for the help

Julian Nell October 25, 2014 - 11:17 pm


Thank you for the review. All of your reviews I have read have been very informative and detailed.

I have a question about the Pegasus 31 vs the Lunarglide 6. I am in the process of finding my first pair of running shoes, and so far I have found that the Lunarglide 6 fits my pronation level and the toe drop is right. My wuestion is how the Pegasus compares to the Lunarglide in terms of stability?

I know that it depends on biomechanics, but what is your best guess.

Thanks so much,

solereview October 26, 2014 - 8:15 am

Thank you for the comment.

The Pegasus is fairly stable (which we rate by how the ankle behaves during runs) but the Lunarglide feels stabler due to its soft foam core, wrapped in a firmer EVA casing.

Julian Nell October 26, 2014 - 11:30 am

Thanks for the reply.

How would you compare the Asics GT 1000 V3 to the Nike Lunarglide 6?


P.S. If you haven’t tried the GT 1000 V3 yet, than you could assume it is close to the GT 1000 V 2/1.

solereview October 26, 2014 - 3:50 pm

The Lunarglide feels more cushioned than the GT 1000 V3 – we did a full review earlier this month. The LG6 upper also runs a bit snugger too.

Julian Nell October 26, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Thank you for the help and great reviews.


Lauren B October 29, 2014 - 9:53 am

I was searching for a review of the LG6 to see what significant changes if any were made. I rant the Marine Corps Marathon last year without a single blister (ran in LG4.) This year I ran in LG6, both pinky toes were blistered, and both, I repeat both of my big toe nails are bruised. I feel like the toe box in the new model is narrower… So conflicted. I’ve ran in these since LG1 and loved them.

solereview October 30, 2014 - 3:24 am

The overall length of these shoes don’t change over time, and we’re sure the last (fit) hasn’t too.

But the heel section of LG6 is molded more narrower (see top view in both our reviews) than LG5. While this did not affect our wear-tester, it is possible that this change in structure pushes your foot forward.

Heath Teoh December 13, 2014 - 5:28 pm

I found the LG1 great when new, but after 6 months, the upper seemed to lose its “hold” – felt like a minimalist sock top! I am very light frame and hence, don’t badger my soles into the ground. Therefore I wasn’t sure why that happened.

solereview December 14, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Not quite certain of the reason behind that. But the LG1 did come with soft overlays over a mesh to match.

Cam W October 29, 2014 - 5:59 pm

when will you do a review on the lunarglide 6 flash and the zoom structure 18? Also is there any cons (other than 15$ more) of the LG6 flash over normal LG6?

solereview October 29, 2014 - 6:47 pm

The review of the regular Zoom Structure 18 is underway, and should be online in a few days. Won’t do a review for the Flash versions – the only (potential) disadvantage of the winterized upper is reduced ventilation if you’re using them in a warmer climate.

We’re also assuming a slightly more snugger fit due to material change, but that is pure speculation.

aamir October 31, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Hi.The best review i have come across.
I recently purchased LG6.When i looked at them closely i found few flaws.
The sole in the front which has different colors had a thread hanging out from it.
After removing foot bed from both left and right shoe i could see sewing not uniform in both the shoes.
Is the same for other LG6 shoes or am i given shoes that has flaws.

solereview October 31, 2014 - 6:04 pm

There are always manufacturing inconsistencies, don’t worry about it too much as long as they do not impact your running or cause injuries.

Tina November 7, 2014 - 2:18 am

I have bunions and need to wear shoes with a wider toe box and flexible material. Would this be a good choice for me? If not, can you recommend any? Thanks!

solereview November 7, 2014 - 5:48 am

The Lunarglide will not be a good shoe given the circumstances. The forefoot is rather snug, and the material does not stretch.

Flexible materials and wider toe box most commonly tend to be either or. That said, we see the Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit as an exception with its relatively relaxed fit and a semi-stretch upper.

On the downside, that is a Nike Free, so not sure whether it is going to end up too minimal for your taste. Try them on and see how you feel.

The Mizuno Wave Rider 18 has a very spacious forefoot, but no stretch. That could be another of your options.

Lionel Putz, Esq. November 10, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Lunarglide 6 is currently on sale for $75 at

solereview November 11, 2014 - 2:39 am

Would make sense to clear stocks, given that they’re pushing the newly released Flash version.

Lionel Putz, Esq. November 11, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Your biggest complaint was a lack of reflectivity, so they gave you a shoe you can wear in the shower with the lights off and cars can still see you. Of course, it is costs $125 and doesn’t breath. I prefer a jacket in the winter and saving $50.

Hansie November 11, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Hi! Thanks a lot for the great review and indepth analysis of the LG6. I was so unaware of what all can go into shoe technology and vary so much person to person. Reading your review is an eye opener and a perfect guide. I am an occasional runner and since the last few months clocking 40-50 miles a week and plan to buy a shoe. Though there are no gait test facility in my location considering my arch type and shoe wear (right side of right foot heal and big toe) i believe i am a neutral to mild pronator. i have tried the LG6 and felt comfortable in them from what i was running previously was a Hexride and Zigtech. Though i cudnt run in the LG6 it was very comfortable giving me a roomy forefoot but a stiff ankle setup which i have not been used to in my present shoes. Can i consider this shoe as being a case of mild pronation.

solereview November 12, 2014 - 8:10 am

The LG6 should do ok for you. We assume you’re referring to the plastic heel wrap, which we agree is fairly snug. Could bother some people, though you’re the best judge of that.

solereview November 12, 2014 - 8:10 am

No, haven’t tried them. Thanks for sharing the url.

Ανδρεας November 15, 2014 - 2:31 am

Does this shoe is right for gym,everyday casual anr runnung use?or should i llok for something else?

solereview November 15, 2014 - 5:22 am

Yes, it will work well for the usage you’ve described.

Ανδρεας November 15, 2014 - 6:05 am

thank you very much for so quick reply.Any suugestion on colour?(for men)

solereview November 15, 2014 - 6:09 am

You’re welcome. As far as the color is concerned, that decision is purely subjective to your own taste! If you ask us, the colors shown in the review are the ones we like.

Also like the Black/Gym Red and Seaweed/Volt colorways :)

Heath Teoh December 13, 2014 - 5:03 pm

The Structure has gone from MILD to WILD in colorways, with the S18! I wish Nike makes ALL BLACK versions of all the stability models as I wear them as “dress shoes” for work :) The only way to get all black versions is Nike ID. I was lucky to get the all black versions (sold as standard off the shelf) of LG2, Swift 2, and Free3 but with 2 years of walking in them, they need replacement.

solereview December 14, 2014 - 11:50 pm

The colors are going colorful not only in Nike, but across – but coming to think of it, Nike did start the trend!

nbnbnbnb November 17, 2014 - 6:28 pm

I am debating between the Pegasus 31 and Lunarglide 6. I have a weak ankle, that sprains easily, and was wondering which would be better for it? I am looking for a shoe that is more stiff and has maximum support for ankles. Thank you!

solereview November 18, 2014 - 3:39 am

Between the two, Lunarglide is much more stable overall, including the heel area.

Querfeldein November 27, 2014 - 9:53 am

As I’m coming to the end of my fifth pair of Lunarglide 3, I am contemplating whether to buy yet another pair, or finally upgrade. I tried on the Lunarglide 6 in the shop and it felt great, but I am still not convinced about the durability. Could you give me some advice? I weigh about 75 kg, consider myself a medium pronator, and run about 70-90 km / week. I used each of my pairs of Lunarglide 3 for close to 1000 km. For fast runs (and even my last marathon), I also like the zoom fly, but for every day training I prefer the more comfortable Lunarglides.

solereview December 1, 2014 - 2:59 am

Sorry for the delayed response.

The LG6 definitely has lower outsole durability than LG3. If you want durability, then consider the Structure 18. Comfortable enough, but the ride isn’t as responsive as the Lunarglide, though.

Brandon November 29, 2014 - 12:00 am

Hi Solereview, thanks for sharing your expertise with us. I am an overpronator and a HEAVY heel striker with a flat arch. I currently use the Adistar Boost and have completely worn down the outer heels in a year of running in them. I love the look of the Lunarglide 6 but I am worried that the outsole is too soft and not very durable (I run 6km’s every day and buy one pair of running shoes a year). Should I rather go for the Structure 18’s?

solereview November 29, 2014 - 12:23 am

You’re right in assuming that the Lunarglide 6 won’t be as durable (as the Structure 18).

The Nike recycled rubber used on Structure 18 is far more hard wearing, and makes for the right choice given your requirements.

Megan December 1, 2014 - 1:10 pm

I have been told i need a shoe with mild-moderate support. I go to the gym, run and have entered the half marathon in Feb… Is this shoe a good choice for me?

solereview December 1, 2014 - 6:02 pm

This shoe fits the description, and you could also try the Structure 18 too. Firmer than LG6, but worth a consideration.

Robin December 1, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Is there any difference in the fit/comfort between the Lunarglide 6 and Lunarglide 6-FLASH?

solereview December 1, 2014 - 6:01 pm

Haven’t worn the flash, but assume the fit to be slightly snugger due to the thicker, water resistant upper material. Midsole comfort is unchanged, as both versions use same materials.

Heath Teoh December 13, 2014 - 4:56 pm

I have the Zoom Structure 16 regular and Zoom Structure H2O Repel (water repellant and flash). The only difference is the latter feels slightly snugger as the upper material is a “heavier” material.

Jim Harding December 6, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Love the reviews from you guys. Just a simple question. In the past several years it seems to me my Nikes are getting smaller and smaller. To the point my feet hurt and I have gotten black or bruised toenails. In HS I wore a 10.5 and at 46 years old I wear an 11 contemplating an 11.5. Look forward to any feedback. Keep up the fantastic work!

solereview December 7, 2014 - 7:21 am

Thank you for the comment!

You have a point, the toe area has indeed become narrower in recent versions. Not sure why that is, though. A few people might find the need to half up-size.

Heath Teoh December 13, 2014 - 4:53 pm

The problem with upsizing is the slight increase in the width :( I bought the Nike Lunar Haze in 2011, in a size 10 instead of 9.5 because a 9.5 felt too tight. Was the Lunar Swift reviewed? It has been discontinued.

Jim Harding December 14, 2014 - 5:33 pm

Thanks for the great reply. I do over pronate. I found a site with different ways to lace my shoes and it has changed my view on Nike. The shoe feels like it was made specifically for my foot. Again, thanks for the extremely informative review.

solereview December 14, 2014 - 6:17 pm

No, we did not review the Lunar Swift!

Heath Teoh December 13, 2014 - 4:34 pm

Feet grow marginally bigger as we get older. Look for shoes with “roomier” toe box”. I wore my first pair of Nike running shoe when the Nike Company was born as a running shoe company, in 1978 – the Nike Tailwind. I have been wearing strictly Nike running shoes since then.

Two ways to address “black toe nail” – roomier toe boxes, and sloppy running form during tired runs.

You did no specify whether you have neutral, over pronating, or under pronating gait (flat, high, normal arch).


The following “stability” Nike shoes catering for mild to moderate over pronation, have “roomier toe boxes:

(1) The Lunar Eclipse 4, unlike the Lunar Eclipse 2, has roomier toe box.

(2) Zoom Structure 18

(3) Lunar Glide 6.


When we get fatigued at the end of long runs, or when we are backing up, after a long run, within 48 hours after the long run, our toes tend to slam into the front of the shoe (SLAPPING action of feet from fatigue).

Morton’s foot is where the second toe is longer than the first toe. That tends to give the runner more frequency of black toe nails.

Hugo December 11, 2014 - 1:53 pm

Hi, I have reading a lot to make the best decision, I have flat feet this will be my first pair of running shoes, does the lunarglide 6 will be my best option?

solereview December 14, 2014 - 6:18 pm

Better still would be the Zoom Structure 18, as that prevents foot roll better than Lunarglide 6. You could also try the New Balance 1260 V4, 860 V5, Saucony Guide 7/8 and the adidas Supernova Sequence 7 Boost.

Gracie December 13, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Hi, I am debating between the LunarGlide 6 and the Air Zoom Pegasus. I run a lot, 45-50 miles a week or more and on all surfaces. I am very light in weight (100 lbs.) and a slight overpronator but with no injury issues. Which shoe would be better for me given my circumstances?

solereview December 14, 2014 - 7:16 pm

The Lunarglide seems like a better choice. The heel section runs a bit snug, so give them a try before you decide.

Heath Teoh December 13, 2014 - 5:21 pm

LG6 v LE4. Although you say the former is more stable than the latter, I am finding the opposite. The LE4 feels plusher, and more stable. Is it correct that the LE4 is more stable than the S18? The S18 feels “firmer”, and “lower to the ground” than the LE4 and LG6. Perhaps the LE4 has more arch support than the S18?
SPRINT DRILLS: Would the S18 be the best bet for spring drills? I did so in the LE4 last week, for the first time, and I liked the “energy return” (springiness). I have just had my first run in my new S18 and it feels even more suited to sprints because of the firmer midsole.
I will revisit the LG6 on my next long run (I have a mental block that the LG6 isn’t as stable as the LE2 or Structures and only ran my longest, 9mi or 15km. So I only ran in the LG6 on a long run as a first run, in a brand new pair in October. I have been running in the LG6 on my weekday shorter runs.
I did not have the “instability” issues you cited in reviews of the Structure 16 and 17s. They were great on my long runs. I do not have the sensation of “going over the cliff” in my lateral side of my heel.

solereview December 14, 2014 - 5:10 pm

We rate stability on seven different parameters – a shoe’s extent of influence on ankle inversion, ankle eversion, midfoot stability, forefoot stability, stack heights, levels of foam hardness and upper fit.

When these attributes were weighted, LG6 bested the LE4 and hence our comment.

Out of three (LE, LG and ST), the Structure 18 feels best on tracks because of its firmer midsole – something you have pointed out. But have you tried the Zoom Streaks or Lunaracer 3 on tracks yet? Those feel even better on tracks.

Good to hear you did not face any issues with the S-17’s – with so many variables involved, individual experiences (and hence preferences) are bound to differ.

Heath Teoh December 13, 2014 - 6:10 pm


Easily eclipsing reviews by the you-know-which high profile running magazines. Stumbled on SOLEREVIEW yesterday while checking out reviews on S18 before I ran in them, for the first time, yesterday, (happened to be my weekend longer runs of 9mi or 15Km). I bought 3 pairs in October – LG6, LE4, S18.
I am a Nike fan; bought my first pair of running shoes, in 1978, Nike Tailwind, which was the shoe that launched Nike as the new running shoe company, equipped with the latest science of biomechanics for running. I feel like an under-appreciated, unpaid de facto Nike PR person :P
Note: I wear EVERYTHING Nike – shoes, and running-specific apparel, including NFL Dallas Cowboys outfit for some runs, just to be different :P I have been often asked if Nike sponsors me. No I am sponsoring Nike! :P

I have never had chronic injuries from running in Nikes. And no injuries, ever, that stopped me from running (touch wood). Of course the trick is to research (here is where Solereview does a brilliant job), understand one’s biomechanics, learn the “feel factor” when one is out running, adequate rest between hard efforts, and try the shoes on, and run in them INSIDE the shoe shop. Don’t worry about other shoppers staring at you, running in the store. I think stable body weight also helps; I have increased 5kg between 1982 and 2014, and that isn’t likely to be “puppy fat” but rather, having a bit more muscle density.

Heath Teoh December 13, 2014 - 8:43 pm

Easily eclipsing reviews by the you-know-which high profile running magazines. Stumbled on SOLEREVIEW yesterday while checking out reviews on S18 before I ran in them, for the first time, yesterday, (happened to be my weekend longer runs of 9mi or 15Km). I bought 3 pairs in October – LG6, LE4, S18.
I am a Nike fan; bought my first pair of running shoes, in 1978, Nike Tailwind, which was the shoe that launched Nike as the new running shoe company, equipped with the latest science of biomechanics for running. I feel like an under-appreciated, unpaid de facto Nike PR person :P
Note: I wear EVERYTHING Nike – shoes, and running-specific apparel, including NFL Dallas Cowboys outfit for some runs, just to be different :P I have been often asked if Nike sponsors me. No I am sponsoring Nike! :P

I have never had chronic injuries from running in Nikes. And no injuries, ever, that stopped me from running (touch wood). Of course the trick is to research (here is where Solereview does a brilliant job), understand one’s biomechanics, learn the “feel factor” when one is out running, adequate rest between hard efforts, and try the shoes on, and run in them INSIDE the shoe shop. Don’t worry about other shoppers staring at you, running in the store. I think stable body weight also helps; I have increased 5kg between 1982 and 2014, and that isn’t likely to be “puppy fat” but rather, having a bit more muscle density.
Pics attached: old shoes: all retired except Equalon

solereview December 14, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Hi Heath, thank you for the compliment. Glad to know our reviews are of some help :)

That’s quite a shoe history you have there – and to have seen the evolution of nearly the entire Nike running line. Happy to hear you’re going strong without injuries – wish you many more miles and years of runs!

Diana December 16, 2014 - 3:02 pm

I really like the lunar 1 flyknits because of the soft cushioning. Is the Lunarglide 6 similar to the lunar 1 flyknits? (I prefer neutral running shoes and soft cushioned shoes) I usually run around 6 miles a week

solereview December 16, 2014 - 3:26 pm

The Lunarglide 6 runs firmer than the Flyknit Lunar 1. Why not try the Nike Lunar Launch – soft, neutral and lightweight.

Known Unknown December 21, 2014 - 5:13 pm

The remark about the reflectiveness of the LG6 is incorrect. I purchased the launch colorway and it has 3M reflective materials on the swooshes for low light/night runs.

solereview December 21, 2014 - 5:18 pm

It is glossy, but it is not reflective in a true sense. Tested that multiple times in low light conditions before putting that in the review – on both our featured colorways.

Belle J. December 22, 2014 - 8:26 am

This review is amazing! Very detailed and neat … and a little bit shocking to see you chopped the shoes in pieces (lol yes, I’m new here) I’ve been looking for the in depth review like this for quite some times. How could i miss your site!

Thank you for such a great review. Right now, i’m deciding between Lunarglide 6 & Zoom Structure 18 to replace my old neutral shoes. I’m an overpronator and it causes me so much pain in the arch, ankle and back when I walk too much or stand too long. I don’t run that often so simply looking for a pair of shoes that supports and comfort my sore feet. Would be so grateful if you have any suggestions for me. :)

solereview December 25, 2014 - 6:43 am

Thank you for the comment! We don’t cut shoes everyday, only sometimes. In this case, we had two shoes so decided one of them was put to better use :)

If you need stability, then the Structure 18 is the way to go. You should also consider the adidas Supernova Sequence 7 Boost too. And it won’t hurt to weave in some physical conditioning ( lower body and lower back) into your regime too, will surely help as well.

salma December 29, 2014 - 11:10 am

Are the LG 6 good for running? Do you recommend them for a teen in track & field?

solereview December 29, 2014 - 3:13 pm

They are good for road running, and ok for track running (training only, not races). What field events do you want them to be used for?

Luqman December 30, 2014 - 7:34 am

hi. best review ever on the net i’ll say. nice! just want to ask, which is better between the two, air max 2015 and LG6? im a frequent jogger and play a little jumping related sports like volleyball, etc. so which is better based on your opinion? thanks!

solereview December 30, 2014 - 9:54 am

Oh, has to be the Lunarglide 6, no two ways about that!

Luqman December 30, 2014 - 6:34 pm

can you tell me why? haha. i really love the colours or the AM15 and its cushioning, but the LG6 started to give me slight doubts to the AM15 on compatibility

solereview December 30, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Too stiff, too expensive, not so great outsole grip… the list goes on :)

Luqman January 1, 2015 - 5:56 am

hi. and what else? and oh, does the LG6’s sole wear off easily?

solereview January 1, 2015 - 7:18 am

Compared to Pegasus 31 and Air Max, yes.

kiiken December 30, 2014 - 9:26 am

I’m currently running with LG6, after changing from Lunar1 Flyknits. Found the LG6 has firmer and more stable runs. However I’ve had black toenail (my second toe on left) twice from both the Lunar1 Flyknits and LG6. Want to see if it’s my shoes or my running postures or others. If it’s due to shoes which other would you recommend? I do 100-120km a month.

solereview December 30, 2014 - 9:55 am

When stationary in these shoes, how much space do you have in front of your second toe?

kiiken December 30, 2014 - 5:20 pm

About one finger width

solereview January 2, 2015 - 8:18 am

Then it isn’t the lack of space. We haven’t faced that issue with any of the shoes, so it could be your running form. Do you run on gradients or do you run forefoot strike?

A low heel to toe drop shoe with a snugger midfoot and collar grip might help along with a thicker running sock, as it will prevent your foot from sliding into the toe box. But it is hard to find a shoe which delivers all three together.

Adidas Energy Boost has a snug midfoot, but not so stable as the LG. The Nike Lunarlaunch has a low heel to toe drop (4mm), but again, more cushioned than LG (assuming that you prefer firm/stable shoes).

kiiken January 2, 2015 - 11:39 pm

How about Pegasus 31? Would you recommend that over LG6?

solereview January 3, 2015 - 12:25 am

Don’t think that’s going to prevent footslide, the snugger LG6 might actually be better.

kiiken January 3, 2015 - 7:55 am

forgot to answer your question on forefoot strike. i’m more of a heel strike to midfoot strike. heard that if i wanna pick up pace, i should consider training for forefoot strike, not sure if that’s true. so far i find it more comfortable and with faster pace as i move the impact closer to midfoot to forefoot. maybe this change of impact caused my black toenail. today i’ve changed my lacing to zig-zag lacing and immediately i felt the midfoot is snugger on the LG6. i’m going to continue with this to see if this improves.

adding to my original question, what would you recommend if i’m training for marathon?

solereview January 4, 2015 - 11:28 pm

Take our advice for whatever you think is worth – a footstrike change is not warranted unless you’re facing injuries, or trying to correct a bad running form. Or both.

A successful transition will take months with unclear benefits, and anyone can debate either side of the topic (of FF vs. RF strike) for hours.

Our point is – if nothing’s broke, don’t try and fix it. The only exception here is sprinting on track, when you need to adopt a forefoot strike for maximum efficiency.

You could train in almost any running shoe, but our personal preference would be something like the Adidas Boston Boost, Supernova Glide 7 Boost, Nike Zoom Streak 5, Mizuno Sayonara 2.

kiiken January 10, 2015 - 12:00 am

Thanks for your advice. I ended up getting the Streak5. Took a 10k ride and eventually broke my personal best. It’s light weight, firm and snug, yet just enough cushioning so it wouldn’t feel too hard hitting the ground. One thing though, the sales at Nike store told me not to train on the Streak5? He said it would make the cushion deterioting faster? I haven’t heard such thing and your feedback on this comment?

solereview January 10, 2015 - 12:33 am

Great to hear that you’ve got a shoe to your liking.

As far as the advice of the sales clerk is concerned – no offense, but that’s exactly the reason why we started solereview.

kiiken January 10, 2015 - 5:26 am

Haha. So I can train and race with the Streak5 then.

Joris January 3, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Hi, i’m thinking about the lunarglide 6 or the lunarclipse 4. Both are in sale for €90 so price is equal. Which one is better for 27 year male, 75 kg an neutral run. I run 2 times per week runner plus several half marathons a year. Used to like the lunarglide 3 a lot. Thanks

solereview January 4, 2015 - 12:25 am

If you liked the LG3, then it’s a no brainer, it should be the Lunarglide 6.

Joris January 4, 2015 - 6:47 am

Thanks! Sounds logical indeed

Nina January 4, 2015 - 3:36 pm


Great review, very detailed! I have plantar fasciitis so I overpronate and I have very flat feet. I also have my own orthotics – so would you recommend the LG6 for this? Or can you recommend another trainer that’s better? I know it’s down to the individual but with so many brands and so much choice it’s hard to know where to start!

I don’t currently run but just want a really comfortable trainer for everyday use. Thanks!

solereview January 5, 2015 - 2:19 am

What shoe brands does your local shoe store or e-retailer stock?

Nina January 5, 2015 - 10:53 am

I’m in the UK so I’ve got access to quite a few brands… But Nike is just around the corner from me :)

solereview January 8, 2015 - 2:58 am

The Lunarglide 6’s got a snug fit, so an aftermarket orthotic could eat into space. The Pegasus 31 or Saucony Ride 7 could be something you could try.

These are neutral shoes, but since you have your own insole and are not going to use them for running, the Pegasus and Ride should do ok for you.

Nina January 20, 2015 - 4:09 am

Thanks so much for the advice I will try both of them! :)

Just Tired of Nonsense January 4, 2015 - 4:32 pm

First of all, love the indepth reviews. I’m in the market for a new running show and am torn between the LunarGlide 6 and the Structure 18. I’ve read both of your reviews and have tried on both of them. My last running shoe purchase was in 2010 when I bought the structure 13, which I mainly used for walking. However, I want to up my workout game and run sometimes on the treadmill. I know I have low arches and have custom orthotics I put in my sneakers. I have had a few issues with my left foot&rankle in the past, so I know stability is important.

Which one would you recommend? The fit and lightness of the Lunarglide 6 is very enticing. I did find lacing up the Structure 18’s a little uncomfortable when pulled tightly. Not an issue on LG 6.


solereview January 8, 2015 - 3:15 am

Thanks for the comment!

If you found the Structure 18’s uncomfortable (in our review, we noticed that the lacing feels tight near the top), it might just be a good idea to buy the Lunarglide.

And were both these shoes tried on with the Orthotics inserted? That’s important because doing so will result in the final upper fit you’ll end up experiencing.

Just Tired of Nonsense January 9, 2015 - 6:40 pm

Thanks and that’s exactly where I noticed the lacing being too tight–near the top. I’ve tried the orthotics and lunar just feels better.

solereview January 8, 2015 - 2:40 am

Can you post a picture of the tongue sizing label in this comment box?

swimrunz January 18, 2015 - 5:02 pm

So with the paintings on the midsole acting as stability for over pronators is this a no go for neutral to supinators? It does seem like your dissection of the midsole is labeling this as a neutral, as in the internal uniform lunar keeps your foot neither lateral nor medial only centered neutral and the midsole itself with painting is just superfluous?

I am 6′ 172lbs with a rigid higher arch currently rotate the Peg 31 with the Ghost 6 and I was looking for something else to rotate for high mileage. The peg is angled at the heel but in running motion it seems to center itself with my light heelstrike. The Ghost is probably the best overall but the outsole as well as midsole fall short of durability by about 200 miles which is why I was thinking of this Lunar glide. Thoughts? Thank you and your detailed, dissection analysis and overall presentation makes this review site alone in its class!

solereview January 18, 2015 - 10:48 pm

The Lunarglide 6 has minimal pronation control traits – more of a neutral shoe which is also stable, we’d say. The midsole paint acts as nothing more than a cosmetic detail. The neutral placement of Lunarlon insert gives this shoe a center bias.

Perhaps the older Pegasus 30 might do it for you, alongside the Ghost. The Lunarglide remains an option – the outsole durability, we felt, was lower than Pegasus 31.

MSR January 19, 2015 - 3:19 pm

I’ve been using the Flyknit Lunar 2 for three months and having severe pain on the sole of my foot, I believe is plantar fasciitis. I have a high arch foot as I’m a under pronator, are Lunars 2 bad for this kind of foot? Would the Lunarglide 6 be better or maybe a Nimbus 16?

solereview January 19, 2015 - 5:14 pm

It is unlikely that the Flyknit Lunar 2 alone would cause PF – have you got it medically diagnosed from a GP?

MSR January 21, 2015 - 3:43 pm

Not yet, but all the symptoms indicate that is it. I used to run on Asics Nimbus and never have this pain. Is Lunar 2 proper for longer runs?

solereview January 21, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Yes, the Lunar 2 can be used for long runs. However, if you feel the shoe to be causing you discomfort, then you should stop using them.

james January 21, 2015 - 12:47 am

hi. i m looking to buy a new pair. but m confused between lunarglide6 & pegasus 31. Can u help.. ?

solereview January 21, 2015 - 12:55 am

What exactly are you looking for in a shoe? Or better still, tell us a few shoes you’ve worn and liked in the past – will give us a good frame of reference.

james January 21, 2015 - 1:00 am

i m having a pair of lunar presto as of now. but which i dont find good enough in terms of heel strike & mid-sole response

solereview January 21, 2015 - 1:13 am

Try the Pegasus 31, have a feeling you’ll find it to your liking.

james January 21, 2015 - 1:15 am

i tried both. the lunarglide6 heel strike ws to my liking, but midsole i liked of pegasus. so m confused.

solereview January 21, 2015 - 1:45 am

The Pegasus 31 is a better transition from the Lunar Presto, so that’s what we recommend.

james January 21, 2015 - 2:42 am

thnk u :)

Hiten January 27, 2015 - 2:36 pm

I have tarsal coalition and was deciding between these two shoes, which do you think will be better?

solereview February 2, 2015 - 2:41 am

Tarsal coalition? Can’t hazard a guess – medical advice is recommended.

The only way we can help is to understand which shoes have worked for you in the past, and based on that suggest suitable alternatives.

Joey January 21, 2015 - 7:25 pm

I’ve been running in Nike Lunar Racers for awhile now. I’m thinking either Nike Lunarglide 6 or Nike Free 5.0. What do you think? I run frequently, 3-6miles at a time around a 7 minute pace and looking to approve time

Joey January 21, 2015 - 7:26 pm


solereview January 21, 2015 - 8:13 pm

Transitioning from LR-3’s to LG’s or Free won’t help to improve time, both feel sluggish in comparison. As far as speedwork is concerned, the LR is a better bet. If you want to switch shoes, do so with a Nike Zoom Streak 5.

If it interests you, there’s a Lunar Tempo (new model) coming up in February, a tangent off the Racer. We’ll review it as soon as we can.

solereview January 21, 2015 - 8:16 pm

Transitioning from LR-3’s to LG’s or Free won’t help to improve time, both feel sluggish in comparison. As far as speedwork is concerned, the LR is a better bet. If you want to switch shoes, do so with a Nike Zoom Streak 5.

If it interests you, there’s a Lunar Tempo (new model) coming up in February, a tangent off the Racer. We’ll review it as soon as we can.

david January 22, 2015 - 3:24 am

In the past I couldn’t go for a run two days in a row, my knees where suffering. When i moved to Nike Lunarglide 5 it worked fine with me. I’ve run 2 marathons, halves, etc…

It seems Lunarglide 6 is similar composition to 5 in the heel.. should I worry if I decide to move to Lunarglide 6?

solereview January 23, 2015 - 2:28 am

The Lunarglide 6 is a bit more stabler than LG5 in the heel, as the construction is different. But really not sure how they will (or not) impact your knees.

If the LG5 worked fine for you in the past, makes sense to buy a few pairs in different colors – they’re still available online.

michael January 23, 2015 - 7:52 pm

Will this shoe be good for sprinting? My training consists of jogging, medium then sprinting. I don’t do athletics but i need a running shoe that will help me sprint at my fastest. any recommendations? Thanks

solereview January 23, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Not the perfect tool of choice. Would recommend something like the Lunar Racer 3 or Zoom Streak 5 and Streak LT 2.

Caity January 24, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Is the lunarglide 6 a good shoe for school ?

solereview January 27, 2015 - 6:55 pm

For walking around? Yes. If you meant school track or XC, then you need to be more specific.

hayley January 28, 2015 - 6:54 am

Hi, this may sound like a silly question but are these suitable for the gym as well as running? Thanks in advance x

solereview January 29, 2015 - 5:29 am

Yes, no problem at all. Just not for use on hardwood, these leave marks.

WonderboyF1 January 29, 2015 - 4:05 am

Ran with LG 4 & 5 never had any problems, upgrade to the 6 a no brainer?

solereview January 29, 2015 - 5:30 am

Should be ok, but these are firmer than No. 4 and 5.

WonderboyF1 January 29, 2015 - 11:14 am

So what exactly does that mean, will I have less feeling of my footing? A less natural ride? In the Uk the LG5 hasn’t come down much in price, I can get the 6 for an extra 5 bucks.

solereview February 5, 2015 - 12:08 am

The difference can be summed up in a couple of ways.

Firstly, the LG6 feels more stable because the softer Lunarlon foam is placed inside a firm midsole section, instead of how it was in previous Lunarglides (see our comparison picture in the review).

Secondly, because of this change, the cushioning is firmer than LG4 and 5.

WonderboyF1 February 5, 2015 - 1:48 am

Ok thank you, I have decided to play it safe and stick with the 5. Have you seen the preview of the 7?

solereview February 6, 2015 - 12:33 am

We’ve seen pictures of the alleged LG7 update on the internet, but other than that, no concrete details.

lylac January 29, 2015 - 10:51 pm

hi……….I am female….i would like to know does it make any difference on wearing men’s Lunarglide 6 shoe?

solereview February 5, 2015 - 12:23 am

Can’t say for sure. It depends on how your foot is shaped. Generally women have narrower heel than men, but then the Lunarglide 6 has a snug heel area so things should be ok.

x January 30, 2015 - 5:31 am


I have extreme overpronation due to hyper mobility in both my ankles, knees and hips which results in a lot of ankle, knee pain and ankle rolling. I currently use the Mizuya Wave Inspire 9 as it comes in AA width and fits the heel quite snug and high even with orthotics with extra heel raises added however these seem to offer very little cushioning. I play field hockey, indoor (court) hockey and do some kickboxing along with other training in the gym so a shoe with good grip is needed. Would you recommend the Pegasus 31 or Lunarglide 6 (which unfortunately doesn’t come in AA)?

x January 30, 2015 - 5:50 am

* Incase it’s not clear, the shoes seem to offer very little cushioning, not the the orthotics

solereview February 5, 2015 - 12:35 am

Got it, and factored that into our reply above.

solereview February 5, 2015 - 12:34 am

Not sure how the Inspire 9 felt, but have you tried the newest Inspire 11? They run softer than even the Rider 18.

Between the Pegasus 31 and LG6, the Peg does better in cushioning and outsole support. However, you would need to take your pair of orthotics to the store and try the Pegasus with them. The shoe has a shallow toe box, so custom insoles might end up messing with the sizing a bit – this will give you a idea of what size you need to buy.

You might also want to consider non-running shoes, as your workout is spread across a variety of activities. There are shoes like the Nike Lunar TR 1 and Cross Trainer which look good on paper, though we haven’t tested them.

Kristen February 6, 2015 - 10:54 pm

I am an ER nurse who works 12 hour shifts and I’m on my feet quite a bit and walking up and down the halls. I spent the last year wearing Air Maxes and I’m looking for a new shoe. I would easily choose Air Maxes again but the design opportunities are limited and I created a perfect Lunarglide 6. Will I regret making the switch if I’m not using these shoes for running?

solereview February 8, 2015 - 7:28 am

If you ask us, shoes like the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31 will work better than LG6 when it comes to walking. The Pegasus’s outsole has better ground contact, which makes it suitable for walking.

Not to mention, softer than LG6, and hence more comfortable. Unless you’ve already bought the Lunarglide 6.

Victoria February 19, 2015 - 10:51 am

I run competitively in college for cross country and track and I am currently running in the Mizuno Wave Rider 16, recently I have been taking time off and biking due to painful shin splints. I have also realized that I am flat footed. I have done some research and see that the Mizuno Wave riders or more of a neutral shoe and that with people who are flat footed and get shin splints need a more supportive shoe. Would Lunar Glides be a good fit or is there any other type of shoe that you would recommend?

solereview February 21, 2015 - 5:52 am

It is hard to say with certainty what’s causing your splints, but if you’re looking for supportive footwear, then yes, Lunarglide 6 is an option to consider.

The Nike Zoom Structure 18 (watch out for the hard medial post under arch) and Asics GT 2000 is also something you can fit try and see if they suit you.

Louisville 2012 February 22, 2015 - 9:15 am

I have developed peroneal tendonitis in my right ankle/foot and am in search of a shoe that many relieve or eliminate the symptoms consisting of lateral foot pain along the fifth metatarsal base. Some suggest using shoes with better arch support, others may say better foot alignment is needed. I feel like a “supportive” shoe may shift too much weight to the lateral side of my foot which may compound the discomfort of outer foot pain. Do you have any suggestions that may work?

solereview February 24, 2015 - 6:05 am

Sorry, wouldn’t hazard a guess when it comes to recommending footwear to help alleviate injuries.

Ace February 23, 2015 - 12:58 am

I have flat feet and overpronate. I currently use Nike Lunarfly 4 for my walking and slight jogging. I walk 75% and jog 25%. Would Nike lunarglide be good for my purpose ? I checked Asics foundation 11 but it has more weight .

solereview February 26, 2015 - 5:04 am

The Lunarglide 6 should be fine for what you’ve described. How about taking a look at the Asics GT-2000 3 or Kayano 21? That should work too.

BG February 23, 2015 - 7:18 am

Great review on lunar glide 6. I use to run on a treadmill starting with lunar trainer 1 then moved to lunar eclipse 2. I stopped running for about 3 years. Within the last 2 months I stated running again. So the search for a replacemt began. My left foot is wider and longer then my right foot. I wear a size 12 when not running so I go a size up for the extra room when running. The issue I’ve run into is that all lunar models seem to be slightly narrower than previous models. I also tend to put all my weight on my left foot when running. I’ve tried the Pegasus 30 but I don’t like the way it feels when running compared to the lunar glide. I can’t size up 14 because it would be too big on my right foot. Any suggestions? Is it possible to change the way I run?

If I use Nike ID I could obtain a wide but for the extra cost i don’t think its worth it. I was able to pick to pairs of LG6 for $54.99 at the clearance store. Its hard to justify paying more than retail for a shoe I will be running in.

I’ve thought about replacing the insole but that might take up more space.

Any info would be greatly appreciated. I’m hoping the LG7 will be a tad wider but I’m not keeping my hopes up.

solereview March 1, 2015 - 12:54 am

Sorry for our delayed reply. We read your other (recent) comment, and saw that you had found a solution to open up more space inside the upper. Not sure if you read our Lunarglide 5 review, but that’s something we suggested too – skipping the Flywire Loops open up more space.

The LG7 has a brand new upper, so the fit quality might be different from what’s on the LG6.

Serban February 24, 2015 - 9:26 am

Hello guys,

First great job with the site, it’s fantastically well detailed and honest and i have to say this makes it very helpfull. Keep up the good work.

Second, I plan to use my running shoes not only for running but also for fitness classes as well (like tae bo, TRX, etc)

Do you think LG6 is a good shoes also for these activities?
What other shoes would you recommend? I am thinking shoes with solid upper mesh, good motion control and sufficiently firm for lateral stress as well
Thank you,

solereview March 1, 2015 - 1:32 am

Thanks for the comment.

It really depends on how you split the use of the shoe between running and fitness classes. If you’re going to be spending more time running, you need to buy a certain shoe. On the other hand, if fitness workouts like TRX and Tae Bo is what you’re going to use the shoe for most of the time (along with light running), then you need something else.

So how does the usage split look like for you?

Serban March 2, 2015 - 12:48 am


I would say 50/50%, I tend to do a lot of those classes during winter and then start running more in spring-summer-autumn. I run 2-3 times a week (5-10km). I run amator competition (max 20km, max 2 times a year).

My list would be the LG6, Pegasus 31, Adidas SG 6 Boost, Asics GT2000 v2.
If u can suggest one of those or maybe other models I will appreciate it.

Thanks again and keep up the good work!

solereview March 5, 2015 - 3:38 am

Thank you for sharing the details. From that list, we’d choose either the LG6 or adidas SG6 Boost.

Also think one of the non-running Nike Frees from the training category might be a good in-between. Like the Nike Free Trainer 5.0.

Madhura Jadhav February 25, 2015 - 12:16 am

Hi. I weigh 286 lb height is 5ft .1 inch..have flat arches. .slight overpronator ..beginner in exercise. .n running. . My most activities are restricted in gym. .like treadmill walk or run..weight training. .aerobics for weight loss. Sometimes I walk n run in park. Plz suggest me one all rounder shoes in consideration of my overweight n high BMI. I run or do fast walking for 40 min in morning. .n 20 min in night. Along with routine cardio exercise plus weight training. .

solereview March 1, 2015 - 2:00 am

Shoe models like the adidas Supernova Sequence 7 Boost, and Asics GT 2000 3 appear to be suitable options. These shoes balance cushioning, support and durability well.

Madhura Jadhav March 1, 2015 - 3:40 am

Thanks a lot.. can u suggest any nike model for consideration of my overweight..and above scenario ..

solereview March 1, 2015 - 4:03 am

In that case, the Lunarglide 6 is something you can look at.

Madhura Jadhav March 7, 2015 - 4:01 am

Hi. Supernova sequence boost series is not launched here in india…Here they have supernova glide 6 and 7 boost. And even asics GT 2000 3 isn’t available in women’s section.

Madhura Jadhav March 7, 2015 - 7:53 am

Hey n store person showed me the pair of adidas revenge boost 2. What’s ur take on this.? As far as I know u haven’t reviewed this one..

solereview March 10, 2015 - 5:23 am

Can you please post a picture or link so that we know the exact shoe model? There are two models called the Revenge and Revenergy, and these tend to be confused with one another.

Note: Please use full words (you, please,your, and, because) and avoid slangs (n, plz, u, ur, bcoz) and excessive puntuation (…) while commenting. This makes reading comments a better experience for other readers. Thanks.

Madhura Jadhav March 7, 2015 - 7:57 am

Hey.. instead of supernova sequence 7 boost. person recommended adidas revenge boost 2. What’s your take on this. ?

solereview March 10, 2015 - 5:29 am

You double posted the question below – please see our response there.

Glen Knight February 26, 2015 - 7:50 am

I officiate basketball rec leagues and I have flat feet…. an overpronator as well. I have had 5 foot surgeries and my right foot is wider than my left. My orthopedic Dr. recommended I wear stability/ motion control shoes and I do have custom orthotics i use in any shoes I wear. I’ve used mizuno Alchemy wave ,Asics Gt-2140-70 shoes, Brooks addiction and Nike Air Zoom Structure and now Air Max 2015 ID custom width shoes ( all the other shoes listed were 2Eor 4E wide shoes) I prefer all black if possible or mostly Black with minimal white or grey or silver accents. The review of the Air Max 2014/15 seems harsh because I’ve used both on the weekends I do 4-8 games of high paced played Bkball games and I found my feet do not hurt as much when I use the NIke Air Max shoes compared to the others listed above. The only know I have is the air max bottoms need constant wiping off the dust to regain traction on some of the gym floors are not as “sticky” as some of the gyms wear the floors are maintained better. I was looking int trying out either the Nike air Pegasus or the NLG 6 in the ID custom made ( I need minimum 2E in widths and forefoot room) the wider the better due to my right foot being wider over my left foot. The NLG 6 looks like the soles have a wider contact patch that may be better suited for Bkball courts. My Nike air max 2014/15 both are “cushioning made) I prefer the extra cushioned feel over the rigid feel when running on Bkball courts. Any suggestions from any would be greatly appreciated.

solereview March 1, 2015 - 10:46 pm

While the Air Max 2014/15 are not stability/motion control shoes, but if they are working well for you, then reviews don’t matter. As far as contact patches are concerned, here are how the three shoes fare:

1) Maximum forefoot width (sideways):

Air Max (115 mm), LG6 (114 mm), Pegasus 31 (115 mm)

2) Midsole waist (center, below arch):

Air Max (80 mm), LG6 (70 mm), Pegasus 31 (65 mm)

3) Maximum heel width:

Air Max (90 mm), LG6 (93 mm), Pegasus 31 (88 mm)

As you can see, the Lunarglide 6 does not seem to offer any additional benefits with respect to outsole contact patch. And the LG6/Pegasus 31 will both leave rubber marks on hardwood floors, if that is of interest to you.

Glen Knight February 26, 2015 - 7:55 am

The only complaint* with the Nike Air Max’s is they need constant cleaning to wipe the dust off to regain better grip.

solereview March 1, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Given the translucent make of outsole, dust tends to be more visible on the Air Max. In our opinion, the LG6 and Pegasus would fare just as poorly when it comes to collecting dust.

Running shoes aren’t the best choice of footwear when it comes to grip on hardwood gym floors. Their design specifically takes advantage of the road’s inherent grip.

solereview March 1, 2015 - 12:55 am

Thanks for the update. The solution you’ve described works for most Flywire cord based lacing.

Marcel Kloesmeijer March 3, 2015 - 5:13 am

Hi, thank you for such clear and detailed reviews. I run in the Netherlands and although I prefer to run on trails, I do a fair bit of pavement too. I weigh 76kg and I am a slight over-pronator. Although I am a mid/forefoot runner, I have had some achilles problem in the last year. This means that I am switching to heel striking when I run on pavement. I run mostly on stability shoes (non trail) like the Brooks Ravenna 4, but also on neutral shoes like the Saucony Ride and the Brooks PureCadence. I have noticed that the shoes with a lower heel/toe drop favor my midfoot strike, but maybe put more pressure on my achilles and that might be the cause of my achilles problems. This is why I would like to add another pair to my collection with a minimal drop. You have reviewed the LunarGlide 6 and the Gel Kayano 21. I have tried both of them on, and they have a similar feel/fit. I haven’t run in either of them. Which shoe would you recommend for a trainer for marathons, where I can choose to land on my heel without the shoe forcing me to do so. Thanks!

solereview March 5, 2015 - 5:17 am

Out of the two, the Lunarglide 6 is an easy choice. The heel’s better beveled, the shoe is 50 gms lighter, and overall feels less clunky than the Kayano. Unloaded heel to toe drops on both are similar, but the LG6’s loaded drop should stay similar because of its firmness.

Alan John Preston March 6, 2015 - 1:19 pm

I’ve recently run my 1st HM in Adidas boost 2.0 and did it without any ill effects to my feet/legs (usual muscle soreness a day or 2) I’ve been trying some speedier work in a Saucony Kinvara 5 as I found the Adidas great for long miles but not too responsive and the Saucony caused me some pain around my ankles but respond well to pushing it a bit. I’m a 14st mild overpronator who likes a lot of softness in the heel, so would these Lunarglides be a good choice for me and do they fit true to size as I’ve bought a UK 11 in the Adidas and a UK 10 in the Saucony, thanks

solereview March 10, 2015 - 5:12 am

If you liked the Energy Boost, would you rather not consider models such as the Supernova Glide or Sequence Boost? The Supernova Glide Boost is a good in between, and if you need something which faster, then the adidas Boston Boost is another alternative. Here the links to our reviews:

(Glide 6 Boost)

(Glide 7 Boost)

(Boston 5 Boost)

Our advice would be to try the aforementioned shoes before going to the Lunarglide 6. The LG6 is moderately cushioned in the heel, and will fit similar to the Saucony in sizing. Try both UK 10 and UK 10.5 in the Lunarglide when getting yourself fitted.

Ovie Embu March 8, 2015 - 10:46 am

hi I’m a sprinter looking for stability shoes that are not too bulky and not too squishy and are durable if you could please recommend some to me thank you?

solereview March 9, 2015 - 4:52 am

Please do not double post identical questions across the site, this unnecessarily increases workload and comment noise. Your question is answered under the 1500 v1 review.

ventsi March 19, 2015 - 7:35 am

Apologies for making “noise”. Will you recommend LG6 for triple/long jump training, i.e.bounding (multi-jumping), 90 % sprints (for 100 % sprints there are spike shoes), etc.
Suppose the needed qualities are: overall stability, good cushioning, responsiveness, stable heel, etc.
I am a supinator (male, age 51 – master athlete, not professional), with weak and very mobile ankles. Four years ago I twisted (rolled, sprained) my right ankle outward during bounding. It still hurts slightly when loaded more, so I have to use ankle support..
On the basis of your answer I will decide whether to buy LG6 (very expensive).
2 days ago I tried in a Nike shop Pegasus 30 (much recommended everywhere), but was not fully satisfied. The heel is cut exactly where my shoes are worn out.
Vomero is also not 100%.
But if you think that Nike Downshifter 6 (three times cheaper here!!!) will do almost the same job, I will prefer the cheaper option, of course.
I asked Under Armour if their Speedform Gemini are suitable for this purpose, but they recommended me to wait for their new model UA Micro G Anatomix Spawn Low (intended mainly for basketball – no way!).
Hope will reply soon.

solereview March 20, 2015 - 6:25 am

We would not recommend the LG6 for triple jumps – the thick midsole will completely mess up the feedback you need for each of the jump, not to mention being less stable during landings. The general rule here is that lower to the ground midsoles perform better during push offs and landings.

The best option is to buy specialized triple jump footwear, and if you’re uncomfortable with the spikes, unscrew them during training. There are shoes with soles where the receptacles for the spikes are inset within the outsole, so they perform well without spikes too.

For sprint training, you can look at shoes such as the Nike Streak 5 or LT 2, affordable lightweight footwear.

michaelc5588 March 20, 2015 - 2:05 pm

Everywhere i read says that the LG6s are best for those with flat feet. Is that accurate?

solereview March 20, 2015 - 11:08 pm

That generalization is not necessarily true. It depends entirely on the individual footwear preference(s) of the person using it.

james March 26, 2015 - 6:21 am

I have heard quite a few complaints about Lunarlon being nondurable, that it significantly loses cushioning after, say, 10km for one ride or 500km altogether, which I believe is not sufficient for shoes at this price. Is that true? I don’t think you’ve mentioned anything about that.

solereview March 26, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Can’t say for 500 km, but the max we’ve done is around 100-150 on our Lunar based shoes, and nothing wrong so far. Does it change after 10km? Absolutely not.

james March 27, 2015 - 10:30 am

Thanks a lot. I’ve got a pair.

Evette April 2, 2015 - 3:43 am

Thank you, these are the best reviews I have found anywhere. I am a 5’6″ 130 lb female, moderate overpronation, low mileage runner (under 10 miles/week) but also use my running shoes for high mileage walking on vacations (10-15 miles/day). Stability shoes (Asics Gel Kayano 16) have helped minimize back pain with long walks, but the foot cushioning is less than I would like, maybe partly because my Kayanos are 3 years old; my feet ache a lot after a long day of walking. Also, to me the Kayanos look ugly and I would prefer to find something a little more stylish for city walking. I have been looking at the current Nike lineup of Lunarglide 6, Air Zoom Structure 18, and Flyknit Lunar 3 (not a stability shoe I know, but I do like the look). One thing I am not clear on is how to know which running shoes will be better for all day distance walking– when my feet ache for what I believe to be lack of sufficient cushioning, should I be looking for better heel cushioning to minimize strike impact (which obviously is less with walking vs running), or better midfoot cushioning? Any thoughts? Thanks!

Evette April 2, 2015 - 6:06 am

I forgot to mention, I replace the standard insole with a custom full foot orthotic which adds some additional motion control and arch support to the shoe.

solereview April 6, 2015 - 6:27 am

Got it!

solereview April 6, 2015 - 6:27 am

Thank you Evette for the comment.

You’re correct in assuming that walking differs from running. In walking shoes, what’s important is a sole which maintains constant contact with the ground, along with sufficient amount of cushioning and a comfortable upper.

With that in mind, would suggest the Nike Air Pegasus 31. Don’t believe the lack of any pronation control feature should get in the way of walking – especially when you use an aftermarket Orthotic. Would also think the new Vomero 10 to another choice, but can’t say with surety as the shoe is yet to be reviewed.

If you want a ‘stability’ running shoe, then models such as the Nike Lunarglide 6 or Brooks Transcend (tight upper, so try before buying) could also be considered.

Evette April 6, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Thank you! I will check out these suggestions.

Brandon April 6, 2015 - 6:31 am

I haven’t run more than 300km in my Lunarglide 6’s and I weigh only 60kg. Today I noticed a crack in the midsole right above where I strike my rear foot. Is this normal or should I return them to the shop? They are only 4 months old.

solereview April 6, 2015 - 6:42 am

Not normal, you should return it.

Tanul April 7, 2015 - 9:53 am

Hi SoleReview!! Best review I have read, so thank you.
I am a starter when it comes to running, running 3-4km as of now daily. I started developing a pain above my ankle while running and I have some overpronation too. The sole of my current shoes has worn off from the inner heel part. I have to choose between LG6 and Free 5.0. Can u please guide me?
Thanks in advance.

solereview April 11, 2015 - 7:35 am

The LG6 goes easier on your foot than the Free 5.0. so we would see the Lunarglide 6 as a better choice.

Proper strengthening/conditioning exercises along with your running will also help potentially prevent some of the soreness.

Guille April 7, 2015 - 11:46 am

Thank you very much for this post. Very extensive information.
I am running my first marathon in 19 days and I am struggling to find the appropriate trainers. I really hope you can help me.
When I started running properly two years ago I went to an Asics shop and they told me that I was a neutral runner. I bought the Asics Nimbus 15 and they did a great job for almost two years. When I decided to go for my first marathon, I started looking at new trainers and decided to go for the Saucony Triumph ISO. They were very fast but they were giving me blisters and, after 14 miles I could start feeling pain on the arch of my left foot.
I managed to return them to Saucony (great customer service) and got some trail running shoes with the voucher as decided that Saucony were not good for me.
Then, I bought the Adidas Superglide7 as everyone said they were the best shoes out there. However, the pain on the arch of my left foot has started to be painful and I have decided to check my running stride. The girl from the shop showed me the video and I can tell that I have now become moderate pronator, so need to find new shoes (I will be in bankrupt after this).
Having tried the Asics GT1000 and these Nike LunarGlide6 (together with over 10 different shoes over the last month) I can tell that the Nike’s are absolutely stunning. My only worry is that I can feel the Dynamic Support hard piece when running like two minutes on the running machine of the shop. My question is: if I can feel it only after 2 minutes, will it significantly hurt after 3 and a half hours or more considering that the feet tend to expand? Do you think these shoes will be a good choice for me to run my first marathon?
Thank you so much in advance for your response.

solereview April 12, 2015 - 3:22 am

It is always hard to say whether something like the plastic heel counter will cause long term problems. You also tend to feel parts of a shoe which are new and unfamiliar compared to ones you might have worn previously. We feel that when we switch to a new shoe for review.

The only way to find out is to wear them over a period of time, and that is always the risk/problem with buying new running shoes.

The LG6 will work as a marathon shoe, but if you’re not sure of how the plastic heel will work out, you could consider options such as the GT-2000 3, Brooks Ravenna 6 or the Saucony Guide 8.

Laurence April 8, 2015 - 8:23 am

Hi, great review! do you have any experience with the Flash pack version of the LG6?

I bought a pair of Flash pack last month and found the shoe runs really warm and even hot while running.

I was wondering if the normal version would breathe better? My socks were soaked after a very short run, which I do not experience with other runners before.

I used to run in more traditional runners with the mesh upper like Asics Nimbus and Mizuno. I might cop a pair of the normal version if it breathes better.


solereview April 12, 2015 - 3:53 am

Hi Lawrence, we don’t any experience with the Flash pack specifically, but in the past we have reviewed similar shoes such as the Nike Lunarglide Shield.

As you pointed out, the shoe is much warmer than the regular version. This is due to the water resistant nature of the upper, which blocks moisture as well as ventilation. This limits the Flash version’s use to only cold and damp weather.

The normal upper breathes better, but still a bit warmer than the Nimbus and Mizuno, as the Lunarglide comes with a full inner sleeve – as pictured in our review teardown.

Elle April 11, 2015 - 10:05 am

Hi – I wear Asics Gel Volt for the gym, which are fine on a bike/elliptical etc, but as a flat footed over pronator I don’t run, ever, except occasionally in heels for a train (I don’t cover much distance!) and this year have decided I need to learn to run and having read your excellent and comprehensive review would like a pair of the LG6. I’m in the UK though, and the womens version are out of my current budget, BUT the girls version are in. Is there much difference between the two? I’m not sure if the price difference is down to the fact we don’t pay sales tax on kids clothing here, or because they are slightly inferior. I’d love some help, thank you!

solereview April 12, 2015 - 7:59 am

There is no material difference between the girls and Womens LG6, and logically there should be no fit difference too.

Girls shoes happen to be cheaper than adult because footwear costing is done on a lower mean size. That decreases material consumption, and hence the price difference.

Leonel Santana April 11, 2015 - 11:29 pm

I have flat feet and have had ankle & occasionally knee pain. I got custom fit othrotics from my doctor i run in nike air max 95 but purchased nike lg 6 im hoping these running shoes work!!! I run mostly on concrete at least 3 miles eventually i will max oug at about 7 or 10 .. Im hoping the lg6 will relieve my ankle pain these will bey first pair of “running” shoes

solereview April 12, 2015 - 7:51 am

Can’t say for sure whether the Lunarglide 6 will relieve your pain. But as running shoes, the LG6 is far better than the AM’95.

Leonel Santana April 12, 2015 - 8:42 am

The shoe alone should be better then these am95 @ least it’ll be a step in the right direction.. What other shoes are good for overpronators?

solereview April 12, 2015 - 4:16 pm

adidas Supernova Sequence Boost, Saucony Hurricane ISO, Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15, Mizuno Wave Inspire 11, Nike Zoom Structure 18, Asics GT 2000 3, Saucony Guide 8, Brooks Ravenna 6.

These are a few shoes which you can fit try.

Leonel Santana April 17, 2015 - 9:10 am

I also purchased nike free 5.0 but unsure they will be good for my flatfeet. I will have nike lunarglide 6 & nike free 5.0

solereview April 19, 2015 - 1:38 am

Can’t say whether it will be good or not – really depends on your level of muscular conditioning and running form.

flo April 13, 2015 - 2:57 am

Hello and thx for these great reviews, just a question from me with my flatfeets..

Can you pls tell me if the pegasus (30or31) is the same wide in the heelarea then the LG6?
Thinking about picking a pegsus as alternative to my Lunarglide..

And would you generelly say a stable shoe like the LG6 isnt the right one for orth.insoles?
Or different, is it better to run natural shoes with orth.insoles?

Thank you from germany!

solereview April 13, 2015 - 3:04 am

No, the Lunarglide is much narrower than the Pegasus in heel area due to the plastic counter. The Pegasus is overall more roomy.

As far as compatibility with custom orthotics is concerned, very hard to say whether it is the right shoe. Depends on the Orthotic thickness, its profile and your own personal preference in fit and feel.

Why not take your Orthotic to the store, put in a LG and see how they feel? That is the best way to go about it.

flo April 13, 2015 - 3:47 am

The problem is i got some orthotics, i would say they are a good thickness.
I got some problems that i got pain in the outside heel area, so on both feets on the outside right and left – not sure if was running too much or its the shoe.
Roomy sounds good! I think i will pick one up as alternative – the pegasus is still no natural shoe, but a bit less cushioned as the lg6, right?
Maybe iam looking for a 30 or 31..

solereview April 16, 2015 - 12:08 am

No, the Pegasus is softer than the LG6. See if the Orthotics fit in the Peg 31, because the toe box is softer. If you need more room, then buy the Pegasus 30 – but just remember that it is softer than both the LG and Pegasus.

Brendan Taylor April 15, 2015 - 12:48 am

If you were trying to decide between the Nike Lunarglide 6, Adidas Supernova Glide 6 Boost and the Nike Air Zoom 2 which would you choose? I have flat, narrow feet and heel strike. I have the shoes at home and will be keeping one but would appreciate an opinion on which one is better quality. This is an excellent site, thank you for the work you do.

solereview April 18, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Hi Brendan,

we’d pick the Lunarglide 6 out of the three. And by Nike Air Zoom 2, we’re assuming you mean Nike Air Zoom Fly 2.

Brendan Taylor April 19, 2015 - 6:46 am

Hi, thank you very much for the response. This is a great website.

Brendan Taylor April 21, 2015 - 9:41 pm

I notice you have the Pegasus 31 rated higher than the Lunarglide 6. How does the Pegasus 31 compare in stability to the Lunarglide 6? Is the Pegasus 31 a more comfortable shoe? I use an insert, but am wondering if I need this insert in the Lunarglide 6. Still trying to decide on new running shoes, but when walking with the insert in the LG6 it feels bulkier than what I am used to. Thank you in advance.

solereview April 25, 2015 - 6:45 am

The Lunarglide is more stable than the Pegasus owing to its midsole design and firmer foam. On the other hand, we feel the Pegasus to be a more comfortable shoe.

It depends on what insert you’re using. The Lunarglide has a supportive ride, so a thick orthotic will feel bulky – as there’s not much compression in the midsole.

Uffe Swede April 16, 2015 - 4:19 am

Interesting (as Always).
I have used Adidas Supernova Sequence many years and I am quite pleased with it. But a couple of years ago I tried Lunarglide 3 and felt that LG3 was just as comfortable (and much better looking.)
I bought LG5 last year and was highly dissappointed. My feet could not feel any support in the “pronation area”. Is LG6 as good as LG3 when it comes to pronation support?

solereview April 19, 2015 - 1:11 am

The LG6 is vastly different from the LG5, and in some ways, is closer to the LG3. So if you liked the LG3, then the LG6 should appeal to you.

The adidas Supernova Sequence 7 is a very nice shoe too.

Carlos April 17, 2015 - 4:38 pm

Great review. I absolutely love these shoes.

I’m new to running and kept getting injuries when I tried to run beyond 15k. Got myself into a pair of these, problems went away, I was able to train regularly and I ran my first half marathon, just breaking the 90min barrier.

I’m now looking to go even faster, so am looking for every little advantage. I’m exploring the idea of getting some racing flats. If the Lunarglide 6 is the perfect shoe for me, should I go for the Lunaracer+ 3? (I’d like to stick to Nike).

solereview April 18, 2015 - 9:37 am

The Lunaracer is not a flat, but feels fast yet cushioned. The Nike LunarTempo is also a similar shoe.

If you want a flat/semi-flat, then the Zoom Streak LT or Streak 5 are options for you to consider.

Alana April 20, 2015 - 1:53 am

Thanks for the great review yet again! I am in need of some new runners for both school and running on paved areas. I have been told to purchase either the Nike Lunarglide 6 or the Mizuno Wave Inspire 11 because I have a narrow foot. Both of these shoes fitted me perfectly when I was instore to try them on and get the correct sizing. I was wondering which shoes you would reccomend for my needs as I am unable to decide which ones I preffered.

solereview April 20, 2015 - 3:03 am

Given a choice, we’d go with the Lunarglide 6. Better upper fit with a higher level of cushioning.

eric April 22, 2015 - 4:24 pm

i have a wide foot and use my shoes for long walks, i need them cushioned yet with a good grip, cant decide between
Lunarglide 6 and Nike Air Pegasus 31


solereview April 28, 2015 - 4:16 am

Try the Pegasus 31 and the latest Vomero 10.

Brendan Taylor April 22, 2015 - 7:32 pm

Now I am trying to decide between the Lunarglide 6 and Pegasus 31 for running and walking. I have flat, narrow feet and heel strike. Coming off wearing the Adidas Energy Boost 2 for a while, I’m looking for something with cushion, stability but speed also. Thank you very much for the detailed explanations on this site, it’s very helpful.

solereview April 28, 2015 - 4:43 am

The Lunarglide 6 seems the right direction to head into.

Brendan Taylor April 28, 2015 - 7:22 am

Great, thank you for the replies and suggestions.

David April 23, 2015 - 12:18 am

Great review. Thanks. I have been a long time fan of the LunarEclipse +3s which have served me very well for a few marathons, half ironman races and most recently an ironman. Sadly, I have now worn my stock out and need to find a replacement. I have tried the Eclipse 4s but cannot run in them at all. They feel completely different to the 3s and leave me with very painful calves/shins. Do you think the latest Lunarglides would be closer to the old 3’s? Or are there other shoes which would be closer?

solereview April 28, 2015 - 4:26 am

As of now, only the LG6 comes close to the LE5 in some way – still different though.

We hear of a new stability shoe replacing the LE5 in a few months.

solereview April 23, 2015 - 7:43 am

Definitely the LunarGlide. We reviewed the Nike Zoom Fly last year, and the Fly 2 has the same outsole. Not very impressive.

Thomas Rasmussen April 23, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Thanks for the great review. I’ve been running several pairs of Nike Air Zoom Elite 5 for the last two years, but now they are worn out. I’m considering LG6 or LE5, but I’m not sure if they have a sufficient heel-toe drop? Do You have specs on the heel drop on these shoes?

solereview April 28, 2015 - 4:23 am

Nike has not published either the LG6 or LE5 heel drop specs, but Runningwarehouse has the LG6 at 10mm and LE5 at 11 mm.

That sounds just about right.

Branimir May 5, 2015 - 9:27 am

Hello there,
I’m searching for new running shoes. I’ve had some old nike frees (maybe model #2) for 2 years and they were ok but giving me pain in ankles, knees and back from time to time especially when running on asphalt. I was looking at LunarGlides 6 and Lunar Flyknit 3 lately, but I can’t decide what should I get. I’m pretty heavy for running (90 kg weight, 184 cm height). Please help me decide with your advice
Cheers, Branimir

solereview May 7, 2015 - 2:44 am

We’d pick the LG6, because it combines cushioning and stability in equal measures. The Flyknit Lunar 3 is a good, cushioned shoe, but the upper and midsole lacks the support of the Lunarglide.

Luigi Piz May 7, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Hello, thank you for a great review. I am just starting out to run. I have a slight over pronation. My current running shoes give me pain in my knees when I am running. I cannot decide between the lunar glide and the lunar eclipse. My current running shoes have firm soles which probably is the cause of my knee pain. Which model do you think I should choose ? Thank you for your help!
Regards, Cindy

solereview May 7, 2015 - 4:45 pm

We’d choose the Lunarglide – the construction has the softer Lunarlon core centered inside the midsole.

Pete May 8, 2015 - 8:23 am

Great review. Thanks!. Initially was thinking of getting the Ultra Boost but after reading the feedbacks on the outsole durability issue, I am thinking of getting the Lunarglide 6 instead. I heard the Lunarglide 7 will be out soon. Any idea when will it be out? Was wondering whether I should wait. Thanks.

solereview May 8, 2015 - 8:57 am

Pete, the LG7 will be out in early July.

Zulfiqar Tharani May 9, 2015 - 8:09 pm

Hi. I went under MPFL reconstruction surgery 7 months ago and later found out that I have a flat foot which gives me knee issues along wid heel pain. Can u please recommend something with a better arch support or can u let me know wheter lunarglide+5 is better option or zoom pegasus

solereview May 13, 2015 - 7:56 am

It is better to consult with your doctor on the choice of footwear, and whether your needs are better served by orthoses. There are supportive shoes like the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15, Brooks Beast 14, adidas Sequence Boost and Saucony Hurricane to choose from.

Franky May 11, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Hi, this is a really detailed review! I have wide foot and i havent been able to find many shoes that give me a comfortable fit at the toe box. Is lunarglide 6 really suitable for wide foot? (p.s. i usually run short distances of not more than 5km else its interval training)

solereview May 13, 2015 - 4:41 pm

The LG6 is not the best match for wider foot, the inner sleeving and Flywire cords make the front rather snug fitting.

Joshua Tan Zhusheng June 1, 2015 - 7:46 am

may i know what kind of nike shoe is suitable for wide and flat foot if not lunar glide 6

solereview June 4, 2015 - 8:25 am

You could try the Zoom Structure 18. Our detailed review is here:

Bastien May 13, 2015 - 8:20 am

Hi there! First I want to thank you for the great reviews you’re doing on this site! Really appreciated.

Since 2 years I’m running 2-3 times/week for 7-10km with Flyknit Lunar 1+ but recently I started to feel some pain in my knee & hip so I think it’s time to change my shoes! I don’t really like to run on concrete so I always try to run on forest road (=uneven surface). I checked some of your reviews and now I’m lost :-D. I tried those Lunarglide 6 in a shop but they don’t feel as comfortable as for example Asics Gel Nimbus 17 or than my old flyknit lunar 1+. I also think that gel nimbus 17 is maybe too soft for me… Btw flyknit lunar 1+ were maybe not the best choice to run on uneven surfaces because I had to constantly be careful because the shoe does not offer much support. But the feeling was incredible (the first year). What can you recommend me? Thank you for your help! Bastien

solereview May 17, 2015 - 6:21 am

Hi Bastien,

the adidas Supernova Glide 7 Boost seems like a shoe you should try. The Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 is also comfortable, and the grip should be slightly better than the original due to change in outsole design (same as Flyknit Lunar 2). However, the level of midsole support is the same, so that’s something for you to take call.

Paul Heste May 13, 2015 - 8:38 am

Hey !

I’m not a runner but I do walk a lot and I’m looking for a shoe with good arch support. I have fallen arches and so I overpronate.

I’m looking at NB 1500, Nike LunarGlide 6, LunarEclipse 5, Structure 18, Zoom Fly..

Do you have any advice ? Any other shoe I should look at ?

Thank you :)

solereview May 17, 2015 - 6:24 am

Hello Paul,

we would recommend you try the Nike Lunarglide 6, Brooks Ravenna 6, Brooks Transcend 1 (not 2) and the Asics GT 2000 3, and see which one feels and fits best.

Martins May 15, 2015 - 3:32 am

Hi! This is very good,detailed review.

But i have beeen strugling with running shoes for months now and I m considering lunarglide as my next shoes.

Since I need a bit of support and a lot of cushoning ,I bought Asics GT-2000, which felt great at start but after i while I started to experience a lot of knee and foot (arch) pain for the first time in since i have beem running. So I tought its too much support and bought a pair of Nike Pegasus,which again was great at first, but it makes my ankles hurt bad after longer distances than 5km.

I have to mention i never had these kind of problems before Ascis Gt-2000.

Now Im thinking about Lunarglide ,more precisely Lunarglide 5,beauce as this article shows, the 5th model has more softer insole. Im hopeing that Lunarglide has different style cushoning and not so much stabilty fetures as Asics, so it will not hurt my knees. Any suggestions ?

solereview May 20, 2015 - 3:52 am

Hi Martins,

First of all, it is very hard to predict which shoe is going to be a panacea for your soreness, because not all discomfort is caused by footwear. There could be other factors involved, and we won’t hazard a guess. What we can do is narrow down the choice based on what your needs are.

Correct, the Lunarglide 5 feels softer than the current 6. For a mix of support (a bit) and cushioning (a lot), we can recommend a few other names. The adidas Supernova Glide 7 Boost, the Zoom Vomero 10, Under Armour Speedform Gemini are models you could try for fit and feel.

Martins June 4, 2015 - 1:37 am

Thanks for your reply.
Looks like that Under Armour Speedform Gemini and Zoom Vomero 10 could be very good shoes, but unfortunately they are not available in my country.
Perhaps I will try Supernova Glide 7 Boost

solereview June 5, 2015 - 6:37 am

The Glide Boost is a good mix of cushioning and supportive feel – though a little surprised that the Vomero 10 is not yet available at your location.

If Nike is sold there, then the Vomero 10 should arrive sooner or later.

Ronnie Cutter June 2, 2015 - 9:06 am

I also have ran in all three of the shoes you are talking about and the LG4-5 were perfect for me and had just the right amount of stability. I loved the Pegasus as it was very soft but had same issues as I needed some support and it has zero support. The LG has just the right amount and still very comfortable. The GT2000 also had support but set up totally diff than LG and caused me a lot of issues too. I would try and find a pair of LG5 if possible, I bought LG6 but like the 5s better!

Martins June 4, 2015 - 1:32 am

Thanks for your reply.
This information is useful for me!

Stuart May 17, 2015 - 3:26 am

I’ve been using my Lunarglides for several months and love them, recently started back into trail running with a pair of Solomon’s which actually don’t work to well for me, often get blisters.
What would be the trail equivalent version of the LunarGlide’s?

solereview May 20, 2015 - 3:59 am

Sorry, but have absolutely no idea at all. We don’t have review experience with trail running shoes, only road versions.

Abhinav Garg June 1, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Hi. Great review.
I have bought both LG6 and Adidas supernova glide 6 boost. I have to return one of them and I am highly confused which one to keep and which one to return. please guide me to choose between these two shoe marvels.
I am flattered over LG6 design and looks but am worried about midsole and outsole of LG6 would not last even half of what SG6 would last. I think SG6 are far better in terms of durability.

solereview June 4, 2015 - 8:27 am

Go with what feels most comfortable and fits well overall, regardless of durability or looks. We’re not going to side with either shoe here; that is a call for you to take.

Ronnie Cutter June 2, 2015 - 9:02 am

I have been running in Lunarglides for years now, and just recently purchased the LG6 and am not a fan, yes in beginning the cushioning felt really good, but the ride seems off. I feel like its pushing me forward on my landing( I still am a mid to forefoot striker) and feels off compared to older models. I have also noticed shin pain a little with the 6 as well.. Any ideas why this might be occurring, are the 6 that much diff than 4 or 5? I also wondered if the heel to toe drop was any diff between them as well.

solereview June 5, 2015 - 6:18 am

Can’t be of much help here except for saying that the LG6 is indeed very different from 4 and 5 – the complete midsole and outsole design has changed.

Unless we personally examine your running form and the shoe’s fit compatibility, won’t be able to offer an opinion.

BG June 3, 2015 - 7:35 am

Just wanted to give an update been running on the LG6 since January 2015 no major issues to report. Shoe has been great. I’m debating when I should replace the shoe with another LG6. I’ve gotten 300+ miles so far. I’m thinking 500 miles might be a good time to replace the shoe. Any suggestions? I’ve stocked up on LG6 picking up 2 additional pairs at $49.99. I hope LG7 is just as good as LG6

Ronnie Cutter June 4, 2015 - 11:41 am

Where did you find LG6 for $49.99? The cheapest I could get was 79 then had 15% discount. I have been running in LGs for three years and I only get about 250 miles out of them as they are so soft compared to other shoes. I def notice a difference in ride and comfort after 250 or so miles….not sure they would go 500 but each person is diff. I have also polled people that run in LG and they get about the same before they notice the breakdown!

BG June 4, 2015 - 12:21 pm

Nike clearance store

Sent from Outlook

solereview June 5, 2015 - 6:20 am

The LG7 is based on the same midsole, so if you’re getting two LG6 pairs for under 100, then that deal is hard to beat. Unless the LG7’s new upper offers something substantially better – which we very much doubt.

MC June 10, 2015 - 4:04 am

Hi there.
I jog 4-5 times a week, no more than 7 kms each time. I am currently wearing the Nike Free 3.0’s but don’t really like the “free” feel and it sometimes feels like I’m running barefoot… I am of a normal weight and tall. I have narrow feet and a normal arch.
I want a shoe that will allow for stability and still be snug/comfortable, but not as if I am completely NOT wearing shoes… Any recommendations between LG and Pegasus? It would be an added bonus if the shoes could be worn for general everyday activities and walking.
Thanks in advance!

BG June 11, 2015 - 10:16 pm

I would say LG. I tried the Pegasus 30 and felt the Pegasus was a heavier shoe size 14 compared to LG6. You can find an LG6 color for everyday wear.

solereview June 13, 2015 - 5:31 am

We agree with the comment below. The LG6 is supportive and comfortable, has a snug fitting upper and can be worn for daily use.

solereview June 13, 2015 - 5:29 am

If your smaller foot is not facing issues, then it would seem that is simply a sizing issue. At standstill (when not running), does the toe box of the upper rub against the big toe of the larger foot, more so than on the smaller foot?

willgeegee June 14, 2015 - 3:11 am

hi! thanks for getting back to me – in answer to your question, yes it does, although not ‘noticeably’ so. having said that it does feel a little snug, so perhaps i should just size up next time round? i reread your comprehensive review, and it says the lg6’s lining makes it a touch smaller – please could you tell me if the pegasus 32 (or 31) has the same lining , or should i just stick to the lg 6/7 for marathons but a size bigger? thanks again for your help!

solereview June 16, 2015 - 12:20 am

Well, you won’t know what the effects of sizing up unless you do – and have a few long runs in the shoe.

The Pegasus (at least the 31) has a shallow toe bumper, so instead why not the Vomero 10? It is cushioned, but far from being very soft, and the toe bumper is fairly spacious too.

Also, don’t know how the LG7 would have changed. Some of the Nike shoes we’ve reviewed so far have improved room inside, so can LG7 fall under that category too? We’ll find out in July.

willgeegee June 16, 2015 - 12:37 am

thanks very much for all your help! i’ll look forward to your review in july! Cheers!

BG June 13, 2015 - 6:49 am

Pics of LG 7 have arrived half mesh half flyknit. Not a major fan yet. I’ll stick to LG6 as long as I can.

Maiwand Aslami June 18, 2015 - 10:44 am

The reviews here are great… but I am a runner that suffers from re-occurring Achilles pain once my running shoes wear down. What should I look for in a good running shoe to help the Achilles? Heel strike? Mid sole height? I currently own a pair of Structure 18s, but was considering LG 6 or Pegasus31s…

solereview June 21, 2015 - 11:54 pm

Usually a higher heel to toe drop (difference between heel and forefoot shoe thickness) helps by not stretching out the Achilles too much. But It is best to consult with a physio first and find out the exact reasons. We can, but won’t hazard a guess.

Alex June 19, 2015 - 5:19 am

Been taking quite a look at this shoe due to the fact that I am flat footed and am having some pronation.I’m curious to ask whether this shoe would be recommended for me?If not what other models would you recommend?I run no more than 5km for trainings

solereview June 22, 2015 - 12:57 am

It should work, depends on what your other preferences (fit, cushioning) are. What shoes have worked for you in the past?

GM June 27, 2015 - 5:44 am

Will you be reviewing the LG7? I just picked up a pair and although there shouldn’t be a big difference from the LG6, these feel a lot softer and more flexible. Keep up the great reviews!!!

solereview June 27, 2015 - 6:03 am

Yes, sometime in July or first week August. Quite a backlog of shoes to catch up on.

GM June 27, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Great! Glad you’ll be reviewing the LG7! I took them out for a 5 mile run and in my opinion the are surely softer in a great way! I wear semi-rigid orthodics and even though the lunarlon is full length in LG6 the entire length of my orthodics felt plush and cushioned this time around. Looking forward to your review in the coming weeks.

solereview June 28, 2015 - 4:04 am

Interesting insights, thank you for sharing! Nike Lunarglide 7 review will be up here soon.

willgeegee July 1, 2015 - 5:46 am

Hi GM! As you’ve already got your hands (or feet) on the LG7, please could I ask if there’s more room in the toebox on them compared to the LG6? Thanks very much!

GM July 2, 2015 - 4:50 am

Hello! Toebox is very similar in width to the LG6 but seems more flexible and breathable with the newer mesh.

willgeegee July 2, 2015 - 5:10 am

thank you very much!

Amilc July 2, 2015 - 3:35 am

Dear Solereview, as you know I’m a fan of your website (as many here in Italy!), so a spare additional compliments but come with a question also for the benefit of other readers.
As said in my previous posts under Adrenaline 15, after the terrible disappointment in that shoes coming from version 14 – I turned to the Lunarglide 6, also thanks to the great review in here: they really pleased (and are pleasing) me, among others because they were with me completing my first half marathon, giving me just good support but far more reactivity and cushioning at the same time then the Adrenaline.
Having said that, and after having piled about 150 km in my Lunarglide 6 (and actually having already ordered another pair with a good discount considering the incoming Lunarglide 7), today I noticed something on the midsole that really concerns me: as from the pictures I’m attaching, the inner side of the midsole, in particular mid foot and heel (yellow part) as well the front part (red) are showing scaring cracks on the side both vertical and horizontal. The ride of the shoes so far seems fine, but I really do not know what to think about this. Is it normal? is it defect of the specific pair? can be due to the fact that I’m relatively heavy weight (91 kilos for 185 cm) and having pronation, though having a decent speed (5’13 per km in half marathon, 4’58 in 10 km). I also noted that cracks are more evident on left shoe then right one. So I really look forward to her your view as well as nay other fan of the website that had similar issues! (let me know if pictures are clear enough or were to send them). Bests. Amilc

Anthony Tom July 2, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Happened with my pair as well. They’re not exactly the same wear patter, but there is a similar wear pattern that occured on my pair as well.

solereview July 4, 2015 - 4:43 am

Hello Amilc,

Thank you for the comment and for sharing the images. The pictures are clear enough, and can see the midsole quite clearly. Our take on this is that if the shoe doesn’t feel unusual with regards its ride quality, then there should be nothing to worry about.

The outer casing is EVA foam, and it is normal for some level of creasing to happen. Since the folds are more prominent in the back than the front, the Lunarlon (front) isn’t as affected as much, which means that the insides are ok.

Steve July 11, 2015 - 9:05 am

how much difference is there between my lunarglide 6 and Lunareclipse 4(read
this is the Luxury softer cushiony and stabler version of that so?) suitable for me ? fancy a nice yellow pair…Love my Nike’s…thanks guys…….p.s sorry for post on wrong page…..just love your site- getting too excited !!!!!

solereview July 12, 2015 - 12:58 am

Correct, the LE 4 is a more cushioned/supportive version of the Lunarglide 6.

As a matter of fact, just above is a detailed comparison between the two shoes – part of the LG6 review. See? There is an upside to posting your comment on the correct page :)

Reem Hisham July 16, 2015 - 2:49 am

LG6 vs Pegasus 31 (or 32), which is more durable? Aka unlikely to get the mesh torn and my sock-clad toe showing (been there with a pair of Reebok sublite). For daily usage and trips to the gym.

solereview July 19, 2015 - 7:50 am

We see the Pegasus 31 to be more durable, but not by much on the outsole, and more so on the upper. This opinion is based not on the basis of long term testing, but our gut feel based on the shoe’s construction.

solereview July 19, 2015 - 7:51 am

Review should be up sometime in August.

KC July 21, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Initial thoughts? Is the upper the only change?

solereview July 25, 2015 - 12:23 am

Seems like it, but unless we try them on, can’t say for sure. Our review should be up in late August.

John Luttrell July 19, 2015 - 8:04 am

Hi how do the LG6 compare to the adidas supernova sequence 7s? I have a pair of sequence 7 but I don’t think they offer enough cushioning especially as I’m not a small man (read overweight)

solereview July 20, 2015 - 6:05 am

In terms of cushioning, the Lunarglide 6 feels softer than the Sequence 7.

Lucky July 20, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Hello Solereview, Please can you confirm best running shoe for over pronation (flat feet) – Nike lunarglide 6 or new balance 1260 v4. Currently i was using reebok for running but it has started hurting my knees. My shoe size is Euro 45/UK 10.5/US 11, I m 178 cms and 88 kgs.

Nike don’t have wide shoes like new balance E size ( extra wide), should i take one number bigger if nike Lunar glide 6 is better than New Balance 1260 v4

Do i need to buy separate shoe for weight training and running indoor in gymnasium and above stated shoes are good for both or only best for running

Please could you suggest best shoes for running and cross training for me ?

Thanks in advance

solereview July 26, 2015 - 1:50 am

Either shoe model could work for you, it depends on what feels and fits best. If you wanted one shoe to do it all for running and weight training, the Nike Lunarglide 6 can be it.

It blends cushioning and support better than the 1260 V4. The 1260 is softer in the heel which makes it less suitable for weight training.

Jules Ang July 22, 2015 - 2:36 am

Thank you very much for this in-depth review, and all the other reviews I’ve read on your side. I’ve only come to know this site because I was searching for a new pair of shoes for gym classes as I recently injured myself – plantar fasciitis.

I have been working out on a pair of Adipure 360.2 because they look decent enough as a everyday wear-out pair of shoes whilst serving me in the gym. However, I believe it could be the intensity of my workouts (sometimes 4-5 classes per week), that caused me to develop plantar fasciitis. I do not blame it on my pair of Adidas. My physiotherapist diagnosed me with mild over-pronation and here I am pondering over the Lunarglide 6 (or 7). I over-pronate more on my left foot but my right foot was injured.

I think I’m pretty much sold after reading your review and also Lunarglide has the best balance of looks and function for me such that I do not need to carry an additional shoe bag at work for gym classes after. A good idea, yes?

Thanks again for doing the review!

solereview July 25, 2015 - 3:31 am

Thank you for the nice comment!

Yes, great balance of support, looks and cushioning. We’re assuming the same goes for the Lunarglide 7 too, except that we haven’t put miles on that one yet.

Scott July 23, 2015 - 1:02 am

I bought the LG6s about a month 1/2 ago and used them in their first 5k a few days ago.. there was a considerable amount of damage on the bottoms, cracks and tears that made the foam look funky. I love the shoe, but the durability seems to be lacking a little with lunarfoam.. Don’t even consider playing sports on blacktop or concrete with these

Scott July 23, 2015 - 1:07 am

Also, I went to send them back to exchange them for a fresh pair after the damage – but got a dreadful ‘your design is no longer available’ I guess they stopped making that style all together. Hopefully the new flash id ‘h20 repel’ is more durable.

solereview July 26, 2015 - 1:50 am

Do you have a picture to share? Creases on EVA based midsoles are common, and does not affect functional or structural integrity.

The Lunarglide 6 is being replaced by Lunarglide 7, which has the same midsole design but with a brand new upper.

KC July 30, 2015 - 8:00 am

Just curious, but how long are shoes “good” for? Meaning, is there an amount of time when the materials start to break down or not be reliable in their cushioning affect? Thinking about getting into a pair of LG6 since they are being discounted currently. I bought an old pair of LunarMx+ because of cool design, but they are surprisingly working well. I’m a heavier runner (190 lbs) and always thought I needed more support due to arch collapse but reconsidering that theory since the LunarMx+ fit me well, although I’m using it for mainly cross training and not running exclusively. I’m also considering the Vomero 10, Flyknit 3, and the new Nike Odyssey coming out also. Also interesting is that I tend to lean forward on my toes while walking or standing, and thinking if a shoe with a lower drop can improve that weight balance. Any suggestions or myths/truths to dispel based on the comments above? Looking for a pair to use for treadmill use, about 6-9 miles/week, slow tempo distance runs.

solereview August 5, 2015 - 3:37 am

Every shoe is made of different parts, and all of them do not share the same shelf life. The midsole and outsole might be perfect, but the glue might degrade; the leather could last for seven years, but the welded polyurethane parts could undergo hydrolysis and fall apart.

But one’s thing for sure – a shoe lasts longer when worn regularly than kept in storage. So let’s say you pick up a few pairs of LG6.

Instead of keeping one pair for full time use and the other in dormant storage, use both of them equally. This will extend the life of shoes.

As long as the outsole rubber isn’t completely worn off or the midsole isn’t pancaked, we’d say a shoe should structurally hold 5 years at the very least.

If you have a tendency to lean forward, it is likely that it is related to form, and don’t think a lower drop shoe will help. Besides, a lower drop shoe will potentially stress your Achilles and other parts.

We responded to you facebook message, and we still recommend that you try the Vomero 10.

Steve August 6, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Morning guys,
just a quick question (did say i was not going to post anymore) can’t help myself !! you guys best on web….anyway…i have been pounding out lots of miles on my Lunarglide 6 and just starting to notice that the heel clip on the right foot is getting more noticable underfooot than the left (left is fine). does this mean i slightly overpronate more on my right? as my vomero 10 are ok.

solereview August 9, 2015 - 2:44 am

Hello Steve,

Yes, the heel clip is a bit prominent. But unless that is causing your discomfort, nothing to worry about – regardless of your gait mannerisms.

Jake Peterson August 11, 2015 - 9:39 am

Hey I had ankle surgery about 6 months ago and I’m getting a new pair of running shoes this week as I finally make the transition back into running, I was wondering which pair of shoes has more arch support, the Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 or the Nike Lunarglide 6. Any advice or help is great! Or is there a Nike shoe out there with more arch support than either of those??

solereview August 12, 2015 - 4:06 am

Hey Jake,

The Structure 18 has a higher feel of under-arch support than the Lunarglide 6. We’re thinking that the Nike Air Zoom Odyssey might be good in that aspect, but we’re still at least a month away from a full review.

In the meanwhile, you can try the Odyssey and Structure and see what fits and feels best under the circumstances.

Amilc August 12, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Hi dear solereview, back here asking from advice. As said in previous posts I bought one pair of LG 6, after being disappointed by gts 14. Loved the shoes and completed my first half marathon in there. Piled about 150 km in first pair and decide to by a second one since I loved so much the shoes. Then after piling other 150 km and being very satisfied during a tat race of 10 km I started having annoyance in my right heels Achilles’ tendon. Same with the old pair. So, after having kept running a couple of weeks with the pain, since now I’m on holiday I gave up and decided to take a rest of one week. The strange thing is that if I walk barefoot even on the send or in flips flops now the pain in easing, almost gone, but when I just put in the shoes even just for a walk, it Iooks like the annoyance may came back. What you think? Just my imagination or this annoyance can come from the shoes? I thought it is strange since I did almost 300 km without problem counting together both the pars. Looking forward for your view and thanks in advance for helping! Amilc

solereview August 15, 2015 - 11:25 pm

Hello Amilc,

Hard to pinpoint the cause of soreness without a proper diagnosis, so suggest you see a physio or equivalent who can help you!

Simina August 19, 2015 - 3:52 pm

I have a broken Achille’s tendon and after many years I am in the process of recovering it – 3rd week of kinesitherapy and gym

I bought Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 2 weeks ago and makes the limping even stronger. The therapist suggested that I shouldn’t wear them. My left ankle has a strong overpronation while my right one(with the broken tendon) has a mild underpronation that is accentuated by the midsole of Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 and I have flat feet.

More the ankles are moving while I make a step and the pathological walk is even more visible.

I just received the Lunarglide 6 ( The Nike expert from our Nike shop recommended them when he saw how I walk on Zoom 18). Indeed I need something to keep my foot in place, however I do not need the other Achille’s tendon ruptured. Should I send them back?

What should I wear for recovery? I do not really trust the therapist because initially she recommended Nike Air Max 2015… I think she thought that my recovery would be done by now and wouldn’t be a problem with my front-foot, however it is a lengthy process and I need shoes to go to gym… with Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 the thread mill is out of question, while the rest of the work out I can do it with them.

I don’t think it is relevant that the price for a pair of Lunarglide or Zoom18 is equal with my pay for a month here. Nop they are not more expensive, but here wages are way lower than USA.

solereview August 22, 2015 - 3:48 pm

As much as we want to help you, we cannot. Because we aren’t sure of your needs and condition with relation to running footwear, and half-guessing this might do more harm than good.

Raymond Foo August 21, 2015 - 9:01 am

Hey, I am Raymond.
I started running when I was in National Service. After I came out, without doing any research, I bought a Nike Lunareclipse 4 because it is discounted. I have no idea what it is. First impression is it ride higher and quite firm. Have no running shoe before. And then I started doing research and see many review LE 4 as soft. I have no idea how soft it is if compared to other running shoes because this is my first one. I walk on them at Sat and run on them at Sun. Mon-Fri is workout.
I can run fast with it but wondering if other shoes can run faster? This shoes are really comfortable during the whole run. One issue is that my right foot is smaller so it doesn’t felt very secure for the heelclip.
I wanted to try other shoes that can run faster. I am interested in Puma Ignite, Nike Lunarglide 6, future Nike Lunareclipse. I run neutral, mid-forefoot. Can you do the comparison between these or suggest any other shoes. You reviewed Puma Ignite as hard outsole, how hard is that. Will it make me feel uncomfortable. I have not much experience, but I can tell you I love LE 4. One thing love Nike over other brands is the upper is made of engineered mesh, it is one unit with the tongue, so the tongue won’t slip. And you can bend it in any way.
Between, I only have running shoes, do you recommend me to wear them on hill hiking. Ans a website says that wearing running shoes for walking will ruin them?
Please help, thanks.

solereview August 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Hello Raymond,

if you love the LE4, you will find the Puma Ignite hard. The Lunarglide 6 or 7 is a better option, though you can stick to the LE5, which has the same midsole as LE4.

Using running shoes on walking will not ruin them, but if your hike involves rocks and uneven surfaces, exposed foam areas of the outsole might get damaged. Would be better in that case to get a trail running shoe or a proper hiking boot.

BG September 22, 2015 - 8:29 pm

Just picked up a pair of LG7 just wanted to let everyone know LG7 runs bigger compared to LG6. I was purchasing LG6 in size 13 I was able to fit a size 12 but went 12.5 just to be safe.

solereview September 26, 2015 - 3:28 am

Thank you for sharing the feedback! Yes, the LG7 fits much looser in the forefoot because of three reasons –
a) The lacing starts much later
b) The internal toe bumper has a higher profile
c) The material/construction has changed in the area beginning from lacing point to tip of the shoe.

Raunak Dey September 28, 2015 - 10:10 pm

Hey there guys,
I have been planning on picking up a pair of LG7’s for quite sometime and the only thing that has kept me postponing it up until now is a full fledged review from you guys of the same.
I have always relied on your reviews to guide me in choosing the right pair of shoes and therefore have been checking back regularly in anticipation of your still to come LG7 review.
I’ve even noticed that you guys have mentioned in a number of comments that the review should probably be out by late August but as of late September I still don’t seem to find it anywhere. Was just hoping if I could get an update on the cause of the delay and how soon could I expect it? Could really use your help on whether I should go ahead and buy the LG7’s or opt for the LG6’s instead.

solereview September 29, 2015 - 3:16 am

Hello Raunak,

Appreciate your feedback. Our reviews take a long, long time to get done – actually there’s even a pending review on a shoe model bought in February this year! Likewise, we’ve had the LG7 for almost two months now, but there are other reviews in queue. Cannot provide an ETA for the Lunarglide 7 review.

Is there any specific question you have about the LG7? Please see our comment just below, that pretty much sums up the extent of updates on the new Glide, because the midsole rides near identically.

Raunak Dey October 22, 2015 - 9:33 pm

Thanks for the quick response. Are there any other shoes I should be looking at within the Nike stable? As a severe overpronator I’m basically looking for something which provides enough stability and support especially around the ankle and heel portion while still managing to remain relatively lightweight at the same time. I’ll mainly be using them in the gym for weight training as well as all kinds of cardio including short sprints and 5k runs on the treadmill.

solereview October 22, 2015 - 10:41 pm

The Nike Lunarglide and the Zoom Odyssey are your best bets here.

Amilc September 29, 2015 - 8:32 am

Hi Dear Solereview, any ETA for the review of the Lunarglide 7? during summer you mentioned that you were thinking of posting something around August: is the idea just postponed or definitely dropped? thanks and looking forward to hearing from you!

solereview September 30, 2015 - 4:45 am

Thank you for the concern, but unfortunately no ETA, Amil. We’ve physically had the Lunarglide 7 for almost two months now, but not sure when the review is going to be out. We are currently facing some issues.

Amilc September 30, 2015 - 8:20 am

Thanks much for the prompt reply! I somehow do hope that the issue is with shoes and not yourselves! I have 2 pairs of lunarglide 6, bought after your splendid review, I’m and very satisfied. They should last till about early December, so I hope that by that dtime ate you have published the review. ;-) btw there is a way to support your work also if you leave, like in Italy? no coupon code to be used on nike website fro instance if I decide to buy new shoes?thanks!

solereview October 2, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Unfortunately, the issue is with the site on the operational side of things. Hopefully we’ll have it sorted out. We don’t have tie-up with retailers, so can’t provide a coupon, sorry. But your offer to help is very much appreciated!

Yes, the LG7 review should be up way before December for sure.

Ibimbo October 9, 2015 - 11:52 am

Thanks for the great reviews.
I am currently wearing LG6 for road runs below 15k and LE5 for runs above 15k or trail.
However as you correctly say the LE5/LG6 soles are flat and have very limited grip on uneven/wet surfaces.
What would you recommend as an alternative for the offroad?
Thank you!

solereview October 9, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Can’t be of help here, sorry, we currently do not test trail running shoes!

Ibimbo October 15, 2015 - 10:52 pm

Thanks for the quick reply, i will go to a store and see what they recommend :o

vince zamora October 17, 2015 - 3:25 pm


First, I’d like to thank you for your wonderful website! you guys are doing a great job!

I am writing on this page because it seems the most relevant to this shoe. Although, it is a pretty general question.

I am a over weight guy, around 220 lbs. I am a mild to moderate over pronator.

I am looking for a shoe that I can wear casually. For walking purposes and maybe a little bit of the gym, treadmill and cycling. Im not big on running, nor do I do recreational running or marathons.

My current shoe is the Nike Zoom Vomero 8. Im very happy with the cushion this shoe provides. But, I’ve been told this shoe offers very little support for pronation, even for walking purposes. So, I am looking for a shoe with more support but that offers PLENTY of cushioning.

I went to a running store, and the guys had me try the brooks adrenaline 15’s and the saucony guide, and they were way too stiff/hard for me.

I normally wear a 9.5 2E or 9 4E, So i am limited to shoes that offer widths.

The GT 2000 2 seems like it has plenty of cushioning yet offers some support too. Asics does do wide widths, so I am considering this shoe. Plus its on discount at amazon.

Please let me know if you think any other shoe would be appropriate for my use.

Thank You very much!

solereview October 20, 2015 - 11:43 pm

Hello Vince,

Is the want of support based on your own experience with the Vomero 8, or is because of someone else’s recommendation? Walking is quite different from running in them, hence some of things applicable during higher speeds does not apply here.

Our personal opinion is that the new Vomero 10 will be an excellent choice for your needs. Has plenty of cushioning, and feels more supportive than the earlier Vomero’s. Also comes in widths too.

The GT 2000 is also good, but we suggest you try the Vomero first and then decide.

Vince Zamora October 21, 2015 - 8:08 am

Thank you for the quick response!

I would say mainly it is because of someone else’s recommendation, after I found out that I am a mild to moderate over pronator.

I do feel ankle pain from time to time in my Vomero 8’s after 30 mins on the treadmill or after a long walk. And that has irritated me a little. Thats why the Lunarglide 6’s innovative ankle support really attracted me. Only to find out that they don’t do widths.

Thank you for your Vomero 10 recommendation!

solereview October 22, 2015 - 12:43 am

You’re very welcome. Would love to hear about your feedback on the Vomero 10 after you’ve had them for a while.

Dr.GM October 24, 2015 - 9:58 am

Thank you for the amazing review.
I need little help.
I’m 230lbs , moderate over-pronator. I am a doctor with average “walking” distance daily around 10-15 Miles. I love jogging from time to time, but nothing serious.

Currently, I consumed “Nike Zoom Structure Triax+ 15” (I had it for almost 2 years, and it is falling apart)… honestly, it is the ONLY shoe I tried that made me very comfortable for my daily duties.
I tried LG’7. it was firm yet felt good. But I am not sure if it is appropriate for walking rather than running. Also, the price tag which it has (220 USD) is a bit high for me, and I don’t want to choose something based on initial feeling.

Also I want something that “Looks” a bit professional. Florescent colors in conferences was too eye-catching.
What do you advise ? LG’7 , LG’6, Structure 15 (again), something else?

Thank you.

solereview October 24, 2015 - 10:27 pm

Hello Doctor,

If you want to stay within Nike, then the Nike Zoom Vomero 10 is a good option. If you find the Vomero too soft and need a more supportive ride, then the Nike Zoom Odyssey is the shoe to try.

There are ‘safe’ colors available, like tonal black with some white on both models.

Hope this helps!

Dr.GM October 24, 2015 - 10:56 pm

Wow, That was quick :)
I’ll give them a try and let you know.
Thank you for your efforts.

Dianca Mitchell November 1, 2015 - 11:40 pm

Hi there! Thanks for this awesome review.
I’m a flat-footed person so definitely need a very supportive arch. Do you guys have any suggestions?
Cheers in advance! xxx

solereview November 2, 2015 - 1:58 am

Try the Nike Zoom Odyssey or Nike Structure 19!

Kay November 3, 2015 - 10:53 am

Hi, thank you for the useful review!
You know Lunarglide 7 has already on the market for a period of time, but I can’t find the review about it. I want to know the new version whether worth to buy or not.
Thank you!

solereview November 3, 2015 - 2:48 pm

The Lunarglide 7 has more room inside, including a softer heel area. The ride is sightly softer too. If these changes are important for you, then yes, worth buying!

Ab December 7, 2015 - 4:38 am

Hi, thanks for the review. I own a pair of Nike Lunarglide 6 and have had all sorts of issues as the shoes don’t suit me. When I bought this pair, I upgraded form nike free and wanted a little more cushioning under the feet which this pair offers but I get pain in side of calves when running long distance or beep tests with these shoes. I am looking to buy another pair that has less cushioning than lunar glide but more than nike free. Any suggestions are welcome as to how I can go about choosing the right pair of shoes for me.

solereview December 9, 2015 - 2:34 am

We haven’t started testing the Nike Free distance yet, but that shoe sounds like a good pick. In the meanwhile, you can try the Nike LunarTempo.

giorgos December 10, 2015 - 4:58 am

are they waterproof?

solereview December 10, 2015 - 5:49 am


Abc December 21, 2015 - 4:19 am

I’m looking for a great running shoe. I usually run 10 to 15 miles a week. I’ve tried lunar 1+ which are great but cant find them anymore. After lunar 1+ ive been using lunar forever which arent bad either. Both these solved my flat foot issue but now I need a new pair. Please recommend. I’ve read so many reviews and so many shoes that now i’m confused. Looking forwards.

solereview December 21, 2015 - 6:43 am

Why not get the Flyknit Lunar 3 then?

Abc December 21, 2015 - 10:57 pm

Yeah Lunar has a similar feel but there’s also the issue of lunar1+ being too narrow at the toe and i have broad feet. Whats your take on pegasus and structure 19?

solereview December 27, 2015 - 2:23 am

If you really want to play safe, then the Pegasus 32 is the shoe you just get.

ManuelM011 February 5, 2016 - 4:46 pm

Hi. I cant find a review on the LG7 so I’ll ask. Is the LG 7 a good update to the LG 6? I like the LG 6 and i need a new pair of shoes. I’m considering the Odyssey but i think they are too heavy. I’m looking for an all-rounder shoe with support. Also if you recommend any other brand that would be good.

solereview February 5, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Hey Manuel,

Here is our Lunarglide 7 Review!

And try on the adidas Sequence 8 Boost too, they are good!

NKeys February 17, 2016 - 5:25 am

Hello, I’m looking for a shoe with great forefoot cushion and arch support, I have medium to high arches and I desperately need new tennis shoes, I walk mostly on paved road around 25 miles per week. I appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!

solereview February 18, 2016 - 8:59 am

You could try the Brooks Transcend 3. Nice filled up arch, and smooth transitions for long walks.

Raimond February 22, 2016 - 7:07 am


fist of a al, i’am new here and i’ am from Holland. I’m looking for a great running shoe. I usually run 10 miles a week and some competition runs in a year. I need a shoe which is durable by the toes, for some reason my big toe make holes in the upper of the shoe. When I started running I did not read many reviews, so I tried some shoes in store which fits the best for that moment saucony ride 5. I’ am a neutral runner. I am a fan of nike shoes. I did read the reviews of the pegasus 31/32 the vomero 10 and the lunar glide 6/7. The problem is I don’t have much to compare to so I can not decide which shoe is good for me. ( but other brands are also no problem) please could you give me some advice maybe? some direction? Thanks in advance for the reply! Raimond

solereview February 25, 2016 - 10:26 pm

If you’re tearing up the toe-box, you need ample height inside to begin with. Within Nike, the Vomero 10 and Lunarglide 7 fit that need, and you can try other models such as the Mizuno Wave Inspire 12, Mizuno Rider 19, adidas Ultra Boost ST and Saucony Triumph ISO 2.

The Pegasus 31/32 have shallow toe-boxes, and you might encounter issues with that design.

Raimond February 28, 2016 - 1:21 am

Thanks for the reply and advice. When I would choose Nike, you guys prefer the Nike Vomero 10 as the number 1 for me. because of the toe-box? I don’t have a big foot, but it is wide. does this fit the Vomero 10?

solereview February 28, 2016 - 6:22 am

Correct, the Vomero has a wide forefoot fit. But you have to try them on yourself to be 100% sure.

Raimond March 1, 2016 - 2:43 am

Ok I will try them in store, and for the other brands, mizuno and adidas. I’am not familiar with Mizuno… Is this a quality brand for running? Is there maybe an Asics model which can be compared to the vomero 10?

Raimond March 2, 2016 - 12:53 pm

or what about the adidas boost glide 7?

solereview March 2, 2016 - 11:07 pm

Glide Boost is great, but watch out for the forefoot space you need.

solereview March 2, 2016 - 11:00 pm

The Asics Nimbus 16 (2014) is comparable in some ways, but the upper is quite narrow.

Tolga February 27, 2016 - 3:46 pm

First of all , I have a splayfoot,flat foot and overpronation feet. I will be glad if you direct me somewhere that I can find shoes that have more medial support,outsole rubber and of course I need to feel my insoles better.
I have used Reebok zig tech (big one) ,it was so much comfortable and now I’m using some Adidas shoe but its broken.
Can you give some advices?

solereview February 28, 2016 - 6:09 am

Try the Brooks Transcend or adidas Ultra Boost ST version.

Tolga February 28, 2016 - 9:14 am

Thank you for your answer, Brooks Transcend is not available in my country(Turkey). I will try Ultra Boost St on this week . And Also I look forward to read review for Ultra Boost ST .

Harvard March 4, 2016 - 4:01 pm

Hello. Trying to decide on which LG shoe to go with. I’ve had several pairs of the LG3’s and loved them. However after they quit making those I thought my next step should be the LG4’s but I was disappointed with those they seemed like they were a completely different shoe from the LG3. It seemed like the the sizing was smaller and the shoes were tighter. Is there a LG shoe that compares favorable to the LG3? Thanks

solereview March 5, 2016 - 9:00 pm

The LunarGlide 7 is worth a try. It is very different from the LG4 and 5, and somewhat close to the LG3 in ride quality.

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