Deserved or not Nike has a reputation for narrow shoes. This, however, is not true of their performance running shoes. Round two of the Flyknit Lunar is about fit and performance. Like round one, the upper, is knitted into an open mesh that is reinforced as necessary by the weave, and is devoid of overlays supporting the foot. Instead, it retains the shape of the shoe through the design of its engineered knit.
The upper flexes with the foot for a close fit without restricting the foot too much. The midsole has evolved with the Lunar series, adopting the Lunar Eclipse's version with its stable geometry and cushioning, a concentric design of tree ring-like segmentations to compress and respond to the irregularities of the path, as well as the movement of the foot. The outersole is very spare, a few touches of carbon rubber at the heel and rubber on the rings under the forefoot. All of this adds up, especially with a 10 dollar drop in price, to a cool looking, fitted shoe, that protects the foot through high mileage training.
Testers: "The upper is very comfortable with no irritating creasing across the toes and a good customize-able fit. Plenty of cushioning and stability, even through my longest runs."
Sizes: Men 5–13,14,15; Women 5–12
Weight: 9.6 oz. (men’s size 9); 7.5 oz. (women’s size 8)
Construction: Strobel slip-lasted, EVA Strobel board
Recommended for: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics