|LOOK AT THEM. (Not my photo, please don't be mad)|
The LunarGlide has been around for a while and mine are even a version old at a 5+, however once I'd laid eyes on them, I thought they were so good looking I couldn't walk away.
Having run in them, I can confirm that any fears about weight are irrelevant as these are only marginally heavier than the Free Run 4.0's I was running in before. However to ensure that my running style doesn't change too much and I don't get injured, I'm still running a number of shorter runs in my previous trainers.
There are a couple of cool features on the LunarGlides which I imagine is made possible by the sturdier sole, and less need for flexibility. Namely, a H20 Shield outer which provides pretty good resistance to rain and puddles. I haven't had the opportunity to test this out in a really heavy downpour yet, but in truth, neither do I want to, so I can say that they're as waterproof as they need to be at this point.
Also in this wonderfully waterproof upper, Nike have managed to squeeze in a reflective under layer, which just happens to be leopard, or cheetah print. I tend to wear a lot of black when I run, much to my mother's dismay - trust me I do know how dangerous it is so I should really sort it - but it's nice to know that I am somewhat visible, even if it is just a flash of my trainer as I whizz by.
They're a pretty snug fit, and as a standard size 6, these are just on the verge of actually fitting, but the tight fit is in no way uncomfortable. Plus, unlike other trainers I have had, these just do not give me blisters, no matter what socks I wear with them - useful if my feet are having a fat day!
And so, I look forward to reviewing their poor, knackered soles after the marathon and telling you my final thoughts. But in the meantime, I'll leave you with my view on the most important aspect of a running shoe - they just look super cool.