2 runs under my belt, and I can say that I am already getting used to running in my new Nike Lunartrainer+ shoes. In the store and on my first run, I really wasn’t sure I even liked them, but it turns out they are pretty comfortable after all.
First off, they are incredibly light, almost too light, as I was worried there wasn’t enough cushioning for my 200+ lb frame. But it turns out technology trumps opinion.
It’s my understanding that these shoes (and the new Lunarglide+) are the culmination of Nike’s research into barefoot running. Nike being a shoe company, needs to sell shoes, not barefoot running, so it seems to me that they have succeeded in accomplishing their goal.
Barefoot running sounds good, but after cosseting my feet for 43 years, probably not wise to go out and hammer 3 miles without some protection.
So give these shoes a chance – they look outrageous in a really fantastic way, are incredibly light, and give you enough cushioning while still allowing the feet to feel what’s underfoot.
I’m thinking that these will become my speedwork shoes, which I hope to start this Thursday, as a matter of fact.
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