Friday, 11 July 2008

MY NEW NIKE LUNAR TRAINERS


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Rob recommended these shoes to me and after a test run i bought them straight away! they are very lite yet have amazing cushioning, the shoes seem to take the form of your feet so it feels like running in bare feet but with padding! my first session in them was the thursday night interval session, with rob,Sarah, a very nice girl from Scotland who at 17 has a p.b. of 2.18 for the 800m, very impressive! and a new guy called paul who got back into running after 20 years when he turned 40. we ran 8 x 500m .I think this session was more like an endurance run for Sarah! anyway it turned out to a good workout and the shoes seemed really good! 8 x 500m - 1.00
WALKING ON THE MOON!

3 comments:

Thomas said...

I've heard about the Nike Luna runners before, most of the reviews are quite positive. I'm quite curious about them, because they are so light. I might give them a go if I can afford a new pair of shoes anytime soon.

running faster with the ALIEN LIZARD said...

THEY ARE EXPENSIVE BUT A BIG STEP UP IN THE EVOLUTION SCALE OF THE RUNNING SHOE! IF I WIN THE LOTTERY I WILL BUY A PAIR OF THE SUPER LIGHT LUNAR RACERS AS WELL, WHICH YOU CAN RUN A MARATHON IN AND IT ONLY WEIGHS 150g, AWESOME!

CRAIGHTON said...

While many shoes are "soft" and fit well right out of the box, these Lunar shoes are a little snug in spots and require some adjustment.

The first time that I wore the Lunar Trainer, I wore a thick cushioned sock and developed a blister which is very rare for me. I switched to a very thin sock and had no hot spots. The third time I wore them, I ran the NY marathon using the thin socks and my feet felt fine without sore spots the next day.

I have worn the Lunar racer for 10K and 5K races and have been pleased with the responsiveness, just enough cushioning, and feather weight. Surprisingly, there are more carbon sole pads for high wear areas than on the trainer.

Several reviewers have complained about the lack of a cut out for the achilles; however, the height from the bottom of the heel cup to the top is the same or lower than other running shoes. The lack of a cut out or notch for the achilles has not been an issue for me.