June 22, 2009

Moonlanding: The LunarGlide+

After the lunartrainer, nike will come up with another lightweight shoe in the LunarGlide+. This unique trainer got their name from a super light foam nike borrowed from the space industry.

I was among those invited to test run nike's new line of running shoe. Last saturday's run was a testament of the lunarglide's innovative features. As soon as I got into the shoe, I immediately felt the cushioning that most running shoes doesn't provide. Unlike the lunartrainer which is way too soft (as in stepping on a marshmallow), the lunarglide's cushioning is adequate enough to give your feet a relaxed stance. This was one of the many features nike developed for this shoe since many runners experienced difficulty with the lunartrainers. As I go along with the run I can feel that my feet are being molded into the shoe providing a snug fit and allowed the heel pad to more effectively engage on contact. The lacing is well balanced and the achilles abrasion that occurred from other nike shoes were eliminated.

The new feature that this shoe provides is the dynamic support system. The lunarglide+ features the lunarlite cushioning system which is basically a soft, yet resilient core foam encased within a firmer foam carrier. The properties of those foams and the geometries in which they're molded were controlled so that the cushioning support, response and weight were modulated. This was devised to distribute foot strike pressure more evenly across the foot to alleviate the pain and reduce injury.

The lunarglide+ is composed of two insoles that come in different structures and functions. The soft uppermost foam absorbs and equalize the force from the impact as the runner goes while the other one is wedged towards the inside of the shoe to help the runner stabilize his stride as he goes further in his run. It was studied that even a neutral runner tends to overpronate in the long run.

An added feature is the ultra light flywire synthetic saddle (derived from the lunaracer+) provides improved support without adding tightness across the midfoot. The left shoe is still equipped with a slot for the patented nike+ sensor running device. The outsole is made of BRS 1000 carbon rubber for resistance against excessive abrasion.

In just a few days you'll experience a buoyancy that makes you feel like an astronaut walking on the moon. It's rocket science indeed.

Houston, the eagle has landed.

16 comments:

  1. Love that first photo. Very dramatic! Shoes, niiiice! =)

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  2. Thanks Janine. The LG+ is good, see you sunday at UPd. Let's GIG.

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  3. Hi Vener. A friend of mine from Niketown has invited me to come down to their store and try the shoe this Wednesday night during their Wednesday night run. I'm very excited about doing a 5K-6K run and will report on it later in the week.

    Hope everything's well with you. It was a very interesting weekend here.

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  4. Everything's fine Wayne, everybody is agog of the upcoming milo marathon eliminations, 12 days to go and it's on. I hope you'll have a wonderful test run, we'll wait for your review. Best regards.

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  5. hi vener! i'll add you ha? :)

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  6. Sure Marga, it's my pleasure, thanks for dropping by my site. It's great to see you again. Please allow me to add yours too.

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  7. Yeah rocket science indeed. This is the best running shoes I've tested so far. And will always be my road race shoes.

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  8. We don't have to go to the moon to play, di ba (like tiger woods), it's just right here. Go and enjoy the experience. Good luck sa milo42.

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  9. Greeting web logger run unltd.!

    WE appreciate your technical approach in describing the merits of the this new Nike shoe models. WE will wait for the Lunar-Glide to be on sale at stores.

    Run Strong and Prosper!

    http://runcollective.blogspot.com/

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  10. Hi E.T., thanks for dropping by my blog. This is a great shoe, I'm just wondering why you haven't tried it yet, the technology came not far away from you, huh! Anyway, we earthlings may be a step ahead of YOU (at least in running).

    RSaP.

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  11. i think I want to have this lunarglide+ too...
    oh man! another item to spend! LOL!

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  12. It's a good choice, and it will be available in a few days. See you again at the races.

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  13. I like the post and the photo Vener, good job on it :)

    Cheers,
    Luis

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  14. Thanks Luis. See you at the races.

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  15. I've been having hard time of deciding what to buy for running shoes.

    LunarRacer or LunarGlide... :(

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  16. Hi Running Atom, speedwise its LunarRacer handsdown, LunarGlide in training. Thanks for visiting.

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