LUNAR REVIEW

FINDING THE RIGHT RUNNING SHOE CAN BE TRICKY. ONE MIGHT BE SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT, BUT DOESN'T PACK THE PUNCH YOU NEED TO LAST DURING LONG RUNS. OTHERS MAY BE FLIMSY AND NOT SUPPORTIVE ENOUGH, LEAVING YOU WITH ACHES IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES. I'VE TESTED A FEW PAIRS OVER THE YEARS AND FOUND THAT A SHOE WITH A NEUTRAL RIDE AND SUPPORTIVE UPPERS WORKS BEST FOR ME. I DON'T PRONATE OR DO ANYTHING ODD WHEN I'M RUNNING, SO I'M LUCKY TO HAVE SO MANY OPTIONS IN RUNNING SHOES. THE LIGHTER THE BETTER, BUT WITH SUPPORT COMES MORE WEIGHT. FOR THE PAST YEAR I HAVE BEEN RUNNING IN NIKE LUNARGLIDES 6'S AND 7'S. I FOUND THE COMFORT LEVEL LASTED THE DURATION OF MY RUNS AND THE SUPPORT AROUND THE HEEL MADE ME FEEL SAFE AND SECURE. 

NATURALLY, WHEN THE FLYKNIT LUNARGLIDE 7'S CAME OUT, I GAVE THEM A TRY, HOPING TO LOVE THEM AND THEIR LIGHTER QUALITIES. LUCKILY I DID AND STUCK WITH THEM FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR. MY MOST RECENT TRIAL IS ONE OF NIKE'S NEWEST INVENTIONS, THE LUNAREPIC. I WAS WORRIED THEY WOULDN'T BE SUPPORTIVE OR STURDY ENOUGH, BUT THIS SHOE TRULY HAS OUT OF THIS WORLD QUALITIES. THEY PROVIDE THE MOST FLUID RIDE AND SOFTNESS I HAVEN'T YET FOUND IN A RUNNING SNEAKER. COMBINE THAT WITH IT'S VANISHING UPPER, MAKING IT FEEL LIKE THEY AREN'T EVEN ON YOUR FEET. 

YOU KNOW THE VIDEOS OF DOGS WEARING THOSE ANIMAL BOOTIE THINGS? YOU KNOW, WHEN IT SEEMS THEY HAVEN'T EVER WALKED A DAY IN THEIR LIFE, LIFTING UP THEIR FEET SUPER HIGH IN THE AIR COMPLETELY CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING? OKAY, THAT WAS ME IN THE STORE WHEN I TRIED ON THESE SHOES. I WALKED AROUND NIKE FLATIRON LIKE A DOG WEARING SOCKS. IT FELT LIKE I WASN'T WEARING SHOES. IT WAS INCREDIBLE. THE BEST PART ABOUT THESE SNEAKS? YOU HAVE 30 DAYS TO TEST THEM OUT AND SEE IF THEY ARE FOR YOU. MOST RUNNING SNEAKERS COME WITH THIS PERK, BUT NIKE GENUINELY WANTS INFORMATION ABOUT WHY THEY DID OR DIDN'T WORK FOR YOU. 

I'VE RAN ABOUT 40 MILES IN THEM SO FAR. AS OF NOW, I'M LOVING THEM. THEY HAVE AN INCREDIBLE GRIP THANKS TO LASER CUT TECHNOLOGY IN THE SOLE AND I HAVEN'T REALLY GOTTEN ANY BLISTERS, WHICH IS A GOOD SIGN. I RECOMMEND WEARING AN ANKLE HIGH SOCK, WHICH WILL HELP REVENT ANY BLISTERS AS WELL. I HAVEN'T DONE ANY EXCEPTIONALLY LONG RUNS IN THEM, SO THAT IS MY NEXT TASK. I'M HOPING THEY CARRY ME THROUGH WITHOUT ANY ISSUES. I WILL SAY, IF YOU DO PRONATE OR EXPERIENCE SUPINATION WHEN YOU RUN, TAKE CAUTION. I DEFINITELY FEEL LIKE THIS SHOE IS FOR A MORE EXPERIENCED AND NEUTRAL RUNNER. BUT THAT'S WHAT A TRIAL IS FOR. NOW GO GRAB A PAIR AND GET RUNNING!

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