Introducing Paulie Eaborn: A Scandinavian born mother of 3 – living with her husband and raising her boys in Queensland, Australia. She recently completed a half marathon (with pram) in an impressive time of 2 hours and 3 minutes – Paulie is an inspiration to fit mamas everywhere. #NeverNotRunning
Here is her review of the new Nike LunarGlide 8.
Name: LunarGlide 8
Midsole: The contoured Lunarlon midsole has precision-lasered cuts on the sides that collapse during footstrike to help you reach a smoother stride.
The LunarGlide shoe has been a favourite supportive long distance shoe from Nike for a while. – with the release of the Lunarglide 8 earlier this year I’ve taken it out for a few runs including a half marathon to see how it feels.
First things first; the look of the LunarGlide is super stylish. Simple and clean lines with no fuss. It comes in simple color combos like mine with very bold pink and black or you can go the more basic black and white which is a beautiful looking running shoe which can be combined with all sorts of running gear.
The first and biggest change I could feel from the previous model is that the 8 is much more snug around the foot which means the support feels amazing. – I have quite a narrow foot so I tend to feel my running shoes aren’t always tight enough which means I often loose out on that feeling of having a really supportive shoe. These shoes however give me that perfect feeling and they feel super soft to wear.
They have a comfortable and spongy feel on the heel and the arch of the foot which is perfect for that longer run. Although offering more support Nike still manages to make the LunarGlide 8 super lightweight and I would happily use it for my short fast runs where the weight of the shoe can mean a few seconds of a personal best.
While running my half marathon in them I didn’t get a single blister nor did I get a pain under the arch of my right foot that I am prone to get on my long runs. So for arch support and pronation this shoe is absolutely fabulous. I did feel a bit of a pain under my toe area and in the area under the front of my foot. So I’m thinking the support isn’t as good on the front as it is on the back. – but nothing major.
If you have a look under the shoe it doesn’t have a whole lot of traction so you might have to me careful in wet weather or on grass.
Overall I really enjoyed running in the Lunarglide 8. I just love the snug fit around my foot and the arch support. – it’s nice and light, and it’s a very classy looking Nike shoe that will suit all ages and styles.
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