Check them out! My new LunarGlide 3 shoes, from Nike. (Yes, I’m doing a review of a fitness related product. Craaaazy!) They are beyond magical, and I thought you should know.
I admit I was drawn to these solely (ha, “solely”…get it…they’re shoes,) because I had noticed over the last couple of months that all the cool kids at the gym were wearing colored sneakers. (Hmm. Do the cool kids still call them sneakers?) I try my mightiest to walk the very fine line of the over 40 set to remain cool without crossing over to ridiculous. (I mean seriously, could that line get any finer?) Anyway, it was time for some new kicks so I ventured off to the Nike store.
I am a Nike girl through and through. My feet are shaped like little blocks. Remember Fred Flintstone’s feet pedaling his little boulder car?
It’s an industry secret, but I’ll share it with you here, I was actually Fred’s foot double. True story. And remember in Cinderella when the evil step sister tries to jam her foot in to the glass slipper?
Yep. That was me too. My father once suggested that we just cut holes in the tops of the shoe box lids to see if I could rock that look.
Thankfully, Nike shoes fit my square feet fine, and I haven’t had to resort to that…yet.
The seriously cool kids are wearing seriously bright shoes. I’ve seen the youngsters at the gym sporting neon yellow, bold purple, and royal blue.
But I’m just not that cool. Generally I stick to white shoes, sometimes with a color trim if I’m feeling adventurous. So to me, these gray shoes, with their snazzy purple laces and accents, are pretty flashy. Getting wild in my old age!
But the fun color isn’t what makes them magical, it’s the way they feel! They are extremely light weight, and cushiony soft. I didn’t even have to break them in like I usually do with new shoes. They were perfect out of the box. I learned in researching this article (that’s right…I do research) that the core of the LunarGlide sole unit is Lunar Foam technology, developed by NASA in order to save weight in space. (Hey, if it’s good enough for NASA, it’s good enough for me.)
It is more responsive than ordinary foam – it can be compressed but then readily returns to its original shape. This allows the shoe to maintain support while your foot shifts from heel to toe, and side to side. Nike refers to this as “dynamic support.” And the shoe is seamless, so there are no weird places that rub and irritate. They can even be worn sock-less if that’s your thing. AND, get this, they are gender specific. The women’s shoes are built on a different sole for a better fit, and inside there is an arch strap on the medial side to secure the foot because women tend to overpronate more. Thank you very much, Nike!
Mine are Nike LunarGlide 3’s, and they were a great price at the Nike outlet in town. (I think I paid around $60.) The LunarGlide 4’s in stores have a suggested retail price of $99. Well worth the money if comfort and support are important to you. AND they come in lots of cool kid colors too! Oh happy day!
Now strap on a pair and get out there!
(Shoes people…Strap on the shoes.)
*Sadly, I received no compensation for the above review.