Nike Luna Racer+ 3 $110

Nike Luna Racer+ 3 $110

Nike successfully delivers cushioning and stability with all of its lightweight Lunar running shoes; the Luna Racer is no exception.

Version 3 takes the upper in a different direction while maintaining the sole unit. The upper moves to a traditional open mesh (both earlier rounds opted for a thin, gauzy mesh) and the internal supports from Rounds 1 and 2 have been eliminated in favor of an external lattice of Flywire that hugs the foot and provides much of the actual support. The best feature of the Luna has been the midsole—the lightest of the Dynamic Support configurations—with a soft feeling that provides stability. The minimal rubber on the outersole is employed only in the areas of highest wear, where, on contact, they deflect into the midsole like tiny trampolines. If the Lunar shoes have been your training shoe preference or, if you like a well-cushioned racer, give the Luna Racer+ 3 serious consideration. The combination of fit, cushioning, and innovation earned the Luna Racer+ 3 our Best Racer Award.

Updates the Luna Racer+ 2

Sizes men 6–13,14,15; women 5–12    

Weight 6.9 oz. (men’s 11); 5.7 oz. (women’s 8)

Shape semi-curved    

Fit snug heel, roomy forefoot    

For medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics

Range efficient runners: up to marathon or beyond; heavy strikers: up to 25K or a bit beyond