I got to join the Nike Lunar test run last Saturday (many thanks to Coach Rio and Nike!). However, I arrived a bit late at the Nike store at BHS, hence, when I was in line to get a Nike Lunar shoe, I was disappointed to find out that they no longer had a pair in my size (of course, it was all my fault!). I had to “settle” for what was available… the Nike Limitless. When I tried the shoe on, my disappointment immediately turned to excitement! As my foot slid into the shoe, it just felt great. The fit was just right, and when I took my 1st step, it was heaven! (sorry for the exaggeration 😀 )
After receiving the shoe and singlet, together with the other runners there, we ran a couple of loops around BHS to test our shoes. Though it was just a short run, it provided me a little insight on how the shoe works.
What I Liked About the Shoe
- it’s lightweight (very light!)
- the fit.
- it provides ample comfort. The soles provide great cushioning that it seems as if there’s less impact when my feet strike the ground.
What I Didn’t Like About the Shoe
- nothing really… 😀
What OTHER People Might Not Like About the Shoe
- it does not provide adequate stability. The shoe is so responsive that it may enhance problems in your footstrike. If you’re an overpronator, you may tend to overpronate more, if you’re a supinator, you supinate more.
- it has a narrow toe box. The shoe I got was a half size larger than my usual, but it still felt snug. Some people with wider feet may have problems with the fit.
In the afternoon, I got to test the shoe some more when my girlfriend and I did a nice run in their village. Some of her comments:
- when I ran, it seemed my form was better than usual…
- my running seemed effortless…
- every time I took a step, it seemed I was bouncing…
- and the colors reminded her of Royal Tru-Orange 😀
(I wore the shoe in this morning’s Red Cross Run… more on that on the next post)