Built on Nike’s lightweight Lunarlon foam midsole, this lightweight neutral trainer offers enough cushioning and protection for marathon-length runs in a svelte package that’s sufficiently agile for interval workouts and short races. While most of our wear-testers used it for a wide range of runs from 5K to 20 miles, they also raved about its versatility as a do-everything shoe. What makes this shoe so magically versatile is the featherweight, nimble feeling combined with that copious amounts of energetic cushioning. The stretchy mesh upper and the Flywire cords work in concert to adapt to a wide range of foot shapes, providing a near-custom fit. Several testers called it an ideal do-everything shoe, able to run long and slower, and shorter and faster. “I felt very nimble running in this shoe. I liked how simple it made running feel,” said wear-tester Amanda McCracken. This shoe was the favorite model of several of our wear-testers. “It has a nice, responsive feel. I feel quick in this shoe,” reported wear-tester Mark Bockmann. “Super smooth ride that felt very natural as well. It feels like this shoe lets your foot do its thing, without getting in the way.” The only minor drawback was a feeling that the toe box could be a tad more spacious—especially near the big toe, where the mesh connects to the front of the shoe.
This is the shoe for your if: … You’re looking for a very light but well-cushioned shoe capable of just about any kind of run or workout.
Weights: 6.7 oz. (men’s), 5.8 oz. (women’s)
Offset: 8mm; 26mm (heel), 18mm (forefoot)