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Nike Running, Flyknit Lunar1+, shoe review, Runner's World Editor's choice, neutral running shoes

A few weeks ago, I woke up to a mysterious DM on Twitter from @NikeRunning saying that I had a surprise waiting for me. When I emailed them asking if the message was spam, they laughed and said that I was selected to get a pair of the new Flyknit Lunar1+.

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The Flyknit Lunar1+s have an awesome new design—the upper is all one piece, knit out of string. They don’t have any seams or plastic, making it less likely for you to get a blister or hotspot. They also won the Editor’s Choice Award for spring shoes in Runner’s World. These babies are legit!

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Love you @NikeRunning

I’ve always been a big fan of Nike. Clothing, advertising, social media, I am 100% on board with everything they do—except for their shoes. For some reason, Nike shoes and I don’t get along very well. Something about their width just has never felt right. So I figured if the same thing was true for my new Flyknits, then I could at least wear them as a cute recreational shoe.

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They totally match my outfit

When the shoes were delivered on Thursday, I was so excited that I dropped everything to try them out. After Zack convinced me to change out of my work clothes first, we took the shoes out for a test drive around the neighborhood. My initial reaction was, “WOW these are light!” I have never paid much attention to the weight of my running shoes, but the Flyknits weighing in at 6.6oz feel pretty amazing. I liken them to a great massage—the lack of feeling is what I love the most. After a massage I feel so light, relaxed, and free of pain. It’s the same with the Flyknits: no rubbing, no discomfort, no weight.

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Grab your sunglasses – these babies are bright!

I’m in love with the colors too—perfect for spring! Don’t neon pink and green just scream “speed?”

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Close-up of the knitting

I’ve worn them now for almost 20 miles, and they still feel great. The tighter-knit toebox makes them feel much different to me than any other Nike shoe I’ve tried, which makes me think that I can add them into my weekly shoe rotation. I can feel the difference support-wise when running over 5 miles in that my feet feel a bit more tired, but I expect that to ease up the more I run in them. My only complaint is that the back of the shoe is lower than on all of my other shoes, so a hot spot I had from my high heels quickly turned into a bloody mess during this morning’s long run.

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Surefire way to ruin a run

I’ll be curious to see how they wear over time and if my heel will adjust to the back of the shoe, but I’m a big fan of my Flyknits. Speedwork for the NJ Marathon, here I come!

Nike Running, Flyknit Lunar1+, shoe review, Runner's World Editor's choice, neutral running shoes