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A great shoe for spadework and race days, the LunaRacer+ delivers moderate cushioning and a semi-soft feel.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


Due to popular demand, Nike brings back the original Lunaracer+ as the update to the Lunaracer+2. The LunaRacer+ delivers more cushioning than should be possible in this light a shoe. This is a great shoe for speedwork and race days.

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Weight: 6.6 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (24mm), Forefoot (17mm)

How It Fits (based on width D) Width D=Medium

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length
  • Heel: Medium to narrow 
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium height

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: April 2012
  • Model discontinued: Unknown
  • Heritage: LunarRacer+, LunarRacer+2


The LunaRacer+  is a moderate feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for speedwork and racing. It is built with a curved shape. This shoe is Nike+ Sensor compatible.


  • Full-length Lunarlon is a single density foam throughout the shoe providing a lightweight responsive ride, along with a smooth heel to toe transfer.

  • Full-length Lunarlon is a single density foam throughout the shoe providing a lightweight responsive ride, along with a smooth heel to toe transfer.
  • Molded sipes throughout the midsole and outsole enhance flexibility.
  • Thin mesh encompasses the upper and provides lightweight breathability.
  • Flywire around the midfoot and heel is made of high tensile strength fibers layered between TPU and foam for a strong, lightweight, and dynamic fit.
  • Microfiber Synthetic overlays in the forefoot wrap the upper around the foot for a snug fit.
  • EVA sockliner is shaped to mimic the curvature of the heel and medial arch for increased comfort and support.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full-length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.
  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber provides durable traction.
  • Waffle outsole design provides multi-surface traction and a touch of cushioning.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: This shoe is super light and also super NARROW. They're being sent back.
From: Jay, MS

Comments: Nike has socked me in the face with the amazing lunaracers+.  I am very impressed with the way they made this shoe.  It is like track spikes with cushioning on the bottom.  If you want a shoe that is extremely light flexible yet responsive and for long runs, then these shoes will do the job.  My dad was amazed on how light they were!!
From: Luke, Fort Drum, NY, USA

Comments: I run, on average, about 45 to 65 miles per week all throughout the year, on a variety of surfaces and in a wide-range of shoes. I normally run in everything from VFFs to Asics Gel Nimbus, appreciating aspects of both. I recently learned about the cult-following of the Lunaracer, and thought I'd give them a try. After a few wears, an age-group 1st place award and one 5-mile PR, I can't say enough about this shoe. It combines so many features I like from other shoes... It is cushioned, light, and has an out sole that is just firm enough to offer good support at high speeds. I could probably wear these for all my workouts and races.
From: Jon, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Comments: I've tried most racing flats Running Warehouse sells, and this is my favorite marathon shoe and a great training shoe. Therefore, it gets a lot of use, and it seems to last forever. First off for all the comments about the toe box not being large enough etc... you are wearing the
wrong SIZE!! This shoe runs small, and the rule of thumb is to buy 0.5 size larger.
This shoe has great cushioning, and it's honestly not too much slower to run in than my Nike Streak XC2's in the 5k.
From: Anonymous

Comments: I used to run in the Nike Lunar Trainer until they were discontinued.  I switched over to the Asics HyperSpeed 4.  Love this sneaker, but have found that I need just a tad more cushioning for marathon training.  I thought I'd give the Lunar Racer a try.  So happy I did.  I am 5 weeks away from a marathon and ran a fast 8 in them yesterday.  Today I'll go out for a 16 and see how they do.  Yesterday's 8 was great and the aches and pains in my feet that I'd been feeling with the HyperSpeed are no longer there.  I had been holding off on running my pace this past week because it's a heavy mileage week and my feet were hurting.  I didn't want to do anything foolish this close to race day, but I was able to really open up in these sneakers.  No issues, it felt great.  I'll rotate between the two, but will probably run the race in the LunarRacer.
From: Wilmington, NC

Comments: I had high hopes for this shoe. I ran on them 4x, 4, 3, 6 & 7 miles before my Helsinki marathon in Finland 8/20-11. Forget about it. My 2 big toes always went numb. They felt too tight in the front and the outside plastic material made the runs feel too hot. On the posstive side,the cushy feelings is like no other. It might be a good shoe for some at maybe 3 miles tops. I also got a pair for my girlfriend. She ran once and immediately came back walking with pain on her little toes from rubbing the inside seam. I'm exchanging both shoes, likely going back to the Saucony Kinvaras.
From: Luis G, Deltona, FL 

Comments: Outstanding cushioning for such a light shoe. Very narrow though, and doesn't breathe well - not good for summer days -
From: Emilio D., East Windsor, NJ USA   

Comments: Bought these in hopes of using them for a fall marathon, practicing with them & then using in a 10K last month. My toes were immediately torn up from the inside seams which you can see in the white/green model through the "Flywire". Lots of vaseline & thin sock later, I still got blisters but much less. Nike should put the seams on the OUTSIDE of this shoe while keeping the weight the same. The lightness and cushy ride cannot be compared to ANY shoe I've ever raced in. If they take care of the blister issues with the toe seams, they have a winner. I will be looking to DS Racers by Asics for a marathon or another shoe because of the seam chaffing. But if you want the lightest, most cushy ride out there and have iron-skin, these shoes are for you.
From: Kevin, Boulder, CO, USA

Comments: I didn't think Nike could ever top the American Eagle's as my all time favorites, but they did. Enter the Lunar Racer. I it has a perfect blend of low ramp (stable), cushioning, and lightweight. I might have a buy a dozen, they're that good. 
From: David, Ashburn, VA, USA

Comments: This shoe is hands down my favorite shoe ever! I train in the Vomeros, race in the LRacers. Thank you to Nike for bringing back this shoe- and in multi color formats.  The LRacer2 was just not the same.
From: Kevin, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Comments: Just got a pair of the original Lunasracer+ on Friday and used them in a 5K on Saturday. No issuses at all with this shoe. It was perfect...very light weight and I loved the cushy feeling every time I landed on my pair of Nike shoes I've ever owned. I wouldnt change a thing about these shoes. They are PERFECT!!
From: Ray, New Paris, IN, USA

Comments: Flat out best shoe (original LRacer+) glad Nike listened. Cushion AND featherweight AND high mileage. don't see how you improve this shoe.
From: Gary, Austin, TX, USA

Comments: Really happy that Nike brought these badboys back, they can now continue their legacy as revolutionary light yet very comfortable racing flats! And we no longer have to buy those terrible Lunaracer +2s.
From: Anonymous

Comments:  So glad Nike brought this back.  I went through three pairs when the originally came out.  Just didn't care for the changes with the second version.  Hopefully the third version will be more like the originals.
From: Anonymous