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The Nike LunarSpider R2 is a high-performance racing shoe that is lightweight and delivers a great feel for the road. The supple upper has a barely-there feel and the sole design delivers excellent propulsion on this lightning-fast racer.

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Weight: 5.3 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (20mm), Forefoot (15mm): non-removable insole

Sizing is based on men's scale. Women should subtract 1 and a half sizes from their women's shoe size. Example: Women's 8.5 equals size 7.0 for this shoe.

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: Low height

INTRODUCTION

The LunarSpider R2 is a lightweight racing shoe designed for speedwork and racing. It is built with a curved shape.

CUSHIONING

  • To keep weight down, this shoe contains no additional cushioning technologies.
MIDSOLE
  • Full-length Lunarlon is a single density foam throughout the shoe providing a lightweight responsive ride, along with a smooth heel to toe transfer.
  • TPU Shank is a Y-shaped thermoplastic unit in the bottom midfoot for improved heel-to-toe transition.

UPPER
  • Lightweight mesh comprises the upper for lightweight breathability.
OUTSOLE
  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber provides durable traction.

Comments: Love the look and feel, however, like other posters, the fabric has several holes in it already and Ive only worn these for the past 3 weeks of training.
From: Rod, Modesto, CA, USA

Comments: Recently purchased these shoes and they are awful.  I couldn't even bare the idea of running a race in these things.
From: Corey, Ashland, Ky, USA

Comments: PRO's: lightweight, fast feeling, durable outsole, fairly firm, responsive, decent flexibility. CON's: narrow.  the upper of this and the streak xc 3 are also similar, in that both seem to encourage blisters on top of the toes with sockless wear. over priced, especially considering the highly questionable durability of the Fuse upper, which seems to begin to tear away from the midsole right near the tops of the metatarsal heads within a few runs. CONCLUSIONS: if you want a narrow, lightweight shoe, this isn't a bad choice, but cheaper options (i.e. Streak XC flat) exist.  What with the durability issues of the upper, and the too-narrow footbed, I'm underwhelmed; look elsewhere.
From: James,(6' 0", 146 lbs, 50-90mpw minimalist, competitive runner, normal pronation) Los Angeles, CA, USA

Comments: Great feeling shoes, but they don't last more than 100 mi! The fabric starts to tear. Not what I expected from a $125 pair of shoes. Disappointed...
From: Anonymous

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

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

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

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