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Tuned for speed, the LunarElite+ provides a responsive ride. An advanced upper design and a lower-profile midsole keep the weight down on this performance-oriented trainer. This versatile shoe can be used for daily training, tempo runs and interval work.

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

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

Weight: 10.1 oz (size 9)

Product Lifecycle

  • Release date: January 2010
  • Color update: October 2010
  • Model discontinued: December 2010
  • Model update: January 2011, LunarElite 2
  • Heritage: Zoom Elite+ 4


The LunarElite+ is a moderate feature, mild to moderate support shoe designed for daily training and high mileage. It is built with a semi-curved shape.


  • LunarLite system is composed of a LunarLite foam core bonded to a Phylon carrier and is intended to enhance cushioning with increased energy return.
  • LunarLite system is composed of a LunarLite foam core bonded to a Phylon carrier and is intended to enhance cushioning with increased energy return.
  • Dynamic Support layers the LunarLite foam core with the Phylon carrier to produce a denser medial midsole to help reduce over pronation.
  • Crash pad is located at the bottom, lateral heel. This highly decoupled unit is gender-specific and reduces shock at impact and reduces the degree and rate of pronation.
  • Open mesh covers large expanses of the upper, providing great breathability.
  • Microfiber Synthetic overlays are located in the rearfoot and forefoot to further lock down the upper for a snug fit.
  • Flywire is utilized at the medial and lateral midfoot and is composed of high tensile strength fibers sandwiched between a layer of TPU and foam. It is engineered to provide a strong, lightweight, and dynamic fit.
  • Heel Collar is composed of neoprene foam intended for a custom fit at the heel.
  • Dual-layer Ortholite sockliner with Fitsole geometry sits underfoot and provides additional cushioning and comfort.
  • Phylon Strobel Last completes the upper construction and adds one more layer of cushioning.
  • BRS 1000 carbon rubber is located along the heel for durability.
  • Environmentally Preferred Rubber is located in the forefoot and provides multi-surface traction.
  • Flex Grooves are gender specific and specifically placed to enhance flexibility and efficiency.
  • Waffle outsole design in the forefoot 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: Wish I hadn't bought these.  Not the worst, but so many better shoes.  Foot fatigues quickly in them and the support they provide isn't worth it.
From: Andy, Chicago, IL, USA

Comments: At first I wasn't sure about this shoe. It had a little too much firmness in the heel when I tested it by walking and with a couple of running strides indoors. Once I tried it on a run, I was really impressed. It is light, comfortable, has just the right amount of cushion and resiliency in the sole. I have used it on fast intervals, threshold runs, and longer runs on the road. Works well for all these types of runs -- very versatile. I highly recommend these.
From: Basil, Kapaa, HI, USA

Comments: Can't believe how awesome this shoe it.  A little stiff right out of box but after about 2 short runs could easier run 13-14 miles in this. Shoe feels light and responsive but yet seems soft underfoot.   
From: Scott, Lacey Twp, NJ, USA

Comments:  Took this shoe out for a single run and ended up with two matching blisters on both feet. The fit is very narrow.
From: Damien, Litchfield, Maine, USA

Comments:  Good shoe, not a great shoe.  Loved the cushioning.  Responsive, yet offered protection.  Nice low profile for midfoot strikers.  More stable than I thought it would be.  VERY stiff out of the box, felt like it was spring loaded.  Hard carbon rubber in the forefoot could stand to be blown rubber.  Not a very snug midfoot but adequate. The last seemed more curved than most of my other light weight stability shoes, which took some getting used to.  Bottom line, probably a good daily trainer and long distance racer, but for shorter distances (i.e. 10-K or less) or intervals something lighter and more flexible might suit some runners better.
From: Matt, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Comments: A very comfortable shoe!  So far I could not be happier with my purchase.  The shoe gives a very nice ride without the discomfort found in some medial post shoes.  At this point I would most likely buy another pair.
From: David, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Comments: Great shoe with a much better fit and feel than the LunarGlide+. Fits snug (in a good way) and feels low to the ground, giving it a fast feel. 3 quick miles at lunch right out of the box and no problems. The sign of a good running shoe is you don't think about it while you're running and this shoe feels just right!
From: Jeff, Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay

Comments: A great shoe, low in weight, quick firm/bouncy ride that feels good at a variety of paces. I ran a track session of 200 and 400 meter repeats and the shoes were stable, smooth and felt as good during the slow jogs between. The pace varied from 5:20-9:15 per mile. 
From: Brent, Abbotsford, CAN