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A dynamic fitting marathon racer with more protection than its weight would imply, the Nike Lunaracer+ 3 features moderate cushioning and a soft ride.


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With plenty of cushioning in a race-weight shoe, the Nike Lunaracer+ 3 will help you excel. Featuring innovative upper technologies for a dynamic fit that moves with the foot, this cult favorite is suitable for tempo running and racing distances up to the marathon.

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Weight: 5.5 oz (size 8)

Stack Height: Heel (27mm), Forefoot (20mm)

Available Widths: B=Medium

How It Fits (based on width B)

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


The LunaRacer+ 3 is a minimum feature, minimum neutral shoe designed for speedwork and racing. 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.
  • Engineered mesh comprises the upper, providing lightweight breathability.
  • Dynamic Flywire provides necessary support and unmatched fit while reducing the shoes overall weight.
  • 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: I call these shoes "pancake marshmallows" because they're thin soled yet super soft. I'm used to a more structured shoe whereas these feel like wearing slippers. Not much support but that hasn't been a problem.
From: Anonymous

Comments: Wow, These are some sweet running shoes! They are super light and cushioned. I have the Nike Pegasus and the Nike Lunar Flyknit so, I thought these would be a great addition. I was right! The racers are similar to the Fly knits only lighter. I wear an 8 in the Pegasus and an 8 1/2 in the Fly knits and Racers. Super happy with the fly wire on the outside. It really helps customize the mid foot. I'm hoping to use these for my speed work.
From: Marathon mom, York, PA, USA

Comments: I purchased this shoe as a lightweight trainer for shorter runs. When my sales person snuck it into the pile she had pulled for me to try, I was really skeptical, it was SO light, and it seemed actually flimsy in appearance. I tried it anyway, and within a half a mile I was very surprised to see how actually supportive the shoe is. It is very nicely snug in the heel, and fits my narrow foot as well as any shoe has. So far I've done up to 7 miles in them and plan to use them for a half next weekend. My only issue is that I seem to be wearing the outer sole very very quickly. But... I'm not the lightest runner, so often the sole wears faster for me. This is my first time in a neutral shoe also, and I find it works well for me. My weekly miles are at about 35-40 currently. I am just coming off a marathon cycle and about to start a new one in a few weeks. The plan is to use these shoes for shorter runs and shorter races. So, it is a great lightweight trainer, not sure how long it will last in comparison to my other shoes. (Saucony Cortana) 
From: Holly, Clermont, FL, USA