Nike LunarEclipse+ 2 Product Review

Short Take

Think a support shoe has to feel stiff? Nope. Nike LunarEclipse 2 is proof that you can have a soft ride and a good dose of pronation control.

Big Updates

  • Lighter Weight: About a half ounce lighter in both Men’s and Women’s versions, the LunarEclipse’s weight reduction comes from a lighter upper.
  • Dynamic Fit Upper: Supportive bands wrap the midfoot and can be adjusted through tightening of the laces to provide a custom fit and increased arch support.

Road Test

The LunarEclipse 2 offers a max feature, moderate support ride. The special design of the Lunarlon material is meant to minimize pronation, and from our testers’ experience, the shoe performs as advertised. In our opinion, it’s the most stable feeling Lunar shoe.

The mid and outsole of the LunarEclipse 2 is unchanged from the original version. The firmer Lunarlon foam is somewhat noticeable in the midfoot, but the shoe maintains a nicely cushioned feel in the forefoot as well.

A new and widely appreciated feature of the LunarEclipse 2 is the Dynamic Fit system, which replaces the Flywire from the original model. Our testers liked how well the system worked to customize the fit and keep them anchored in the shoe without an overly tight fit. The heel is on the narrow side and the toebox is on the shallow side, so with the laces cinched down the upper of the latest LunarEclipse offers a very race-oriented feel.

Runners Say

Matt

Another Nike shoe that really benefits from the upgrade to Dynamic Fit technology. The upper is very adjustable and moves with your foot throughout your gait.

Joanna

Substantial cushioned feel in the heel. Pretty amazing fit in the upper, though I found the LunarEclipse's mesh in the toebox to be a bit crinkly.

Daniel

Tough transition in this shoe for me. The landing is soft, the midfoot is firm, but then you go back to a soft forefoot. I’d like more responsiveness on toe-off.