Nike Philippines - Lunar Testing shoe

Last Aug.16, 2008 Nike Philippines c/o (Rio De la Cruz) got in contact with a few of us dedicated & crazy runners. We were invited to test the new NIKE – LUNAR training flats. Of course I was very excited not only did we get a chance to try out the new running shoes before its sold to the public but they will also give us the shoe and a Nike sports band kit for free. Rio C. Thank you. NIKE thank you very much!!!! Nike - Lunar Nike Philippines ( Guinea Pigs ) Running Team. Testing the Nike - Lunar (Norman, Miguel, Annie, Ben, Jo-Ar, Doc Oknoy and Patrick (me)
After the run the group had to fill up the survey form.
Ben Chan showing the group Pictures from his blog. hummm i wonder who it is :-).

LISTED BELOW IS WHAT I PUT IN THE SURVEY FORM :

Name: Raul Patrick Concepcion
Tel no: -----------
Add: ------------
Birthday: March. 17, 1963

Age :45 yrs old
Weight: 130lbs.
Height : 5’5
Average weekly mileage: 75 km.
Best 10 k race time: 41 mins. Year 1985
Best 42.195 k time: 3.52.20. Year 1983
Years Running: 28 yrs.
Type of foot : Neutral
Everyday running shoes: Nike motto, Nike 360, Nike 180, Nike tailwind.
Foot type: Neutral.
Preference type of shoe: cushion.

1. SHOE TESTED : NIKE LUNAR
2. MILEAGE ON SHOE (Aug 16 - Aug.26, 2008) : 50KM
3. TERRAIN USED WITH THE SHOE: ASPHALT /CEMMENT.
4. CUSHION – GOOD.
5. STABILITY – GOOD.
6. FLEXIBILITY – GOOD.
7. RESPONSE OF SHOE – FAIR.
8. RECOVERY OF LEGS AFTER RUNS USING LUNAR – GOOD. (Legs did not ache so much after running 12km and rest 24 hrs.)

OTHER COMMENTS:
POSITIVE:
· LUNAR is a very good “racing / Training flat shoe.
· Surprisingly the stability of the lunar on the heel area is very good I was very impressed.
· I ran in asphalt, cement terrain and it felt very smooth.
· When the shoe got wet due to sweat or rain the shoe did not feel heavy or sluggish.
NEGATIVE:
· Mud has the tendency on getting easily stuck on the side of the shoe, especially in the side which makes the shoe heavy.
· Not recommended when the terrain has a lot of pebbles and small rock painful on the foot.
· The lunar insoles have no support at all. I replaced the insoles with the insoles coming from the Nike 360 / 180.

OVERALL RATING OF LUNAR SHOE: VERY GOOD FOR A RACING /TRANNING FLAT. SHOE BUT NOT RECOMMENDED FOR EVERYDAY RUNNING.