The 12 Best Running Shoes

There is no such thing as the perfect running shoe for all, but you can find the one that suits you the best. When it comes to running shoes there are so many different brands and types of shoes to choose from. When choosing a running shoe you should base your decisions off your biomechanics, your weight, the surface you run on and the shape of your feet.

12. New Balance – Fresh Foam 880v10


This proven New Balance ride has incredible comfort through a breathable mesh and newly implemented Fresh Foam cushioning in the midsole. The external heel is molded to help control heel movement.

11. Altra – Torin 4.5 Plush


Torin 4.5 Plush is a lightweight, responsive, and incredibly smooth to run in. The new upper knit is both comfortable and breathable. Premium comfort, premium cushion, lightweight and locked-in for any road adventure. 

10. Under Armour – HOVR Velociti 3


Under Armour HOVR technology provides “zero gravity feel” to maintain energy return that helps eliminate impact. Engineered mesh upper is extremely lightweight & breathable, with strategic support where you need it.

9. Mizuno – Wave Rider 24


Wave Rider 24 features a dual compound midsole using Mizuno ENERZY technologies for a smooth and springy ride. The Cushioning technology provides ultra soft comfort in a super secure fit, coupled with a lightweight and breathable mesh.

8. Salomon – Sonic 3 Balance


The Sonic 3 Balance Optivibe reduces vibrations to limit muscle fatigue, a geometric decoupling axis delivers effortless forward transition and road-specific Sensifit fits your foot like a glove.

7. Saucony – Kinvara 11


The Kinvara 11 PWRRUN cushioning gives a lightweight responsiveness to the shoe, the sole is designed to quickly transition from landing to take-off and the FORMFIT molds to your foot to provide the perfect fit and feel from every angle.

6. Brooks – Launch 7


Great shoe lightweight shoe that is great for the track. The launch 7 is well cushioned and is a great balance between a racing flat and your standard jogger.

5. Sketchers – GOrun Razor+


The GOrun Razor+ is a versatile, lightweight trainer. Made with a mono mesh, polyester upper, a highly-resilient HYPER BURST, and a durable Goodyear rubber outsole.

4. Asics – Tartheredge 2


The Tartheredge 2 features a new mesh, which helps keep your feet more comfortable during training. The midsole has FLYTEFOAM technology to promote a high-energy return that increases the bounce effect. The DUOSOLE outsole construction offers lightweight flexibility, and a PROPULSION TRUSSTIC system which adds stability and responsiveness.

3. Adidas – UltraBoost PB


The Ultraboost PB have an upper built with the lightest mesh adidas makes. The Internal support of the shoe locks your foot into place for great stability. The Celermesh technology makes the shoe super light and thin for minimal weight, maximum performance.

2. Nike – React Infinity Run Flyknit


The React Infinity Run Flyknit is designed to help reduce injury and is proven to keep you out there. Built with foam and a cushioned upper provides for a secure feel. The midsole has a unique rocker shape, to allow you to roll through your stride. The upper is created with the newest Flyknit technology, Flyknit Loft. which has three layers of breathable mesh. It’s super springy and is made to last

1. Hoka one one – Clifton 6


The Clifton 6 is Comfortable, lightweight, and great over longer distances. Designed for everyday running, the HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 6 offers a silky smooth ride and a high level of protection at a low weight. Whether you are a new runner or a seasoned pro, the HOKA Clifton is a great go-to running shoe for soft cushioning and comfort.