Best Running Shoes
Top 25 New Running Shoes/Sneakers for Women and Men
Asics' flagship running shoe continues to evolve, and the 20th iteration of the Gel-Kayano is a real thing of beauty. The Gel-Kayano 20 is all about complimenting your body to help you maintain a natural, efficient gait. The ‘Biomorphic’ upper adapts to your foot, whilst the ‘Impact Guidance System’ and dual-layer 'FluidRide' sole help you stay comfortable and retain energy for longer runs.
Want minimalist shoes that also support your feet? Nike Free 5.0 road-running shoes are the most supportive shoe in the Nike Free family, balancing a minimalist fit with underfoot cushioning. 8mm heel-to-toe drop encourages a natural forefoot strike while still providing cushioning.
If door to trail is what you do -You run out the door, down the street, to a path that leads to a trail- this should be your next shoe. You want the cushioning and feel of road shoes on the way to the trail, and the grip and protection of trail shoes once you’re on it. The Salomon XR Mission is light, highly cushioned, and has an outstanding grip on all surfaces.
The ASICS GEL-Venture 4 is the successor to the GEL-Venture 3 (no longer available) . A versatile trail shoe that is right at home on and off the road. The durable synthetic overlays provide structural support. And the breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel.
Asics may be stepping back in time with the name of the GT-2000 running shoe, but its progressing ever-forward with the technology. This redesigned successor to the GT-2170 offers the same stability that mild-to-moderate overpronators expect, but with a softer, more flexible feel underfoot, better heel fit, and a lower-drop profile for those interested in experimenting with a midfoot-strike style.
Want a daily trainer that's comfortable on a long run but still lively during an interval session? Look no further than the 890 v4. With solid cushioning in the heel and forefoot and a responsive feeling at toe-off, this shoe capably delivers on almost any training run. New Balance reconfigured the outsole pattern in the forefoot, greatly improving the shoe's flexibility.
ASICS GEL-Cumulus 15. This little brother to the Gel-Nimbus boasts plenty of foam underfoot to protect you from the road. The cushioning is good, but not overboard. The forefoot features a two-piece Gel unit, bigger than the one in previous models. Even so, the shoe remains fairly flexible.
This marathon shoe line is still at the front of the pack after 17 years. Its U4iC midsole provides ample cushioning but weighs in at just 250 grams. It also returns some of your energy for extra bounce, and combines with the rounded Smoothride sole to help you run for longer.
Saucony Kinvara 4. The improved FlexFilm upper tech improves fit, while also locking the foot into position in a way that reduces irritation. The midsole cushioning has been improved, now coming in 15% lighter and 30% more durable that the competitors and Memory Foam heel pods secure the ride even more. An upgraded PowerGrid heel system aids feel, along with the all important impact protection.
The Under Armour SpeedForm lives up to the brand's reputation as sports tech innovators. Why so special, you ask? For a start, it weighs a meagre 170 grams/6 ounces. The weightloss is mainly due to the upper, a single, seamless piece of fabric - inspired by bra-makers PlayTex - that moulds around your foot to fit like a sock.
Despite having a slightly more substantial upper than the UA SpeedForm, the Under Armour Toxic Six is still light as a feather, and the upper fits like a glove. The off-centre laces do help to reduce pressure on the top of your foot, and make room for some fantastically garish design.
The Nike Hyperfeel is designed enhance performance by mimicking the intricate workings of your foot. Nike Lunarlon foam replicates the cushioned pads of your underfoot while the outsole delivers protection over bumpier ground. They also feature Nike's flagship dynamic Flywire which flexes and contracts with movement.
The lighter, stripped down Saucony Virrata weighs in at just 184g. This means that only the most essential padding is provided, though the mesh upper is still very comfortable, if not protective. These runners have been designed with a 0mm heel-to-toe drop, which encourages a more “natural” running style.
Adidas Boost foam is a soft and responsive material that the German company believes will allow runners to run faster for longer distances. It is three times more temperature-resistant than standard EVA material, and provides an improved energy return for runners. The shoe upper is a stretchy, breathable mesh material, which is very comfortable and almost sock-like in its snugness.
A snug, socklike fit perfects the featherweight design of a virtually seamless running shoe with Flywire threads for performance support. Built by a proprietary implement, the knitted upper creates little to no waste during production, so runners enjoy an efficient, eco-friendly fit. The tightly woven polyester upper varies in density with heavier weave in areas that demand more support. The ultra-light upper is supported by Nike's Lunarlon cushioning system.
The Saucony Triumph 10 are lightweight but solid. The sole features a unique crashpad design with three independently responsive layers that respond independently when your foot strikes the ground, aiming to deliver a smooth landing and a more efficient transition as you push off. The illuminuous citrons have the added bonus of helping you to be spotted jogging the streets at night.
The North Face Single Track Hayasa is perfect for lovers of running off the beaten track, this ultra-lightweight shoe features the delightfully named Snake Plate and Cradle technology which provides comfort and cushioning in the crucial forefoot and heel areas of your foot. A super-sticky grip outsole will help tackle tricky terrain while a protective toecap should help protect against running into stones or a loose branch.
Reebok’s own take on minimal running shoes aims to help feet move and flex naturally. This not only benefit long runs in the park but aids performance in your gym workouts when you are jumping or stretching. The Realflex also sports a layer mesh upper which provides greater breathability and aims to promote greater stability making you feel a little lighter on your feet.
Salomon XR Crossmax Neutral Shoes. If you’re after a shoe that covers pavement pounding and hitting the trail, the XR combines technologies from both types of running shoe which means comfort and cushioning for harder surfaces and durability and stability for the more uncertain surfaces.