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    17 Pairs Of Running Sneakers That People Actually Swear By

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    1. Salomon Speedcross 4 Trails for a lightweight, highly cushioned (and mighty on-trend rn!) option for conquering dirty terrain.,

    Promising review: "My fifth pair of Salomon Speedcross. Absolutely swear by them. When I run trails I typically run around 20 miles, sometimes more. Wore these a few days ago for the first time on a 28 mile mountain run. Perfect, perfect, perfect. GREAT grip, very luggy, almost like cleats but manages to be exceptionally light. Cushioned well, but not so well that you lose the feel of the trail beneath your feet. I find it incredibly valuable, especially on rocky or technical trails, to be able to feel the ground. I generally put between 400-500 miles on them before retirement." —Scott A. Steiner

    Get them from Amazon for $64.83+ (available in men's sizes 7-14, wide options, and in 10 styles).

    2. Adidas Cloudfoam Pures if you want an easy, everyday option — they're versatile enough to be worn outside the gym — that'll give your feet a heavenly hug.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these running shoes. They are extremely lightweight, feels like you are running on air yet with support. Super cute, look exactly as pictured and are true to size. I always wear a 6 and the 6 fit me perfectly. I would order these 100 times over, actually contemplating getting another pair in a different color just because these are so perfect. I’ve had them for over two months and they have not worn out at all. Wipes clean and doesn’t stain, which is amazing!! I regularly run outside so I destroy my running shoes, these I’ve just taken a wet paper towel to and they are good as new! Sooo so happy with this purchase!" —Kat

    Get them from Amazon for $48+ (available in women's sizes 5–11 and 25 styles).

    3. Reebok Floatride Run Fasts to satisfy your need for speed — these high-performance running shoes with a masterfully designed contoured heel are built to prevent friction from slowing you down on your long-distance run.


    Promising review: "This is my everyday workhorse runner. I rotate these with the Forever Floatride and I have been able to get about 300 miles out of them before they start to break down. Great for speed work or races up to the half marathon distance. I don't know that I could take them 26.2 but someone with much better form than me probably could. Soft but responsive and probably the truest fit runner that Reebok currently offers." —JCart

    Get them from Reebok for $140 (available in men's sizes 7-13 and in three styles).

    4. Nike Epic React Flyknits for a knitted and lightweight option that so many recommend for long-distance training.

    Promising review: "This is my third pair of Nike Flyknit Epic Reacts, and I really do love each and every one of them! I love the look, fit, feel, colorways, and I love the unparalleled's just an over all amazing shoe! Nike hit it out of the park with this one." —Will

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in women's sizes 5-12 and in 47 styles).

    5. New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi V1s that'll trigger your inner Chidi with how many dang colorways there are to choose from. Plus: That fresh foam midsole is to die for, but please don't!,

    Promising review: "I have a narrow foot. These shoes fit very well and have enough room for a slightly wider foot. They feel great to run in and look so cute! Great for running and athleisure outfits." —TO

    Get them from Amazon for $24.92+ (available in women's sizes 5–12, wide options, and 36 styles).

    6. Brooks Revel 3s for elite road-running — Brooks' "BioMoGo DNA" offers cushioning that adapts to your stride, weight, and speed. Nothing like a shoe that answers to YOU.

    Brooks Running

    Promising review: "Lightweight, great support, well-balanced and no break-in required. Feel perfect on mountain trails, grass fields, gravel, asphalt, and rubberized track surfaces." —Mike B.

    Get them from Brooks for $100 (available in men's sizes 7-15 and in 12 styles).

    7. Asics Gel Ventures if you like to be seen on the track. These bad boys come with a removable foam sock liner that accommodates orthotics and is built with a high-abrasion rubber.,

    Promising review: "I love these shoes! I am hard to please due to plantar fasciitis, fallen arches, and lots of screws in my ankle. Great arch support and really beautifully designed shoe. The photo doesn't do them justice. They make me happy looking at them and wearing them. I only wear them to work out and they feel great! Great price too!!" —T. Discosola

    Get them from Amazon: women's sizes for $59.95+ (available in sizes 6–11 and in 10 styles) or men's sizes for $54.50+ (available in sizes 6–15 and in 16 styles).

    8. Hoka One One Bondi 6s for an extremely cushioned experience on the road. Plus: A mega-breathable upper makes it so you're only sweating where you should be.

    Promising review: "The Bondi 6 offers maximum cushion and a very comfortable ride. The all black colorway means you can get away wearing it in business or some religious informal settings. Some colorways, like black and white, come in a chewy or wide width. This is extremely comfortable, and in the winter you can insert an Ugg shearling insole so you can enjoy The Best of Both Worlds. This running shoe is also rare in that it offers a knit upper for maximum ventilation in hot and humid days. Your foot you'll perspire noticeably less. Incredibly comfortable shoe for running, walking, jogging, and everything in between, this one leads the pack." —Evan Brand

    Get it from Amazon for $131.92+ (available in men's sizes 7-14, wide options, and in 19 styles).

    9. Saucony Cohesion 10s that'll start to feel like a second skin after a while — this everyday training partner was made with a wide range of activities (not just running) in mind.

    Promising review: "I've been a huge Saucony fan for many years now. My only problem is how expensive they've become. I was thrilled when I found these for the price. They are terrific. There's no breaking-in period, very cushiony, yet supportive, I always size 1/2 up for running shoes, and they fit perfect. I'm very happy with my purchase." —Jamie Croshaw

    Get them from Amazon for $29.07+ (available in women's sizes 5-12 and in 13 styles).

    10. New Balance Zante Pursuit V1 Fresh Foams with a snug and secure heel, full-length rubber outsole, and fresh foam midsole to enhance your run.

    Promising review: "I’ve run so many miles in these bad boys and they’re still going strong! I ran a half marathon (sub 2) at about at 8 minute 30 second mile pace average and I didn’t experience any feet discomfort the entire race. love the upper knit because it’s so light and fits like a glove/sock. It also looks hella stylish and gets lots of compliments." —Rick N. Daniels

    Get them from Amazon for $33.13+ (available in men's sizes 7-16 and in eight styles).

    11. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 35s for seamless support and ventilation.,

    Promising review: "I was kinda sketched out spending $120 on running shoes. I only used to spend that much on basketball shoes. Like I learned in basketball never short on shoes if you plan to use them a lot. These shoes have tons of cushion and adapt to your feet very well. I have very flat feet and had problems with other running shoes but these are fine. Worth it if you can afford it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $78.21+ (available in men's sizes 8-16 and in 35 styles).

    12. Adidas Lite Racers sneakers with a cloud foam sock liner that'll make you feel like you're not being weighed down by excessive leather and rubber.,

    Promising review: "I run on the treadmill about two to four times a week in these shoes, and they're lightweight and look stylish! They also provide good air flow, meaning my feet don't get too sweaty or overheated." —White Noise

    Get them from Amazon for $34.23+ (available in women's sizes 5-11 and in 11 styles).

    13. New Balance WT10v1 Minimus Trails built with antimicrobial treatment so you can keep your eyes on the prize...not your nose on your clothes.

    Promising review: "I’ve been running for six years now and have never found a shoe that fit correctly. I began transitioning to lightweight footwear that corrected knee issues, but then I would get terrible blisters. These shoes are the best, most comfortable sneakers I've ever worn. The first few runs have been short (three miles or less) on an indoor track. I can’t wait to try them on the trail! These are great for bunion sufferers." —bridget sibthorp-moecker

    Get them from Amazon for $52.17+ (available in women's sizes 5-12, wide options, and in three styles).

    14. Brooks Ghost 12s with an otherworldly system of shock absorption for a suuper smooth stride, not unlike...a ghost.

    Promising review: "I am training for my second triathlon, which is an Ironman 70.3. I wanted to get a shoe that would provide the cushion and support without being too heavy for speed work. This shoe has a great balance at most everything. This shoe does not necessarily specialize in any area, but maximizes its strengths in versatility. It will give you the light and responsive needs for speed work, but will also provide all the support and cushion you need for long runs. Can other shoes beat the Ghost in these individual categories? Yes, but no other shoe can provide the ability to excel in any type of run you can throw at it." —Teddy

    Get them from Amazon for $115+ (available in men's sizes 7-15, wide options, and in 14 styles).

    15. Adidas Supernova Ws that'll give you some extra width around the toes so you're not too constricted.

    Promising review: "I love these! They were stiff at first, but very cushioned — definitely a break-in shoe. I run about 15-20 miles a week and so far, they have been wonderful!" —L. Porter

    Get them from Amazon for $29.97+ (available in women's sizes 5-12 and in nine styles).

    16. Mizuno Wave Prophecy 8s with a high-tech micro-mesh mid-foot cage and a super cushioned sock liner so your feet are comfy and well-ventilated.


    Promising review: "I wear them regularly at the gym, on walking tracks, casual walks, daily routine, and casual travel experiences. They are very comfortable, more than many other shoes that I've tried. They are durable and remain stable and good looking after very long use. They are easy to clean. Just use a wet wipe and they look like new." —Ron Asher

    Get them from Amazon for $149.95+ (available in men's sizes 7-15 and in five styles).

    17. Under Armour HOVR Infinite Running Shoes for some much-needed flexibility, cushioning, and versatility.

    Under Armour

    These shoes can also be connected to the Under Armour Run app. They have Record Sensor technology built in that'll track, analyze, and store your running metrics.

    Promising review: "I purchased online — sizing was perfect. I love that these shoes are wider than your average performance runner, so no more sore feet after long periods of wear. Excellent for any sort of training. I mainly run and find they give extra support and extra spring around the base and heel of your feet. The toe area feels funny at first as they feel like you have shoe sole underfoot but you get use to it after a couple of wears. Easily connects to your Under Armour Run app. Overall I give these shoes 10/10." —Tammy75

    Get them from Under Armour: women's and (left, available in sizes 5–11 and seven styles) men's (right, available in sizes 7–15 and eight styles) for $120.

    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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