Is your new year’s resolution to start running? Or maybe it’s simply to start going for daily walks around the block. Either way, you will need a good pair of lightweight running shoes that offer great cushioning and support. This combination makes you run faster and gives you better ergonomics to minimize injury. Here are some of our top picks for the best running shoes.
One of Adidas’ best-selling sneakers, the Ultraboost 22 is made with a high-performance yarn that contains at least 50% Parley Ocean Plastic and 50% recycled polyester. They are built with responsive BOOST technology for cushioning and a Linear Energy Push System for stability.
The Gel-Kayano has been a part of Asics’ lineup for decades and remains one of the company’s most popular shoes. The Gel-Kayano was designed to deliver support for those who have overpronation when they run. Many runners opt for these shoes because of their legendary comfort and gel pods that absorb extra shock and prevent the feet from rolling inward.
The best-selling Brooks 15 (a carbon-neutral shoe, might we add!) is suitable for running and everyday use. They were made to be worn for long periods thanks to a balance of comfort and support. Improved cushioning makes these shoes popular for road runners.
Boasting the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance, the Clifton 8 is one of the best running shoes for anyone who needs shock absorption and plush cushioning. The Clifton 8 features a thick stack of EVA foam for great comfort, but don’t let the height fool you: The shoe is extremely lightweight.
The Nike Pegasus 39 is an excellent all-around running shoe that fits exceptionally well and is versatile. The lightweight sneaker features exclusive Flywire technology and double Zoom Air units for extra cushioning and support.
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