Are you a fitness enthusiast who doesn’t have access to a gym? Worry no more. You really do not need a gym when you can try going for a run with streets at your disposal. Running does not require special equipment before you can start. In fact, the most important kit to start is a pair of good-quality running shoes that can handle all kinds of weather conditions and terrains(they may need to look good too). Before purchasing any running shoes, you must first think about the surface where you’re most likely to run. This will give you an insight into the best pair to fit your activities. Also, you should never go for a pair of running shoes just because of the style, color, or price, but instead, you should invest in a good pair that will make you more comfortable and prevent injuries.
Below are some of the best running shoes for different running purposes.
Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus 37
Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus 37 is an excellent all-around shoe from the famous brand, Nike. It is definitely a great choice if you’re looking to do a variety of workouts in your training. This running trainer is lightweight and springy with ample forefoot cushioning. It is a very durable shoe that offers good energy return — or bounce — with each stride. Most runners love this shoe because it’s suitable for both short and long races. In addition, Nike’s Air Zoom Pegasus 37 also features an added bonus, as it comes in both regular and extra-wide widths to help accommodate a variety of foot shapes and sizes. Besides that, its translucent upper look will help your foot while you run.
HOKA ONE ONE Bondi 6
The Bondi 6 is a great running shoe with cushioning. It also offers a neutral ride with a full EVA midsole, most preferred by runners as it is more comfortable. It features a knit upper part for excellent ventilation while you run in hot and humid summer periods. However, it’s best to use it on pavement because the height of the sole may make you more likely to roll your ankles ( especially if you’re a beginner). The Bondi 6 may be quite pricey, but it sure is worth its price. This shoe also has the APMA Seal of Acceptance.
ASICS Gel-Kayano 26
If your foot rolls inward when you move then shoes like Gel-Kayano are a perfect choice because it features a firm midsole and arch to support flat feet. In fact, it also helps reduce the risks of bunions. It offers lightweight cushioning for comfort. In addition, most reviewers confirm that it’s durable, and it’s been recommended by their podiatrist for use after surgery or when dealing with plantar fasciitis.
Adidas Ultraboost 21
The Adidas Ultraboost 21 weighs 340g, making it perfect for long and steady runs. This running shoe from Adidas has 6% more boost midsole foam in it, made out of recycled ocean plastic and a plastic insert underneath the midsole called LEP (‘Linear Energy Push’) (designed to give 15% more torsional rigidity). The linear energy push(LEP) offers a remarking soft and plush feel of the shoe. However, the upper part of the Ultraboost 21 isn’t as snug as the company claims, so runners with narrow feet are advised to look elsewhere. For most people, it is a long shoe with lots of bounce.
New Balance Men’s Fresh Foam 1080 V10
This is an excellent cushioned running shoe for every runner. It has two widths beyond the standard, with the fresh foam 1080 V10. This makes it a perfect choice for runners with wide feet. The upper hyperknit comes in a different variety of colors making this shoe fit with a sock-like softness. The ABZORB midsole of this shoe gives you a neutral ride as it absorbs impact through a combination of compression resistance and cushioning.
Nike Zoom Fly 3
The lightweight Nike Zoom fly 3 gives a racing feel with a breathable upper and collar design, making this shoe ideal for speed. It features a carbon fiber plate in the midsole, which helps give the shoe a flexible and responsive feel. In fact, this shoe is even a great choice to use on race days.
Mizuno’s Wave Rider 23
The Mizuno’s Wave Rider 23 is an excellent choice for people who have high arches or people who underpronate. This new version has a shock-absorbing cloud midsole and an upper knit part that has a sock-like fit. Its upper knit allows your feet to breathe well, and this will help keep your shoe free from odors. It’s helpful on longer runs, and it’s is a great shoe for running all types of distances.