10 Best Cheap Running Shoes For Beginners

Updated on: May 2021

Best Cheap Running Shoes For Beginners in 2021


Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Black/Grey - 2E - 11.5

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Black/Grey - 2E - 11.5
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 4 running Shoe, Black/White/Mint, 9 Wide

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 4 running Shoe, Black/White/Mint, 9 Wide
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Peacoat Orchid, 8.5 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Peacoat Orchid, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Manmade upper
  • Lace up closure for a secure fit
  • Fabric linings keep feet cool and dry
  • Cushioned footbed for added comfort is removable to help accomodate medical orthotics
  • Rearfoot GEL cushioning system helps absorb shock for a smoother transition

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Running Shoe, Silver Grey/Turquoise/Lime Punch, 9 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Running Shoe, Silver Grey/Turquoise/Lime Punch, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Rugged neutral runner in mesh with bright overlays
  • GEL Cushioning System
  • Removable foam sockliner accommodates orthotics
  • Trail-specific outsole with multisurface traction
  • High-abrasion rubber

ASICS Men's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 11M, Indigo Blue/Shocking Orange

ASICS Men's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 11M, Indigo Blue/Shocking Orange
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • AmpliFoam Midsole - Engineered to maintain durability at softer densities, providing better flexibility, comfort, and platform adaptability ideal for natural running.
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Ortholite Sockliner - Moisture management (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC).

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Carbon/Cayenne

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Carbon/Cayenne
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Removable Sockliner - A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Removable Sockliner - A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole - Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 22 Running Shoes, 11.5M, MAKO Blue/MAKO Blue

ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 22 Running Shoes, 11.5M, MAKO Blue/MAKO Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Black/Silver

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Black/Silver
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Cushioning: Lightweight, flexible response. Surface: Road. Differential: 10 mm. Heel/Toe: 21 mm/11 mm. Built for the low-mileage runner looking for a versatile, everyday shoe. Breathable mesh and synthetic upper materials. Laminate mid-foot cage provides structural support. Lace-up closure. Padded tongue and collar. Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel. Ortholite® sockliner provides excellent underfoot support, comfort, and moisture management. AmpliFoam™ mid
  • Please click here for more information about ASICS® Running Technology.
  • The ASICS® GEL-Contend® 5 running shoe has the lightweight durability and superior traction to take your running workout to the next level.
  • Predecessor: GEL-Contend 4.
  • Support Type: Neutral to underpronation.

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 22 Running Shoes, 9M, Safety Yellow/Safety Yellow

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 22 Running Shoes, 9M, Safety Yellow/Safety Yellow
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Multi-directional engineered mesh upper is soft and breathable
  • Lace up closure for a secure fit with independently discrete eyelets to help disburse lace tension
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Midsole Technology for optimal comfort and a responsive ride
  • 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort
  • Trusstic System Technology with Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait technology

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 9M, Carrier Grey/Silver

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 9M, Carrier Grey/Silver
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
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Best Men's Exercise Shoes

Looking for durable, dependable and comfortable exercise shoes? This list will provide you with some of the top selling and most comfortable work-out shoes on the market.

For feet ranging from size 7-14, and a width of D-EEEE, you can easily compliment with a pair of Asics GEL-Foundation 7 running shoes. They feature memory foam inserts, motion control, gel inserts that cushion shock during impact with the ground, and only "run" about $100 per pair. They are commonly reviewed as the "best" running shoes on the market, and are usually just a neutral gray, white and blue color scheme. Perfect shoes if you're more concerned with your run than your trend setting.

New Balance 817 Running Shoes are also a very comfortable and shock-absorbing pair of sneakers. The style has been around for years and can be found in sizes ranging from 6.5-14 and in widths D-EE. They lace up fully for extra foot support and also feature durable heel and ball cushioning for smooth running. The cost is about $90 a pair.

For a typical Overpronator, a Nike Air Structure Triax is a great running shoe. They're known to last about 300-400 miles of running and have a wide center with a snug heel and toe area. Nike products are normally known for their high prices, so it's no surprise that they cost about $120 per pair. The shoe includes nice stability components as well as a smooth motion control.

Saucony Grid Stabil shoes are perfect not only for running, but walking and standing as well. The arch is stiff, but the shoes provide comfort and support, as well as durability. They come in many sizes and widths, like most other shoes, but be sure you try them on before you purchase, as the sizes are a bit off between different styles. When you find the perfect fit, these are the perfect shoes to do anything in, and only costing about $80 per pair.

The best weight training shoes on the market are surely the Under Armour Evades. They provide ample support for weight training regimes that a cross trainer or runner may not provide, but also mold your foot and fit almost like a sock. They include DCE cushioning technology, ArmourBound, which helps your foot rebound and reduces foot strike, ArmourGuide to cradle your foot and gives stability, Armourlastic, a shock absorption for the lower leg and ankle, and HeatGear fabric used in UA clothing to keep you cool when you're hot. The only downfall is that they're not the most comfortable shoe on the market for cardio workouts. The price is generally low at only $80.

Finding the perfect shoe is not only a matter of personal taste, but the best fit for the type of work out you will be taking part in. Whether it's weight training or cardio exercise, there are options out there for you.

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