10 Best Cross Country Running Shoes For Men

Updated on: February 2021

Best Cross Country Running Shoes For Men in 2021


ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Indigo Blue/Black/Energy Green, 11 4E US

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Indigo Blue/Black/Energy Green, 11 4E US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running, Black/Black/Black Metallic, 9

Salomon Men's Speedcross 4 Trail Running, Black/Black/Black Metallic, 9
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Agressive Grip : Obvious and penetrating traction on soft ground
  • Precise Foothold : Close to foot and comfortable feel
  • Contragrip rubber sole; MIDSOLE HEIGHT : 30mm/20mm (10mm drop);WEIGHT: 310g
  • Aggressive Grip : Obvious and penetrating traction on soft ground , minimalistic and strong lace for one pull tightening. Easy on, easy off
  • EVA midsole provides lighweight cushioning and stability

ASICS Men's Gel-Quantum 180 4 Running Shoes, 11.5M, Black/Dark Grey

ASICS Men's Gel-Quantum 180 4 Running Shoes, 11.5M, Black/Dark Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Surface: Road. Differential: 10 mm. Heel/Toe: 22 mm/12 mm Lightweight mesh and synthetic upper with an athletic-inspired silhouette. Seamless construction in the forefoot helps eliminate the likelihood of irritation. Lace-up closure. Padded tongue and collar. Soft fabric lining. Ortholite® insole offers exceptional underfoot support and moisture-managing properties. Solyte® midsole delivers featherweight cushioning and long-lasting durability. Forefoot and rearfoot GEL® cushionin
  • The ASICS® GEL-Quantum 180 4 running shoe gives you the power and supportive comfort to complete your run or training time with total confidence.
  • Predecessor: GEL-Quantum 180 3.
  • Support Type: Neutral.
  • Cushioning: Lightweight, flexible response.

New Balance Men's Nitrel V3 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Magnet, 11 M US

New Balance Men's Nitrel V3 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Magnet, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • All terrain outsole
  • Innovative REVlite midsole provides premium responsiveness and durability at a 30% lighter weight than other foams with comparable performance
  • Synthetic/mesh upper

ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 11.5M, White/DEEP Sapphire

ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 11.5M, White/DEEP Sapphire
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Reflectivity - Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
  • Heel Clutching System Technology - Exoskeletal heel counter provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.

Saucony Men's Ride ISO Running Shoe, Navy/Citron, 10 M US

Saucony Men's Ride ISO Running Shoe, Navy/Citron, 10 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Surface: Road. Differential: 8mm. Engineered mesh upper for a dynamic, lightweight fit. Lace-up closure. Lightly padded tongue and collar. ISOFIT and FORMFIT technology creates a dynamic fit that adapts to the runner's foot. EVERUN™ topsole cushioning provides energy back every step. PWRFOAM midsole provides additional support as your run. Woven heel provides structure and support for a stable ride. Rubber outsole. Imported. Measurements: Weight: 11 oz Product measurement
  • Set a goal and reach your dreams with the help of the Saucony® Ride ISO running shoes.
  • Predecessor: Ride 10.
  • Support Type: Neutral.
  • Cushioning: Lightweight, flexible response.

Under Armour Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, White (102)/White, 10.5

Under Armour Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, White (102)/White, 10.5
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • NEUTRAL: For runners who need a balance of flexibility & cushioning
  • Lightweight mesh upper with 3-color digital print delivers complete breathability
  • Durable leather overlays for stability & that locks in your midfoot
  • EVA sockliner provides soft, step-in comfort
  • Charged Cushioning midsole uses compression molded foam for even greater responsiveness & durability, providing optimal cushioning & energy return

ASICS Men's Hyper XC Cross-Country Running Shoe, Estate Blue/Vermilion/Rich Gold, 7 M US

ASICS Men's Hyper XC Cross-Country Running Shoe, Estate Blue/Vermilion/Rich Gold, 7 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Solid rubber outsole: provides enhanced durability and traction.
  • Trusstic system technology: reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.

ASICS Men's Gel-Excite 4 Running Shoe, Carbon/Black/Blue, 8.5 M US

ASICS Men's Gel-Excite 4 Running Shoe, Carbon/Black/Blue, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Array

ASICS Men's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 13M, Black/Shocking Orange

ASICS Men's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 13M, Black/Shocking Orange
BESTSELLER NO. 10 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).

Tips for Finding the Right Pace for Your Runs

Tips on how to find your running pace.

If you have already discovered your pace then you probably had a few trial and error runs. For me there were a lot of errors. I just could not set a pace for myself, I would always start out way too fast and be going really slow by the end of a race. Finally, I learned to pace myself with others around me and then to really push myself and pick up the pace towards the end.

Some people are able to find their pace without pacing themselves to the other runners around them. If you can do that, then use it. If you are like me and have to use other peoples, be sure that you do not get stuck at a pace that is slower than what you can really run. When you get to the end of the race you should not feel comfortable and you should not have any more gas left in the tank.

When you practice, work on finding your pace. Do not sprint and then slow up, start at a pace and keep it. Eventually you will have to slow up but for most of the race you should be able to hold the same pace.

Pacing is a difficult balance. Runners that are good at pacing are usually good runners. Once you find your pace, work at it. Do not become comfortable with it, because if you are comfortable with it, it means that you are not going fast enough and you should pick up your pace a bit.

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