Best Designer Running Shoes in 2023
Reebok Women's Classic Renaissance Sneaker, White/Steel, 9 M US
Soulsfeng Running Shoes Men Sneakers Fashion Lightweight Breathable Mesh Gym Training Shoes Traveling Sport Shoes(US11=EUR45)
- Polyester fabric with good air permeability, Non-slip rubber sole.
- PU midsole with good elasticity and toughness can ensure the flexible movement and cushioning effect.
- Breathable and skin-friendly vamp fabric keeps foot dry and comfotable.
- Use the comfy memory foam heel cup lining to availably avoid foot friction damage.
- Suitable for sports,indoor,outdoor,casual and running.
New Balance Women's Minimus 10 V1 Trail Running Shoe, Black/Carolina Blue, 6 M US
- Acteva midsole. Heel pull loop
- Antimicrobial treatment to reduce odor
- 4 mm drop, Vibram outsole
- With an upper made of flexible mesh materials and a Vibram outsole with flex grooves.
- This women's trail running shoe offers the traction and durability you need to run on rocky trails. Lace-up closure
Reebok Women's Aztrek Double Mix Pops Running Shoe, White/Grape Punch/Bright, 6.5 M US
- Cushioned sole
- Comfort and performance
UMYOGO Mens Athletic Walking Blade Running Tennis Shoes Fashion Sneakers (11 M US, 1-White)
- Rubber material of sole possesses high durability for prolonging the wearing time of our shoes.
- The elastic blade soles have high flexibility which allows the shoes to bend strongly while doing sports.
- Knit upper material make it possible that your feet free breath when you run or walk. It's soft and protective to cushion your every step.
- Perfect for casual, walking, travel, running, jogging,training, physical exercises and other light sports etc.
- Breathable,durable,lightweight,soft,deodorant.After you walk through the day's work with these shoes, you can keep the shoes dry and comfortable. This is a great feeling.
Under Armour Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Academy Blue (401)/White, 9
- 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
Women's Running Shoes Lightweight Athletic Breathable Sport Air Cushion Fitness Gym Jogging Sneakers Black Size 5.5
- Air Cushioning-and-rubber sole : Lightweight, flexible response.
- Versatile running shoe for low mileage, neutral runners
- Removable sockliner improves comfort, remove to accommodate orthotics
- Women running shoes use mesh and synthetic upper materials offer a snug, sock-like fit. Knit tennis fabric, comfortable, breathable and lightweight.
- Perfect for run, walk, work, weight training, park, boating, cycling jogging, garden, lawn, equestrian, basketball, rowing, athletics, tennis, volleyball, football, driving and yoga. Casual daily shoes which can bring more enjoy to your life.
adidas Men's Samba Classic Running Shoe, white/black/white, 7.5 M US
- Leather upper
- Suede toe overlay, Comfortable textile lining
- Woven "adidas SAMBA" tongue label
- Serrated 3 Stripes
adidas Performance Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, White/White/Black, 8.5 M US
- Women's specific fit
- Cloudfoam memory sockliner and textile lining
- Easy, everyday runners
- Hugs the foot
Saucony Men's Cohesion TR10 Trail Runner, Black/Grey/Yellow, 10 M US
Designer Shoes: Are They Worth the Money?
If you're looking for stamina and longevity when you buy a pair of shoes, you may want to think twice before running up your credit card.
I remember my first purchase of "expensive" shoes. I was still working in corporate America and I got a very nice Christmas bonus. As I shopped in New York that weekend I decided to splurge in Neiman Marcus on a pair of Prada black leather boots that ran me about $800. They were gorgeous. Soft. And they were even fairly comfortable.
As I showed my husband my new boots back at our hotel room, I was shocked to find a piece of notepaper tucked in the box that announced in huge black letters "DO NOT GET WET". Yet one more page beneath that had a disclaimer that said "DO NOT WALK ON CEMENT OR HARD PAVEMENT FOR EXTENDED PERIODS".
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Here I was the proud new owner of a beautiful pair of designer boots...that apparently couldn't be worn in the normal fashion. They certainly couldn't be worn in New York in the winter.
After returning home to Boston the next evening I did my best to follow the directions that came with my boots, but as any New Englander knows, weather can change all too suddenly and my poor boots did see some rain, snow, slush, ice and probably too much pavement. They lasted about two years before my local cobbler refused to re-sole them for me.
So - what made them worth the hefty $800 price tag? No one has ever managed to come up with a satisfactory explanation as to why these "designer " shoes are so pricey. They say their leather is a higher quality, but unfortunately that level of quality attributes greatly to a shorter life span. It was an expensive lesson for me as I saw what a normal walk could do to the too soft leather soles of my boots. And it was heartbreaking to see the water marks left by a few rain drops, even after being treated with mink oil.
My next "designer" shoe purchase was a drop dead gorgeous pair of red Prada heels. I saw them and had to have them. My mother always told me when I was young, "Every lady should always have a pair of red shoes" and with that memory I headed to the cash register with my credit card for the $595 purchase.
This time I didn't put on my Pradas until I reached my desk in the morning. They would not be subjected to foul weather or pavement. I wore them on carpeting around my office. I was the envy of every female there. And I think a few men, too. I was too stubborn, however, to admit how much these damn things hurt my feet! I felt like I had been wearing blocks of wood. I had blisters all over, they pinched my toes, and the backs slipped like crazy. And to make matters even worse, the leather was again so soft that virtually any type of rubbing or bumping would cause visible damage that just couldn't be repaired. I was told I should use clear nail polish to perform these tiny repairs. I knew I had a problem when I realized my shoes were wearing more nail polish than I.
I became a shopper on a mission. I was bound and determined to find an expensive pair of shoes that was worth the price and would last! I tried just about every designer brand over the next few years. Then one Christmas when I got a "thank you for all your business" fruit basket from my foot doctor, I knew I needed to change my ways.
My shoes turned from "designer" brands to just plain ordinary shoes that were still fashionable, and of course much less expensive, but they were comfortable and could be - well, mistreated. I need shoes that are more than foot decorations. Even shoe fanatic Cary Bradshaw in Sex and the City could only make it a block or so as she tried to cavort through New York with her Manolo Blahniks!
One day I bought a simple pair of black heals at Macy's. On sale, $39.99. It was their store brand, INC. That was five years ago. These shoes have waded through ankle deep water, one was chewed by a puppy, and the other was piddled in by a kitten. No problem! Perfect shape. They are so comfortable I can do an entire mall crawl without one single cramp or resulting blister. They look great with a dinner dress and with jeans. I have a good friend who is a Jimmy Choo freak and she is very envious of my Macy's shoes!
I've also purchased some outstanding shoes at PayLess, a place I wouldn't have been seen in six years ago! They are cute, comfortable, and take a beating. The leather quality is great, and they don't come with disclaimers and instructions on where not to wear them.
So why buy high end, over priced, designer shoes? Maybe you need to impress someone. Who knows? But my days of wasting that kind of money are long over. Out of all the thousands of dollars I spent on these shoes, I have ended up with nothing but blisters, bunions, and buyer's remorse.