10 Best High Impact Running Shoes

Updated on: March 2021

Best High Impact Running Shoes in 2021


ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 (D) Shoes, 8W, Carrier Grey/Silver

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 (D) Shoes, 8W, Carrier Grey/Silver
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

ASICS Gel-Venture 6 Women's Running Shoe, Carbon/Mid Grey/Seashell Pink, 11 M US

ASICS Gel-Venture 6 Women's Running Shoe, Carbon/Mid Grey/Seashell Pink, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • REARFOOT GEL TECHNOLOGY CUSHIONING SYSTEM: Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • TRAIL SPECIFIC OUTSOLE: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • REMOVABLE SOCKLINER: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • AHAR OUTSOLE: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

adidas Women's Edgebounce 1.5 Running Shoe, White/tech Silver Metallic/Chalk White, 9.5 M US

adidas Women's Edgebounce 1.5 Running Shoe, White/tech Silver Metallic/Chalk White, 9.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Running shoes with a customizable, sock-like fit for enhanced stability
  • Women's-specific fit with internal fit system; Lace closure; Springy feel
  • Air mesh upper for breathability
  • Flexible Bounce midsole cushioning
  • Blown rubber outsole with enhanced impact zones provides secure traction

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 7W, Blue Coast/Skylight

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 7W, Blue Coast/Skylight
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Guidance Trusstic System Technology - This Trusstic System Technology integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.

ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 22 Running Shoes, 12M, Black/Classic RED

ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 22 Running Shoes, 12M, Black/Classic RED
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • EVA Sockliner - Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance.
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.

ASICS Men's Gel-Pulse 11 Lite-Show Running Shoes, 12M, Black/Laser Pink

ASICS Men's Gel-Pulse 11 Lite-Show Running Shoes, 12M, Black/Laser Pink
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • AmpliFoam Midsole manages moisture
  • LITE-SHOW technology for reflectivity to help you stand out
  • Rearfoot GEL Technology cushioning system attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance
  • Ortholite X-40 sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology provides a vertical flex groove that decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 (4E) Shoes, 12.5XW, Black/Classic RED

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 (4E) Shoes, 12.5XW, Black/Classic RED
BESTSELLER NO. 7 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.
  • AHAR Outsole - Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Trail Specific Outsole - Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.

ASICS Men's Gel-Ziruss 2 Running Shoes, 11.5M, Indigo Blue/Black

ASICS Men's Gel-Ziruss 2 Running Shoes, 11.5M, Indigo Blue/Black
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Technology Cushioning System - Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • Rubber Sponge -
  • FluidRide Midsole - ASICS FluidRide midsole provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
  • Seamless Construction - The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.

JOOMRA Women Barefoot Road Running Shoes Minimal Wide Cross Training for Ladies Runners Athletic Hiking Trekking Toes Sneakers Workout Footwear Grey Size 8.5

JOOMRA Women Barefoot Road Running Shoes Minimal Wide Cross Training for Ladies Runners Athletic Hiking Trekking Toes Sneakers Workout Footwear Grey Size 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Rubber outsoles offer the optimal balance of traction and durability, with a responsive feel on unpredictable terrain.circular lug patterns provide grip during movement
  • Removable insoles support the feet’s arches and not cause too much pressure and transfer weight over the ball of the feet.
  • Thicker topline wrapped perfectly around feet, which make shoes not fall off during exercise
  • Reflective strip on heel counter,make sure safty during exercise at night
  • Note: style '#1 color' is snug fit, if between sizes, order next size up . style '#2 color' is relaxed fit. if between sizes, order next size down.

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 8.5W, Midnight/Grey Floss

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 8.5W, Midnight/Grey Floss
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • I.G.S (Impact Guidance System) Technology - ASICS design philosophy that employs linked componentry to enhance the foot's natural gait from heel strike to toe-off.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.

Dr. Martens Advertisement Featuring Dead Kurt Cobain Pulled

A Dr. Martens ad featuring a dead Kurt Cobain in heaven wearing the famous footwear has been pulled. The print advertisement was published in a single magazine in the United Kingdom last week, but achieved notoriety after being posted on several websites.

The ad shows Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain with wings seated on a cloud. He is wearing white robes and Dr. Martens boots. The tagline in the right corner reads "Dr. Martens. Forever." Similar ads feature three other rock stars, Sid Vicious from The Sex Pistols, Joey Ramone from the Ramones, and Joe Strummer from the Clash.

The ad featuring Cobain has garnered a wide range of opinions. While many bloggers has called it tasteless and offensive, the ad agency that created the ads claimed in a press release posted on The Daily Swarm that the advertising is a "beautiful tribute to four legendary musicians... All four punk-rock icons were known for wearing Dr. Martens boots."

Courtney Love, wife of the late Kurt Cobain, in an interview with People spoke out against the ad through a publicist, decrying the crass commercialism embodied by such an endeavor.

CEO of Dr. Martens parent company, David Suddens agreed, saying that he was not even aware that the ads were being published. In an interview given to The Daily Swarm he stated, "It [the ad] doesn't represent our company at all."

In press release issued by Suddens on behalf of Dr. Martens, the company claims that the ads ran counter to the shoe company's advertising campaign. "Dr Martens did not commission the work as it runs counter to our current marketing activities based on FREEDM, which is dedicated to nurturing grass roots creativity and supporting emerging talent."

Suddens offered a full apology to Courtney Love, as well as the family of the other three musicians. He also immediately fired the advertising agency that created the offending ad, Saatchi and Saatchi London.

Saatchi and Saatchi's executive creative director, Kate Stanners, countered in a press release issued on May 24th posted on The Daily Swarm stating , "We believe the ads are edgy but not offensive. There has been blog commentary both for and against the ads, but it is our belief that they are respectful of both the musicians and the Dr. Martens brand."

The press release also states "the client approved the ads to run as a one-off in Fact Magazine in the UK." However, the ads showed up on an American advertising website, a fact that the company is investigating and calling the work of an individual who broke agency and client policies.

SOURCES:

Mike Fleeman, "Dr. Martens Shoes Apologizes for Kurt Cobain Ad." People. URL:

"Exclusive: Dr. Martens to Saatchi: You're Fired!" The Daily Swarm. URL:

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