10 Best Lightweight Marathon Running Shoes

Updated on: June 2021

Best Lightweight Marathon Running Shoes in 2021


ASICS Men's GT-2000 7 Running Shoes, 9M, Indigo Blue/Shocking Orange

ASICS Men's GT-2000 7 Running Shoes, 9M, Indigo Blue/Shocking Orange
BESTSELLER NO. 1 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.

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Peacoat/Blue/Aqua - B - 8.5…

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Peacoat/Blue/Aqua - B - 8.5…
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a lightweight shoe and a smooth ride without sacrificing cushioning. Whether you’re a Ghost loyalist or are lacing one up for the first time, you’ll find plenty to like.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: The neutral support type provides high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Ghost 11
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA and DNA LOFT cushioning work together to provide a just-right softness underfoot without losing responsiveness and durability - yet it feels lighter than ever.
  • SMOOTH, STABLE RIDE: No matter how your foot lands, our Segmented Crash Pad - an integrated system of shock absorbers - will cushion every step and stride for smooth heel-to-toe transitions.
  • SOFT, SECURE, FIT: The newly engineered mesh and 3D Fit Print practically disappears on your foot with strategically placed stretch and structure.

ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 22 Knit Running Shoes, 10M, Piedmont Grey/MAKO Blue

ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 22 Knit Running Shoes, 10M, Piedmont Grey/MAKO Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Engineered Monofilament Upper -
  • 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.
  • Lightweight AHAR Outsole -

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Rumba Red/Teaberry/Coral - B - 8.5

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Rumba Red/Teaberry/Coral - B - 8.5
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: This is a great option for neutral, efficient runners who don’t like a super soft shoe. It has just-right spring and is light enough to be a race shoe for longer distances like the marathon.
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.
  • SPRINGY CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning and rebounding rubber create a springy feel underfoot.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FIT: The one-piece mesh upper and internal bootie are so light and breezy, they feel like they’re not even there.

Brooks Mens Levitate 2 Running Shoe - Chili/Navy/Black - D - 11.0

Brooks Mens Levitate 2 Running Shoe - Chili/Navy/Black - D - 11.0
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "D" = Medium width
  • FOOT SUPPORT: Ideal for runners with a medium to high arch looking for neutral support.
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.
  • ENERGIZED CUSHIONING: With the most energy return of leading performance running shoes, the DNA AMP midsole technology in Levitate 2 gives you back more of the effort you put in.
  • INTUITIVE FIT, INCOGNITO COMFORT: The inside of the highly adaptable Fit Knit upper holds a host of comfort features to keep you running at your best.

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 9.5W, Blue Coast/Skylight

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 9.5W, Blue Coast/Skylight
BESTSELLER NO. 6 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-Venture 5-M, Carbon/Black/Hot Orange, 8 M US

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 5-M, Carbon/Black/Hot Orange, 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Outdoor-ready runner with mesh and brushstroke-patterned underlays
  • Rearfoot GEL cushioning
  • Removable sockliner accommodates medical orthotics
  • Trail-specific outsole with reversed traction lugs
  • AHAR outsole rubber in critical high-wear areas

ALTRA Men's AFM1953G Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe, Gray/Lime - 11.5 D(M) US

ALTRA Men's AFM1953G Superior 4 Trail Running Shoe, Gray/Lime - 11.5 D(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Lightweight
  • Quantic midsole
  • Rounded heel
  • Seamless upper
  • Removable StoneGuard

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 20 Running Shoes, 7M, Azure/White

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 20 Running Shoes, 7M, Azure/White
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • 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.
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
  • Guidance Trusstic System Technology - This Trusstic System Technology integrates Guidance Line construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity.
  • Seamless Construction - The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.

ASICS Men's Gel-Pulse 11 Running Shoes, 11.5M, Shocking Orange/Black

ASICS Men's Gel-Pulse 11 Running Shoes, 11.5M, Shocking Orange/Black
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL technology cushioning system - Attenuates shock during impact phase and allows for a smooth transition to midstance.
  • Guidance Line Midsole Technology - Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency.
  • AmpliFoam Midsole - Engineered to maintain durability at softer densities, providing better flexibility, comfort, and platform adaptability ideal for natural running.
  • Ortholite X-40 Sockliner - This premium sockliner features higher rebound properties while providing excellent moisture management and a high-level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)

Speedy Sneakers is a Great Way to Reach Your Fitness Goals in 2020

The Speedy Sneakers Walking and Running Club is a great opportunity for women in the Columbus area to meet and train with other women of similar physical abilities.

There are groups available for every fitness level and you will be teamed up with a group, running or walking, that you are the most comfortable with. Women also have the option of moving to another group if they would like as their fitness level increases. The groups are broken down by pace so that you are training with women who go the same speed as yourself.

There are two chapters currently available in Columbus. One is located in Dublin and the other is in Westerville. The Dublin group will begin a 12-week program in preparation for the Capital City Half-Marathon in May. The 12-week program will begin in February.

An annual membership is $60 per year. This includes a customized training program, a monthly club newsletter, seminar speakers, a Speedy Sneakers Club race shirt, a free Club Running magazine, and a Sports Authority discount card. Registration can be done on-line.

The Dublin club's winter training will begin on January 15, 2020 at 8:30 am. They will be meeting at Glacier Ridge Metro Park. It is located at 9801 Hyland Croy Road in Plain City.

Speedy Sneakers also has a great Facebook page that offers some great links to informative running articles. They also post information for club members. You do not have to be a part of the Speedy Sneakers Walking and Running Club in order to obtain the information from the Facebook page.

If you are looking for an all women's running club to join in the Columbus area, you should consider Speedy Sneaker's Walking and Running Club. They can accommodate various levels of abilities and is a great support system. It is also an opportunity to take advantage of the social aspect of the club as you take part in the group runs. It is certainly worth checking into.

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