10 Best Medium Distance Running Shoes

Updated on: March 2021

Best Medium Distance Running Shoes in 2021


ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 9.5M, MID Grey/Blue Coast

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 9.5M, MID Grey/Blue Coast
BESTSELLER NO. 1 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).

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 12

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 12
BESTSELLER NO. 2 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 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. 3 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.

ASICS Men's NOVABLAST Running Shoes, 11M, Metropolis/Black

ASICS Men's NOVABLAST Running Shoes, 11M, Metropolis/Black
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Lightweight and breathable engineered multi-directional mesh upper
  • Lace up closure
  • FLYTEOAM BLAST lightweight foam midsole is highly responsive and provides cushioning with a bouncy, energetic ride
  • Enhanced toe spring provides an explosive take-off, propelling you forward
  • Durable AHAR Plus outsole is 50 percent more durable than the traditional High Abrasion Rubber outsole

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 7 Running Shoes, 7.5M, Mint Tint/White

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 7 Running Shoes, 7.5M, Mint Tint/White
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Jacquard Mesh Upper - Multi-directional mesh material improves ventilation and stability.
  • 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.)

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. 6 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).

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Black/Primer/Bel Air Blue - B - 7.5

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Black/Primer/Bel Air Blue - B - 7.5
BESTSELLER NO. 7 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.

ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 21 Running Shoes, 7M, Black/Sun Coral

ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 21 Running Shoes, 7M, Black/Sun Coral
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • 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.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • EVA Sockliner - Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance.
  • 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.

ASICS Men's GT-2000 7 Running Shoes 1011A921, 10.5M, Mid Grey/Speed Red

ASICS Men's GT-2000 7 Running Shoes 1011A921, 10.5M, Mid Grey/Speed Red
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support
  • Heel Clutching System Technology: Provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
  • Removable COMFORDRY SOCKLINER provides cushioning performance and moisture wicking for a cooler, dryer, healthier environment
  • ASICS FluidRide midsole provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
  • 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

ASICS Women's GT-1000 7 Running Shoes, 9M, ICY Morning/MID Grey

ASICS Women's GT-1000 7 Running Shoes, 9M, ICY Morning/MID Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • 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.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • Reflectivity - Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
  • 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.
  • SpevaFoam Midsole Material - Improves bounce back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown.

How to Sew Warm Winter Pants for Your Baby or Toddler

Making your own clothing is a frugal and eco-friendly way to keep warm during the winter months.

Materials Needed:
Fleece in your color choice (about 1/2 a yard is plenty, even less if you're making a smaller size like newborn)
Thread in your choice of colors
Sewing machine
Measuring tape
Scissors
Pins (optional)
Scraps of fabric for embellishment (optional)
Pattern (found here)

Step 1
Cut out the pattern in the size you need and a copy of the waist band. *Tip* Leave your waistband at the largest size (XL) and place the dotted line on the fold of your fabric instead of cutting it to your needed size. This way you won't have to print additional copies as your child grows. You'll also need to get the inseam of the child you're making the pants for. For wiggly toddlers, sometimes it's easier to measure a pair of nice-fitting pants instead.

Step 2

Fold your fabric so your print side (or 'right' sides) is facing each other. Pin your pattern to your fabric and cut out your pieces. If pining is not your thing, don't worry! Just do whatever is comfortable for you.

Step 3
Once the pattern is cut it's time to sew! Sew up the sides of your fleece evenly. Pull the fabric apart so your sewed edge is now in the middle. This is where you'll begin to see your 'pants'. If you want to hem the pants, it's easiest to do so now while the legs are 'flat'. Sew up the leg of the pants, around the crotch and down the other leg.

Step 4
now is time to add your waistband! Fold your waistband piece in half lengthwise and sew it in to your pants with all your raw edges together, pulling the waistband while you sew to create an elastic-like effect with your fleece.

Step 5
Turn your pants inside out and you're done! Embellish it if you like or just leave them plain for a cozy pair of baby or toddler pants.

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