Best Racing Running Shoes in 2021
Brooks Mens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Red/Black/Grey - D - 8.5
Saucony Type A9 Men's Running Shoe, Citron/Orange, 12 Medium
- SSL EVA midsole
- PWRTRAC outsole
- 3D printed overlays
PUMA Men's Tazon 6 Fracture FM Sneaker Periscope Silver, 11 M US
- Run-Train Performance Sneaker
Saucony Men's S20467-42 Kinvara 10 Running Shoe, Fog Quake - 15 M US
- This neutral running shoe features an EVERUN topsole and flexible eva+ midsole for a smooth, incredibly energetic ride
- The engineered Mesh upper is as supportive as it is breathable and will comfortably lock your foot down as you ramp up the pace
New Balance Men's FuelCell Rebel V1 Running Shoe, Black/Multicolor, 12 W US
- Bold design: find the confidence to tackle any run with the New Balance FuelCell Rebel performance shoe. This running shoe features a bold, aggressive look that's heightened by an ultra-responsive ride so you can look and feel your fastest
- Built-in technology: FuelCell foam delivers a propulsive feel to help drive you forward. Integrated into the forefoot, this technology helps boost responsiveness, driving each step so your shoes feel lighter and your runs feel faster
- Ultimate comfort: these comfortable running shoes boast upgrades you can feel right away. They feature a lightweight, breathable bootie construction with trace fiber technology in the midfoot for strategic support
- For the neutral Runner: a true neutral cushioned running shoe, the FuelCell Rebel was designed with midfoot and forefoot runners In mind. The heel counter is deconstructed for a lighter feel when you're on the move
- Impressively light sole: these athletic Shoes feature a lugged rubber outsole that delivers lightweight traction to help you breeze through even the most aggressive road runs. Though lightweight, The outsole is durable for long-term wear
ALTRA Men's AFM1923G Kayenta Road Running Shoe, Black/Lime - 11 D(M) US
- Ideal Uses: Road running, triathlon, speed workouts
- Cushioning: Light
- Stack Height: 23mm
- Weight: 5.9 oz. / 167 g
- Designed to Improve: Natural Foot Positioning, Toe Splay, Comfort, Stability
Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Black/Primer/Bel Air Blue - B - 7.0
- 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.
Salomon S/Lab Ultra 2 Trail Running Shoes Mens Sz 9 Racing Red/Maverick/White
- Outsole: Premium Wet Traction Contagrip
- Chassis: Profeel Film
- Midsole: Dual Density Compressed EVA, Energy Save, EnergyCell+, Grading Construction
- Sockliner: OrthoLite Molded
- Lacing System: Quicklace
ALTRA Women's Torin 4 Plush Road Running Shoe, Navy/Plum - 6.5 M US
- Luxurious Knit
- Miles of Comfort
- Stack Height: 28mm
- 8.5 oz / 240g
Nike Women's Air Zoom Vomero 14 Running Shoe Black/Thunder Grey/White 7 M US
- Breathable fabric and synthetic upper is engineered for durability and support
- Nike React technology and Zoom Air unit give you an extremely smooth ride
- Foam pods inside the collar hug the back of your foot for a secure feel
- Dynamic Fit technology integrates Flywire cables with laces for a supportive feel in the midfoot
The NFL's 5 Best Running Backs of the Last Decade
Who are the 5 best all purpose running backs of the last decade?
#5) Brian Westbrook: Philadelphia Eagles
Rushing Yards: 5,946 yards on 1294 attempts for a 4.6 yard average
Rushing Touchdowns: 37
Receiving Yards: 3,765 on 420 receptions for 9 yard average
Receiving Touchdowns: 29
All Purpose Yards: 9,711
A two time pro-bowler, and 1 time all-pro selection in 2020, Brian Westbrook was overlooked by a number of NFL teams in the draft because of his small stature. Despite being only 5 feet 10 inches (and this is generous) he's a solid 200 lbs and a constant threat running or receiving out of the backfield. In Philadelphia's pass happy offense under head coach Andy Reid, he's the perfect back for a system that passes more than any other offense in the NFL.
#4) Fred Taylor: Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots
Rushing Yards: 9,517 yards on 2050 attempts for a 4.5 yard average
Rushing Touchdowns: 44
Receiving Yards: 1,874 on 234 receptions for 7.6 yard average
Receiving Touchdowns: 5
All Purpose Yards: 11,391
A running back perhaps nearing the end of his career, Fred Taylor has never been given the credit he so richly deserves. Perhaps due to the fact that he's injury prone, or because he plays in a smaller market, Taylor has only made 1 pro-bowl in his illustrious 12 year career. However, he currently sits 16th in all time rushing yards in the NFL, and his lifelong 4.6 average per carry over 12 years puts him 5th best all time in that category.
#3) Clinton Portis: Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins
Rushing Yards: 9,696 yards on 2176 attempts for a 4.5 yard average
Rushing Touchdowns: 73
Receiving Yards: 1,963 on 242 receptions for 8.1 yard average
Receiving Touchdowns: 5
All Purpose Yards: 11,659
The AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2002, Clinton Portis was part of a blockbuster trade that sent a shut down corner of the Redskins, Champ Bailey and a second round pick, to Denver in return for Portis. A 2 time Pro-Bowler and 1 time all Pro, Clinton has always tried to become a bigger personality by dressing and wearing unique and interesting costumes during interviews and press conferences. A solid running back who picks up blitzes, and is willing to do whatever it takes to win, he may be leaving Washington in 2020 and may retire altogether after suffering a serious concussion earlier this year.
#2 Edgerrin James: Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks
Rushing Yards: 10,693 yards on 2659 attempts for a 4.0 yard average
Rushing Touchdowns: 43
Receiving Yards: 2,778 on 371 receptions for 7.37 yard average
Receiving Touchdowns: 7
All Purpose Yards: 13,471
Making this list mostly because of his early career success in Indianapolis, Edgerrin James was picked ahead of Ricky Williams in the 1999 draft. James became an immediate sensation in Indianapolis, securing the NFL's Rookie of the Year honors in 1999. A 4 time pro-bowl selection, and 2 time All-Pro, James tore his ACL in 2001. An extremely difficult injury to recover from, it took a while before Edgerrin was back to his usual self. However, by 2003, he was once again a 1000 yard rusher. James left the Colts in 2020 for Arizona. As a show of gratitude, the Colts gave James a Superbowl Ring despite not having been on the 2020 Colts Championship team.
#1) LaDainian Tomlinson: San Diego Chargers
Rushing Yards: 12,430 yards on 2862 attempts for a 4.3 yard average
Rushing Touchdowns: 136
Receiving Yards: 3,934 yards on 526 receptions for 7.5 yard average
Receiving Touchdowns: 15
All Purpose Yards: 16,364
The most prolific running back of this decade, and one of the greatest of all time, is LaDanian Tomlinson. A 5 time pro-bowler, 4 time All-Pro and NFL MVP (2020), Tomlinson's rare combination of speed, power and moves, made him on of the most feared running backs of this decade. He holds the record for most touchdowns in a season rushing with 28, and the most total with 31. Perhaps nearing the end of his career at 30, Tomlinson is having one of his least productive seasons in 2020 with only 600 yards and a 3.3 yard average in 2020.
He has hinted at retirement and while he once wanted to own the NFL's all time rushing title, he may be on his last season.