10 Best Running Shoes Below 5000

Updated on: February 2021

Best Running Shoes Below 5000 in 2021


ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Electric Blue/Sheet Rock

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 10.5M, Electric Blue/Sheet Rock
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
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ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Black/Phantom/Mid Grey, 11 4E US

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Black/Phantom/Mid Grey, 11 4E US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL 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.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

adidas Performance Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, White/White/Black, 8 M US

adidas Performance Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, White/White/Black, 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Women's specific fit
  • Cloudfoam memory sockliner and textile lining
  • Easy, everyday runners
  • Hugs the foot. Lace closure

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Peacoat/Blue/Aqua - B - 9.0

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Peacoat/Blue/Aqua - B - 9.0
BESTSELLER NO. 4 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.

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Black/Pearl/Oyster - D - 11.0

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Black/Pearl/Oyster - D - 11.0
BESTSELLER NO. 5 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 Women's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 8M, Midnight/Frosted Almond

ASICS Women's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 8M, Midnight/Frosted Almond
BESTSELLER NO. 6 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.
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.

adidas Women's Cloudfoam QT Racer Sneaker, black/white/carbon, 8 M US

adidas Women's Cloudfoam QT Racer Sneaker, black/white/carbon, 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Geometric mesh upper with synthetic leather heel cap
  • Seamless 3 Stripes
  • adidas branding on tongue label and heel tab
  • Comfortable textile lining

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Carrier Grey/Silver

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Carrier Grey/Silver
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
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ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Black/Carbon/Neon Lime,8 Medium US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Black/Carbon/Neon Lime,8 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Rearfoot GEL 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.
  • Removable Sockliner: A sockliner which can be removed to accommodate a medical orthotic.
  • Trail Specific Outsole: Reversed lugs provide uphill and downhill traction on all types of terrain.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.

Brooks Womens Revel 3 Running Shoe - Black/Blackened Pearl/White - B - 10.0

Brooks Womens Revel 3 Running Shoe - Black/Blackened Pearl/White - B - 10.0
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners looking for a shoe that looks good and performs even better. This is a true do-it-all shoe that you can also wear casually.
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA cushioning adapts to your stride, weight, and speed to help protect you by deflecting impact away from your body.
  • SOFT, COMFORTABLE, AND VERSATILE FIT: Enjoy the secure fit of an inner bootie that surrounds your foot in all-day comfort thanks to heat-activated yarns that won’t stretch out over time.
  • FRESH LOOK: The redesigned flat-knit upper and midsole provide a look and feel that’s perfect for work, working out, or post-work activities.
  • WEAR TESTERS SAY: "Shoe feels great. It’s got a nice smooth ride with the right amount of cushioning. Shoe feels pretty light."

Gift Ideas for Runners

Runners can be tough to shop for. Here are some simple gift ideas that are more personal than a gift card to a running store, and that will fit within any budget.

The holiday season is fast-approaching. If you are a runner or have one in your family, you probably know that finding great running-related gifts for them can be difficult. Many runners are particular about their gear and clothing, or are in the habit of simply replacing things whenever they wear out. Gift cards to sporting goods stores are always great, but below are a few more personal ideas when you're shopping for that crazy person who likes to get up early, run a few miles, and then go about their day.

Race entries

Most runners, even casual runners, enjoy racing from time to time. It's a great way to keep track of goals and improvement, connect with the running community, and earn a little bling to hang on the wall. However, race registrations can get pricy, especially if your runner enjoys destination racing. Some local 5K races might cost as little as $10, but longer, larger races can cost over $100. Helping your runner offset racing costs is a great gift. Pay for your runner to race in a fun event or new city (just be sure to check their training schedule first). Even better, buy registrations for both of you and commit to running or training together.

Gadgets

Running can be one of the least expensive sports to take up. At the most basic level, all is is needed is a pair of shoes and some workout clothing. However, there are a lot of fun (but sometimes pricey) gadgets that make it easier to track training data. A GPS watch or heartrate monitor could be great gifts for a runner who might view buying these for themselves as superflous, but would enjoy the gadgets if they had them. If your runner carries a smartphone, there are apps you could buy that track routes, speeds, paces, etc.

Top 5 Running Apps
Top GPS Watches on Amazon

Books

If there is one thing that runners like to do besides running, it is probably reading about running. It's not easy to make it out the door to run every day. Reading, reflecting, and remembering why we run are important to maintain motivation. Here are some recommended titles that are perfect for inspiring a tough run or for relaxing with while icing sore muscles.

Running and Being: the Total Experience, by George Sheehan
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall
The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life, by Amby Burfoot
Sole Sisters: Stories of Women and Running, by Jennifer Lin

Cookbooks

Distance runners especially are careful about what they eat. The wrong food choices can spell disaster for a workout. Therefore, some runners get into a rut with their diet, always eating the same foods. Try getting your runner a cookbook written with runners' diet needs in mind. It will help them discover new foods and add variety to their routines. Even better, make one of the dishes to go along with the book itself! Here are some suggested runners' cookbooks:

"The Runners World Cookbook"
"The Athlete's Palate Cookbook," by Yishane Lee
"The Feed Zone Cookbook," by Biju Thomas and Allen Lin

Personalized Playlists

Much of running, especially long-distance running, is mental, so it's important to stay focused. Some runners focus best without music, but personally, I love my music when I'm off in the middle of nowhere pounding the pavement. Music helps me focus on the joy and meaning I get from running. For my first marathon, I asked friends for song recommendations for my playlist, and those songs helped me make it through the tough miles, remembering the friends who added them. Create a playlist of your favorite songs and help your runner stay motivated and discover new music at the same time.

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