10 Best Running Shoes For Tall Men

Updated on: March 2021

Best Running Shoes For Tall Men 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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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-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. 3 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 Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Navy/Deep Water/Gold - D - 11.0

Brooks Mens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Navy/Deep Water/Gold - D - 11.0
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 Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Granite/Peacoat/Peach - B - 8.0

Brooks Womens Ghost 12 Running Shoe - Granite/Peacoat/Peach - B - 8.0
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.

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 20 Running Shoe - Grey/Blue/Navy - D - 10.0

Brooks Mens Adrenaline GTS 20 Running Shoe - Grey/Blue/Navy - D - 10.0
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Runners who need a perfect blend of support, cushion, flexibility, and reliability. The modernized, streamlined design satisfies runners who crave a low-profile look.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: Provides just the right amount of stability and support, great for overpronation while providing high energizing cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Adrenaline GTS 19
  • BALANCED, SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT Crash Pad cushions each footfall and works with BioMoGo DNA to adapt to your every stride.
  • MODERNIZED FIT: A new streamlined, engineered mesh upper with 3D Fit Print offers the structure and proven fit the Adrenaline is known for-without excess bulk.
  • GUIDERAILS HOLISTIC SUPPORT SYSTEM: We've shifted our focus beyond the feet to the most injury-prone part of a runner’s body: the knees. GuideRails keep you moving comfortably by keeping excess movement in check.

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 11M, Midnight/Grey Floss

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 11M, Midnight/Grey Floss
BESTSELLER NO. 7 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.
  • 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.
  • FluidRide Midsole - ASICS FluidRide midsole provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability.
  • 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.

Brooks Mens Revel 3 Running Shoe - Primer/Ebony/Black - D - 11.0

Brooks Mens Revel 3 Running Shoe - Primer/Ebony/Black - D - 11.0
BESTSELLER NO. 8 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."

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 13W, Midnight/Grey Floss

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 26 Running Shoes, 13W, Midnight/Grey Floss
BESTSELLER NO. 9 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.

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 5-M, Silver/Light Grey/Royal, 11 M US

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 5-M, Silver/Light Grey/Royal, 11 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 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

Grivel G12 Crampons

The G12 Crampon from Grivel offers a good combination of technical features, comfort, ease-of-use and price.

Crampon Basics

Crampons are really just metal spikes you wear on the bottom of your shoes. They give you traction in icy conditions and let you climb up ice. A good crampon will fit to your boot tightly and comfortably, giving you plenty of support and allowing you to use your boot and your crampon to grip to the ice, snow or rock that you may be walking on.

The Grivel G12 Crampon features 12 metal points, 10 of which face downward from your boot and two of which, in the front of the crampon, point out horizontally. The downward spikes give you traction, while the horizontal spikes bite into the snow or ice to give you support while climbing. The spikes under your heels are serrated, which makes the crampon grab the ice more strongly and gives you better traction.

The crampons are made from steel and so besides having the paint removed, you shouldn't experience any breakage or cracking in the crampons, even with heavy use. The crampons weigh in at just over 2 pounds together so you'll be wearing an extra pound on top of your boot on your feet. This is lighter than my older crampon and really not all that much extra weight.

The most amazing thing to me is the adjustability and ease of putting these crampons on. The G12 fit men's boot sizes from 4 to 12 and to adjust it, you merely stretch out or slide in the crampon with a quick squeeze. There are no special tools needed and you won't be spending time trying to get the boot to fit. The crampon basically molds itself to the boot. Even tightening it up and securing it to the boot is easy. The boot slips into the binding and then there's a strap that secures the boot to the crampon. The New-Matic binding system also features a quick-lock feature where your heel is held in by the clamping the binding down. This gives you the ability to use a lighter-weight mountaineering boot with the crampons instead of heavier, heavy-duty one.

The G12 also features an anti-bot and an accordion sleeve to prevent snow build-up on the crampon. The anti-bot fits in the areas beneath your heel and the ball of your foot in areas that would otherwise be open on the crampon. The anti-bot is simply a flexible piece of plastic that prevents the snow from balling up and making the crampon difficult to wear. The accordion sleeve protects the connection between the front and rear portions of the crampon and it flexes as you either stretch out or shrink the crampon to fit your foot. The sleeve prevents snow from getting in there and making any modifications to the crampons fit more difficult.

Experiences

There's nothing worse than constantly having to bother with something while you are hiking or climbing and with my old crampons, I'd always have to stop and tighten them or somehow adjust them. Not so with the G12s. I put them on, tighten them down and more times than not, don't worry about them until I take them off.

The adjustment to fit various boots is quick and the New-Matic binding system is really simple to use and does a good job at holding your boot in. It also lets me use various boots instead of only being able to use my heavy-duty mountaineering boots. I've used the G12s with heavier leather hiking boots without any problem and I've even used my mid-weight day hiking boots without any problem. Mind you, I was wearing the crampons for simple hikes and climbs, not technical climbing. For the more technical climbs, I wear my heavy-duty boots, which provide extra support and rigidness for the technical climbing and allow the G12s to really do their job on ice climbs.

The crampons are comfortable to wear and taking the G12s off is just as easy as putting them on. Release the New-Matic binding and then loosen up the strap. Your boot will pop right out of the binding.

I've worn my G12s for several seasons without any problems. They are well constructed and beyond some of the paint wearing off the spikes, I haven't noticed any wear and tear issues. The straps are still fine and the New-Matic binding still works as it should.

In the end

I don't think you can really go wrong with the Grivel G12 Crampons. They are well made, will likely last for a long time, and will handle most mountaineering climbs along with more technical climbs. In my mind, if you are looking for crampons, you should try out a pair of the G12 Crampons from Grivel, I doubt you'd be disappointed.

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