10 Best Running Shoes While Pregnant

Updated on: February 2021

Best Running Shoes While Pregnant in 2021


adidas Women's Cloudfoam Qt Racer Running Shoe, Trace Blue/White/Black, 9.5 M US

adidas Women's Cloudfoam Qt Racer Running Shoe, Trace Blue/White/Black, 9.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 11M, Black/ICE Mint

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 11M, Black/ICE Mint
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Cushioning: Lightweight, flexible response. Surface: Road. Differential: 10 mm. Heel/Toe: 21 mm/11 mm. Built for the low-mileage runner looking for a versatile, everyday shoe. Breathable mesh and synthetic upper materials. Laminate mid-foot cage provides structural support. Lace-up closure. Padded tongue and collar. Breathable fabric lining offers a great in-shoe feel. Ortholite® sockliner provides excellent underfoot support, comfort, and moisture management. AmpliFoam™ mid
  • Please click here for more information about ASICS® Running Technology.
  • The ASICS® GEL-Contend® 5 running shoe has the lightweight durability and superior traction to take your running workout to the next level.
  • Predecessor: GEL-Contend 4.
  • Support Type: Neutral to underpronation.

ALEADER hiitave Men/Womens Minimalist Barefoot Trail Running Shoes Wide Toe Glove Cross Trainers Hiking Shoes Black/Gray/Yellow US 7.5 Women

ALEADER hiitave Men/Womens Minimalist Barefoot Trail Running Shoes Wide Toe Glove Cross Trainers Hiking Shoes Black/Gray/Yellow US 7.5 Women
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Five-toe box design running shoes help you feel like you're barefoot for lightweight comfort
  • Mesh and TPU upper provides lasting flexibility and breathable
  • Adjustable hook-and-loop closure at instep for a more secure fit
  • Machine washable. Air dry away from sun or heat source
  • Rubber outsole helps you get a steady tripd

New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker, Overcast/White/Heather, 7.5 W US

New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker, Overcast/White/Heather, 7.5 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • REVlite midsole foam
  • NB Memory Sole Comfort insert
  • Removable insert
  • Slip on upper with additional lace up support

Nike Women's Reax Run 5 Running Shoes White/Metallic Silver/Dark Grey 9

Nike Women's Reax Run 5 Running Shoes White/Metallic Silver/Dark Grey 9
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Mesh upper, lace-up front
  • Synthetic sole
  • Comfort

Brooks Womens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Aqua/Ebony - B - 7.0

Brooks Womens Glycerin 17 Running Shoe - Grey/Aqua/Ebony - B - 7.0
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width, "D" = Wide width, "2A" = Narrow width
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: Neutral runners obsessed with softness and cushioning. Sleeker than in the past, this shoe will appeal to people who love tons of cushion but — until now — haven’t loved the style.
  • SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: The DNA LOFT cushioning provides a soft, luxurious feeling underfoot without losing responsiveness or durability, while the OrthoLite sockliner provides premium step-in comfort.
  • THE PERFECT FIT AND FEEL: The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride. The engineered mesh upper and 3D Fit Print technology only enhance the fit.
  • SMOOTH TRANSITIONS: The DNA LOFT transition zone makes every move from heel to toe feel incredibly soft and smooth.

Nike Women's, Tanjun Running Sneaker Black 7.5 M

Nike Women's, Tanjun Running Sneaker Black 7.5 M
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Breathable fabric mesh and manmade upper with logo accents
  • Lace up closure for a secure fit
  • Fabric lining
  • Cushioned footbed for added comfort
  • Foam midsole for added cushioning

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 25 (4E) Running Shoes, 8.5XW, Glacier Grey/Black

ASICS Men's Gel-Kayano 25 (4E) Running Shoes, 8.5XW, Glacier Grey/Black
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.
  • Dynamic DuoMax Support System - This evolution of DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support.
  • 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.
  • 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.)

Feetmat Women's Running Shoes Lightweight Non Slip Breathable Mesh Sneakers Sports Athletic Walking Work Shoes Black 8 M

Feetmat Women's Running Shoes Lightweight Non Slip Breathable Mesh Sneakers Sports Athletic Walking Work Shoes Black 8 M
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Breathable Mesh Layers: The breathable woven upper will keep your feet away from the wet condition, and create a dry environment for your feet during moving.
  • Durable Foam Insole: Memory Foam Insole has good elasticity. Further, moisture-wicking insoles help keep your feet cool and comfortable when moving.
  • Protect Ankle: The rubber sole not only has strong wear resistance,but also protects the feet from sharp, and reducing the risk of your ankles' sprain.
  • Non-Slip & Lightweight: The rubber sole is ultra lightweight and wear resistant, combined with bottom grain design to enhance the skid resistance of shoes.
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adidas Performance Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, White/White/Black, 10 M US

adidas Performance Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, White/White/Black, 10 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Women's specific fit
  • Cloudfoam memory sockliner and textile lining
  • Easy, everyday runners
  • Hugs the foot. Lace closure

Galen Rupp: American Olympic Medal Favorite in London

The United States has been a non-factor on the world stage of distance running for a long time. At this year's London Olympics, that could change. It's up to Galen Rupp to make it happen.

The 2020 United States Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon are just around the corner. For some athletes, simply going to the Trials is a dream come true. Others will not be satisfied unless they qualify for the Olympic Games in London. An Olympic medal is the primary goal for the most elite athletes representing the stars and stripes. Then there are those who face pressure that goes beyond medals and strong performances. The weight of a nation's hopes rests on their shoulders, or perhaps, on their stride. One such athlete is Galen Rupp. For Rupp, there is little margin for error. He bears the responsibility of leading the resurgence of American distance running on the world stage.

U.S. Running History

The United States has been virtually irrelevant in world class distance races for decades. For the past two decades, the sport has been dominated by African nations. Ethiopia and Kenya have been especially successful in producing the greatest distance runners on the planet. Prior to Africa's emergence, European runners set the standard for longer races. America, meanwhile, has remained little more than a footnote through the years. History has seen some excellent U.S. distance runners, but those athletes have been few and far between. Whether it's a result of inferior training, a lack of natural ability, or a combination of both is up for debate. Whatever the cause, the United States has been unable to consistently compete at the world level.

The Path to Greatness

Galen Rupp was born in Portland, Oregon in 1986. In high school, he joined the track and cross country teams. It didn't take long for people to begin to notice Rupp's ability. He was no ordinary distance runner. By the time he graduated, Rupp held national high school track records at 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters. Rupp elected to stay close to home for college, a decision that made sense considering he grew up in Oregon, the traditional distance running capitol of the U.S. The University of Oregon has a storied distance running program. American running legend Steve Prefontaine is among the talented athletes the team has featured over the years, a team that was once coached by running pioneer and Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman. At Oregon, Rupp quickly burst onto the scene as one of the premier distance runners in the country.

A Promising Career

Few American runners have created the kind of optimism that Rupp has. Fans, coaches, and other athletes see limitless potential in the young Oregonian. That's why he carries the torch representing America's future in distance running. It may be unfair to expect so much of one runner, but Rupp has given plenty of reason to believe in his ability. Not many people can say they redshirted a year of college athletics to focus on competing in the Olympics. Rupp can. Following a second place finish in the 10,000 meters at the U.S. Trials, Rupp crossed the line 13th in 27:36.99 at his Olympic debut in Beijing. Rupp's college resume speaks for itself. He won five individual NCAA championships and earned fourteen All-American honors. In 2020, Rupp took his career to a new level with an American record of 26:48 for 10,000 meters.

Olympic Outlook

Is it legit to think that Rupp will lead an American distance running revolution? Time will tell, but it seems more likely that if Rupp starts collecting Olympic medals, it will be an isolated success story rather than the start of a pattern in U.S. distance running. Rupp, who plans to run the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races in London, has the ability to reach greater heights than other Americans who have received significant hype in recent years, such as Alan Webb and Dathan Ritzenhein. The competition at the 2020 Games will be superb. Rupp's best chance at a medal will probably be in the 10,000, in a field that will likely include two-time defending gold medalist Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia. Another favorite also happens to be Rupp's training partner. Mo Farah will represent Great Britain at the Olympics, but trains with Rupp in Oregon under the coaching of Alberto Salazar.

The Future

Rupp's talent is a rarity in the United States. He will remain under the spotlight for that very reason, as the U.S. hopes for a better future in distance running. The problem is, there's no evidence to suggest that America will be able to regularly develop athletes who can run at the same level as Rupp anytime soon. With improved training methods, the United States could become more competitive on the world scene eventually, but it won't happen overnight. Still, Rupp has a chance to become the first American man to win an Olympic medal in the 5,000 or 10,000 meters since 1964, when the U.S. took gold in both events along with one bronze. If he is able to end a nearly fifty year medal drought, America should be truly proud. Realistically, Galen Rupp can't be expected to catapult U.S. distance running to the top of the world. What he can do though, is give it a bump in the right direction.


Sources

NBC Universal Media, "Galen Rupp bio", NBC Olympics

Tim Layden, "A Bond Born At Speed", Sports Illustrated

Andy Bull, "London 2020: Kenenisa Bekele historic 10,000m Olympic treble", The Guardian