10 Best Selling Women's Running Shoes

Updated on: May 2021

Best Selling Women's Running Shoes in 2021


ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 9M, Black/Piedmont Grey

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 9M, Black/Piedmont Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 6 SP Running Shoes, 7.5M, White/ICE Mint

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 6 SP Running Shoes, 7.5M, White/ICE Mint
BESTSELLER NO. 2 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).

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Frost Gray/Silver/Soothing Sea, 7.5 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 5 Trail Running Shoe, Frost Gray/Silver/Soothing Sea, 7.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Rubber sole
  • Rugged neutral runner in mesh with bright overlays
  • GEL Cushioning System
  • Removable foam sockliner accommodates orthotics
  • Trail-specific outsole with multi-surface traction

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 9.5M, Blue Coast/Skylight

ASICS Women's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 9.5M, Blue Coast/Skylight
BESTSELLER NO. 4 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.
  • Plus 3 Midsole Technology - 3mm of additional height on women's models helps relieve achilles tension.

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Black/Carbon/Neon Lime,8.5 Medium US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Black/Carbon/Neon Lime,8.5 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 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.

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 4 Running Shoe, Shark/Flash Coral/Parachute Purple, 9 M US

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 4 Running Shoe, Shark/Flash Coral/Parachute Purple, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 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.
  • AHAR Outsole: Acronym for ASICS High Abrasion Rubber. Placed in critical areas of the outsole for exceptional durability.
  • Reflectivity

New Balance Women's 520 V5 Running Shoe, Summer Fog/Guava/Team Away Grey, 8 M US

New Balance Women's 520 V5 Running Shoe, Summer Fog/Guava/Team Away Grey, 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Injection Molded EVA
  • NB Response 1.0 Performance Insert
  • Data Inspired Upper Design
  • Rubber Outsole
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper with Comfort Collar

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. 8 in 2021
  • Geometric mesh upper with synthetic leather heel cap
  • Seamless 3 Stripes
  • adidas branding on tongue label and heel tab
  • Comfortable textile lining

New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker, Overcast/White/Heather, 8.5 M US

New Balance Women's FuelCore Nergize V1 Sneaker, Overcast/White/Heather, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Revlite midsole foam
  • NB Memory Sole Comfort insert
  • Removable insert
  • Slip on upper with additional lace up support

Under Armour Women's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (001)/White, 11

Under Armour Women's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (001)/White, 11
BESTSELLER NO. 10 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

Mittens in July

One hot day, years ago, I took my daughter for a run in the jogging strollers. She wore mittens and a stocking cap. It was July.

The best part about the heat was that you knew it would be something you could talk about for years to come, maybe even tell your children and grandchildren.

But in all honesty, to me the heat didn't feel that oppressive. After all, I had grown up in the Missouri River Valley in western Iowa. Ask anybody who's lived there and who has also lived in central North Carolina, and he'll tell you that western Iowa is colder in the winter and hotter AND more humid in the summer. Perhaps the average temperature in North Carolina is higher, but Iowa has more days over 100F than Carolina does in any given year.

It shouldn't seem quite as odd, then, that on this particularly hot day in July I decided to go for an afternoon run. I used to participate in a lot of road races back then, and I loved training in the heat because I felt it gave me an edge in the races.

I had a jogging stroller so that I could take a kid with me, and we would even run road races in the jogging stroller category. But that's not really where this story is headed.

My wife and son were on an errand, and I was home with Daughter Eldest. We finished our chores around the house, and Daughter Eldest and I had the following deep conversation.

Dad: Hey Daughter Eldest, wanna go for a run?

Daughter Eldest: Yeah Daddy.

Seeing that she was almost three at the time and I had just reached thirty-two, that seemed like a pretty deep conversation for both of us.

I put on my running shoes while she got into the stroller.

I looked up at the sky. The sun was bright. Being fair skinned that I am, I decided to go in the house and get something to cover my thinning hair. I announced to Daughter Eldest that I was going to go in and get a hat.

I stepped inside the garage and entered the kitchen before running upstairs to my bedroom, found a ball cap in the closet, and ran back down the stairs two at a time. I ran through the kitchen to the garage, meeting Daughter Eldest who was also stepping into the garage.

She was wearing a stocking cap.

Dad: Daughter Eldest, what are you doing with that hat?

Daughter Eldest: If you need a hat, I probably do too.

Dad: But it's 95 degrees outside.

Daughter Eldest: But you're wearing a hat.

Dad: Yeah, to keep the sun off.

Daughter Eldest: Me too.

So I made a deal with her ... if she got too hot with the hat on, she could take it off. And I told her I would do the same if I got too hot. She agreed to that.

As we started running up the hill and out of our neighborhood and into the next, I saw her reach inside her pockets. She pulled out a pair of mittens.

I sighed. Then I laughed. I was trying to picture this image ... it's a hot 95F day, early afternoon, and I'm running with this jogging stroller, pushing a two year old who's wearing a winter stocking cap and wool mittens.

I kept running ... and running ... never mind that people were pointing and chuckling as we ran through the streets of our town. I was running with my kid, and every run with any of my kids was always a special event for me.

She knew how to encourage me on our runs. "Go zoom, Daddy! Zoom!" And I would sprint faster.

Or on particularly long runs on hot days, I'd sometimes hear, "Daddy, are you running or just walking?"

Whatever the case, that run also was a reminder to me on several counts.

First, we have to remember that we set the example for our kids. We need to be as consistent and transparent as possible so that there's no question in a kid's mind what our motives and intentions are.

Second, we have to remember that God does things his way with his timing. We may think we know what God is doing, and we then respond by doing what seems to make sense for us, where in reality we sometimes totally miss the boat. My daughter thought she knew why I was doing what I was doing, and she tried to follow suit. Her actions seemed so outrageous to us adults, but to her it seemed logical.

How many times have I done something logical, only to look back and realize how wrong I was?

Anyway, that particular day, when all was said and done, we had run ten miles. She fell asleep for the last two or three miles, and when she did I removed her gloves and the hat.

It was a hot day, sure, but it especially was a day I would remember and cherish for a long time.

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