10 Best Soft Running Shoes

Updated on: June 2021

Best Soft Running Shoes in 2021


adidas Performance Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, White/White/Black, 8.5 M US

adidas Performance Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, White/White/Black, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • Women's specific fit
  • Cloudfoam memory sockliner and textile lining
  • Easy, everyday runners
  • Hugs the foot

New Balance Women's 680 V6 Running Shoe, Peach Soda/Ginger Pink/Natural Indigo, 6.5 W US

New Balance Women's 680 V6 Running Shoe, Peach Soda/Ginger Pink/Natural Indigo, 6.5 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper
  • NB Response 2 0 Performance Insert
  • Engineered Mesh
  • Injection Molded EVA with ABZORB and 10 MM Drop
  • No-Sew material application

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, White (102)/White, 12

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, White (102)/White, 12
BESTSELLER NO. 3 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

New Balance Women's FuelCore Coast V4 Running Shoe, Black/White, 8.5 B US

New Balance Women's FuelCore Coast V4 Running Shoe, Black/White, 8.5 B US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Blown Rubber Outsole
  • Bootie Construction
  • Nb Response 2.0 Performance Insert
  • No-Sew Material Application

New Balance Men's 680 V6 Running Shoe, Magnet/Phantom, 13 XW US

New Balance Men's 680 V6 Running Shoe, Magnet/Phantom, 13 XW US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Synthetic/Mesh Upper
  • NB Response 2. 0 Performance Insert
  • Engineered Mesh
  • Injection Molded EVA with ABZORB and 10 MM Drop
  • No-Sew material application

ASICS Men's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 9M, MID Grey/Black

ASICS Men's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 9M, MID Grey/Black
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Cushioning: Lightweight, flexible response. Surface: Road. Differential: 10 mm. Heel/Toe: 22 mm/12 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. Removable textile footbed. Ortholite® sockliner provides excellent underfoot support, comfort, and moisture manag
  • 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.

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Arishi V2 Running Shoe, Light Cyclone/Sea Salt/Champagne Metallic, 10.5 M US

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Arishi V2 Running Shoe, Light Cyclone/Sea Salt/Champagne Metallic, 10.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Engineered Mesh
  • Fresh Foam innovative midsole created from a single piece of foam that provides a plush, more natural ride
  • NB Response 1.0 performance insert
  • No-sew material application
  • Rubber outsole

New Balance Men's Fresh Foam More V1 Running Shoe, Black/Orca, 9.5 M US

New Balance Men's Fresh Foam More V1 Running Shoe, Black/Orca, 9.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • New Balance
  • Synthetic

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Roav V1 Sneaker, Magnet/Black/Champagne Metallic, 8 W US

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Roav V1 Sneaker, Magnet/Black/Champagne Metallic, 8 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Truly unique: The New Balance fresh Foam Roav V1 running shoes are the ultimate in casual Athletic style. Pairing a bold, attractive look with plush comfort, these cushioned running shoes are in a League of their own
  • Fresh Foam midsole: feel like you're running or walking in the clouds. The first of three proprietary technologies in this athletic shoe, fresh Foam midsole cushioning is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride
  • Endurance outsole: step up your game without wearing out your favorite running shoes. Endurance rubber outsole technology provides superior Durability in high-wear areas to help get more out of the shoes
  • Ultra Heel: these neutral running shoes boast a head-turning heel that performs as well as it looks. The ultra Heel design hugs the back of the foot for a snug, supportive fit. This unique heel works alongside the bootie Upper for all-day comfort
  • 8mm drop: these lightweight shoes feature a heel-to-toe drop of approximately 8mm. Due to variances created during development and manufacturing processes, references to 8mm are approximate

New Balance Women's 410 V6 Trail Running Shoe, Stone Blue/Wax Blue, 8 M US

New Balance Women's 410 V6 Trail Running Shoe, Stone Blue/Wax Blue, 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Durable upper featuring leather and synthetic overlays
  • Upper maintains breathability and lockdown support
  • IMEVA foam midsole and XLT footbed for comfortable cushioning
  • Thick, all-terrain rubber outsole with deep grooves for grip

Hot Weather Hats for Men

Summer can be hot, and the sun hotter. If you're looking for some cool hats to be the heat, here are a few ideas.

Bucket (fishing) hat - This might be one of the perfect hats for hot weather. This fishing hat is one of those relaxed styles than can fit in a multitude of places, events, and situations. There are a variety of looks for the bucket fishing hat, from floppy brimmed to the more adventurous and a bit less droopy fedora style.

Safari hat - No, by Safari hat, I'm not referring to a pith helmet here. That would be too heavy, to hot and too awkward for casual summer wear, though it might be pretty cool. I'm talking more along the lines of the Panama Jack or Indiana Jones types -- something with a little flash. For a good summer time fit, look for styles that have vented sides or tops to keep your head cool and comfortable.

Straw hats - Pictures of little old ladies tending their gardens might come to mind when you hear the words "straw hat," but there are plenty of straw hat options for men that are not only stylish , but keep you covered on sunny days. Light, vented, and rimmed, these make great options for hot weather hats.

Ball cap - Ah yes, the old standby, the always-faithful ball cap. Tattered and torn, weathered and wilted, and faded just right, it's still good for blocking the sun and making you look younger than you are. While your aged to perfection cap might be a favorite, just plan to wear some sunscreen on that neck if you plan to be outdoors in the sun for a while. What's that? You say you're just going to wear it backwards to protect your neck. Boy, you are a wise one, at least until you realize you've burned a nice adjusting strap line into your forehead. But for a sports fan who wants to promote his favorite baseball team, racecar driver, etc. during the summer months, this option is a winner.

Visor - While this hot weather hat option might not provide the same sun protection as a ball cap or other selection on this list, it is great for keeping the sun out of your eyes. However, if you're going for the great balding or thinning hair deception game, you might want to rethink the visor. It certainly will release plenty of heat from head to keep you cool, but for those with little coverage on the topside, make sure you won't be under the sun for long, or you'd better lotion up that head. Otherwise, you could be in for a mean sunburn. The best thing is, you can pick these babies up pretty darn cheap.

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