10 Best Sports Shoes For Running

Updated on: September 2021

Best Sports Shoes For Running in 2021


UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 9

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 9
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 7.5M, Grand Shark/White

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 7.5M, Grand Shark/White
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.

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Electric Blue/Sheet Rock

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 8.5M, Electric Blue/Sheet Rock
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Array

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Arishi V2 Running Shoe, Black/Rose Gold, 6.5 M US

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Arishi V2 Running Shoe, Black/Rose Gold, 6.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 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

GANNOU Women's Air Athletic Running Shoes Fashion Sport Gym Jogging Tennis Fitness Sneaker Black 9.5 B(M) US

GANNOU Women's Air Athletic Running Shoes Fashion Sport Gym Jogging Tennis Fitness Sneaker Black 9.5 B(M) US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Air Cushion Design:it delivers a soft,smooth and responsive ride.women tennis shoes helps evenly disperse impact to provide a smooth transition and soft feel.
  • Breathable Fabric Upper:Flyknit construction provides lightweight flexibility and breathability.athletic shoes for women is great and very light for running.
  • Injection Eyelet Design:alternating formation of lace eye row created for better fit.women running shoes with a top eyelet provide enhanced lock down.it is strong and durable.
  • Inspired Designs:Geometric,athlete-informed outsole pattern helps evenly disperse impact to provide a smooth transition and soft feel.gym shoes is "very comfortable" for your feet.
  • EUR SIZE 36 equal to US 5.5, about 9.05" feet length,EUR SIZE 37 equal to US 6-6.5, about 9.25" feet length,EUR SIZE 38 equal to US 7, about 9.45" feet length,EUR SIZE 39 equal to US 7.5-8, about 9.65" feet length,EUR SIZE 40 equal to US 8.5, about 9.84" feet length,EUR SIZE 41 equal to US 9-9.5, about 10.04" feet length,EUR SIZE 42 equal to US 10, about 10.24" feet length.

adidas Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, Metal Grey/Chalk White, 6.5 Medium US

adidas Women's Cloudfoam Pure Running Shoe, Metal Grey/Chalk White, 6.5 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Women's specific fit
  • Cloudfoam memory sockliner and textile lining
  • Easy, everyday runners
  • Hugs the foot

Brooks Womens Glycerin 18 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Cornflower - B - 8

Brooks Womens Glycerin 18 Running Shoe - Black/Ebony/Cornflower - B - 8
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: The Glycerin 18 is perfect for runners who think there's no such thing as too much cushioning. The upper enhances comfort by perfectly balancing stretch and structure.
  • SUPPORT AND CUSHION: Provides neutral support while offering the maximum amount of cushioning. Ideal for road running, cross training, the gym or wherever you might want to take them! Predecessor: Glycerin 17.
  • SUPER-SOFT CUSHIONING: Increased DNA LOFT super-soft cushioning allows for even more extreme softness, without losing responsiveness or durability, while the OrthoLite sockliner provides premium step-in comfort.
  • PLUSH FIT: The plush feel of an internal stretch bootie surrounds your foot and moves and expands with your stride. The engineered mesh upper enhances the fit.
  • SMOOTH TRANSITIONS: The plush transition zone makes every move from heel to toe feel incredibly soft and smooth.

Skechers Sport Men's Energy Afterburn Lace-Up Sneaker,White/Navy,8 XW US

Skechers Sport Men's Energy Afterburn Lace-Up Sneaker,White/Navy,8 XW US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • 1.5 inches heel
  • Soft fabric shoe lining

ASICS Men's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 12XW, Black/White

ASICS Men's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 12XW, Black/White
BESTSELLER NO. 9 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.

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Frost Grey/Phantom/Black, 12 Medium US

ASICS Men's Gel-Venture 6 Running Shoe, Frost Grey/Phantom/Black, 12 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 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.

Sports Briefs: The Electric Company

Sports columnist Christopher Wilson remembers the games of Super Bowls past, especially the 1985 electronic football game from the Sears Christmas catalog.

The Sears catalog had me bamboozled, looking at miniature figures of 22 football players (11 per team), spread in formation over an NFL playing field. But, as it turned out, an electronic football game is much more fun to imagine than it is to play.

I tore open a box that was as tall as I was to find the 1985 Super Bowl teams (Chicago and New England) and a sheet of uniform number decals.

As I decorated each player with his respective numeral, I realized that for me to utilize the passing game, running game and even the snap from center, the ball would probably have to be magnetically attracted to the players. Upon finding that the balls were made of rubber and no larger than a gas bubble, I sought the help of an adult who could explain how the passing game was supposed to work (by "passing game" I mean aerial, as opposed to gastral).

And I am still looking for that adult to this day.

I envisioned a live-action video game, in which all 11 offensive players ran toward the defensive and all 11 defensive players ran toward the offense. This is not what transpired.

Upon turning on the electronic field, which can henceforth be referred to as a vibrating bed with no mattress, all 22 players began to participate in a miniature version of "Dance Fever." Each figure went to painstaking lengths to make sure he did not copy the exploits of any other figure on the field.

One of the offensive players did manage to go toward his goal in a straight line. This was somewhat tarnished by the fact that his 10 other teammates varied between running backwards, running in clockwise circles, running in counterclockwise circles, running in a manner that indicated said player had rabies or simply falling on their sides and doing the Curly Shuffle.

And, unfortunately, the player who ran toward his goal was never the one that had the ball, though the player who did have the ball was able to use it to help cushion his blow when he fell face-first onto the field.

However, if the offense's strategy was to confuse the defense, then I would label their execution mesmerizing.

Defensive players mimicked offensive players by succumbing to movements that indicated a blood relation to the Tasmanian Devil.

After unsuccessfully trying to reenact the Super Bowl's 46-10 score, I sent the electronic football game on a one-year vacation underneath my bed. When its vacation ended, it was put back to work as a marquee item in a garage sale.

To demonstrate just how effectively Sears marketed the game through an appealing use of photography, I contemplated asking for another game years later, rationalizing that since I was older, I could figure out how to make it work.

Although, if my strategy had been making the '85 Patriots look inept on offense and giving the '85 Bears a dominant defense, then the game was fairly accurate.

One thing's for certain: not only did the players fit Bears linebacker Mike Singletary's description as "a group destined to apply the kind of pressure that had not been seen before," but the group also applied the kind of gyrations that had not been seen before.

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