10 Best Womens Road Running Shoes

Updated on: July 2021

Best Womens Road Running Shoes in 2021


New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Roav V1 Sneaker, Black/Light Aluminum, 8 M US

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Roav V1 Sneaker, Black/Light Aluminum, 8 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Castlerock/Silver/Honeydew,8.5 Medium US

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 6 Running-Shoes,Castlerock/Silver/Honeydew,8.5 Medium US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 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-Quantum 180 4 Running Shoes, 10M, MID Grey/White

ASICS Women's Gel-Quantum 180 4 Running Shoes, 10M, MID Grey/White
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • 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.
  • Seamless Construction - The use of seamless materials reduces the potential for irritation and friction caused by traditional stitches and seams.
  • Trusstic System technology - Reduces the weight of the sole unit while retaining the structural integrity of the shoe.
  • Solyte Midsole Material - A lighter weight midsole compound than ASICS standard EVA and SpEVA midsoles. Also features enhanced cushioning and durability.
  • Ortholite Lasting - This lasting material features plush underfoot comfort while providing excellent moisture management and a high level of breathability (Ortholite is a registered trademark of ATP Manufacturing LLC.)

Brooks Womens Revel 3 Running Shoe - Black/Blackened Pearl/White - B - 10.0

Brooks Womens Revel 3 Running Shoe - Black/Blackened Pearl/White - B - 10.0
BESTSELLER NO. 4 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."

Nike Women's Revolution 5 Running Shoe, Black/Metallic Copper-Night Maroon, 11.5 Regular US

Nike Women's Revolution 5 Running Shoe, Black/Metallic Copper-Night Maroon, 11.5 Regular US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • REVOLUTIONARY COMFORT: These Nike women's running shoes have been designed with lightweight material and a soft foam midsole, built to keep you running in comfort.
  • BREATHABLE SUPPORT: These Nike women's shoes are built with a lightweight knit textile that wraps your foot in breathable comfort. A reinforced heel and no-sew overlays lend support and durability.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT CUSHIONING: The soft foam midsole delivers a smooth, stable ride. The textured outer wall of these women's running shoes help reduce weight and hide creases.
  • DURABLE, FLEXIBLE TRACTION: The rubber outsole of these Nike women's shoes offer durable traction on a variety of surfaces. Spaces in the tread let your foot flex naturally.
  • NIKE WOMEN'S RUNNING SHOE: Imported, fabric: lightweight knit, plush padding, soft foam midsole, and rubber outsole.

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 9M, Black/ICE Mint

ASICS Women's Gel-Contend 5 Running Shoes, 9M, Black/ICE Mint
BESTSELLER NO. 6 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.

Saucony Women's Cohesion 10 Running Shoe, Grey/Mint, 8 Wide

Saucony Women's Cohesion 10 Running Shoe, Grey/Mint, 8 Wide
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 10M, Blue Expanse/Heritage Blue

ASICS Women's Gel-Venture 7 Running Shoes, 10M, Blue Expanse/Heritage Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • 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).

adidas Women's Ultraboost 20 Running Shoe, Black/Night Metallic/White, 6.5 M US

adidas Women's Ultraboost 20 Running Shoe, Black/Night Metallic/White, 6.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Snug, sock-like fit
  • Responsive Boost midsole
  • adidas Primeknit+ textile upper
  • Regular fit

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Arishi Trail V1 Running Shoe, Light Aluminum/Black/Neo Mint, 9 M US

New Balance Women's Fresh Foam Arishi Trail V1 Running Shoe, Light Aluminum/Black/Neo Mint, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • AT Tread outsole provides versatile traction during both on and off-road activities
  • EVA foam insert increases comfort
  • Fresh Foam midsole cushioning is precision engineered to deliver an ultra-cushioned, lightweight ride
  • Toe Protect technology helps protect feet from rocks, roots and debris
  • Upper features no-sew construction for a sleek fit and feel

Zappos: The Perfect Shopping and Shipping Solution for Travelers

This is a review of the benefits of travelers using Zappos.com to help them order items they need for their trips.

While I have amassed a multi-functional wardrobe that works well for traveling, I often find when I lay out the clothes for an upcoming trip that I am missing a critical item or two-the hemp tote bag I normally use to transport my gear isn't dressy enough for the business casual look I need for a conference, the weather forecast for my destination indicates an unexpected cold front and I haven't gone winter clothes shopping yet, the walking shoes that I wanted to wear have a tear that I just discovered, and other pre-travel clothing and accessory snafus I have experienced over the years.

Unfortunately, I often make these realizations after it's too late for me to head out for even a half day of shopping. Yes, I could order items online but all too often I find I'm charged for the cost of shipping back any items that don't fit. Also, there's usually a short window when I can return items. So I am stuck with limited options-travel sans a few needed items or hoping a worn item will last the trip without giving out or purchase merchandise and then try to squeeze in a block of time to return these items that don't fit right when I'm in the midst of preparing to travel.

Recently I discovered Zappos.com, an online clothing store that seems to solve my travel shopping dilemma. This store began by selling shoes online in 1999 and now features over 1,000 brands of clothing, shoes and accessories for women, men and children as well as housewares and beauty items.

Thanks to a shopping tool on their website, you can put together an outfit based on a specific occasion like "date night" or "weekend in the city, or find an outfit designed to fit your specific personality style. If you're at a loss for how to put together a particular look, you can click on a specific outfit that's already been accessorized. Those who consider themselves "fashionistas" can skim through the "trends" or "what's new" sections to pick up on the latest styles. Customer service is available 24/7 via live internet chat or calling their 800 number should you have any Qs prior to making a selection.

Given I am very budget minded during these pressing economic times, I am always on the hunt for a bargain. Hence, I appreciate that the website allows me to search for items by price. For example, when I was looking for a dressy tote bag, I began my search by clicking on the "bags amp; handbag" tab on the Zappos.com home page. By clicking lowest price and then highest price, I noticed they featured 8,072 bags ranging in price from $13.50 to $3,045.00. With a few clicks, I was able to customize my search by a range of attributes such as brand, pattern, or strap style. So there was a bag that will work for just about every budget and style preferences. Also, if I find I have a bit of time to go bargain hunting Zappos.com's sale section allows me to skim for any clothing, shoes, bags, and accessories that are on sale.

Free standard shipping is offered on all orders with the package arriving within 4 to 5 business days. Expedited shipping is available for a reasonable fee should you need the item sooner. Check their website for information on their range of express shipping options, as well as information on shipping items sent to U.S. Territories, PO Boxes, or Military APO/FPO addresses. At present, they do not ship overseas.

Another option is to have the items shipped to your destination proving of course that someone will be there who can accept the package. Also, if you're planning a trip with multiple activities such as a week at the beach followed by a hiking expedition, you can pack along your beach gear and then arrange for Zappos to ship the hiking gear to your hotel or resort. This option works if you can arrange to have your beach gear mailed back to your home if possible so you can continue to travel light by only carrying the gear that you actually need.

Thanks to Zappos.com's extensive measurement guides, so far all items sent to me fit perfectly. But if you're not exactly sure which size, style or color works best for you, you can order multiple items and then return those items that you don't need. Return shipping is free. Also, as you have 365 days to return an item, if you find yourself getting crazed getting ready to depart, you can hold off prepping any returns until you return from your trip.

Along those lines, Zappos.com could be the perfect way to ship Christmas gifts. These items can be waiting for you when you get to your holiday destination, thus eliminating the hassle of loading down your luggage. N the event your gift isn't picture perfect, you can use Zappos.com's return service to leave behind a gift that's just right.

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