10 The Best Long Distance Running Shoes

Updated on: June 2021

The Best Long Distance Running Shoes in 2021


ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 9.5M, MID Grey/Blue Coast

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 9.5M, MID Grey/Blue Coast
BESTSELLER NO. 1 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-Excite 7 Running Shoes, 7.5M, Mint Tint/White

ASICS Women's Gel-Excite 7 Running Shoes, 7.5M, Mint Tint/White
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Jacquard Mesh Upper - Multi-directional mesh material improves ventilation and stability.
  • AmpliFoam Midsole - Engineered to maintain durability at softer densities, providing better flexibility, comfort, and platform adaptability ideal for natural running.
  • 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.)

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Black/Primer/Bel Air Blue - B - 7.5

Brooks Womens Launch 6 Running Shoe - Black/Primer/Bel Air Blue - B - 7.5
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • SHOE SIZE: "B" = Medium width
  • THIS SHOE IS FOR: This is a great option for neutral, efficient runners who don’t like a super soft shoe. It has just-right spring and is light enough to be a race shoe for longer distances like the marathon.
  • ENERGIZED FEEL: Delivers a responsive and springy ride to add extra lift to your stride without compromising support or speed.
  • SPRINGY CUSHIONING: BioMoGo DNA midsole cushioning and rebounding rubber create a springy feel underfoot.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FIT: The one-piece mesh upper and internal bootie are so light and breezy, they feel like they’re not even there.

ASICS Men's NOVABLAST Running Shoes, 11M, Metropolis/Black

ASICS Men's NOVABLAST Running Shoes, 11M, Metropolis/Black
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Lightweight and breathable engineered multi-directional mesh upper
  • Lace up closure
  • FLYTEOAM BLAST lightweight foam midsole is highly responsive and provides cushioning with a bouncy, energetic ride
  • Enhanced toe spring provides an explosive take-off, propelling you forward
  • Durable AHAR Plus outsole is 50 percent more durable than the traditional High Abrasion Rubber outsole

ASICS Men's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 13M, Black/Shocking Orange

ASICS Men's Gel-Excite 6 Running Shoes, 13M, Black/Shocking Orange
BESTSELLER NO. 5 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 Men's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 11.5M, White/DEEP Sapphire

ASICS Men's Gel-Nimbus 21 Running Shoes, 11.5M, White/DEEP Sapphire
BESTSELLER NO. 6 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.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.

Gravity Defyer Women's G-Defy XLR8 Running Shoes 8 M US - VersoCloud Multi-Density Shock Absorbing Performance Long Distance Running Shoes Black, Pink

Gravity Defyer Women's G-Defy XLR8 Running Shoes 8 M US - VersoCloud Multi-Density Shock Absorbing Performance Long Distance Running Shoes Black, Pink
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • VERSOCLOUD Multidensity sole with responsive tri-zone design uses programmed nucleated polymers and twin lateral stabilizers to absorb shock, increase balance and boost energy return
  • HARDENED TPU FULL-PERIMETER SHANK heel-to-toe protection against midfoot trauma and hyperflexion injuries providing maximum lateral stability while walking, standing and running.
  • NON SLIP HEEL COUNTER to avoid heel from slipping when running and prevent inflammation
  • 220 NEEDLE WOOL BLEND KNIT UPPER
  • BONUS FREE PAIR podiatrist-grade CorrectiveFit orthotic insoles in every box - corrects body alignment and helps with plantar fasciitis

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 12

UNDER ARMOUR Men's Charged Assert 8 Running Shoe, Black (002)/Black, 12
BESTSELLER NO. 8 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

ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 21 Running Shoes, 7M, Black/Sun Coral

ASICS Women's Gel-Cumulus 21 Running Shoes, 7M, Black/Sun Coral
BESTSELLER NO. 9 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.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • EVA Sockliner - Removable sockliner that provides cushioning performance.
  • FlyteFoam Lyte Technology - ASICS lightest weight midsole formulation that provides continuous cushion thanks to organic nano fibers.
  • FlyteFoam Propel Technology - ASICS energetic foam formulation that provides supreme bounce thanks to a unique elastomer compound.

ASICS Women's GT-1000 7 Running Shoes, 9M, ICY Morning/MID Grey

ASICS Women's GT-1000 7 Running Shoes, 9M, ICY Morning/MID Grey
BESTSELLER NO. 10 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.
  • SpevaFoam 45 Lasting - Employs 45 degree full length SpevaFoam 45 lasting material for a soft platform feel and improved comfort.
  • Reflectivity - Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours.
  • FlyteFoam Midsole Technology - Our FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams.
  • SpevaFoam Midsole Material - Improves bounce back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown.

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ -MP3 Player Review

For those who value function over fashion, the original Sansa Clip from SanDisk has always been one of the most practical and affordable MP3 players for athletes. Now, after two years and an update to the competing iPod Shuffle, it was time for an update.

The updated SanDisk Sansa Clip, the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ adds a microSD slot for expandability and a brand new design.

In terms of size, the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ feels close to a matchbox - just like the old player.

The design has been changed to use higher quality plastic. It feels solid in the hand but aesthetics actually took a step backward with a rather plain, squared-off design, and glittery front finish. TheSanDisk Sansa Clip+ is available in 3 colors: black, red, and blue (Note: These color choices are only available on the 4GB version of the SanDisk Sansa Clip+).

The sound quality of SanDisk Sansa Clip+ is excellent; it's superior to the iPod Shuffle.

The SanDisk Sansa Clip+ has an FM radio, voice recorder and supports MP3, WMA, FLAC, and Ogg files.

The real attraction of the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ is the microSD expansion slot. It accepts cards up to 16GB on top of the internal memory which can be 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB.

It also accepts slotMusic or slotRadio cards. I don't think it's a great deal, but the compatibility doesn't hurt and it makes the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ a much better buy than the competing slotRadio Player.

Just like the original SanDisk Sansa Clip, the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ uses a standard directional control pad and a 1-inch OLED display which is monochrome and quite bright making it clearly visible in all kinds of lighting.

The back of the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ has a large clip for easily grabbing onto clothing.

The sweetest part of SanDisk Sansa Clip+ may be the price. The 2GB version sells for $40. The 4GB version sells for $50. And the 8GB version sells for $70. Considering that Apple's 4GB iPod Shuffle sells for $79 and has no screen or buttons, I think that it's a spectacular deal.

If you're looking for a solid, exercise-friendly ultra compact MP3 player, leave the iPod Shuffle at home and bring the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ out for a run. With its great features, superior sound quality, and affordable price, the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ is certainly the best budget MP3 player available right now. I would definitely recommend the SanDisk Sansa Clip+ over other ultra compact MP3 players in the market.

SOURCES:
SanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player
The Tech Report

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