National Running Day is here, a day for the most hardcore or causal of runners to get on the roads, trails or treadmills to work up a sweat while logging some miles. But you can’t celebrate the day with a pair of worn out shoes. Check out FN’s list of the top performance running shoes on retailer shelves today.
New Balance 1400v3
Available in men’s and women’s, these racing flats are built for the runner in need of a race-ready lightweight shoe. To keep the shoe light and responsive, it features the brand’s REVlite midsole, as well as an increased usage of blown rubber for greater durability than its predecessor, the v2. The shoe has a retail price tag of $100.
Asics GEL-Cumulus 17
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The latest version of the brand’s GEL-Cumulus series – available for men and women – features the brand’s beloved Gel cushioning in the forefoot and rear, as well as its FluidRide midsole. This neutral running shoe has a price tag of $120.
Brooks Glycerin 13
If you’re looking for a shoe ready to hit the streets then you may want to look at the Brooks Glycerin 13. The shoe boasts a seamless upper and the brand’s Super DNA midsole for extra cushioning. The shoe is available today in men’s and women’s for $150.
Hoka One One Clifton 2
The men’s and women’s Clifton 2 received an update from its predecessor. The durable and lightweight shoe features a no-sew SpeedFrame, full-length compression-molded EVA midsole, and a softer padded tongue. The shoe retails at $130.
Skechers GOmeb Speed 3
The signature shoe of marathoner Meb Keflezighi is available for men and women. The shoe – worn by Keflezighi when he won the 2014 Boston Marathon – features the brand’s Resalyte midsole to help absorb impact and Dupont Delrin material stability plate in the midfoot for support. The shoe retails at $120.
Altra Paradigm 1.5
Whether you’re hitting the roads or the trails, this shoe will hold up. The max-cushioned, lightweight shoe features the brand’s FootShape toe box for comfort, designed to let your toes spread out naturally. The shoe – available for men and women – has a retail price tag of $130.
Adidas Ultra Boost
The brand utilizes its Boost cushioning in this running silhouette to give the shoe a softer feel, with an outsole built to grip the surface you’re running on. The shoe – available for men and women – also boasts a breathable mesh upper. The Adidas Ultra Boost retails at $180.