Our Guide to the Best Men’s Running Shoes to Gift This Year

Not every man who runs needs the same type of sneaker, which may make holiday shopping for the runner in your life difficult.

But you’re in luck with these seven suggestions for shoes all types of running enthusiasts will love.

Saucony Kinvara 9

If a neutral running shoe with a great ride is what they’re looking for, the Kinvara 9 from Saucony may be for you. It boasts energy-returning Everun cushioning and a minimalistic upper to keep the sneaker light.

Saucony Kinvara 9
Saucony Kinvara 9
CREDIT: Saucony

Brooks Revel 2

For the person who wants to wear a good-looking sneaker out after a quick run, the Brooks Revel 2 pairs performance attributes such as a sock-absorbing midsole with lifestyle aesthetics.

Brooks Revel 2
Brooks Revel 2
CREDIT: Zappos

New Balance 1260v7

If a stability shoe is a must, this New Balance style is a solid choice. It boasts plush midsole cushioning and a blown rubber outsole for improved shock absorption.

New Balance 1260v7
New Balance 1260v7
CREDIT: New Balance

Asics Gel-Kayano 25

One of the most beloved running shoe franchises of all time, this Asics look is great for over pronators with its enhanced stability and support system.

Asics Gel-Kayano 25
Asics Gel-Kayano 25
CREDIT: Asics

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14

This style from Nike pairs two fan-favorite cushioning technologies from the brand: a full-length Zoom Air unit with React. The brand said its to give the shoe a smooth ride.

Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14
Nike Air Zoom Vomero 14
CREDIT: Courtesy of Nike

Under Armour UA Hovr Phantom Reflective Connected

For the night runner, this look features a reflective panel on the upper. And for the athlete focused on improvement, it has UA Record Sensor technology to pair with your smartphone and MapMyRun app.

Under Armour UA Hovr Phantom Reflective Connected
Under Armour UA Hovr Phantom Reflective Connected
CREDIT: Under Armour

Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0

Equipped with the acclaimed Boost energy-returning cushioning, this sneaker also features another popular Adidas technology: a flexible and breathable Primeknit upper.

Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0
Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0
CREDIT: Adidas

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